Journey to Google Innovator Academy
On December 4, we hosted an EdTechTeam Latin America Impact Story featuring Dale Plotzki, Google Certified Innovator, SWE17. Dale shared his journey to the Google Innovator Academy, some updates on his Innovator Project #EdPins, and tips on how educators can prepare for the Innovator application.
Here’s the recording of the live stream and the links to the resources shared in the presentation.
Dale’s project #EdPins: Putting Learning on the Map focuses on promoting education and finding meaningful collaboration between schools around the world. #Edpins is about repurposing Google Maps’ reviews. Keep up with Dale’s project by following the hashtag #EdPins.
Resources to help you prepare for the Level 1 and 2 exams:
The Google for Education Certified Innovator Program consists of a community of passionate educators designing creative solutions to the world’s toughest challenges in education. Every year Google for Education hosts a series of academies opening its doors to more educators like Dale who want to become a part of a movement to change education.
Want to apply to become a Google Innovator? Here’s how to get started:
- Google Certified Educator Level 2
Get your Google Certified Educator Level 2 certification. Go through the training and pass the Level 2 exam.
- Develop a Vision Presentation and a Vision Video
During the application process, you’ll be asked to share your vision to transform education. You’ll need to share this vision via a video and also through a vision deck. This is an opportunity to share your initial vision for an innovative solution to a current challenge in education at any scale: from classroom concerns to global issues.
Check out past Innovator videos and vision decks for ideas and inspiration.
- Stay Tuned and Apply
Google Innovator Academies, dates and application deadlines will be announced on certifiedinnovators.com.
To learn more about this program and to apply, go to certifiedinnovators.com.
We asked Dale one last question after we finished the live stream, and wanted to share that with you here.
Q: How has your practice as an educator evolved as a result of participating in education programs like Impact Labs, Google Educator Innovator program and presenting at events like AASSA (Association of American Schools in South America)?
A: For me, going through the various certifications, Impact Labs and conferences is all about establishing yourself as a leader in modern education. It helps you establish your voice and clarify your vision as to where you see education heading. Finally, it is about earning your way into an incredible community of like-minded, passionate educators who are there to support you along your journey.
Huge thanks to Dale for his time and willingness to share his journey with us.
Dale Plotzki is a Learning and Innovation Coach for Colegio Roosevelt, in Lima, Peru.