Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Google Teacher Academy Heads to Seattle

I'm often asked how one goes about becoming a Google Certified Teacher and if I know when the next Google Teacher Academy will be held. The first question is relatively simple to answer, be an active user of Google products in your classroom, be willing to share what you've learned, and be willing to learn more. Then apply to the Google Teacher Academy. The question of when the next one will be held is hard to answer because there isn't a set schedule (that I'm aware of anyway) for holding the Google Teacher Academy. Today, I'm happy to share that Google is hosting a Google Teacher Academy on July 28 in Seattle, Washington.

Applications are now being accepted for the Google Teacher Academy to be held on July 28 in Seattle, Washington. 50 applicants will be selected. To apply you will need to complete the form found here and submit an original 60 second video about "motivation and learning" or "classroom innovation." If you're interested in applying, but are concerned about the video creation aspect of the application, please read my thoughts and advice on the process.

For those considering applying to the Google Teacher Academy, please keep in mind that if accepted you are responsible for the travel and lodging costs associated with attending GTA. That said, Seattle is a beautiful city so maybe you can stretch your trip into a nice vacation.