Monday, January 14, 2013

Two NEW Google Search classes online! Register in PDExpress today!

We are so excited to announce Power Searching with Google is now available for you to take ANYTIME! This course is for the Power Search novice. 

Power Searching with Google is a free online, community-based course showcasing search techniques and how to use them to solve real, everyday problems. It features:
  • Six 50-minute classes.
  • Interactive activities to practice new skills.
  • Opportunities to connect with others using Google Groups, Google+, and Hangouts on Air.
  • Upon passing the post-course assessment, a printable Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.
Login to PDExpress for more information on registration!

The second exciting announcement is Google is starting an ADVANCED Power Searching class starting January 23. 

Advanced Power Searching with Google begins on January 23, 2013!
Register now to sharpen your research skills and strengthen your use of advanced Google search techniques to answer complex questions. Throughout this course you’ll also:
  • Take your search strategies to a new level with sophisticated, independent search challenges.
  • Join a community of Advanced Searchers working together to solve search challenges.
  • Pose questions to Google search experts live in Hangouts and through a course forum.
  • Receive an Advanced Power Searching certificate upon completion.
Not sure if you’re ready for Advanced Power Searching? Take the Power Searching with Google course first. 
The course officially launches on Jan 23. You can complete each one-hour class at any time after it is available; the assessments must be completed by the deadlines listed in email from Google after you register.
The Advanced Power Searching with Google Course runs from Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Friday, February 8, 2013.

Course materials will be released in two batches:
  • Challenges 1-6 and Assignment 1: Wednesday, January 23
  • Challenges 7-12 and Assignment 2: Wednesday, January 30
In order to pass the course and earn your certificate, you must submit and evaluate two assignments and complete a final search challenge by the deadline of 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, February 8, 2013.
Once the course opens, we will post important updates to the announcements page and youll have access to a course forum where you can post your questions.

Login to PDExpress for more information on registration!

This online class offered by Google Search is open to ALL certified and classified staff!

Upon completion of course work on either class, please send your certificate to MaryAnn Sansonetti-Wood.