Saturday, October 25, 2008

I'm in...Google Teacher Academy NY

After a few weeks of waiting, I received the email that I was accepted to Google Teacher Academy! I have tried to stay low key about the whole thing with a lot of inner whisperings and hoping.

I can't wait to learn from the great educators that will be there and from the Google team. I know of some great people who have been to the Academy, namely Vicki Davis and Kevin Jarrett. Kevin's recommendations were a great guideline and he is right: you need to believe in yourself and let your passion shine through!

Sharing what I learn there is going to be the best part of the whole experience as well as forging new relationships. Stay tuned!

Here is the video that I submitted - it had to be less than 60 seconds on one of two topics. Additionally, there were 4 essays that answered specific questions as well as background information.

Here is a brief tour of google from this site:

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  1. Fantastic!
    The NYC version?

    (You underestimate yourself--you are doing fantastic stuff that leaves the rest of us green.)

  2. Yes! The New York version - oops did not put that down. Been dancing since yesterday.

    Thank you for the great words. It is nice to hear but I think I always will underestimate myself - at least I am becoming more courageous as I move along!

  3. @Loiuse--Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to hear about the experience. Did you have to send a video as part of your application? Just wondering what a successful application looks like ;-)

  4. @Claire: Thanks! I attached my video to the original post above. It actually is the first video I ever made. The 150 word essays were tough to be concise in what you wanted to say. I wonder if they google your name to see what is out there as well?

    I will definitely share the experience! You should apply!

  5. Great news about Google Teacher Academy. Hope to meet you there!

  6. Thank you Michelle! Can't wait to meet you there! It will be great to meet others from PA!

  7. Great Blog. I'm a Bio teacher in CT looking forward to meeting you in New YORK!!!

  8. Mr.: I look forward to seeing everyone there. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Can't wait to hear what everyone does and has to say.