Google App Events is a Google Education Partner offering training worldwide. I’ve attended and presented at several of their events and appreciate their practical approach toward learning and appeal to a wide range of educators. You’ll learn how to use Google Apps for Education to “become more productive, innovative and/or engage learners”. Sessions are from practicing educators and cover a wide variety of subjects.
After becoming a Google Educator the next step is to attend the “Google Teacher Academy” which is a “free professional development experience designed to help primary and secondary educators from around the globe get the most from innovative technologies.” Google selects 50 innovative educators from around the World to attend. After attending you’ll be responsible for expected to train and mentor other educators.
If you prefer to learn about Google Apps for Education and become certified you can do so from the comfort of your home. The Google for Education Training Center offers online training for educators at every level. You can work at your own pace with “self-paced, guided, and designed to address real classroom needs.” Certifications include Educator Level 1, Educator Level 2, Certified Trainer and Certified Innovator. The speakers are Google for education Innovative Educators.
The "EdTechTeam" provides two-day Google Training events that focus on “ on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher” You’ll find their events worldwide in 5 continents! The program features Google for Education Innovative Educators, Google for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, and other solution providers.
EdTechTeacher offers conferences and training throughout the U.S. including their annual Innovation summit that is held in different cities around the U.S. Additionally, they provide summer workshops in many major cities around the U.S. focusing to, “develop knowledge, understanding and proficiency in using Google, Google Apps for Education and the Web to develop student-centered, creative learning environments.”