GTA is Go

A few weeks ago I posted my application video for the Sydney Google Teacher Academy. According to their schedule, I wasn’t expecting to hear anything back about it until late next week, so I was very excited yesterday when I checked my email and found this waiting for me…

You have been selected to participate in the Google Teacher Academy – Sydney. After reviewing your application, we believe that you have the experience and passion necessary to positively impact education in your region, and we are excited to have you join us on Wednesday 20 April 2011 at the Google office in Sydney.

Woohoo! I’m aware that it’s a pretty hotly contested thing to get into, so I’m feeling very fortunate to have been accepted. Of course, as well as spending time at Google ‘s fantastic new Sydney offices and getting hands-on and in-depth with all the cool tools that Google offers for education, the other best part is in the networking and the conversations that I know will take place over the very full day and a half. Just from seeing mentions on Twitter, it appears that a number of other people I know will be there, like @jessmcculloch, @adrian_camm, @davein2it and @TarNZC, so it’ll be awesome!

I know there’s others who got in, although I don’t know who they are. If you’re also going to GTA Sydney, drop a note in the comments below. It’d be fun to know who’s going.