Session 1 - June 22 - 25, 2015
Session 2 - July 7 - 10, 2015
Session 3 - July 20 - 23, 2015

Become a certified Google Educator, or an authorized Google Education Trainer, or simply improve your Google knowledge and skills.

SPARCC is offering a 4-day Google Bootcamp with in-depth training on Google topics including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Documents, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Drawings, Sites, Chrome, and more.

The content of this training is designed to prepare participants for the official Google exams to earn a Google Educator certificate. For those who want to go further, this training will also prepare participants to apply to become an authorized Google Education TrainerPlease note that participants are responsible for passing the Google exams and completing the application process. SPARCC can not guarantee approval by Google.

The Google Bootcamp will be held at the SPARCC offices at 2100 - 38th St NW, Canton, OH 44709 (June 22-25 and July 20-23) and at James A. Garfield School at 10207 OH-88, Garrettsville, OH 44231. (July 7-10)

Two hours of Ashland Graduate Credit are available for the Bootcamp. More details will be posted here later.

The Google Bootcamp will run from June 22nd through June 25th, 2015 and from July 7th through July 10th, 2015 and from July 20th through July 23rd, 2015. Each day will consist of an AM session from 8:00 to 11:30, and a PM session from 12:30 to 4:00.

  • Day 1 - AM Session - Gmail
  • Day 1 - PM Session - Google Calendar
  • Day 2 - AM Session - Google Drive and Documents
  • Day 2 - PM Session - Google Sheets and Forms
  • Day 3 - AM Session - Google Slides and Drawings
  • Day 3 - PM Session - Google Sites
  • Day 4 - AM Session - Google Chrome, Chromebooks, and Web Apps
  • Day 4 - PM Session - How to become a Google Educator or Google Certified Trainer

  • The cost for all four days of training is $375 for people within the SPARCC consortium, or $425 for people outside of the SPARCC consortium.
  • Checks and purchase orders need to be made out to the Stark County Educational Service Center.
  • This cost does not include the fee for the Google certification exams. Those who wish to become a certified Google Educator will need to take five exams at a cost of $15 each.
  • This cost does not include lunch. There will be a one hour lunch break each day and there is a large variety of restaurants within minutes of both training locations.

  • To register for the Google Bootcamp, please fill out the form linked here: Registration Form

All Google Bootcamp sessions will be led by Eric Curts and Anthony Luscre, Technology Integration Specialists for SPARCC.

Eric is also an Authorized Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher.

Hear what past participants have to say about SPARCC's Google Bootcamp:
  • Fantastic job!  I learned so much and will be able to use the information to help others!!  Well worth the time and investment.  Thank you!
  • Great workshop!  The pace and content covered was perfect for me. 
  • I really enjoyed taking this class and learning how I could use the skills that were taught and apply them to my job.
  • The class was well presented, fun and extremely helpful and informative.  Both presenters were incredible presenters who made it interesting, easy to understand and fun.  Their enthusiasm was contagious.
  • Thank you for a great week! I learned so much, and I can't wait to use what I learned in my classroom. 
  • Awesome training, I learned so much and am excited to put it to use.

If you have any questions or need any additional information,
please contact Eric Curts at