Today, we’re thrilled to share Anthony Salcito's announcement of all the educators, school leaders, and inspiring schools that have been selected for our Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Microsoft Showcase Schools programs for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Recognising the educators from the around the world who are making an impact by pushing the boundaries of learning and creativity through technology, the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert programme now includes 4,800 educators from over 100 countries.
We'd like to extend a particularly warm welcome to our UK cohort, as we reacquaint ourselves with those MIEEs who are returning for another year, and say hello to all those who are new to Microsoft UK Education team. There are in excess of 180 UK MIEEs who we cannot wait to start working with over the next year.
You can read the original post from Anthony Salcito, and find the full list of 2016/17 MIEEs and Microsoft Showcase Schools here:
MIEEs in the UK
We are incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to work closely with such an enthusiastic and selfless group of people. This takes many forms, whether it be joining us at events, hosting workshops in their own schools, or writing blogs and engaging in conversations on social media. By sharing their stories and experiences with other educators they are empowering them to learn from their endeavours and replicate similar successes by transforming their own classrooms.
Many of you will have been to the BETT show, and there's a good chance that you'll have seen a Theatre Session presented by one of our MIE Experts, and this year was no different. We had teachers on the stand sharing their stories around OneNote, Office Mix, Windows 10, Surface and more, all centred around how they are making use of technology to transform their teaching.
However, BETT is only for four days (although at the time it can feel an awful lot longer!). There are many ways to feel the impact of the hard work of the MIEEs all year around. A great way for all educators to connect with MIEEs and learn from their experiences is through the Microsoft Educator Community, where there are all sorts of ways to engage, as well as on-demand CPD, training and lesson plan resources.
One of our new Microsoft Teach Ambassadors, Natalie Burgess, recently wrote a guest blog post that includes a fantastic Sway to educators get started on the MEC - we'd definitely recommend reading it!
There is much planned for the next 12 months, and we look forward to reaching the wider education community through our new cohort of MIEEs. Keep a look out for MIEE-penned blogs posts, Twitter chats, classroom content and ideas, as well as a host of other activities and shared experiences.