Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Spotlight Series Podcast, a partnership between Microsoft Education and the TeacherCast Educational Network. In each episode, host Jeff Bradbury, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, interviews other MIEs to share and showcase what they are doing in their classrooms using Microsoft tools and applications.
If you’ve wondered about how other teachers have brought Minecraft: Education Edition, virtual field trips, and even Hip Hop into their classrooms, you’ll probably pick up a few pointers in this playlist!
The podcast can be found on all podcasting platforms in both audio and video formats – just pick one below, or listen to individual episodes from our full playlist below. Most episodes are between 30 and 60 minutes long.
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- YouTube: TeacherCast.net/MIEVideo
- Apple Podcasts: TeacherCast.net/MIEAudio
- Google Podcasts: teachercast.net/MIEGooglePodcasts
- Stitcher Radio: TeacherCast.net/MIESStitcher
Full YouTube Playlist
Season 2 Episodes
We take a look at the Hack the Classroom event with California educator Tammy Dunbar and learn how you can prepare your students for the 2017 Skype-a-Thon, with help from Paul Watkins and Gina Ruffcorn.
We speak to Principal Product Manager Mike Tholfsen from the Microsoft Education Team about his favorite moments from 2017.
We learn from MIE Doug Bergman how any school can create an exceptional Computer Science program that includes all students.
We welcome Sonja and Robyn back on the podcast to discuss the 2018 MIE Program. Together, we discuss the reasons why hundreds of thousands of educators call the MIE program their second family and we discuss how you can become an MIE Expert in 2018!
We speak with MIEExperts Amy and Valerie about innovative ways they create virtual field trips for their students, using Skype in the Classroom.
We welcome MIEExpert Toney Jackson from New Jersey to discuss how he uses Hip Hop to motivate and engage his 4th-grade students.
We invite Josh Sawyer, Senior Manager for US Education for Microsoft, and educators Scott Bricker and Alyson Dame to discuss the Microsoft Showcase Schools Program.
At ISTE, Shindy and Javier joined the podcast to discuss the power of inking and what advantages it brings to the classroom.
Learn why educators today are all catching #FlipgridFever!
Jeff sits down with Sara Cornish and Trish Cloud from the Minecraft Education team at the Microsoft Education booth. The big announcement at the ISTE Conference revolved around the two new updates for Minecraft Education Edition.
I had the opportunity to sit down with Tricia Van Hollebeke, Justin Chando and Mike Tholfsen from the Microsoft Education team at the Microsoft Education booth at ISTE.
Season 1 Episodes
Jeff sits down with Sonja Delafosse and Robyn Hrivnatz from the Microsoft Education team to discuss what makes the MIE program special and how you can become an MIE yourself.
Jeff sits down with Cal Armstrong to discuss how his school district is using Office 365 to provide dynamic and collaborative professional development.
Jeff sits down with David Harcrow to discuss how he is providing a college- and career-ready curriculum that can not be felt in K-12, but well beyond graduation day.
Jeff talks to MIE Master Trainer Laura Stanner to discuss how we can help our struggling readers.
Jeff sits down with Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Special Education Educator Lauren Pittman to discuss how technology can be used in the classroom to assist in teaching our exceptional learners.
Jeff speaks to Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Stacey Ryan to discuss how Skype video conferencing is being used to connect her classrooms worldwide.
Jeff sits down with Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and MIE Trainer Alex Handy to discuss how he has turned professional development into a successful and enjoyable experience for his teachers and his school district.
We welcome MIE Expert Ole Johnny Devik onto the program to discuss how he brings the world of business and marketing into the classroom.
We welcome MIE Expert Mick Hellgren onto the program to discuss a fantastic (and free) tool from Microsoft called Power BI.
Thanks for listening!