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Google selects HCS curriculum integration technology teacher to attend Google for Education-Certified Innovator Program

David Hotler, curriculum integration technology teacher for Hampton City Schools, is one of 34 educators worldwide selected for the Google for Education Certified Innovator Program. The program begins with an Innovation Academy to be held at Google headquarters Feb. 24-26.

Hotler was selected for the Google for Education Certified Innovator program based on his professional experience and innovative use of technology in school settings.

“I am honored to be selected to represent Hampton City Schools and I am excited about the potential impact on other educators,” he said.

Hotler has worked for HCS since 2008, serving as a certified technology educator at Phoebus High School before moving to his current role in 2014. He previously worked as a digital communications and design specialist for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools.

Hotler received a bachelor’s degree in technology education from Bowling Green State University, and a master’s degree in educational media design and technology from Full Sail University.

At the Google for Education Innovation Academy, participants will discover how to unlock creativity, translate insights into solutions, experiment, and build an effective innovation culture in schools and organizations. Participants will come away with valuable tools and the beginnings of an Innovation Project based on their vision. With the help of Google, Hotler’s vision will drive a shift in education and be documented for other educators to follow.

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

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

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


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