Teacher to be ‘Google’ certified


TEACHER Richard Poth of Nexus International School in Putrajaya has been selected as an attendee at the next Google Teacher Academy to be held in Sydney, Australia, in May.

Only 50 teachers in the world are selected to attend each Academy session.

Thrilled to be selected, Poth said: “This is such an amazing opportunity, not just for me personally, but also for the school to continue expanding its innovative approaches to effective learning.”

He also saw it as a huge benefit for education in Malaysia as he hopes to lead a range of workshops to share what he will learn at the upcoming Academy session.

The Google Teacher Academy is a two-day intensive programme that recognises educators who carry out innovative work using technology in classrooms.

All participants will be given hands-on experience with Google’s products and technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, and receive resources to share with their colleagues.

Upon completion of the programme, participants will become Google Certified Teachers who will then share what they have learnt with other K-12 (kindergarten, primary and secondary) educators in their regions.

The Google Certified Teacher programme was launched in 2006 with the first Academy held at Google headquarters in the United States (US).

Several academies have since been held across the US, Australia and the United Kingdom, with over 800 educators worldwide receiving the rank of Google Certified Teacher.

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