Applications are currently ongoing for the Google For Education Certified Innovator Program 2018. Become a Certified Innovator and join a community of more than 1,500 passionate educators in over 50 countries who are designing creative solutions to the world’s toughest challenges in education.
Candidates for the Google for Education Certified Innovator program are selected based on their professional experience, their passion for teaching and learning, their innovative use of technology in school settings, their potential to impact other educators, and their desire to tackle some of the biggest challenges in education. They are ambassadors for change who empower other educators and students through a thriving innovation culture within their own classrooms, schools and organizations.
- Certified Innovator digital badge + pin checkmark
- Visibility in the Google for Education Directory checkmark
- Monthly learning and development resources checkmark
- Membership in a collaborative community of Innovators checkmark
- Exclusive looks at new Google for Education launches checkmark
- Serve as product ambassadors in focus groups checkmark
- Online showcase of your Innovation Project
Our application process is designed for you to show off the things that make you an innovative educator. While the program is about much more than our products, having a solid background in how to integrate Google for Education technologies in the classroom is an important starting point for inspiring transformative change. Take the Advanced course and Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam prior to applying.
During the application process, we invite you to share your history of innovation at your school or district and a challenge you’re facing in a compelling way through a 90-second YouTube Challenge Video. If you are selected to participate in the Innovator Program and attend the Innovation Academy, you will have an opportunity to meet with a global cohort of other educators and collaborate together on solutions towards solving that challenge in an innovative way.
We will be looking for innovators who want to innovate across all elements of our transformation framework, including Vision, Culture, Technology, Funding and Sustainability, Community Engagement, Learning, and Professional Development.