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Applying to the Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator Program

Microsoft’s Innovative Expert Educator Canada program is looking for new educators to become a part of our team. Learn more.

Expert Educator Application Detailed Instructions

Applying to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert? If yes Download the Application Detailed Instructions.

Leah Obach & The Microsoft Expert Educator Program

Why become a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator? Read Leah’s story.

Learning Activity Rubric

Applying to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert? If yes Download the Learning Activity Rubric.

Criteria to Become a Microsoft World Tour School

Applying to become a Microsoft World Tour School? If yes, Download the Criteria Document.

Announcing the Winners – Expert Educators

This year’s Innovative Expert Educator winners for Canada are Jessie Mann from Holy Rosary High School, Lloydminster Roman Catholic School Division, Lloydminster, Alberta and Rodd Lucier Student Success Teacher from Komoka, Ontario.

Announcing the Winners – Mentor Schools

Congratulations to Ecole secondaire Cavelier de LaSalle and Appleby College staff, students and community for winning the Microsoft Innovative School 2014 Award.

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PIL Programs

Innovative Experts are transforming education

Microsoft's Innovative Educator Expert (MIE Expert) is an exclusive one year program that celebrates educators across the world who use technology to transform education. This exclusive global community consists of visionary leaders and other forward thinking educators who work closely with Microsoft to help lead innovation in education.

A more in-depth experience

The Microsoft Innovative School program offers schools that have joined the Partners in Learning (PiL) global community, an opportunity to have a more in-depth experience to amplify the impact of change. Microsoft Innovative Schools offers different levels of engagement where school leaders with common interests can share experiences and learn from one another.

A model of innovation

The Microsoft Mentor School program recognizes leaders who have achieved change within their own education systems. Each year, a small number of Innovative Schools can apply to join this elite group of leading-edge schools from around the world as part of the Microsoft Mentor School program.