Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts

At Microsoft, we believe in the power of the educator and the school leader, and the impact they have when they are brought together and recognized for their achievements.
Recognizing education innovation
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 their peers for better learning and student outcomes.
MIE Experts work closely with Microsoft to lead 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 promote innovation in teaching and learning.
Before you fill out and submit the self-nomination form, you will need to complete two tasks:
  1. Join the Microsoft Educator community and completed 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".
  2. Create a 2-minute Office Mix, video or Sway that answers the following questions in a manner that creatively expresses what makes you a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. 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.
    • 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 a MIE-Expert, how do you hope it will impact your current role?

Once you have completed those two tasks, complete the self-nomination form. This form will be open from May 16, 2016 to July 15, 2016.

About our education programs. Learn more about the Microsoft Showcase Schools and Student Ambassador programs.
“Being an MIE Expert gives you an opportunity to explore unexplored areas, to develop your hidden potential, to unlearn old, to learn new and better ways to teach, and above all, to meet amazing friends to learn and grow together.”– Mamta Narula, India
“What I loved about being an MIE Expert is that it pushed me to develop my skills as an educator. Sharing ideas and getting inspired by other skilled educators from around the world made me aim higher and push my own abilities as an educator”.–Richard Snyder, USA
“I have learned to be brave and courageous. I am very keen to share this genius with other girls of my society. This community has given me the courage to do so.”–Shafaque Riaz
“Becoming an MIE Expert changes everything: you are instantly a part of a community of like-minded people who will cheer you on as you continue to grow, and challenge you with their own innovative practices.”–Jim Pedrech, Canada
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