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MNHS English Teacher Accepted to Google for Education Certified Innovator Program

Shantel M. Scott, Ed.D. Shantel M. Scott, Ed.D., an English teacher at Manalapan High School, has been accepted into the Google for Education Certified Innovator Program. The Google Certified Innovator program is a 12-month commitment and accepts 36 people from all parts of the world for each cohort. Members work on Innovation projects which drive global change in education, impact educators and students across the world, and will be documented by Google for other educators to follow.

As a part of the program, Dr. Scott and the other members of her cohort will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark for a face-to-face Innovation Academy to meet, be inspired, and immerse themselves in "Googley" culture. Additionally, the program revolves around supporting all innovators to transform, advocate, and grow throughout their careers.

Google for Education Certified Innovators are selected by a panel of current Google for Education Certified Innovators. They look for these critical components through thousands of qualified applications each year:

•             Demonstrated experience leading professional development

•             Ability to impact a large number of educators

•             Demonstrated innovative use of technology in school settings

•             A desire to collaborate with like-minded educators

•             A passion for teaching and learning

•             The ability to overcome obstacles and solve problems; “Do-ers”

•             A personal spark and a passion for innovation