Tom Sayer of Google for Education talked about the new online Training Center  last July 24, 2015 at the Cafe Laguna, Cebu Business Park. Tom started his talk by asking “why do teacher use technology in schools?” and he shared his top three answers, namely, (1) Engage in professional growth and leadership, (2) Increase efficiency and save time and (3) Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.

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The new training center is less than a month-old and aims to provide: training and courses, certifications, opportunities to collaborate with other educators and support (through partners). The certification program is divided into three categories: Certified Educator (Level 1 and Level 2), Certified Trainer and Certified Innovator (previously known as Google Certified Teacher).

Google Educator Groups in the Philippines are encouraged to create study groups to assist their members and other educators in taking the courses.  The training center will be a great avenue for educators who are lifelong learners. Start today: here.

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Photo credits: Ms. Aileen Apolo-de Jesus of  Google for Education

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