3 Tips 💥 🔊 📈 to Become Google for Education Certified Innovators

You don’t have to wait till the next Google for Education Certified Innovator program launched to prepare your application to join the program. You can start your innovation journey NOW with these three emoji. Here are the 3 EMOJI (TIPS) you need to become Google for Education Certified Innovator!

1. 💥Transform

💥 Collision
“A symbol that represents a crash or collision or impact
spark.” https://emojipedia.org/collision-symbol/
Start your SPARK!


There is a saying “Fake it till you make it.” . To apply as innovator, there is no way of becoming one without trying to become one. The best way to start becoming innovators is to start making the collision 💥 !!


It’s about SHOWING, not just TELLING.
In the Innovation program, we will learn together with coaches who will show you how they started innovation journey and help you starting yours! Getting advice from somebody who’s doing the things that you’re dream of doing is what makes Google Certified Innovator Academy is one of the best professional development opportunity in the world. As one of the coaches, I’m myself inspired by each coach’s spark 💥!


💥Find problems worth solving in your surrounding. Start with what you have to TRANSFORM your challenges into OPPORTUNITIES.

💥Explore multiple ways of how technology can help you to tackle the challenges. Getting Google Certified Educator L2 is a must so you will get better experiences of using various technology.

💥Spark your ideas into action. No matter how LIMITED your resources, how HARD your problems, and how IMPOSSIBLE your problems, it is time to fearlessly do something with it.

2. 🔊 Advocate

🔊 Speaker High Volume
“A speaker cone displayed with three sound waves, generally used as an icon to indicate the increasing of volume on a phone or computer.” https://emojipedia.org/speaker-with-three-sound-waves/
It’s time to amplify your voice 🔊! Make it LOUDER!


It’s never about how perfect your solutions/ideas, it’s about your progressive effort to advocate change and amplify your voice to change the world. There’s no better time to let your voice heard.


There are so many ways you can do to advocate what you believe is matters to you and the world. In the Innovator program & energizer, you will listen to the existing and new innovators who will inspire you to share your fearless action. In the academy, we learned that you don’t have to wait till we completely solve the problems to amplify our voice because your ideation process, failure, iteration are something worth to celebrate and share!

In the Certified Innovator Energizer, you will even be amazed at how each innovator celebrate their voice through books, articles, podcasts, webshows, blog, online presence, and public speaking opportunity.


🔊Publish your action (even your failure!!) in any digital media platforms. It could be blog, podcast, social media, presentation, books, and online presence. Don’t just keep what you did to yourself. Everyone has a story to tell and amplify.

🔊Don’t be afraid someone stealing your ideas. Nobody can replicate your unique passion, perseverance, and ideas if you stick with your own and focus to exercise what you’re doing consistently. Challenge yourself to share your ideas with others. Fear not!

🔊Paying Attention, Not Getting attention. It’s never about getting attention to showcase yourself, it’s about pay attention to what matters to you. In my blogging session, I told my participants the reasons I create content through blog is to help me structure my thinking, restructure my ideas, and focus on problems. It’s about PAYING attention. NOT Getting attention.

Connecting with Content through Blog Workshop

3. 📈Grow

📈 Chart Increasing
“A graph showing a red or green trend line increasing over time.” https://emojipedia.org/chart-with-upwards-trend/
Never stop growing!


There is no way you can improve what you have achieved without growing. While you’re starting your transformation journey and amplify your voice in social media, don’t forget to learn from each other & measure your progress towards the goals you want to achieve.


During the innovation program, you will learn how to assess your progress through OKR: Objectives & Key Results. You will also learn how to gather feedback so you can GROW your ideas using S.C.A.M.P.E.R approaches (Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, Reverse).

In the final phase, you will practice to bring your ideas to the next level by LAUNCHING it using PIXAR story spine to challenge you to grow your ideas. You will feel the energy, the excitement, the nervousness of the innovators growing 📈 process during the process. It’s super contagious!


📈Set your OKR (Objectives & Key Results) you want to achieve. Measure your progress toward results you want to achieve. Stay growing in the ways you’ve always wanted to grow.

📈Collaborate not Compete. In order to grow, you should shift perspectives of seeing innovative people as your collaborators NOT competitors. Observe, learn, and gain feedback from them. Again, everyone is unique so it’s time to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness to push us to grow!

📈Be flexible to modify your ideas. Don’t stick to one ideas, stick to your problems and users. By allowing yourself to be flexible and adapt, you allow yourself to reflect and modify to optimize your growth towards your goal.

“It’s what you do with the opportunity.”

In the end, the most important part of becoming Google Certified Innovator is not about getting the badge, it’s about what you can do with the opportunity.

Don’t wait till you become Google Certified Innovator to start your 💥 🔊📈journey! Your time is NOW!


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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