Local Educator to Become ‘Certified Innovator’ at Google for Education Innovation Academy

February 16, 2016 — Katie Ritter has been selected as a participant in the Google for Education Certified Innovator Program. The program begins with an Innovation Academy to be held at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA on February 24-26, 2016.new-google-logo-2015

34 participants were selected from around the world for the Google for Education Certified Innovator program based on their professional experience, their passion for teaching and learning, their innovative use of technology in school settings, and their potential impact on other educators. Katie Ritter is honored to be selected to represent Forward Edge in this prestigious program.

At the Innovation Academy participants will discover how to unlock creativity, translate insights into solutions, experiment rapidly, and build an effective innovation culture in schools and organizations. Participants will come away with practical approaches, valuable tools and techniques, and the beginnings of an Innovation Project. This project will drive change in education, impact educators and students, and be documented for other educators to follow.

The Certified Innovators are ambassadors for change and empower other educators and students. They strive to change the world of education by tackling complex opportunities to develop new-to-the-world solutions.

After completion of the Innovation Academy, Katie Ritter will be a Google for Education Certified Innovator.

For more information on the Google for Education Certified Innovator Program, please visit www.certifiedinnovators.com