I finally made the plunge! During Google's PD Week, I registered to take the Level 1 Exam, and earlier this week I passed the test! For the next 3 years, I'm officially a Level 1 Google for Education Certified Educator! 😎
The test was a challenge but I feel better about using G-Suite products and the test forced me to think about different ways of using those tools. I'd like to take the Level 2 exam and eventually become a trainer! I'm taking the time this summer to add to my toolbox and become proficient at things that will make me more marketable.
I've been teaching since 2009 and as I approach the 10-year mark, I realize that I need to challenge myself in new ways. I've signed up for a Web Developer Bootcamp through Udemy, I purchased a boxing membership, and I've added a few new books to my summer reading list. I think I've gotten too comfortable, so at 31 years old, I've got to reinvent myself a little bit and I think Google is a great starting point for Carby 2.0!