GTA London Application
Applications are now open for GTAUK
Location: London, United Kingdom
Event Dates: October 27-28 2014
Application Deadline: 11:59 PM (British Summer Time) Sept 29 2014
Applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been accepted on or before October 10, 2014.

REMINDER:
You are applying for the Google Teacher Academy (GTA) in London to become a Google Certified Teacher (GCT). If successful you will be working with a team and mentor for the weeks leading up to the two day event and in the months that follow, exploring, designing and launching solutions to some of education's chunkiest problems. With an emphasis on personal growth and collaboration, GTAUK is all about empowering you to make sustainable change in your communities.

GCTs are:
Outstanding educators with a passion for using technologies and approaches to improve teaching and learning.
Creative leaders who understand opportunities and challenges and have a desire to help empower others in their local community and beyond.
Ambassadors for change who model high expectations, lifelong learning, collaboration, equity, and innovation.

SPECIAL NOTES:
Please read through all the requirements and directions BEFORE completing this application.
Educators worldwide may apply but must pay for their own travel and lodging.
We give preference to in-region applicants.
Previous Google Certified Teachers are not eligible.
Because there is no way to save an application in progress, you should prepare all your responses BEFORE starting this application. This includes the required, one-minute video.
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Write your SIX WORD memoir
Kick-off your application with six words or a six word phrase that captures who you are!
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Personal Information
First Name
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Last Name
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Gender
Email Address
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Confirm Email Address
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Google+ Profile Link
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Twitter Profile Link
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Personal blog or website link
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How did you find out about the GTA?
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Professional Information
Role/Position
If you are a classroom teacher for 50% of your time or more please use that as your selection.
What age of students do you work with?
Subject expertise
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School or Organisation
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Type of school or organisation
School or Organisation website
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Street address
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Town or City
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State or Province
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Postal code
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Country
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Why the GTA?
What value do you imagine you will gain from becoming a Google Certified Teacher?
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Professional Learning
Share some information about your own professional learning
Describe a recent presentation or workshop at which you ATTENDED and one key thing that you learned from the experience.
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Describe a recent presentation or workshop at which you DELIVERED and one key thing that you learned from the experience.
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Select any Google qualifications / certifications or experiences you have had?
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Moonshot Thinking
Why do we need more of this type of thinking in education?
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What is the biggest challenge you are facing in your education community
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Optional: Your Advocate
We would like you to invite someone to write a short piece to advocate for your application, but this is optional at this stage. We may ask for an advocate at a later stage to aid your application.

This could be a professional colleague, a close friend or a student.
We may want to get in touch with the advocate so please provide contact details for them below.

First Name
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Last Name
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Email address
We may contact the advocate to verify the comments posted below.
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Relationship to applicant
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Tell us why this applicant should be part of the GTA community?
Please consider the core character descriptors Ambassador for Change, Creative Leader, Outstanding Educator. Max 400 characters
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Your Strengths
Including at least one example, describe how you demonstrate the qualities of an OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR?
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Including at least one example, describe how you demonstrate the qualities of a CREATIVE LEADER?
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Including at least one example, describe how you demonstrate the qualities of an AMBASSADOR FOR CHANGE?
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Please choose one of the following three character strengths you identify with most.
Select one from the lst.
Why do you identify with this strength the most?
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Video
Using the character strength you identified previously, create an original ONE MINUTE video that illustrates your capabilities in this category.

Remember you are choosing ONE from the following three categories:
> Ambassador for Change
> Creative Leader
> Outstanding Educator

Please choose ONE of the following three character strengths you used as a theme for your video.
Select one from the lst.
Video URL
Please do not submit videos produced for another project or videos created by others. Do not include any copyrighted images, footage, or music. (For more information visit the Copyright Education site on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/t/copyright_education ) Once you create the video, you must post it on YouTube for us to view or download, then paste the URL of the video into the field below. Please double check that your URL is valid before posting it here (and be sure your video is public - we will not be able to view or judge a video that is set to private)
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