information for the community

eisenhower librarian gets google certified

Google has selected Eisenhower Middle School Librarian Teresa Diaz as an attendee at the next Google Teacher Academy, to be held in Mountain View, CA on Dec. 5, 2012.

The Google Teacher Academy is a free professional development experience designed to help K-12 educational leaders get the most from innovative technologies. Each Academy is an intensive, one-day event where participants get hands-on experience with Google's products and technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, and receive resources to share with colleagues. Upon completion, Academy participants become Google Certified Teachers who share what they learn with other K-12 educators in their local regions and beyond.

Teresa Diaz is thrilled to be among those selected, stating, “Now that our district is moving to a Google cloud platform, I am excited about this ‘primary source’ opportunity to explore Google’s Apps for Education firsthand and bring back what I learn to my campus and colleagues.”

Google Certified Teachers are exceptional K-12 educators with a passion for using innovative tools to improve teaching and learning, as well as creative leaders and ambassadors for change. They are recognized experts and widely admired for their commitment to high expectations for students, life-long learning and collaboration.

The Google Certified Teacher program was launched in 2006 with the first Academy held at Google headquarters in Mountain View. The program has since held several academies across the US, expanding the ranks of Google Certified Teachers. The Google Teacher Academy is produced by Google, in collaboration with CUE an educational non-profit organization.


Posted on October 24, 2012