This is my application video for the Sydney Google Teacher Academy. Google have run a number of these events for teachers in the USA, but this is the first one to be held in Australia (and I thought I read somewhere it was also the first to be run outside the US, but I could be wrong about that). Regardless, I have wanted to attend a GTA for a long time now, and even contemplated going to the States to attend one. As you can imagine, I was pretty excited to hear that it was coming to Sydney.
Part of the requirement for the application is to make an original one minute video based on either of the following topics: “Motivation and Learning” OR “Classroom Innovation“. They said to try and be creative. The video is designed to demonstrate your technical ability, your resourcefulness, your commitment, and your unique personality and interests. My first thought was “What? All in the same minute?” Seriously, minute-long videos are hard to make!
No doubt there will be many people applying and I know it will be really competitive to get into it, but you’ve got to be in it to win it. The due date is not until January 27 so if you’ve been thinking about applying as well, you can find all the details at http://www.google.com/educators/gta.html.
Good luck and I hope to see some of you there!