5/22/19

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

Up next you can hear Daniel Bauer’s interview with Robert Palazzo. They discuss his role as a principal and building a new playground.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Getting to know Robert Palazzo

Robert grew up in Long Island, New York. He started his career as a school psychologist and became involved in developing a school-wide positive behavior program. Robert then decided to pursue his Master’s in Educational Administration and served as a k-3 principal. He then concentrated on trauma-informed practice and restorative discipline. In 2013, he opened a new playground at the school that did not have one for 10 years.

Outside of school, Robert enjoys time with his wife and 2-year-old and as a wedding DJ on the weekend.

 

Perfect Day of Work

Robert talks about how being with the kids is meaningful and checking in with all the departments are the highlights of his day. He likes meeting with the students at any time during the day and really building a relationship with them. Robert talks about meeting the students where they are at and making sure to be there at all times, such as lunch and recess.

“Early on as a school psychologist, I knew I wanted to be around them and know who they are. This is what’s helped me in my career and relationship building with the students.” - Robert Palazzo

 

Playground Story

Robert tells us that people before him wanted a playground, but it is a tough task to get done. He explains how the teachers did a great job of trying to fill time for the students and donating items so that the students could be happy. Robert was fortunate enough to hear that a grandparent was delighted to help to get the project done. He says that he got a lot of his drive from this and knew that it could be done.

“We raised 32,000 dollars from beginning of the 2017 school year to August 2018 which helped us pick who we really wanted to work with.” - Robert Palazzo

 

Robert talks about how they were able to do this from projects that the students could work on like a coin drive. He talks about how the community really got behind this project and worked hard to gain money. Having this support helped get the project done and was refreshing to see the community support it.

 

Trauma-Informed Instruction

Robert tells us that meeting students where they are is essential and can only help the child be successful. He encourages his staff to listen to the students and really hear why something is going on.

“Actually listening to your students can help them grow and shows that you really do care for them.” - Robert Palazzo

Robert says that sometimes the staff has to call him in to talk with students and he is okay with this. He just asks that his staff reinforces their rules at school.

 

Why did you come to the mastermind?

Robert says he comes from a small district and how leaders can be in isolation. He sometimes says that you need a soundboard to hear some discussions that helped him sustain himself in the work he does.

Robert also says that he has really enjoyed this service and how it’s kept him positive and excellent connections. He describes this as having a group of people that are there to champion you and support you on the not so good days.

 

Message to Schools

“Listen to a child when they have something to say, those 5 minutes may change that whole child’s life.” - Robert Palazzo

Robert says that children have a lot to say, but they can always have something to share that has meaning to them.

 

How would you build your dream school?

I would continue to fill the school with people that love kids and care for them. Robert would then want to slow down the school process and allow teachers to dive deep into topics.

3 priorities

  1.  Enthusiastic educators
  2.  Deeper knowledge on topics
  3.  Have fun
  Robert Palazzo Resources:

Power Of Moments by Chip Heath

Kids Deserve It by Todd Nesloney & Adam Welcome

 

Good News Call of the Day:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7izWQPRbLNuZndIejQ2MThNblBkWjVFV0pvNDFRQnh3bWpr/view?usp=sharing

 

Cool Cat of the Day:  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7izWQPRbLNuNUlBZmxlOEtVRU9WdVNKMTNHT1hVMHRYN1dJ/view?usp=sharing

 

Robert Palazzo Contact Info:

Twitter: @Palazzopves

 

Download resource: https://www.betterleadersbetterschools.com/

  Read the Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap Show Some Love

 

LEVEL UP 🚀

Website :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

Copyright © 2019 Better Leaders Better Schools



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Building a Playground and Turning a Dream into Reality

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

Up next you can hear Daniel Bauer’s interview with Robert Palazzo. They discuss his role as a principal and building a new playground.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Getting to know Robert Palazzo

Robert grew up in Long Island, New York. He started his career as a school psychologist and became involved in developing a school-wide positive behavior program. Robert then decided to pursue his Master’s in Educational Administration and served as a k-3 principal. He then concentrated on trauma-informed practice and restorative discipline. In 2013, he opened a new playground at the school that did not have one for 10 years.

Outside of school, Robert enjoys time with his wife and 2-year-old and as a wedding DJ on the weekend.

 

Perfect Day of Work

Robert talks about how being with the kids is meaningful and checking in with all the departments are the highlights of his day. He likes meeting with the students at any time during the day and really building a relationship with them. Robert talks about meeting the students where they are at and making sure to be there at all times, such as lunch and recess.

