Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert recruitment open now until July 15

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Microsoft has recently announced that the 2017-2018 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) recruitment period is now open! Microsoft is currently seeking educators from around the world to join the next class of MIEEs. The self-nomination period is now open and closes July 15. All self-nominations must be received during this period.

What it means to be an MIEE

Being an MIEE can mean many things. For some educators, it provides the opportunity to learn from and share with people from around the world. For others, it simply means being a part of a larger group of like-minded educators with a passion for using technology to transform teaching and learning.

MIEEs enjoy free access to lesson plans, Skype in the Classroom activities, personal learning and more. They also play a critical role as advocates for education transformation, sharing their ideas on effective use of technology in education with peers and policy makers. MIEEs 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.

How to nominate yourself

The MIE Expert Program is an exclusive program 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.

To fill out a self-nomination form, please go to

If you are currently an MIEE, your Teacher Engagement Manager will contact to you confirm your continuation in the program.

Steps to becoming an MIEE

  1. Be sure that you have joined the Microsoft Educator Community and completed your profile.
  2. You must be a Certified MIE to become an MIE Expert. Ensure that you have earned 1,000 points on the Microsoft Educator Community and have the Certified MIE badge.
  3. 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:
    1. 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.
    2. If you become an MIE Expert, how do you hope it will impact your current role.

Make sure your self-nomination is in before July 15, 2017, and stay tuned for announcement about the new class of MIE Experts on August 25, 2017!


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