Deadline: May 18, 2018 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: Candidates for the Google for Education Certified Innovator program are selected based on their professional experience, their passion for teaching and learning, their innovative use of technology in school settings, their potential to impact other educators, and their desire to tackle some of the biggest challenges in education. You must take the Advanced course and Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam prior to applying.
Dates: July 9-11, 2018
Location: Venice, The United States
Google For Education Certified Innovator Program 2018
True change is driven by innovative leaders. Become a Certified Innovator and join a community of more than 1,500 passionate educators in over 50 countries who are designing creative solutions to the world’s toughest challenges in education.
- Drive transformation through a project you’re passionate about
- Inspire other educators through various advocacy opportunities
- Grow leadership skills through ongoing learning and development
- Receive tailored mentorship from other Innovators
Who should join?
Candidates for the Google for Education Certified Innovator program are selected based on their professional experience, their passion for teaching and learning, their innovative use of technology in school settings, their potential to impact other educators, and their desire to tackle some of the biggest challenges in education.
They are ambassadors for change who empower other educators and students through a thriving innovation culture within their own classrooms, schools and organizations.
Innovation occurs at all levels in the school system, so we welcome applicants from all roles: classroom teachers to superintendents.
As participants in a community of educators working together to improve schools, Innovators will transform the organizations they’re serving, advocate for change, and grow their own capacity as thought leaders.
- Certified Innovator digital badge + pin checkmark
- Visibility in the Google for Education Directory checkmark
- Monthly learning and development resources checkmark
- Membership in a collaborative community of Innovators checkmark
- Exclusive looks at new Google for Education launches checkmark
- Serve as product ambassadors in focus groups checkmark
- Online showcase of your Innovation Project
The application process is designed for you to show off the things that make you an innovative educator.
While the program is about much more than the products, having a solid background in how to integrate Google for Education technologies in the classroom is an important starting point for inspiring transformative change.
During the application process, you are invited to share your history of innovation at your school or district and a challenge you’re facing in a compelling way through a 90-second YouTube Challenge Video.
If you are selected to participate in the Innovator Program and attend the Innovation Academy, you will have an opportunity to meet with a global cohort of other educators and collaborate together on solutions towards solving that challenge in an innovative way.
Google for Education will be looking for innovators who want to innovate across all elements of transformation framework, including Vision, Culture, Technology, Funding and Sustainability, Community Engagement, Learning, and Professional Development.
Interested in attending the Google For Education Certified Innovator Program 2018? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.