Microsoft Innovative Educator Programs

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) programs recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers for better learning and student outcomes. These are a variety of programs to help both educators who are just beginning this journey, as well as programs for educators who are leaders in innovative education.
Microsoft Innovative Educator
Start your journey by becoming a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE). MIEs use Microsoft tools in the classroom and have learned the fundamentals of some of these tools. This is the first step on a journey of joining a professional learning network of enthusiastic educators who come together to learn, share, and grow. Join the Educator community and earn 1,000 points to earn your certificate and become a Microsoft Innovative Educator. Learn more.
Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer
MIE Trainers are educators, government or district trainers, professional development specialists, or affiliates who want to train educators and school leaders on the effective use of technology in teaching and learning. Complete either a two-day in-person Trainer Academy or an online Trainer Academy and commit to and report training 100 educators per year to become an official MIE Trainer. Note: You do not need to be an MIE Expert to become an MIE Trainer. Learn more.
Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert
As you become skilled at integrating technology into the classroom, consider submitting your self-nomination to join the MIE Expert program. This is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries 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 to advocate and share their thoughts about the effective use of technology in education with peers and policymakers, provide insight for Microsoft on new products and tools for education, and exchange best practices as they work together to promote innovation in teaching and learning. Self-nominations are accepted annually between May 15 and July 15. Learn more.
“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, UAE
“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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