July 3, 2014 – One of Mentor Schools instructional technology coaches completed Google Teacher Academy last week and is now a Google Certified Teacher. Mrs. Chelsey Eminger was chosen as one of 35 participants to attend the academy, out of a large pool of international applicants.
The Google Teacher Academy is a two-day intensive program that recognizes educators who are doing innovative and exciting things in their classrooms with technology. The participants received hands-on experience with new technologies and access to resources they can share with colleagues. Sharing with colleagues is especially important to Mrs. Eminger, as that is her role as an instructional coach in the district.
“I feel very honored to have had the opportunity to attend Google Teacher Academy. It was an incredible experience and I learned new strategies I am eager to bring back to Mentor Schools,” Mrs. Eminger said. “Working in Mentor among a team of educators who are devoted to finding new and improved ways to teach is exciting, and I can’t wait for the new school year to get underway so we have our students back in class.”
Google considers its Certified Teachers to be “exceptional 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, lifelong learning and collaboration.”
Congratulations, Mrs. Eminger!