Jeff sits down with Google Certified Teachers Erica Hartman and Lisa Thuman to discuss the 2012 Google Teacher Academy.
- Google Teacher Academy
- GTA Application Process
- What does Google Look for in a GTA
- The GTA Committment
- Instructing at a GTA
- How has being a GTA opened up your educational world?
Erica Hartman is a Google Certified Teacher/Apps Certified Trainer, technology integration consultant and the Supervisor of Technology Integration for the West Morris Regional School District in New Jersey. Prior to that Erica taught Language Arts for 9 years at Sparta Middle School and was an educational computer specialist in the Morris School District. In 2007 she completed her Master’s in Technology Education from New Jersey City University and her Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching at the University of Wisconsin. Besides her love of all things Google and Web 2.0, she is also a certified Trainer for the New Jersey Governor’s Internet Safety Initiative. Her professional presentations include the New Jersey Middle School Association Annual Conference, the Annual Turning on Learning Advance at Montclair State University, the Annual New Jersey Association for Educational Technology Conference at Georgian Court University, the annual NJEA Convention, TSETC, Edscape, the NJEA Teaching and Learning Symposium, and the GAFE NY/NJ Summit. Erica also consults for CUE, the EdTechTeamand the Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education at Rutgers University and has presented at the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago, New York, Boulder, and Seattle. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and 2 little girls and is a proud P90X graduate and mommy blogger for Mommy Poppins.
Formerly a K-6 technology teacher, Lisa Thumann works with innovative learning technologies at the School for Global Education & Innovation at Kean University. Previously, Lisa was the Senior Specialist in Technology Education for Rutgers University’s Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education where she worked on helping educators effectively integrate technology. Lisa assists educators in integrating mobile devices, developing personal learning communities and implementing Google Apps. She has presented at eight of the Google Teacher Academies and is a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. Lisa also presents at State and National conferences such as Alan November’s Building Learning Communities, ISTE , FETC and the 2010 and 2011 Global Education Conference. You can also find her speaking for the NJEA and NJECC. You can read more about Lisa on her blog at ThumannResources.com.