SAN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2019 (Newswire.com) - EdTechTeam today announced that it has received the Google Cloud Global Partner of the Year Award in Education. This award was presented at Google Cloud Next ‘19.
EdTechTeam was recognized for the company’s achievements in helping schools implement and increase meaningful adoption of the Google Cloud ecosystem. Working in partnership with Google for Education across multiple programs, EdTechTeam supports educators and school leaders in collaborating with colleagues, communicating with parents, and focusing on student advocacy - allowing students themselves to create, share, solve problems, and develop the skillsets they will need to be successful in their future.
“Our team is so excited about this award. We’re proud of our long history partnering with Google’s education programs over the past 13 years,” said Mark Wagner, CEO of EdTechTeam. “From the first Google Teacher Academy in 2006 to the modern Certified Innovator Program and others in 2019, including our work on Applied Digital Skills, CS First, and of course the Dynamic Learning Project, we’re grateful for all the opportunities we’ve had to help educators achieve certification with Google for Education, and to help inspire and empower them to be agents of change using the best learning principles and best technology available, especially the combination of G Suite and Chromebooks. The collaborative nature of these tools can be a powerful catalyst for innovation in schools, and we are passionate about helping educators make the most of what Google for Education provides. This work itself is fulfilling, and this recognition is an honor.”
Recently, EdTechTeam and Google for Education have also been producing #AZGoogle, which is educating thousands of educators for free across the state of Arizona. Another powerful project in collaboration between EdTechTeam and Google for Education and reseller partners, is Education on Tour, an event series is focused on sharing best practices for implementing Google for Education technology in the classroom. One of the most impactful projects between EdTechTeam and Google for Education is the Dynamic Learning Project; in cooperation with the nonprofit Digital Promise, EdTechTeam and Google provide school districts with a framework and methodology to completely transform their classrooms through coaching and mentorship.
“We’re thrilled to recognize EdTechTeam as the 2018 Google Cloud Global Partner of the Year for Education,” said Carolee Gearhart, Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales at Google Cloud. “The EdTechTeam has proven their expertise in Google Cloud and has demonstrated their commitment to customer success over the past year. We’re excited to keep building on our partnership with EdTechTeam as more and more customers look to our ecosystem to help them succeed in the cloud.”
EdTechTeam, a California Benefit Corporation, is a global network of educational technologists with a mission is to improve the world’s education systems using the best learning principles and technology available. With 44 employees and more than 400 contractors, most of which are practicing or former educators, EdTechTeam operates in 49 states and 39 countries, with local subsidiaries in Canada, Colombia, Australia, Mexico, South Africa, and the UK. The team produces professional development experiences in 12 languages for over 50,000 educators face-to-face per year, and approximately 250,000 educators including books and online events.
The core team of world-class instructional leaders works closely with schools and districts around the globe to effectively and appropriately implement positive school change. EdTechTeam aims to inspire and empower educators to design meaningful personalized learning experiences for students.
EdTechTeam is an official Google for Education Professional Development Partner. Having been involved in producing the Google Teacher Academy from its inception in 2006 through the most recent iteration of the Innovation Academy in 2019, the team is best known for their series of Summits featuring Google for Education, with almost 500 conference-style events produced to date since July 2012. Through a Custom Learning program, more than 600 smaller (mostly workshop style) events will be delivered in 2019 as well.
EdTechTeam also helps schools, districts, and other institutions develop capacity in six areas key to successful school change: courageous leadership, empowered teachers, student agency, inspiring spaces, robust infrastructure, and engaged community.