What is POWER Zone Innovator Pathways?
POWER Zone Innovator Pathways is a professional development framework designed to support educators with elevating their instruction by bringing in innovative, modern best practices to their learning space. PZiP is all about educator voice and choice with learning happening at an individual's own pace. There are four levels of Innovation to achieve. Within each level are required courses that we would like all educators to participate in to align with our Zone mission and vision. There are also elective courses within each level, where educators can choose which pathway best suits their needs. If you're looking for a way to jumpstart or put a fresh spin on your instruction, check out the information below on how to get started.
FOUR Ways to Get Started - Choose Your Path
Using Google but want to learn WAY more? Innovator Pathways Level 1 courses are for you! These courses are perfect for those who want to learn more about using Google's, G-Suite for Education and/or eventually take Google's Certified Educator Exam. ENROLL HERE
Think you may be ready for the exam but need to study a little more? We have the pathway for you! Enroll in our study guide course worth 7.5 contact hours and 0.50 salary advancement credits and then take the Google Certificated Educator Level exam when you're ready! Click to register for the course in Aha! PZIP Level 2 Courses will be waiting for you once you've passed.
Ready to take Google's Certified Educator exam? Click here to learn more about the exam and get registered!
Already Level 1 or 2 Certified Educator and want to get credit for all of your hard work and accomplishments? Apply Here for district credit and enroll in our PZIP Level 2 courses. Being a Google Certified Educator is a pre-requisite for PZiP Level 2 and beyond.
Meet Our Innovators!
Our 1st POWER Zone Innovator!
Meet Tara Wold, 4th grade teacher at Ridgeview Elementary, who is the first person to finish our POWER Zone Innovator Level 1 Courses. See what she has to say about why you should join Innovator Pathways, today!
Power Zone Innovator FAQ's
What's the purpose of Innovator Pathways?
To ensure equitable professional development and support throughout the Power Zone, focusing on innovative classroom practices. As an added bonus, all participating educators will become proficient with the current technology tools we are using in the district.
How can I can I become a Power Zone Innovator?
A tiered menu of professional development options will be coming soon, allowing each educator to choose the pathway they would like to begin their journey on.
So, what's in it for me?
Aside from being generally awesome based on your Innovator status, the Power Zone is working to build a certification system using digital badges and credit for salary advancement for all educators who participate in the Innovator Pathways and complete the journey. We are also working with local stakeholders to get a sweet stash of swag for educators who reach their goals.
When can I get started?
Right now! Power Zone Innovator Pathways Levels 1 and 2 courses are and ready to go. See info at the top of this page to register.