Teacher Paul Greenwood from Northwood Primary School in Erith invited to Google's Teacher Academy

News Shopper: Teacher Paul Greenwood with Year 5 pupils Korede and Morede Teacher Paul Greenwood with Year 5 pupils Korede and Morede

AN ERITH teacher was one of 50 from around the world to attend Google’s Teacher Academy.

Paul Greenwood is a Year 5 teacher at Northwood Primary School in Northwood Place, Erith.

He attended a two-day seminar at Google’s London headquarters on April 4 and 5 after sending in a video explaining why the school was innovative.

Mr Greenwood, who studied to be a teacher 11 years ago while working full time as a prison officer at Belmarsh, said: "It was great, it was two days of meeting some really interesting people."

He added: "We have really innovated in the classroom."

In his class Mr Greenwood, 47, said there were 17 laptops.

Children are taught programming and communicate with students internationally.

He added: "We hopefully inspire them in class so they go home and continue doing it."

Mr Greenwood is now a Google Certified Teacher (GCT) and is expected to pool his knowledge with other GCTs and other schools.

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