Take your teaching and your school to the next level: Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert or Showcase School


Have you ever asked a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert or a Microsoft Showcase School leader what these programs have meant to them? If so, you may have heard words like transformational, inspiring, or even life-changing – all expressed with unbridled enthusiasm.

These visionary educators are not only taking their careers to the next level, they’re at the forefront of education technology innovation. And they’re making a lasting difference for their students, schools and fellow educators.

If this sounds appealing to you, we’ve got good news. We’re thrilled to announce that nominations for the 2016-2017 class of MIE Experts and Showcase Schools are officially open.

Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert

 

Become a Microsoft Showcase School

The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for better learning and student outcomes.MIE Experts work closely with Microsoft to pioneer innovation in education. They advocate and share their thoughts on the effective use of technology in education with peers and policy makers. They provide insight for Microsoft on new products and tools for education, and they exchange best practices as they work together.To nominate yourself for the 2016-2017 MIE Expert class:

1.      Read more about the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program.

2.      Be sure you’re a member of the Microsoft Educator Community, and complete your profile. (You will need to submit the URL to your public profile as a part of the nomination process. You can find your URL by going into “Edit Profile” and looking under “basic information.”)

3.      Create a 2-minute Office Mix, video or Sway* that creatively answers the following questions:

  • Why do you consider yourself to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert?
  • Describe how you have incorporated Microsoft technologies in innovative ways in your classroom. Include artifacts that demonstrate your innovation.
  • If you become an MIE Expert, how do you hope it will impact your current role?

*To share the Mix/video/Sway in your nomination, you will need to post it somewhere that allows you to create a URL to share it.

4.      Complete the self-nomination form by July 15, 2016.

Microsoft Showcase Schools exemplify leadership, school capacity, teaching and learning, and technical capacity. Members of this global community create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, and stimulate development of essential life skills so students are empowered to achieve more.Showcase School leadership teams are part of a professional community that amplifies the use of technology to drive school-wide transformation and efficiencies.Microsoft Showcase Schools emphasize personalized learning for their students through the use of 1:1 learning devices and learning with current technology such as Office 365 Education, Office Mix, OneNote, Skype, Minecraft, and more.To nominate your school for the 2016-2017 Showcase Schools class:

  1. Read more details about the Showcase Schools program.
  2. Take the self-reflection survey and capture your results (optional).
  3. Submit an application to become a Showcase School
  4. After you submit your application, a Microsoft representative will contact you

Nominations are submitted year round and will be evaluated as they are received.

 

 

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