“Early on as a school psychologist, I knew I wanted to be around them and know who they are. This is what’s helped me in my career and relationship building with the students.” - Robert Palazzo

 

Playground Story

Robert tells us that people before him wanted a playground, but it is a tough task to get done. He explains how the teachers did a great job of trying to fill time for the students and donating items so that the students could be happy. Robert was fortunate enough to hear that a grandparent was delighted to help to get the project done. He says that he got a lot of his drive from this and knew that it could be done.

“We raised 32,000 dollars from beginning of the 2017 school year to August 2018 which helped us pick who we really wanted to work with.” - Robert Palazzo

 

Robert talks about how they were able to do this from projects that the students could work on like a coin drive. He talks about how the community really got behind this project and worked hard to gain money. Having this support helped get the project done and was refreshing to see the community support it.

 

Trauma-Informed Instruction

Robert tells us that meeting students where they are is essential and can only help the child be successful. He encourages his staff to listen to the students and really hear why something is going on.

“Actually listening to your students can help them grow and shows that you really do care for them.” - Robert Palazzo

Robert says that sometimes the staff has to call him in to talk with students and he is okay with this. He just asks that his staff reinforces their rules at school.

 

Why did you come to the mastermind?

Robert says he comes from a small district and how leaders can be in isolation. He sometimes says that you need a soundboard to hear some discussions that helped him sustain himself in the work he does.

Robert also says that he has really enjoyed this service and how it’s kept him positive and excellent connections. He describes this as having a group of people that are there to champion you and support you on the not so good days.

 

Message to Schools

“Listen to a child when they have something to say, those 5 minutes may change that whole child’s life.” - Robert Palazzo

Robert says that children have a lot to say, but they can always have something to share that has meaning to them.

 

How would you build your dream school?

I would continue to fill the school with people that love kids and care for them. Robert would then want to slow down the school process and allow teachers to dive deep into topics.

3 priorities

  1.  Enthusiastic educators
  2.  Deeper knowledge on topics
  3.  Have fun
  Robert Palazzo Resources:

Power Of Moments by Chip Heath

Kids Deserve It by Todd Nesloney & Adam Welcome

 

Good News Call of the Day:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7izWQPRbLNuZndIejQ2MThNblBkWjVFV0pvNDFRQnh3bWpr/view?usp=sharing

 

Cool Cat of the Day:  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7izWQPRbLNuNUlBZmxlOEtVRU9WdVNKMTNHT1hVMHRYN1dJ/view?usp=sharing

 

Robert Palazzo Contact Info:

Twitter: @Palazzopves

 

Download resource: https://www.betterleadersbetterschools.com/

  Read the Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap Show Some Love

 

LEVEL UP 🚀

Website :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

Copyright © 2019 Better Leaders Better Schools



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Kasey Bell is part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas! She is a disruptor of the boring.  An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration.

She’s the co-host of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast and recently launched her solo ShakeUp Learning Show and she joins us now…

Topics

  • Why start your own podcast?
  • How have podcasts and podcasting added value for you?
  • Value of PodcastPD?
  • How to get credit for podcast listening?

Resources

What We’re Listening To

AJ: Lead to Win with Michael Hyatt – Destroy Distractions with These 9 Focus-Boosting Strategies. We’ve learned that we can’t do our best work sandwiched between meetings and phone calls. We need focused time for strategizing, writing, and working out difficult problems.

Chris: AOM #506: How to Improve Your Speaking Voice – When it comes to your personal presentation, there’s one aspect that often gets overlooked: your voice. 

Your voice is a big part of what makes you, you, and what makes you likable and influential. Yet you probably don’t think too much about it. Not to mention, my guest today argues, you’re likely not even using your true voice thanks to bad habits you’ve picked up throughout your life. Guest is Roger Love, he’s a voice coach who’s worked with some of the world’s most famous singers and speakers, and the author of Set Your Voice Free.

Kasey: Y’all Need This Podcast – https://yallneedthispodcast.com/ – The Biz Chicks Podcast – https://bizchix.com – The 10 Minute Teacher Podcast – https://www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast/

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Featured Content

Kasey Bell is part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas! She is a disruptor of the boring.  An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration.

She’s the co-host of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast and recently launched her solo ShakeUp Learning Show and she joins us now…

Topics

  • Why start your own podcast?
  • How have podcasts and podcasting added value for you?
  • Value of PodcastPD?
  • How to get credit for podcast listening?

Resources

What We’re Listening To

AJ: Lead to Win with Michael Hyatt – Destroy Distractions with These 9 Focus-Boosting Strategies. We’ve learned that we can’t do our best work sandwiched between meetings and phone calls. We need focused time for strategizing, writing, and working out difficult problems.

