A few months ago, a first group of West Leyden faculty and staff completed their 4-month journey to becoming Google Educators (blog post here). With the success of that program, it was decided to immediately run it again but with an accelerated timeline. As of today, 39 more West Leyden faculty and staff have become Google Educators. Here is some info from West Leyden librarian Janine Asmus (@asmusj), one of the organizers and leaders of this program:
"The educators and Support Staff members listed below committed to a whirlwind professional development experience! They attended 10 Lunch and Learn sessions that began in early April and ended today. They became Google Educators by studying independently and reviewing with us. They took detailed exams on Gmail, Docs/Drive, Calendar, Sites and the Chrome browser. They earned an 80% or better on each test.
Upon reflection, what made this professional development opportunity work so well was the willingness of our participants. They were eager to learn more about the tools they use daily. Moreover, we enjoyed the collegiality and camaraderie we experienced. Having a technology coach and a librarian partner to deliver much-needed content was a win/win."
|Rick Mason||Terie Colletti||Jill Ethridge|
|Nadia Ruiz-Lopez||Pete Karamitos|
|Art||Aysha Shedbalkar||Jessica Kelly|
|Lynette Rosen||Shelia Kraft|
|Business Ed||Patrick Baker||Rosanne Orsi|
|Eric McFadden||Stacy Cunningham|
|Tim Murphy||Michelle Vazquez||Support Staff|
|Kerri Kennedy||Mark Valintis||Juli Kasper|
|Steve Marten||Mary Kelly|
|John Rossi||Science||Lilli Kruml|
|Karen Schumpp||Pat Godziszewski||Isabelle Pouliot-Kunca|
|Georgia Stavroulias||Hina Patel||Stephanie Ramirez|
|Melissa Pregler||Kim Rentner|
|Ind Tech||Keith Rogers|
|Frank Holthouse||Social Studies||Daina Shuipys|
|David Rose||Jasmina Sleimovic|
A big congratulations goes out to all of the Leyden faculty and staff that have become Google Educators this year! We are hoping to expand this program to even more people next year. In the meantime, I'd appreciate hearing from the newest Leyden Google Educators about their experience and why this became a goal of theirs. Please leave a comment on this post.