Google wants to teach teachers how to use Google products. Google for Educators showcases some of the most important services and their uses in education. But the most important detail is a new program called Google Teacher Academy.
"The Google Teacher Academy is a pilot program designed to help K-12 educators get the most from innovative technologies. The Academy is a one-day experience at Google's Mountain View Headquarters where participants get hands-on experience with Google products and other technologies, receive instructional resources to share with colleagues, and share innovative instructional strategies with other local educators. Upon completion, Academy participants will become Google Certified Teachers."
Applications are due on October 22, 2006 and are available only for K-12 educators working in Northern California. As usually, the program is still an experiment.