Chris: AOM #506: How to Improve Your Speaking Voice – When it comes to your personal presentation, there’s one aspect that often gets overlooked: your voice. 

Your voice is a big part of what makes you, you, and what makes you likable and influential. Yet you probably don’t think too much about it. Not to mention, my guest today argues, you’re likely not even using your true voice thanks to bad habits you’ve picked up throughout your life. Guest is Roger Love, he’s a voice coach who’s worked with some of the world’s most famous singers and speakers, and the author of Set Your Voice Free.

Kasey: Y’all Need This Podcast – https://yallneedthispodcast.com/ – The Biz Chicks Podcast – https://bizchix.com – The 10 Minute Teacher Podcast – https://www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast/

Education Podcast Spotlight

Do you have an education podcast? We would love to promote your podcast on our podcast! Complete this form and we will feature your podcast in an upcoming episode.

Feedback

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ASK QUESTIONS, SHARE FEEDBACK, AND CONNECT

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Stacey Lindes
AJ Bianco
Christopher J. Nesi

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5/21/19

Learn 10 essential tips to help you nail YOUR job interview. Learn what it takes to conquer each interview phase in the teaching world. Check out http://bit.ly/2LYo1c4 for two additional bonus tips! Share your strategies and tips on social with #EduMagic.

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Job Interview - Nailed It! 05

Learn 10 essential tips to help you nail YOUR job interview. Learn what it takes to conquer each interview phase in the teaching world. Check out http://bit.ly/2LYo1c4 for two additional bonus tips! Share your strategies and tips on social with #EduMagic.

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10 tips to nail YOUR interview 05

Learn 10 essential tips to help you nail YOUR job interview. Learn what it takes to conquer each interview phase in the teaching world. Check out http://bit.ly/2LYo1c4 for two additional bonus tips! Share your strategies and tips on social with #EduMagic.

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We need diverse books in our ELA classrooms. In this podcast episode and blog post, discover title ideas for diversifying your booklists in American Lit, British Lit, World Lit, and Independent Reading. It matters so much for our students to see their own stories reflected on the page! Please visit the show notes at www.nowsparkcreativity.com to find out how to participate in a new project connecting readers in classrooms around the world called The Modern Voices Project. 



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066: Diversifying our Booklists: More Voices, More Stories, More Understanding

We need diverse books in our ELA classrooms. In this podcast episode and blog post, discover title ideas for diversifying your booklists in American Lit, British Lit, World Lit, and Independent Reading. It matters so much for our students to see their own stories reflected on the page! Please visit the show notes at www.nowsparkcreativity.com to find out how to participate in a new project connecting readers in classrooms around the world called The Modern Voices Project. 



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The EduMagic Podcast is the newest podcast to join the Education Podcast Network as of May 2019.

We're excited to offer a podcast that covers such an important area of education.

About The EduMagic Podcast

A podcast for preservice teachers. Join host, Dr. Sam Fecich as she interviews preservice teachers who are using EduMagic to rock their college careers. Other guests include current teachers and administrators who share tips and stories to help preservice teachers become educators of excellence.

Dr. Sam Fecich is a professor of education, author, and a huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes (PSL)! She is the type of person who is counting down the days in August until PSLs are back on the menu.

Connect with Sam on Twitter:

If you are a loyal listener of the show we invite you to check out all of our Education Podcast Network podcasts.

EduMagic Podcast Joins EPN

The EduMagic Podcast is the newest podcast to join the Education Podcast Network as of May 2019.

We're excited to offer a podcast that covers such an important area of education.

About The EduMagic Podcast

A podcast for preservice teachers. Join host, Dr. Sam Fecich as she interviews preservice teachers who are using EduMagic to rock their college careers. Other guests include current teachers and administrators who share tips and stories to help preservice teachers become educators of excellence.

Dr. Sam Fecich is a professor of education, author, and a huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes (PSL)! She is the type of person who is counting down the days in August until PSLs are back on the menu.

Connect with Sam on Twitter:

If you are a loyal listener of the show we invite you to check out all of our Education Podcast Network podcasts.

In this episode we talk about a rapid writing tool, ideas for student privacy, using lists in Twitter, new Google Meet news, writing poetry with robots, Google Tasks, and two Google Chrome extensions one for Google calendar and one for GMail

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shukesandgiff/message

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S2 EP13 - Bon Appetit!

