Google Teacher Academy
Technology instructor selected for Google Teacher Academy
Posted on 06/21/2013
This is the image for the news article titled Technology instructor selected for Google Teacher AcademyLee Green, instructional technologist for Floyd County Schools, has been selected by Google to attend the next Google Teacher Academy, to be held in Chicago, Illinois on July 24, 2013.

The Google Teacher Academy is a two-day intensive program that recognizes educators who are doing innovative and exciting things in their classrooms with technology. The Academy is limited to 50 participants and each will get hands-on experience with Google's products and technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, and receive resources to share with colleagues. Upon completion, Academy participants become Google Certified Teachers who share what they learn with other K-12 educators in their local regions and beyond.


Green was thrilled to be among the few selected for the program. "I love all things Google," he said. "I have always preached the merits of using Google Apps for Education to my fellow teachers. Green added, "It is an amazing opportunity to be included in the group of Google Certified Teachers!."


Google Certified Teachers are exceptional K-12 educators with a passion for using innovative tools to improve teaching and learning. Those selected are also known as creative leaders and ambassadors for change. They are recognized experts and widely admired for their commitment to high expectations for students, lifelong learning and collaboration.

"The topic of integrating technology into education is a controversial yet vital conversation we all need to be having," Green said. Upon his return, Green will share his knowledge gained from the Academy experience with other teachers in Floyd County Schools.


The Google Certified Teacher program was launched in 2006 with the first Academy held at Google headquarters. The program has since held several academies across the US, Australia, and U.K., expanding the ranks of Google Certified Teachers to over 800 educators worldwide. The Google Teacher Academy is produced by Google, in collaboration with Computer-Using Educators (CUE, Inc), an educational non-profit organization.


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