Issue No. 71 | Date: April 26, 2022
Local Success Stories from GEG
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David from GEG Tlaxcala sent in this account of how he became a GEG Leader. What a wonderful success story.
My family and I moved to Mexico some years ago and when I first read about the Google Educator Group I was very excited and decided to go online to see if I could join the chapter of the state where I was located. I was a bit sad to see that while other states had their own GEG chapters, the state of Tlaxcala did not have any chapter nor was it registered. This made me think that something should be done and that it was too good of an opportunity to let it pass. So I decided to get in contact with the mentors and educators near my location and ask them what was necessary for a chapter to be opened. When they told me that the leader of the chapter had to be someone very experienced within the Google for Education environment and Google Workspace.
I knew that I could be a good resource, but I was not a Google educator level 1 and 2 at that time, just a huge fanboy and highly experienced user. After having passed some meetings and interviews they decided to trust me and thank God, I was then officially recognised as the GEG Leader of the state and Tlaxcala was now registered as having its own chapter in Mexico. I reached out to some other GEG leaders so I could have a better understanding of what my role is going to be like. Sometime later, 4 other teachers decided to join me and together we have been collaborating and evolving this chapter by helping and transforming ed-tech in Tlaxcala. We are making it available and easy to understand for other teachers who might have a difficult time with this.
Bring your community together to collaborate
Leading your GEGs
Spotlight on a GEG leader : GEG Cymru
This month’s spotlight is all about Victoria Price the leader of GEG Cymru Wales
How did you get involved with Google Educator Groups
There was a shout out from GEG UK on Twitter asking for anyone who would be interested in being a volunteer as part of a new Google group for Wales and I jumped at the chance.
What is your most memorable GEG moment?
Individual professional development opportunities