In this episode we talk about a rapid writing tool, ideas for student privacy, using lists in Twitter, new Google Meet news, writing poetry with robots, Google Tasks, and two Google Chrome extensions one for Google calendar and one for GMail

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shukesandgiff/message

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In this episode, I'm joined by Charlotte Dolat to answer the questions we all go through this time of year, "State testing is over....now what?!". We both give some great ideas on what you can do after testing that are meaningful and integrate technology. We also hear what her BBQ and tortilla preferences are. Enjoy! Buen Provecho!



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Ep. 44: Charlotte, BBQ, And Now What?!

In this episode, I'm joined by Charlotte Dolat to answer the questions we all go through this time of year, "State testing is over....now what?!". We both give some great ideas on what you can do after testing that are meaningful and integrate technology. We also hear what her BBQ and tortilla preferences are. Enjoy! Buen Provecho!



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Today's thought is this: Do You Look Through Your Backup Camera? When it comes to change in our lives as teachers, things can sometimes become difficult. If we look through our 'backup camera,' however, we may just grow more than we ever thought possible. Let's talk about it...



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126: Thoughts for Teachers: Do You Look Through Your Backup Camera?

Today's thought is this: Do You Look Through Your Backup Camera? When it comes to change in our lives as teachers, things can sometimes become difficult. If we look through our 'backup camera,' however, we may just grow more than we ever thought possible. Let's talk about it...



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I chat a lot about Google Certification, but I haven’t taken a deep dive into it yet on the Shake Up Learning Show! Today, I’ll dig into what certifications there are, how to get them (and how hard it is), and what resources can help.

If you’re interested in becoming a Google Certified educator (level 1, level 2, trainer, or innovator), this is the episode for you!

And if you’re wondering why you should care or be interested, here’s a fun fact: this entire podcast wouldn’t exist if I hadn’t become Google Certified. Neither would my book. I wouldn’t be talking to you today if I hadn’t taken those steps!

Let’s dive in! First, I’ll explore what Level 1 certification means, and what you can expect from the test. I’ll then talk about some ways to prepare for the exam. I’ll then do the same for Level 2.

At that point, you might be wondering about the differences between the training that Google offers compared to my courses. Don’t worry, I’ll explain exactly how they’re different!

From there, I’ll talk about becoming a Google Certified Trainer. I’ll cover the various requirements (one of which I didn’t meet the first time I applied!) as well as the six steps to becoming a Certified Trainer.

I’ve helped thousands of people become Google Certified, and I can help you, too! I hope this episode has answered a lot of your questions and explained why the programs are so great, and I look forward to taking the next steps with you.

 

In This Episode:

[00:28] - Welcome back to the podcast! Today’s episode is all about Google certification, Kasey explains.

[02:02] - Before we talk about Google Certification, Kasey takes a moment to send a shout out to all of the new Google Certified Innovators from the Sydney class of 2019!

[03:25] - It’s time to talk about how to get Google Certified! Kasey explains why the process is so important to her.

[05:30] - Kasey explains that there are four different certifications for educators: Google Certified Educator Level 1, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Google Certified Trainer, and Google Certified Innovator.

[06:18] - Kasey offers listeners a FREE ebook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications!

[06:46] - We learn about the Google for Education Teacher Center.

[07:34] - Let’s talk about Level 1 and Level 2 certification first! Kasey explains what a Level 1 educator can do, and chats about how to prepare.

[11:11] - Kasey goes deeper into what’s covered in the Level 1 exam.

[13:26] - We move onto Level 2, which requires being able to “successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies.”

[15:40] - Kasey talks about the requirements for becoming Level 2 Certified, and mentions what’s covered in the exam.

[17:38] - We learn about Kasey’s Level 2 Toolkit, which is another three-in-one download.

[18:27] - Kasey takes a moment to talk specifically about the self-paced, video-based courses that she offers for Level 1 and Level 2.

[21:34] - We hear about the differences between the Google Teacher Center and Kasey’s courses.

[23:19] - Kasey moves onto talking about Google Certified Trainer, explaining who it’s designed for and talking about what’s offered in her course.

[25:34] - If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Google Certified Trainer, check out Kasey’s Google Certified Trainer Academy!

[25:46] - Kasey explains that there are six steps to becoming a Google Certified Trainer.

[29:11] - We hear more about Kasey’s Google Certified Trainer Academy, and how it compares to her other courses.

[31:37] - The enrollment period for all three of Kasey’s courses will open on May 21 for a limited time, she explains. To learn more or sign up, check out:

The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy

The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy

Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course

Interested in more than one course? Kasey offers special deals when you bundle courses!

[33:56] - Kasey takes a moment to talk about the Certified Innovator program, and why she doesn’t offer a course for it.

