AUGUSTA, GA. – Jennifer Armstrong, manager of the Georgia Regents University Instructional Resource Center, has been accepted into the Google Teacher Academy, to be held in June in Atlanta.
Approximately 35 innovative educators from 15 states and four countries were selected to attend the session in Atlanta, based on the merits of their application. Click here to see Armstrong’s application video. Applicants include classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, technology advocates, librarians, administrators, and other education professionals.
“That Google recognizes the GRU Instructional Resource Center as a valuable training nexus for educators and pre-service teachers is very gratifying,” Armstrong said.
The GTA is a free professional development experience during which participants get hands-on experience with Google tools, learn about innovative instructional strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse themselves in a supportive community of educators making impact. Only 50 participants are chosen. Upon completion, they become Google Certified Teachers who share what they learn with other K-12 educators in their local regions and beyond.
“I specialize in educational technology and training, and this experience will further enable me to bring knowledge back to educators,” Armstrong said.
Participants are selected based on their professional experience, their passion for teaching and learning, and their successful use of technology in school settings.
Armstrong is a former educator and has worked for the CSRA Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), teaching technology courses and applications. She has a B.B.A in Marketing from Georgia Regents University, a B.S. in Middle Grades Education from Georgia Regents University, and an Ed. S. in Instructional Technology from the University of West Georgia.