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Portland Teacher Chosen For Google Academy

Melissa Heppell

8:21am 17th November 2014

A Portland teacher is top of the class after being picked to be one of 50 Global Educators selected for the 'Google Teacher Academy'.

Melissa Heppell teaches in a superclass of 90 children at IPACA and has been recognised for being innovative in the classroom with technology.

She'll be taking part in a two day intensive program and will be awarded 'Google Certified Teacher Status'.

Miss Heppell is looking forward to attending the two day intensive program that recognises educators who are doing innovative and exciting things in their classrooms with technology. Speaking about the event she said, 'I cannot wait to connect with like minded educators who shared my school's passion for seeing digital technology transform learning'.

Academy Director of Digital Learning and Innovation, Mr Gary Spracklen, speaking about Melissa's selection for the Google Teacher Academy explains, 'For any schools to have a Google Certified Teacher in it's ranks is a significant achievement, to have two represents IPACA's position as a world-leader in the use of Digital Technology to support learning. The transformation we are seeing through the appropriate use of technology to engage, innovate and inspire learning is incredibly exciting and I am so pleased Miss Heppell will have the chance to share this with a global audience at the Google Teacher Academy while continuing to develop her skills'.

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