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 in education with an innovation project.
Amplify your influence
Grow leadership skills through advocacy opportunities
Accelerate personal growth
Receive tailored mentorship from talented Innovators.
Applications for our next Google Certified Innovator Academy
There are currently no open applications for the Innovator Program. Future announcements about the program will be posted on this page.
“The Google Innovator Academy helped me envision how to make the world a better place in support of student learning, and it gave me the skills, mindset, and supportive community to make it happen.”Andrew Dobbie, Toronto 2016
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.
Applications open periodically. The application will contain elements that allow you to demonstrate your creativity, innovation, experience, and leadership in the field of education.
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.
You must pass the Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam before applying to become a Certified Innovator.
Google for Education Certified Innovators remain active in one of three ways:
(1) continue working on a high-impact Innovator 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