We’re looking for top educators, ready to spread the word about the great things they are doing in the classroom. The Microsoft Innovative Educator – Expert Program is an exclusive program created to recognise pioneer educators who are using technology to transform education.
Microsoft is seeking top innovative educators who are using Microsoft technologies to engage students and their peers in innovative ways to positively impact learning. Microsoft is particularly interested in educators who are actively mentoring others, active in social media and have a passion for and a desire to share their experiences.
As an MIE Expert, you will be asked to advocate and share your experiences with peers and policy makers on effective use of technology in education. The UK MIE Expert community will also provide access to fellow innovative educators to share valuable experiences, lessons and best practices and work together as a community to promote ideas to innovate in teaching and learning.
This is a non-paid, ambassador program, however you will receive some fantastic benefits as an MIE Expert. Benefits include your own Windows 8 tablet and, other rewards such as a chance to attend the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Microsoft HQ, Seattle, in March 2015.
Applicants will be evaluated based on their learning activity, application form and interview if called.
What we need you to be:
- Ready to share your passion for Microsoft with peers, both face to face, and through social media, blogs and videos
- A creative, innovative technology advocate
- An educator interested in developing strategies to benefit and share with other educators
- Energised, with a friendly and outgoing personality
- Able to work autonomously and within a team
- Display confident and articulate presentation and written communication skills
- Full-time education
- #1 fan of Windows devices and services
What you’ll be doing:
- Advocating Microsoft technologies in the context of the classroom and in schools from November 2014 until December 1st 2015
- Representing Microsoft and sharing your experiences through social channels (blogs, communities) online engagements (webinars) and presenting at local events
- Using a Windows 8 device and other Microsoft products and services
- Mentoring and training other educators in applying the use of Microsoft technologies to learning
- Providing input in professional development content for educators
- Collaborating with other MIE – Experts and Microsoft on your experiences
- Weekly reporting on your activities
What you’ll get:
- Training at a workshop in Autumn 2014
- Access to a Windows 8 device with Microsoft Office 365
- Unique MIE Expert presentation and event collateral
- Monthly incentives for the top MIE Experts
- Select MIE Experts will receive the opportunity to attend the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in March 2015
- Access to an exclusive community of educators with monthly webinars from education specialists, Microsoft technology and education specialists and a private online community
- Mentoring from Microsoft and education specialists
What’s the next step?
We’re inviting educators from the all over the UK to apply for the MIE Expert program today.
Application to include a cover letter and a program CV.
The cover letter should detail your suitability for the program and include a summary of a learning activity that demonstrates your Microsoft in the Classroom story. The program resume should include details of your use of Microsoft technologies in the classroom, links and details of relevant online engagements; education related blogs, Twitter, school or other blobs, Pinterest etc, experience of engaging with fellow educators in new educational initiatives, events & conferences and any informal or formal testimonials if delivering or facilitating professional learning.
Please email Mandeep Atwal on email@example.com with your CV and cover letter.
On submitting your CV and cover letter, you will be requested to submit a more detailed summary of your “learning activity” on the Microsoft Educator Network:
- Submit a summary of a “Learning Activity” that incorporates the development of 21st century skills and/or uses Microsoft technologies to improve student outcomes and engage students in new and innovative way – an example of “your Microsoft in the Classroom story”.
- Office Mix: Summary should be a maximum of 5 PowerPoint slides in length and include photos, evidence and examples of student work (which may include a grading rubric) and a video (recommended but not required – a link to the video will suffice due to file size)
Please email Mandeep Atwal on firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and cover letter and a link to your Learning Activity.