Application Status: Submitted!
On Wednesday morning, I submitted my application to the Google Innovator Academy that will take place in July in Venice, California. This isn't my first time applying to Innovator (I've applied twice previously) but I feel like I was the best prepared for this application period.
This time around, instead of trying to come up with a solution to a problem, applicants were asked to explain a problem we see in education and why you're the best person to solve this problem. My focus is on English Learners (ELs) and Long Term English Learners (LTELs). An LTEL is an EL student who's been in the U.S. for 6 years or longer but still is not proficient in the English Language. This is a group I've become quite passionate about because I've seen how the power of language can completely change a student's life path. And sadly, I've seen how the lack of language acquisition can lead students down a very negative path. I am extremely passionate about this topic and would love the opportunity to explore solutions at #googleei
With the problem on the forefront of my mind as well as many educators, I'm excited to have submitted for #LAX18 #googleei
If you'd like to check out my submission video, click here or see below! I'd love your comments and feedback!