I’m hearing the same story from friends in other districts.
- A teacher in your district is selected by Google (or perhaps by the publisher of a reading curriculum, a variant I heard from another parent) to work for them as a “presenter.”
- The teacher is then flown around the planet by EdTech Team, a Google “partner,” making presentations to audiences of other teachers.
- These presentations, while billed (and paid for) as professional development, are for all intents and purposes a sales pitch in the guise of continuing education.
Districts pay EdTech Team to pitch their teachers.