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Tech Savvy Teachers

January 30, 2020

U of I’s Tonia Dousay and Cassidy Hall, from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, are partnering with Google to produce future Idaho teachers ready to effectively use technology in the classroom. As one of four universities currently participating in a pilot program, the project integrates the Google for Education Teacher Center training materials into existing coursework to help future teachers enhance pedagogy, get organized and save time using the core G Suite tools commonly found in K-12 classrooms.

Students enrolled in EDCI 410 Technology, Teaching and Learning will complete an online boot camp using Google Classroom and receive a voucher to register for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam.

The goal of this project is for graduates to feel better prepared for their future and hold the credentials that set them apart from other teacher candidates entering the job market.

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