Issue No. 70 | Date: August 28, 2021
Local Success Stories from GEG
For those of you already back to school or just about to start "You've got this!
Level 2 Bootcamp - GEG Ahmedabad and GEG Pune
GEG Pune and GEG Ahmedabad launched just less than a year back and we have been conducting weekly PD sessions where tech tools are shared with the community. With more than 100 combined sessions for educators, we have had lots of requests for Training for Educators to help them get Level 1 and Level 2 Certified!
A bootcamp for Google Certified Educator Level 2 was organised by GEG Ahmedabad and GEG Pune on August 13-15, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm IST each day. We had many mentors joining us to teach different topics pertaining to level 2 exam. This not only made the sessions interesting but also brought in the creativity in delivering the content with the audience. We had around 374 registrations from educators across the globe who showed interest to attend the bootcamp.
This Bootcamp was one of the unique one as:
It is the first of its kind in India and APAC
It contained most of the GEG Leaders of GEGs in India
With over 374 registrations and 18 mentors and daily two hours for three days, a total of 2352 voluntary hours were poured into the bootcamp.
Take a look at the GCE Bootcamps Google site :
A detailed intro and brief about all the mentors is in this Intro slide deck:
All the attendees were provided with an Attendance Certificate and relevant content to enable them to learn, practice and prepare for Level 2 Exam.
It was an enriching experience for all the mentors as well. The recording of the boot camp is as under:
Reshma Honap and Dr. Vishal Varia
GEG Curitiba - Brazil
New GEG Launched : GEG Vadodara, India
GEG Vadodara was launched on July 25, 2021. The launch presentation focused on: What is a GEG? The role of a PLN in encouraging life long learning among educators. This was followed by a mini workshop on creating interactive digital notebooks using slides. The members of GEG Vadodara range from K-12 teachers, university professors including teacher educators in Faculties of Education in 3 local universities in Vadodara, BEd students, tutors and corporate trainers. Most of the attendees at the launch were new to GEGs.
Along with regular training sessions that are open to all we are currently working on a collaboration with the pre-service teacher training program. This will help in fresh graduates of the BEd program step into the profession better prepared with 21st century skills for 21st century classrooms.
The leader and founder of GEG Vadodara is Deepali Medhekar. She had setup her school's Google Workspace in 2011 and has been using and training teachers and students at her school in Alberta, Canada. She is originally is from Vadodara and still has family that she visits regularly there. She did her BSc, BEd and MEd (Edtech) at The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara. The first of the captains for GEG Vadodara is Chaitrali Gupte. She is Leadership Development Consultant and Corporate Trainer. Chaitrali resides in Vadodara and Pune, India.
GEG New England video series
GEG New England continued their video series this month with the episode titled "Back to School with Google" streaming on YouTube Live. Host Jeff Bradbury interviewed New England GEG Leaders as they shared tips such as creating a teacher plan book using Sheets, creating a custom app using Slides, best practices for setting up your Classroom, creating custom headers sizes, Google Maps project ideas, and reviewing the Applied Digital Skills curriculum. You may view the episode at https://youtube.com/watch?v=8ACKNIEXnbo….
Leading your GEGs
Spotlight on a GEG leader : Dilce Eclai de Vargas Gil Vicente
This month’s spotlight is all about Dilce Eclai de Vargas Gil Vicente the leader of GEG Santo Antônio da Patrulha in Brazil, since 2015.
How did you get involved with Google Educator Groups
I have always been a teacher who questioned traditional teacher training practices. I knew, the classroom should be different. In 2007, I started working in Distance Education and in the years that followed I got to know Google tools and was completely in love. I could picture the possibilities that I had only heard before. I started using Google tools to train teachers with digital tools and strategies. These Google tools helped me bring to life the new classroom I had heard so much about before. In 2014, an event about the creation of Google Educators Groups was held at Google Brazil. Soon after, GEG Porto Alegre published a very small note in the newspaper, we contacted them and created our GEG Santo Antônio da Patrulha in 2015. From that point on, we've been working continuously to train teachers, having helped many municipalities, schools, especially in 2020 and 2021. Today, I am a certified Level 2 Educator and Trainer and I am working towards the Google Coach certification.
What is your most memorable GEG moment?
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