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Google for Educators

Google Certified Teacher In an earlier post, we congratulated Cindy Lane from the  Lindbergh School District on being accepted to the Google  Teacher Academy. She’ll be heading to California next week.  We wanted to learn more about it, so we visited Google (that’s  where we also found the icon to the left) and here’s what the website says:

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. 

A Google Certified teacher is an educator attended a Google Teacher Academy and is now a Google Certified Teacher. Google Certified Teachers are:

  • Exceptional K-12 educators with a passion for using innovative tools to improve teaching and learning.
  • Creative leaders who understand their local needs and can spread innovation as a recognized expert.
  • Ambassadors for change who model high expectations, life-long learning, collaboration, equity & inclusion, and innovation.
  • Certified in Google technology and able to lend their knowledge to you through professional development.

Each Google Certified Teacher has:

  • Developed a “Personal Action Plan” to extend their learning to their community.
  • Actively participated in the Google Certified Teacher Online Community.
  • Shared the impact of their work with other Google Certified Teachers and will continue to do so through an end-of-year reflection.
We’re excited to share that Cindy will be sharing her Google knowledge as a featured speaker at the Midwest Education Technology Conference in January 2009! Since we have some time between now and January, check out Google Earth 4.3. It is now available and Cindy says it is awesome.

Sign up today!

Differentiating Instruction with Discovery Streaming   
Discovery Streaming (formerly unitedstreaming) is not just videos. St. Louis area teachers, come to CSD’s tele to find out how to use this awesome resource more effectively in your teaching! Dynamic instructor Cindy Lane will help you discover ways to develop curriculum based Writing Prompts, Quizzes and Assignments through the use of the Teacher Center.  

In this one day workshop, Cindy will show you ways to save time & make your teaching easier by creating common assessments and sharing them with your school and district through the use of My Content.  Bring a lesson idea, its objectives or GLE’s, and be ready to develop easy to use resources for more differentiated instruction.  You’ll meet other St. Louis area teachers utilizing Discovery Streaming, too. Walk away at the end of the day with a ready to use lesson- and earn graduate credit (see tele website for details). Interested?

 Class details: 
 Tuesday, June 17, 2008 from 9am-4pm 
 $125 CSD member; $195 non-member  
 Register at:

Learning Google Earth


Today Lindbergh’s Cindy Lane taught Using Digital Media in the Classroom (Featuring Google Earth) for a class of eager learners in the tele. Cindy is a past Midwest Education Technology Conference presenter and will also be presenting at METC 2009 at the St. Charles Convention Center in January.

The Virtual Learning Center also wants to congratulate Cindy for being selected to become a Google Certified Teacher– she will represent the Show Me State later this summer when she travels to California for her certification! Great news for a great lady! We can’t wait to learn even more ways to incorporate Google Earth in the classroom…

Springing into Technology

Wow, the beginning of March sure doesn’t look like spring will ever arrive! However, Nancy George and I just returned from the RCET Conference in Springfield, MO where we were “sprung” into a variety of cool tools.
We are excited to bring back some wonderful ideas to share with our area school districts. Some of the great presenters were from the St. Louis area. Cindy Lane, from the Lindbergh School District shared her expertise about Google Earth and free online resources. Amy Vejraska and DeAnna Sheets from the Branson School District shared great resources for Web 2.0. Jim Tice was generous enough to share several free resources Missouri State University is offering Missouri Educators. Nancy and I learned about various “clickers” and Virtual Field Trips as well. We plan to use these great ideas and resources in our newly offered tele classes this summer. Watch for our summer technology classes in the mail or check our website the last week of April. Register early! Since many of our courses allow for University credit, they fill up fast!