Certification

GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION
Certified Innovator Program

The Google for Education Certified Innovator Program recognizes and supports top educators around the globe who are using technology to solve meaningful challenges in education.

Become a Certified Innovator and join a community of more than 2,200 passionate educators in over 50 countries who are excited to grow professionally, advocate for innovative technologies and drive school transformation.

The program kicks off with a three-day Innovation Academy focused on helping new participants define, design and eventually launch a transformative project. After the Academy, Innovators stay engaged through mentorship, ongoing learning and development trainings, and special opportunities from Google to advocate for transformative technologies and practices.

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Drive transformation through a project you’re passionate about

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Inspire other educators through various advocacy opportunities

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Grow leadership skills through ongoing learning and development

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Receive tailored mentorship from other Innovators

4 / LOCATIONS & DATES

2020 Cohorts

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Location Academy Dates Application Deadline
Virtual Innovator Academy: VIA20
Global
(English and Spanish language only)
August 8-October 10 July 10
CANCELED - SVL20
Sunnyvale, California
(English language only)
July 29-31 June 5
CANCELED - SYD20
Sydney, Australia
(English language only)
August 26-28 July 10
CANCELED - CESP20
Madrid, Spain
(Spanish language only)
October 7-9 August 21
CANCELED - MEX20
Mexico City, Mexico
(Spanish language only)
December 2-4 October 2

VIRTUAL INNOVATOR ACADEMY: VIA20
Due to the ongoing public health and travel concerns, we have made the decision to cancel in-person academies in 2020. Join Google for Education in our first-ever online offering of the Certified Innovator Academy, which will be available in English and Spanish. Applications are now open to any educator worldwide. The academy will take place across 8 weeks, with approximately 3 hours per week of online sessions. This will be followed by 8 months of 1:1 mentorship with an expert innovator. Application deadline: July 10, 2020.