Microsoft Innovative Educator Teacher Professional Development


The Microsoft Innovative Educator program at Microsoft is offering a number of two-day seminars for teacher trainers and technology integration specialists.

These seminars are designed for teacher trainers and those who have responsibilities training educators on the integration of technology in the classroom. It is encouraged to have teams from schools and districts attend as there will be time set aside to develop a teacher professional development action plan that can be used to train teachers how to incorporate Microsoft technologies into teaching and learning.

Teams attending should include those who have a responsibility for developing and/or implementing professional development in their district/region/state. Specifically, a strong team would include any combination of people representing education roles, including administrator, teacher trainer, education technology director, curriculum integration specialist, or master teacher.

Seminar benefits

In addition to learning new hands-on project-based, student-centered activities for K-12 classrooms, attendees will receive:

  • Microsoft Innovative Educator certificate
  • Free access to professional development curriculum for your use in your school
  • Support from the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network community
  • Eligibility for clock or credits hours (will vary by state)

What does the schedule look like? There will be some variation by site but generally it will look something like this:

Day One

Day Two

8:00-8:30 – Welcome & Breakfast

8:30- 9:00 – Breakfast

8:30-10:00 – Increasing Classroom Collaboration and Student Engagement – Project-based Learning Focus (cross-curriculum)

9:00-10:30 – Kodu – Game Design for Young Students

10:00-11:00 - Review of Seminar Training Materials, Goals and Expected Learning Outcomes

10:30-12:00 – Right Clicks, Tips & Tricks for Office 2007 & 2010

11:00-11:15 – Break

1:00-2:00 – Live@edu and Office Web Apps

11:15-12:45 – Microsoft OneNote in the Classroom

2:00-2:15 – Break

12:45-1:30 – Lunch

2:15-3:15 – Demo: Microsoft Free Tools for Teachers & Students

1:30-2:30 – Partners in Learning Network: Introduction and Demo of Teacher PD Community

3:15-4:30 – Design Your Own Teacher Training Session

2:30-2:45 – Break


2:45-4:15 – Intro. To Accessibility Features


4:15-4:30 – Reflection and Prep for Day Two



Locations and Dates

Tampa, FL  March 24-25, 2011

Los Angeles, CA April 12-13, 2011

Houston, TX May 2-3, 2011

Austin, TX   May 23-24, 2011

Rochester, NY  June 23-24, 2011

All workshops will be held at Microsoft offices. Address and directions available on the registration site.


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