The Virtual Learning Center congratulates Bill Bass and Stephanie Madlinger from the Parkway School District on their acceptance to the Google Teachers Academy Chicago this fall. Great news! They will join Lindbergh School District’s Cindy Lane this September in Illinois. According to the Google for Educators webpage, “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.” We can’t wait to hear back on how the training goes!