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Google Teacher Academy UK Taking Applications

Applications now open for the Google Teacher Academy UK on April 4, 2012 (with an optional unconference on April 5th). Interested in this free day of intensive Google PD? You must apply by 11:59 PDT on Thursday, February 16, 2012. To read more about the application process and the academy this spring in the United Kingdom, visit this link. (For instance, participants must provide their own travel, and if necessary, their own lodging). Educators who attend a Google Teacher Academy become Google Certified Teachers.

GCTs are expected to:

  • Develop a “Personal Action Plan.”
  • Lead at least three local professional development activities over the course of 12 months.
  • Successfully deploy one school on to Google Apps for Education.
  • Actively participate in the Google Certified Teacher Online Community.
  • Share the impact of their work with other Google Certified Teachers through an end-of-year reflection.

GCTs are:

  • Exceptional 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.

In addition to a free day of training, GCTs get:

  • Access to the GCT Online Community.
  • Access to additional free educational resources.
  • Opportunities to give Google feedback on educational uses of tools.
  • Invitations to join Google at special events.
  • The right to post the GCT web badge on their website or blog (like the Virtual Learning Center’s Google Certified Teacher, Stephanie Madlinger– look to the right in our sidebar!).

Questions? Email the GTA Team: gteachers@gmail.com

May 2011 Top Reads

Here are the top five blog posts for last month on The Wired Classroom — have you read them?
#1  The Effects of Media on Gender Identity Videoconference
#2  New Class! Integrating Media Literacy Across the Curriculum
#3  Google Teacher Academy Taking Applications
#4  ISTE Announces 2011 Outstanding Leader Award Recipient: Missouri’s Monica Beglau
#5 SMART Classes Coming Up!

Google Teacher Academy Taking Applications

Applications (which include a 1-minute video) are open for the Google Teacher Academy, in Seattle, Washington. The Google Teacher Academy takes place July 28th (with an optional unconference on July 29th). Participants must provide their own travel, and if necessary, their own lodging. Applications are due by 11:50 PDT (9:50 CDT) on Thursday, June 16, 2011. To read more about the academy this summer, visit this link. Educators who attend a Google Teacher Academy become Google Certified Teachers (GCT).

GCTs are:

  • Exceptional 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.

GCTs are expected to:

  • Develop a “Personal Action Plan.”
  • Lead at least three local professional development activities over the course of 12 months.
  • Successfully deploy one school on to Google Apps for Education.
  • Actively participate in the Google Certified Teacher Online Community.
  • Share the impact of their work with other Google Certified Teachers through an end-of-year reflection.

In addition to a free day of training, GCTs get:

  • Access to the GCT Online Community.
  • Access to additional free educational resources.
  • Opportunities to give Google feedback on educational uses of tools.
  • Invitations to join Google at special events.
  • The right to post the GCT web badge on their website or blog (like the Virtual Learning Center’s Google Certified Teacher, Stephanie Madlinger– look to the right!).

Search, Learn, Share at July’s Google Academy!

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Instructors Bill Bass, Cindy Lane, Stephanie Madlinger

According to co-teacher Stephanie Madlinger, “Participants will be inspired and motivated to use these Google Tools in their classroom and in professional development opportunities. These time-saving, easy to use resources will both change and enhance your lessons and workshops. The Google Workshops for Educators Network (GWEN) is a huge asset to add to your professional learning network. Participants will love the fact that they can learn & share beyond the days event.”

Brought to you by the producers of the Google Teacher Academy, this bring-your-own-laptop class is a Google Workshop for Educators (GWE). It will introduce participants to innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. This full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational instructional strategies.

Google Certified Teachers share ways they’ve implemented tools such as Google Docs, Google Earth, Google Sites, and more. Participants who complete the event are given access to the Google Workshops for Educators Network (GWEN), an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google to drive student learning.

The one day class in St. Louis, Missouri, is July 16 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm at Cooperating School Districts. Cost is $250/person, and for an additional fee, one graduate credit is  available. To  register, visit: www.csd.org/tele. Please register by Tuesday, June 30!

Google Academy @ CSD: Search, Learn, Share!

googleGoogle Academy: Search, Learn, Share!
8:30 am-3:30 pm on July 16 at CSD
$250/person | Register at www.csd.org/tele
B
ring Your Own Laptop!

This new summer class in St. Louis, Missouri, at Cooperating School Districts, is brought to you by the producers of the Google Teacher Academy,  is a Google Workshop for Educators (GWE).

This class, taught by Google Certified Teachers Bill Bass, Cindy Lane, and Stephanie Madlinger, will introduce participants to innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. This full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational instructional strategies. Google Certified Teachers share ways they’ve implemented tools such as Google Docs, Google Earth, Google Sites, and more. Participants who complete the event are given access to the Google Workshops for Educators Network (GWEN), an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google to drive student learning.

(One Graduate Credit is available at an additional cost!)