Google Starts Accepting Teacher Academy Applications

    May 6, 2009

It looks like Google’s getting ready to help educators and students – along with itself – once again.  The search giant has started accepting applications for its next Google Teacher Academy, which will create and then set loose Google Certified Teachers. 

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A post on the Official Google Blog explained how the setup allows people to grow used to handling technology.  "Each academy is an intensive, one-day event where participants get hands-on experience with Google’s free products, which will help you bring communication, collaboration and fun into your classrooms," it stated.

Then there’s the way in which the Google Teacher Academy acts as a sort of evangelist recruitment initiative.  "[P]articipants become Google Certified Teachers who share what they learn with other K-12 educators in their local region," the post continued.

So the Google Teacher Academy seems to function as a rather constructive "get ’em while they’re young" program.

The next scheduled event will take place in Boulder, Colorado on August 5th.  It’s free, but only 50 people are going to be allowed to participate, and K-12 educators will need to get their applications in by June 14th if they want a shot.