2020 : A Year of ‘Plot Twist’

My favorite movies are movies with plot twist which I never see coming, and that’s exactly what happened 2020. Here are some of the best plot twist I experienced in 2020.

1. Moving Forward Online

Many people used to believe they can’t learn online. Now they have no choice. Everyone need to learn online as Covid 19 isolate everyone at home. We have no offline workshop at all and move all of our activities online. Literally all activities. Now we have almost weekly and monthly online programs that change the way we learned things.

2. Reach Out People I’ve never could imagined

For the first time in my life, I met champion educators from amazing places in Indonesia such as Aceh, Batam, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Papua. The plot twist? We helped >380 school leaders and educators to become Google Certified Educators Level 1 & 2. Even 1 school in Sulawesi has 100% teachers become Google Certified Educator Level 1. 1 School become Google for Education Reference School. This is very unexpected.

3. Driving Impact at Scale.

I’ve always wanted to do something for my country but it seemed beyond my reach as I believe it will be super complicated. It turned out in 2020, we have regular daily national webinars for all teachers supported by Google for Education & Ministry of Education. Now, REFO’s video have > 950.000 views and we have >24.000 subscribers. We even have 4.000+ members at Belajar di Mana Saja Facebook Group from all over Indonesia who share the power of their ‘new normal’ strategy to improve the quality of learning with technology.

4. Unbelievable but Measurable Footprints

In the midst of uncertain situation, we have measurable data on how many lives have been impacted in 2020 which I have never thought we could reach before Covid-19. Moving 200 Google Master Trainers to train >10.000 educators. Whoooa, that numbers really never crossed my mind.

More Plot Twist in 2021?

It seems the plot twist is not done in 2020. I am not pretty sure what will happened in 2021 but I am so ready to see more ‘plot’ twist in 2021 which will be coming soon. Be ready to be surprised in 2021! #StayHome


Steven is a life long learner and multi-award educational technology coach with international certifications from Google, Apple, National Geographic, TED Ed, Google Earth Education, EdTech Team, EduTECH Asia, Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative, US Embassy, Tech in Asia, and many international and local institutions.

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