Even though it is 12:43am, I can't sleep because I am so excited and I have to share the news!!
I am an official Google Certified Educator! Sometimes we deserve a pat on the back from ourselves and that is exactly what happened this afternoon for me. I kept putting this exam off because I was nervous that I might not know enough to take this exam, even though I felt confident in many areas. I did review the training section in the training center and felt confident. I signed up and once I logged into the test and noticed the start button, the good ole' test anxiety set in. However, once I pushed the start button on this exam, I took a deep breath and just treated it like any other day at the office and was confident in myself. Confidence is key! I begin to feel comfortable and relaxed which helped me pass this exam.
I'm very excited to continue this journey that will lead to my main goal of becoming a Google Innovator. Being an educator is a personal journey of constantly learning. Being a Tech Integration Specialist for the past 2 years, I have enjoyed helping others learn new skills and integrate them into classrooms. I continue to learn better ways to accomplish so many different tasks everyday. This will only continue to help me grow as an educator to better prepare our teachers/students in the classrooms.
If you are wondering about the Level 1 exam, my suggestion is to study for your Google Certification. You need to review the training sessions until you feel comfortable with all areas. Join us in continuing our education as educators!