Transform education with a project you are passionate about as a
Join a global community of passionate educators who use technology to solve big challenges and advocate for impactful use of Google tools.
Launch transformative projects
Drive transformation through a project that’s featured by Google.
Amplify your influence
Grow leadership skills through advocacy opportunities
Accelerate personal growth
Receive tailored mentorship from talented Innovators.
“As part of the Google Innovator Academy, coaches and their teams work together to find ways to develop solutions to problems that will hopefully change the face of education.”Jesse Lubinsky, #NYC08
Follow these steps to become a Certified Innovator
Find an academy in your region
Find a three-day academy in your region that you would be able to attend
Complete required course and certification
Identify a challenge to solve in education
Interview a few people affected by the challenge, and film a 90-second video about that challenge and why you want to solve it. Learn about the innovation process.
Apply before the next deadline
Make sure you submit your application before it’s due. Review the rubric.
How do I apply to become an Innovator?
Applications open periodically and will be announced on this page. The application will contain elements that allow you to demonstrate your creativity, innovation, experience, and leadership in the field of education.
What is an innovation project and is it required?
All Certified Innovators will work closely with Google and other Innovators to implement, manage, and document creative education projects. We encourage Innovators to collaborate on projects, and to choose projects that inspire and impact other educators and students.
What exams must I take before applying to become a Certified Innovator?
You must pass the Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam before applying to become a Certified Innovator.
What are the dates and locations of the Google for Education Innovation Academies?
Dates and locations of the Innovation Academy will be announced on this page.
How do I remain an active Innovator after my first year?
Google for Education Certified Innovators remain active in one of three ways:
(1) continue working on a high-impact Innovation Project of their choosing.
(2) being influential advocates for using Google technologies to transform education.
(3) leading Google programs to drive innovation and transformation in their schools or school systems.