Bourbon County educators have a unique opportunity this year to add accreditation to their resume.
The district is encouraging teachers to complete a course that familiarizes them with the Google Suite of products for in-classroom use after recently switching from using Microsoft products.
"The Level 1 Google Certification course teaches participants the basics of using Google's GSuite for Education products in the classroom. It is a great introduction to help teachers begin using Google in their classrooms.," said Scott Munt of Bourbon County ETEC, the office that runs the district's computer network.
The free course is a self-guided series of tutorials and ends with a comprehensive final at a central location.
Once teachers reach the first level of certification, they are welcome to complete the second tier, which focuses on integrating Google products into instruction, Muntz said.
During the last round of testing before the winter break, ten teachers received their certification, which is valid through the next 36 months and is a boon for the district in the eyes of Superintendent Amy Baker.
"Our Google certified teachers have shown so much professional growth with incorporating technology into the classroom. Our students have learned to better use a wide variety of technological tools due to the training our teachers are receiving," she said.