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For Education: Google Teacher Academy

For Education: Google Teacher Academy
Approximately 50 innovative educators from around the world are selected to attend each GTA based on the merits of their online application. Applicants include classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, technology advocates, librarians, administrators, professional trainers, and other education professionals who actively serve the world's primary and secondary teachers and students. Participants are selected based on their professional experience, their passion for teaching and learning, and their successful use of technology in school settings. We are particularly interested in educators who actively provide mentoring or training for other teachers. The GTA is designed to create a strong professional community of educators who support each other over the course of a year. Participants must provide their own travel, and if necessary, their own lodging.

https://www.google.com/edu/resources/programs/google-teacher-academy/

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