[Short version] Exciting news! You may have heard of the Google Teacher Academy before, or maybe you've meet a Google Certified Teacher and thought that you might like to take part in one of these events.. well now is your chance! Over the weekend we opened applications for the Google Teacher Academy, and even better, we will be hosting the first ever Dutch-language GTA in Amsterdam on November 4&5!
To apply, visit google.com/edu/gta
and click on "Registratie". Competition for places is fierce, and the application is long, so I would recommend getting started on your application as soon as possible! The deadline for applications is September 22nd.
+Katie Williams +Arco de Bonte +Warren Apel might be able to share their experiences of the GTA!
More questions? I've tried to answer a few FAQs below, but please leave me a comment if it's not clear :) Please do share this with any of your friends who might be excited to apply also!
What is the Google Teacher Academy?
The Google Teacher Academy (GTA) is a free professional development experience designed to help primary and secondary teachers from around the globe get the most from innovative technologies. Each GTA is an intensive, two-day event during which participants get hands-on experience with Google tools, learn about innovative instructional strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse themselves in a supportive community of educators making impact. In the application process, we look to find the most innovative, most creative, most inspiring teachers from the whole country to take part.
Why should I go?
To learn more about using various technology in the classroom, to connect with like-minded teachers and to develop your skills on all things Google. We hold a small number of Google Teacher Academies every year, and numbers are limited, so you will be part of a small but influential group.
When/Where is it happening?
The GTA is happening on November 4&5 at the Google Amsterdam offices (Amsterdam Zuid)
How do I sign up?
Places are limited, so we there is an application process. You can complete the application form available on the main GTA page (google.com/edu/gta
). Applications are now open, and will close on September 22.
I am really excited to have a Google Teacher Academy in the Netherlands, and would love to see you here!