#WisdomWednesday: “Hone Your Skill Set”

Last week, I took part in two training sessions. One on Adobe applications and another strengthening my knowledge of data and how to use it properly. 

Monday, I looked to grow my skills further by attending a Google L1/L2 certification training. I’m pretty good with a few Google Workspace applications(Sheets, Docs, and Drive) but I didn’t know much about utilizing the others productively. 

Also, I thought: Why not? It’s free.

Quickly, I saw the value of the training–as I started to learn about the other Google Apps: Drawing, Forms and Sites. In addition to that, the training facilitator made us aware of Grouping Tabs…a cool little feature. (I actually used the feature that night with a few of my Google Sheets)

By the end of the day, I finished all the Level 1 coursework.

Day 2: Level 2 Coursework

To start the day, I completed the Level 1 certification exam. I passed. Nice little confidence boost. 

Once that was done, I got started on the Level 2 coursework. I made it through all the challenges, although it was a little tasking sitting still for hours on end. I see what the kids are going through. It wasn’t easy but I finished all the coursework.

Later that night, I actually applied some of the newly-learned skills by starting a Google Site for my upcoming resource Phenomenal Intervention: The Playbook.

 Day 3: Google L2 Certification Exam

The day started off on a positive note. I passed the L2 practice exam. So, I felt pretty good about the certification exam. After I registered for it, I took the 35 question test. Then, I submitted. 80 percent was needed to pass. I made a 75…two questions off…boooo.

Disappointed…yes. Deterred…no. I can retake in three days. Not gaining that certification was a reminder that you have to “Hone Your Skill Set.”

Be Phenomenal, Mr. Short

Published by Jeremiah Short

My name is Jeremiah Short, and I'm a educator with six years of experience. I love to teach and the overall craft of the profession. I've written one book on my journey(As I Took My Walk With God Volume I: I Stopped Wasting God's Time) with a second one way (As I Took My Walk With God Volume II: Greatness Was Upon Them). In addition to writing books, I've created several instructional routines: Word Power, T.I.D.E., Bloom's Units: Reading and The Phenomenal Classroom.

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