The Google for Education Certified Coach Program empowers instructional coaches to drive impactful technology use in schools.
A coach is an educator who spends the majority of their time working 1:1 with teachers.
Coaches help teachers address classroom challenges by adopting new instructional strategies. K-12 coaches who are looking for a structured, research-proven set of strategies to drive impactful coaching interactions and technology use should get this certification.
The Certified Coach program is designed to be completed over the course of the school year. The curriculum takes approx. 20 hours to complete and the coaching portfolio is designed to reflect many weeks of working 1:1 with teachers.
Google recommends that coaches invest time in putting together an application that demonstrates mastery of the curriculum and 5-step coaching model. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and you should receive notification on your application status within 4-6 weeks of your initial submission. There is no cost associated with taking the final assessment or applying for certification.
As a Google Certified Coach Partner, AppsEvents provides a mentorship model that provides 1:1 support for your coaches and administrators and works with you to align coaching goals with those of your district/school.
Our mentors provide the structure and guidance necessary for the coaches to implement strategies to support personalized classroom challenges through the 5-step coaching model.
Using a collaborative dashboard, AppsEvents mentors work 1:1 with coaches and administrators in goal setting and coaching cycle reviews. Our team will guide coach participants by aligning coaching goals with those of the district/school and identifying new areas where support may be needed in the future. Our mentors will work with coaches to measure teacher satisfaction and experiences with coaching as well as short and long-term teacher and student progress in the frequency and efficiency of their impactful technology use.