The newest Google Teacher Academy is going to be held in Boudler, Colorado on August 5, 2009! Applications are due by midnight on July 3rd.
The Google Teacher Academy is a wonderful, FREE, opportunity to meet and collaborate with educators from all over the country- and world! It is also an opportunity to learn about all that google has to offer educators.
More information is located at Google’s Teacher Academy site. The application process includes a written application as well as a video application.
When I applied, I was so nervous about the video application. I had never really created a video and wasn’t even sure what tools to use. Since creating that video, I have gone on to create many more. If you would like some inspiration, here is my video as well as several others. All of these people were selected to attend the Mountain View, California Google Teacher Academy last June.
Many people have asked how I became a Google Certified Teacher, and the answer is that I applied and was accepted into the program. Until today I could not answer the question that always followed my explanation- “When will there be another Google Teacher Academy?”
The answer is September 24, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois! Applications are being accepted now through August 24th. To apply you will need to make a one minute video on one of the following topics :”Motivation and Learning” OR “Classroom Innovation”. Then applicants must complete an online application form. For more information head to the Google for Educators site.
I would LOVE to hear from those of you applying, so please comment on this page!! Good luck to everyone who applies. It is such a wonderful experience!!
I am including my video application on Motivation and Learning. There are many videos posted on youtube.com as well if you need an idea of what others have done.