Last Day to Apply: Google Teacher Academy

Today is the last day to apply for the Google Teacher Academy in Mountain View, Ca coming up on June 25:

The Google Teacher Academy is a FREE professional development experience designed to help K-12 educators get the most from innovative technologies. Each Academy is an intensive, one-day event where participants get hands-on experience with Google’s free products and other technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse themselves in an innovative corporate environment. Upon completion, Academy participants become Google Certified Teachers who share what they learn with other K-12 educators in their local region. More…

Full Disclosure: I work as a consultant for CUE, a non-profit organization which is hired by Google to produce and coordinate the Google Teacher Academy. However, no one asked me (or paid me specifically) to post this. I just think it’s one of the most exciting projects I’m associated with, and I look forward to seeing the best possible applicants at the event. :)

2 Responses to “Last Day to Apply: Google Teacher Academy”

  1. Nicole Green Says:

    Hello Mark…

    I’m sure you get asked this all the time, but are there plans to have such academies in other states besides California? I live in Michigan (far from Silicon Valley), and if this was available where I lived, I would jump at the chance to be a part of it. Just wondering if you heard anything… Thanks for the info though…

  2. Mark Wagner Says:

    Nicole,

    Yup. We get asked that all the time. Right now the plan is for Google to fund one GTA per fiscal quarter. GTAs will be hosted at Google offices around the country and around the world. There are no specific plans for upcoming locations, though Chicago is high on the list.

    Keep your eyes on the Google for Educators page for any new announcements: http://www.google.com/educators/