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Recognizing Innovation at Microsoft, we believe that technology alone cannot build 21st century skills in students. Technology is an accelerator, but alone it does not enable change. We believe in the power of the educator, and the impact educators can have when they are brought together and recognized for their achievements.
Our educator and schools programs were created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers in the effective use of technology for better learning and student outcomes.
Before you nominate yourself for a program, be sure that you have created an account on our Microsoft Educator Community and completed your profile. If you are nominating yourself to become a MIE Expert, you must have earned your Certified MIE Badge first.
Read below for a brief overview of the three programs.
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MIE Experts help Microsoft to lead innovation in education. They advocate and share their thoughts on 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. To become an MIE Expert, you must have joined the Microsoft Educator Community, become an active user of the community earned your Certified MIE Badge and demonstrate how you have incorporated Microsoft technologies in innovative ways in your classroom.
Announcement of global MIE Experts happens once per year in August.
See our current list of MIE Experts here
Before you start your self-nomination, be sure to read the recommended qualifications for becoming an MIE Expert.
Open to any school who has begun the journey to whole school transformation to improve teaching and learning. Once you've joined the Microsoft Schools program, your leadership team will be eligible to engage with other Microsoft Schools and Showcase School leaders through our vibrant Yammer community. You'll find out what other schools are doing, learn from them and share your experiences, ideas and suggestions
See our current list of Microsoft Schools here
Before you start your self-nomination, be sure to read the recommended qualifications for becoming a Microsoft School.
Microsoft Showcase Schools are a select group of schools who emphasize personalized learning approaches and integrate Microsoft’s suite of education solutions such as Office 365 Education (including Microsoft Teams, Forms, OneNote, and Sway) Skype, Azure and Minecraft.
Showcase Schools are influencers who host professional learning events for other schools and open their doors for tours to show innovative teaching and learning in action.
Schools awarded the Microsoft Showcase School designation are recognized as the best of the best because of their demonstrated commitment to embracing technology to transform education and improve learning outcomes for students
Read here for more information about how to qualify as a Showcase School
See our current list of Showcase Schools here
Before you start your self-nomination, be sure to read the recommended qualifications for becoming a Showcase School.