Oct. 8, 2019

EDU: The Google Innovator Program with Innovators

EDU: The Google Innovator Program with Innovators

Guest Star

Jennifer Scott

  • Bakersfield, California
  • Compton Jr. High, Bakersfield City School District
  • Classroom teacher
  • English, history, yearbook
  • Slidesyearbook.com, @JenTechnology Jennifer@SlidesYearbook.com
  • Google Innovator with #MEX16, Google Innovator Coach #MEX18, and Google Innovator Mentor with #BRZ17, #MEX18 #LON19. Jennifer is competing the 59 Days of Code Project. Wish her luck!

Luis Pertuz

  • Barranquilla, COlombia
  • Colegio Marymount
  • Technology Integrator
  • twitter.com/pertuzluisfer
  • Credentials
    • Google Certified Teacher (1&2)
    • Google Certified Trainer
    • Google Certified Innovator #NYC19

Federico Centeno

  • Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Credentials
    • Google Certified Teacher (both levels)
    • Google Certified Trainer
    • Google Certified Innovator #MEX16

Dr. Mark Wagner

  • Ph.D. Educational Technology
  • CEO EdTechTeam
  • twitter.com/markwagner

ACEd Topic

  • History
  • Chris Walsh from WestEd in connection with CUE & Mike Lawrence
  • Raising awareness about Google
  • Top ideas were The Infinite Thinking Machine Show and Google Innovator Academy
  • EdTechTeam joins lead learner and coach
  • Colors instead of creative teams
  • Before Google Apps recently acquired Blogger
  • The first (1st) Google for Education Certified Innovator Academy was in California November 2006 under the name Google Certified Teacher Academy
  • Dr. Wagner, Director of Google Teacher Academy
  • Application Process
  • Applications evolve from cohort to cohort. Make a copy of the new questions as soon as they are released.
  • There used to be long presentations and formats and paperwork
  • Then a 90 second video
  • Now it’s a 60 second video
  • The application is scored by coaches and Innovators using a rubric. Follow the directions to the tee. Jen’s mistake with #TOR16 was using the same answers she almost submitted for #COL16. Read carefully!!!! (I saw someone submit for NYC and SWE with practically the same video and didn’t get in; Adam Juarez with #SYD17 changed one line on his application)
  • Do NOT give or even hint at a solution in your application or video. If you already know the answer, then why go to the 3-day Academy? Focus on the problem and be open to solutions at the Academy My mistake was talking about the solution I envisioned for #MEX18.
  • How Might We statements must be crafted, they have to express the problem without being overly long.
  • What have you done to sets you apart from others?
  • Being innovative doesn’t come through the academy it comes from you, the academy helps.
  • This is more of selling personality
  • Show your passion, when talking about something innovative that you implemented in your work/whatever write it to show what YOU did... don’t write about what the school did, talk about YOUR role. YOU are the one applying, not the school.
  • A presentation is not Innovative. As an EdTech bigwig to guest blog for them. Have two totally separate examples of your work with the EdTech community
  • How much do you interact and share with the edtech community? Start now. The number of follows on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook is less important than what and how often you share, discuss, and collaborate.

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Thank you for listening,

-Mr.G

Jennifer Scott

Bakersfield, California
Compton Jr. High, Bakersfield City School District
Classroom teacher
English, history, yearbook
Slidesyearbook.com, @JenTechnology Jennifer@SlidesYearbook.com
Google Innovator with #MEX16, Google Innovator Coach #MEX18, and Google Innovator Mentor with #BRZ17, #MEX18 #LON19. Jennifer is competing the 59 Days of Code Project. Wish her luck!

Luis Pertuz

Barranquilla, COlombia
Colegio Marymount
Technology Integrator
twitter.com/pertuzluisfer
Credentials
Google Certified Teacher (1&2)
Google Certified Trainer
Google Certified Innovator #NYC19

Federico Centeno

Barranquilla, Colombia
Credentials
Google Certified Teacher (both levels)
Google Certified Trainer
Google Certified Innovator #MEX16

Mark Wagner

Ph.D.

CEO EdTechTeam