[39:01] - Kasey points out that Google doesn’t pay your way to the locations for the Certified Innovator academies.

[40:32] - We hear about how many people Kasey has helped to become Google Certified.

[42:04] - Thank you for tuning in! Please take a moment to leave a review on iTunes (using the word “y’all” for bonus points!).

Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

The Shake Up Learning Show

The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook

Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study!

Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell

Education Podcast Network

#Syd19 on Twitter

Google for Education Teacher Center

Google for Education Teacher Center (Certified Innovator)

The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Toolkit

The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Toolkit

Google Certified Trainer Academy



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13: How to Get Google Certified! (Level 1, Level 2, Trainer, and Innovator)

I chat a lot about Google Certification, but I haven’t taken a deep dive into it yet on the Shake Up Learning Show! Today, I’ll dig into what certifications there are, how to get them (and how hard it is), and what resources can help.

If you’re interested in becoming a Google Certified educator (level 1, level 2, trainer, or innovator), this is the episode for you!

And if you’re wondering why you should care or be interested, here’s a fun fact: this entire podcast wouldn’t exist if I hadn’t become Google Certified. Neither would my book. I wouldn’t be talking to you today if I hadn’t taken those steps!

Let’s dive in! First, I’ll explore what Level 1 certification means, and what you can expect from the test. I’ll then talk about some ways to prepare for the exam. I’ll then do the same for Level 2.

At that point, you might be wondering about the differences between the training that Google offers compared to my courses. Don’t worry, I’ll explain exactly how they’re different!

From there, I’ll talk about becoming a Google Certified Trainer. I’ll cover the various requirements (one of which I didn’t meet the first time I applied!) as well as the six steps to becoming a Certified Trainer.

I’ve helped thousands of people become Google Certified, and I can help you, too! I hope this episode has answered a lot of your questions and explained why the programs are so great, and I look forward to taking the next steps with you.

 

In This Episode:

[00:28] - Welcome back to the podcast! Today’s episode is all about Google certification, Kasey explains.

[02:02] - Before we talk about Google Certification, Kasey takes a moment to send a shout out to all of the new Google Certified Innovators from the Sydney class of 2019!

[03:25] - It’s time to talk about how to get Google Certified! Kasey explains why the process is so important to her.

[05:30] - Kasey explains that there are four different certifications for educators: Google Certified Educator Level 1, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Google Certified Trainer, and Google Certified Innovator.

[06:18] - Kasey offers listeners a FREE ebook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications!

[06:46] - We learn about the Google for Education Teacher Center.

[07:34] - Let’s talk about Level 1 and Level 2 certification first! Kasey explains what a Level 1 educator can do, and chats about how to prepare.

[11:11] - Kasey goes deeper into what’s covered in the Level 1 exam.

[13:26] - We move onto Level 2, which requires being able to “successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies.”

[15:40] - Kasey talks about the requirements for becoming Level 2 Certified, and mentions what’s covered in the exam.

[17:38] - We learn about Kasey’s Level 2 Toolkit, which is another three-in-one download.

[18:27] - Kasey takes a moment to talk specifically about the self-paced, video-based courses that she offers for Level 1 and Level 2.

[21:34] - We hear about the differences between the Google Teacher Center and Kasey’s courses.

[23:19] - Kasey moves onto talking about Google Certified Trainer, explaining who it’s designed for and talking about what’s offered in her course.

[25:34] - If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Google Certified Trainer, check out Kasey’s Google Certified Trainer Academy!

[25:46] - Kasey explains that there are six steps to becoming a Google Certified Trainer.

[29:11] - We hear more about Kasey’s Google Certified Trainer Academy, and how it compares to her other courses.

[31:37] - The enrollment period for all three of Kasey’s courses will open on May 21 for a limited time, she explains. To learn more or sign up, check out:

The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy

The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy

Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course

Interested in more than one course? Kasey offers special deals when you bundle courses!

[33:56] - Kasey takes a moment to talk about the Certified Innovator program, and why she doesn’t offer a course for it.

[39:01] - Kasey points out that Google doesn’t pay your way to the locations for the Certified Innovator academies.

[40:32] - We hear about how many people Kasey has helped to become Google Certified.

[42:04] - Thank you for tuning in! Please take a moment to leave a review on iTunes (using the word “y’all” for bonus points!).

Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

The Shake Up Learning Show

The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook

Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study!

Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell

Education Podcast Network

#Syd19 on Twitter

Google for Education Teacher Center

Google for Education Teacher Center (Certified Innovator)

The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Toolkit

The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Toolkit

Google Certified Trainer Academy



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