Google Trainer Question

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Sonja Hartley

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Jun 8, 2020, 6:45:43 PM6/8/20
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         Again, I have questions. I've encountered so many since we've gone to Virtual Learning & Instruction. 

I have been approached by an individual on LinkedIn with Google Questions. She's asked about training materials & resources. The questions were extensive. Eventually, I offered to just give her an overview of what Google for Education is all about during a Google Meet. (Keep in mind. I do not know this individual personally) Today, prior to our meeting, I am looking over her LinkedIn account again. She's added both Google Level 1 and Trainer Assessment Certificate to her profile and has posted that she is offering Google Training. So here are the two questions.

1. Is this something that has happened to anyone prior? Being asked numerous questions about training materials & resources?
2. Wouldn't this be considered a falsified advertisement? Displaying Google Trainer Skills Assessment but offering training services?

I do not want to sound 'petty'. I'm trying to get clarification. Most of the questions she's asked me were general Google questions that someone that utilizes Google regularly would be familiar with. I hope someone reads this. Our meeting is in an hour. 
 

Erin Fields

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Jun 8, 2020, 7:12:56 PM6/8/20
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Hey Sonja,

You can feel free to direct this person to me :) 

I'm not sure what you mean by a Google Trainer Skills Assessment - there is a Google Trainer Certification, is that it?  If they are offering paid training services, they need to be a registered partner.  It sounds like this person simply misunderstood the process or wording.  Happy to help however I can.
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Sonja Hartley

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Jun 8, 2020, 7:31:01 PM6/8/20
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Thank you! She's posted this. I'm not sure if the wording can be misinterpreted. This person isn't in Georgia. 
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Angela Burgess

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Jun 8, 2020, 8:29:41 PM6/8/20
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Just my 2 cents...does she think that having passed the Skills Assessment is all that is needed to be a Trainer?

I'm NOT an official Trainer, but I lead a lot of trainings in my district (both general and focused on Level 1 Certification) and I've had to remind a number of teachers that just completing the online Fundamentals Course does NOT mean that they are Level 1 Certified.

Good luck with your meeting! I look forward to hearing the follow-up!


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Erin Fields

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Jun 9, 2020, 8:30:34 AM6/9/20
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Hey everyone,

Wanted to clarify my email about Trainers vs. PD Partners - those are separate programs, with different requirements.  Trainers can offer trainings to districts for $$ without being a "Google PD Partner" (in case anyone currently does this :) ).

Sorry for the confusion! 

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