Google Certified Educator Level 1

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw

On July 28th, I took and passed the Google Certified Teacher Level one test and you can too!  If you are using google for education, it’s a no brainer!  I found the Google Educator Training Center about this time last year and began to complete the tutorials with a goal of finishing it by the end of the 2015-2016 school year.   The training center is easy to use, easy to understand and the lessons within the units can be done in a short amount of time and spaced out over time to allow you to practice the skills as you progress!  I was able to work on my skills throughout the year, which I believe was an important step in achieving the actual certification and is helping to transform the way learning happens in my classroom!  It is so exciting to continue to use google apps for education with students and staff!   The training has given me valuable skills I can use with my classroom and science department!  I have already begun working on the level two certification lessons!  More to learn!  


Starting a Blog: A Learning Journey #IMMOOC

“We rarely create something different until we experience something different.” – George Couros

“Don’t seek to be the best, seek to do your best.” – Sarah Thomas

“Unleashing our inner creativity is like so many things we try; the more we practice the easier it gets.” – Tom and David Kelley


I have been inspired by George Couros to begin this blog.  I have recently finished reading his book, The Innovators Mindset: Empower Learning Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity,   and am jumping into action!

My purpose in creating this blog is to create a space where I am able to share my vision, reflect on my practice, connect with others and inspire all to ” dream more, learn more, do more and become more”, together!  The other goal is to make my instruction, struggles that I have in my classroom, and solutions to those struggles visible to all!

My goal is to write as often as possible and to reflect and grow as a learner!!