PionEAr

It’s not official yet, because there are some formalities to be done, but I can share the announcement and celebrate publicly.

Big announcement

I’m a Pionear!

Yes, with the -ea- which comes from Nearpod.

I have been the one with -ee- since first grade, but that’s a long story for a different kind of article.

The Network

The PioNear program is Nearpod’s way of creating a network of teachers who regularly use Nearpod in creative ways. It’s a step up from the Advanced Certified Educator (NCE). Perhaps a few steps up.

There is a dedicated Facebook group just for the Pionears. I look forward to having the first row to the exclusive updates and perks.

There hasn’t been a recruitment call for a few years, so the existing Pionears are all veterans. There are about 300 Pionears in 18 countries. I already feel the impostor syndrome! Our first meeting is in two weeks so I can only guess what’s in store.

The Benefits

What I already know is that we get to beta test new features, perhaps even get involved in some steps of the design process. We get to hold a workshop at the Camp Engage (if accepted by the committee, I suppose). The best perk of all is that my personal Nearpod account gets to be upgraded to full access and unlimited storage. I will still keep my GOLD account with the school email, for ease of access of my Google Apps.

My new badge

Oh boy, the calm long weekend just got pumped up with adrenalin.

I’ll keep it short and sweet. Longer article coming soon…

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English teacher, yoga instructor, massage therapist and much more. Life in Morocco gives fresh perspective on all the weird accumulated experiences.

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English teacher, yoga instructor, massage therapist and much more. Life in Morocco gives fresh perspective on all the weird accumulated experiences.

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