Google Certified Educators Academy: Level 1

  Great for Educators, leaders, coaches and admin wanting to expand their knowledge of Google Workspace for Edu tools, and anyone with a goal to pass the Google Level 1 Certification Exam

In the Google Level 1 Academy learners will embark on an immersive hybrid experience designed to prepare educators for the Google Level 1 Certification through a series of fun and meaningful challenges. 

Each of the challenges include hands-on tasks in which participants create products that simulate relevant work while learning the material covered on the exam. Our hope is that this rich, varied online experience will help you learn to meaningfully integrate Google tools seamlessly into daily instruction. 

After completing the challenges, educators will receive a comprehensive testing guide with everything you need to know to be successful on the exam. Also, upon earning the course completion certificate, a unique voucher code to take the Google Level 1 Certification will be provided. 

In addition to the exam voucher, you will receive 6 hours credit for this course so win, win! 


Broken into seventeen short challenges

Certificate &

Earn and download a certificate and badge upon completion.

100% Online
and Flexible

Start as soon as you enroll and learn at your own pace.
Course Outline
About the Experts
Enrollment Options

Total Time: 6 Hours

The Digital Classroom Reinvented with Google Workspace
Blended Learning
Flipped Learning
Digital Classroom Skills

Initiating Impact: Community Event Prep
Google Docs

Cultivating Connections: Engage Students from Anywhere
Google Classroom
Google Meet

Navigating the World of Data: Information Gathering Strategies
Google Sheets
Google Forms

Cultural Kaleidoscope: Crafting Presentations and Videos
Google Slides

Empowering the World, One Community at a Time
Google Groups
Google Calendar
The final practice assessment prepares the learner for the feel of the official Google Certification exam.
We provide a comprehensive Exam Guide that provides the learner with all the information needed to register and pass the Google Level 1 Certification Exam.

Meet the Experts

Lauren Heil

Lauren’s career actually started in the graphic design and art direction arena. When she found herself craving a more fulfilling path, she started exploring the world of education and fell in love. As it turns out, great design and great teaching go hand in hand! This became her mission in her classroom as a Google Innovator, and it quickly grew to her district and other schools within the US when we all quickly shifted to distance learning. She is such an asset to the friEdOnline team as a Learning Experience Designer creating useful, engaging asynchronous learning opportunities. Lauren lives with her husband, daughter and her sweet dog in beautiful Colorado!
Lauren is a Google Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and a Google Certified Trainer.

Darryl Legaspi, M.Ed.

Darryl has been an edutainer (educator/entertainer) for over a decade. He was an early adopter of Google’s educational tools, an incorporator of all things Project-Based Learning, and an all around fun dude. After teaching, he ventured into educational technology as a digital learning specialist and then media specialist. He is passionate about engaging activities like digital escape rooms, design thinking, and the efficiency of using Google tools. No wonder he is the perfect Experience Designer for friEdOnline! He is also a co-host of the “Flipping Good Tech” podcast along with his friend and colleague, Elizabeth. Darryl is a fun-loving guy who likes corny dad jokes and long walks on the beach.
Darryl is a Google Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and a Google Certified Trainer.
Love this format for learning - great examples and real life scenarios
Great experience with FriEd. The courses are relevant and easy to follow. The courses do not have a lot of fluff; just great, useful information.
I used to dread technology trainings and refuse to try new technology until someone else worked out all the kinks. FriEd takes away the fear and makes learning fun!
I like that I could move as quick, or slow through a topic depending on my experience with it.
This experience as very comprehensive, broken down for easy understanding, and delivered for people of all experience levels with Google.
It is amazing how much I didn't know about G Suite. I am so glad I took this course, as I am now a better educator for my students!

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