Dousay to attend Google Teacher Academy
University of Wyoming assistant professor of instructional technology Tonia Dousay (PhD '13) joins a select group of educators participating in the next Google Teacher Academy Dec. 2-3 in Austin, Texas.
The Google Teacher Academy is a two-day intensive program that recognizes educators who use technology to do innovative and exciting things in their classrooms.
Dousay will be among 50 participants who will receive hands-on experience with Google's products and technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, and receive resources to share with colleagues. Upon completion, academy participants become Google-certified teachers, who share what they learn with other educators.
"I am truly honored to become part of an amazing professional network and view this opportunity as evidence of my commitment to teaching and education at the University of Wyoming and my passion for technology," said Dousay, who earned a doctorate in learning design and technology from the University of Georgia College of Education.
Google-certified teachers are exceptional educators with a passion for using innovative tools to improve teaching and learning, as well as creative leaders and ambassadors for change. They are recognized experts and widely admired for their commitment to high expectations for students, lifelong learning and collaboration.
The Google Certified Teacher Program was launched in 2006, with the first academy held at Google headquarters. The program has since held academies across the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, expanding the ranks of Google-certified teachers to more than 800 educators worldwide.
The Google Teacher Academy is produced by Google, in collaboration with Computer-Using Educators Inc., an educational nonprofit organization.