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