Applications are now open for the next intake of the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program.
This program connects innovative educators from around the world and helps foster a global atmosphere of pro-technology education with career development opportunities and certifications, opportunities to present in Microsoft’s global EduCast Webinar series, the ability to participate in focus groups to give Microsoft feedback on their products and services, access to exclusive events, and eligibility to attend the Microsoft Global Educator Exchange Event every February or March.
Here's the program in a nutshell according to Microsoft: 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 in the effective use of technology for better learning and student outcomes. 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.
Interested parties can self-nominate themselves here however all participants must already have a Microsoft Educator Community profile completed and be willing to create a two minute application video as part of the process.
Microsoft has a long history of making contributions to education around the world. Recent examples include their work with Office 365 Education, a renewed focus on OneNote in classrooms, and their involvement in fighting inequality in the classroom in several different countries.
Applications for the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program will close on the 15th of July 2016 and the approved applicants will be revealed a month later on the 15th of August 2016. Are you interested in applying? Let us know in the comments below.