Education innovator program

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020

Education innovator program

The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program is a thriving community of passionate educators, dedicated to learning, growing and working together to change the lives of students. The program is seeking self-driven educators to join the ranks and collaborate with others who are constantly pushing the boundaries of traditional teaching.

MIE Experts not only inspire students with creative thinking, but also share learning with colleagues and other educators through local training programs, conference presentations, blogs and social platforms. They are resourceful and entrepreneurial, relish the role of change agent and work to achieve excellence in education.

Interested educators can join the program via a self-nomination process until 15 July 2020. You will need to follow a few steps, including development of a profile at the Microsoft Educator Centre. You'll need to successfully pass required courses and become certified, along with creating a 2-minute video in support of your nomination. Further information can be found using this link.

Being an MIE Expert opens the door to new opportunities including:

  • Access to professional and career development opportunities and certifications.
  • Share your expertise with world-renowned educators and specialists to scale their innovations.
  • Build educator capacity in your community (school, district or at training events) by speaking, training and/or coaching colleagues and inviting them to participate in the online Microsoft Educator Community.
  • Participate in focus groups giving feedback to development teams on Microsoft products.
  • Test new products while in beta form and participate in pre-release programs for certain education-related tools.
  • Represent Microsoft through product demonstrations and by attending events.
  • Collaborate with innovative educators around the globe.
  • Host regional events showcasing your use of Microsoft technology in the classroom.

MIE Experts will be selected by the regional Microsoft representative based on the quality of the responses to the self-nomination form, the level of innovation and use of Microsoft tools described in the learning activity and the level of detail in how becoming a part of the program will impact both teaching and student learning.

MIEEs will be next publicly announced at the end of August 2020.

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