Category: Innovation in the Classroom

Innovative educator Summer Winrotte stands untethered in her class, Surface device in hand.

For the good of her students, this traditionalist teacher meets the digital age head-on

You’d never know it by seeing how effortlessly she projects polynomials from a tablet to the monitor at the front of her classroom, but Summer Winrotte began teaching as an avowed traditionalist. “I can remember my first year of teaching, saying that I would never be paperless,” she says. As a math teacher, her college course work had to be done with longhand... Read more

A smiling educator stands in front of a diverse group of colleagues.

Nominate yourself today: 2017-18 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert recruitment open now until July 15

We are thrilled to announce that the 2017-2018 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) recruitment period is now open!  We are currently seeking educators from around the world to join our next class of MIEEs. The self-nomination period opens April 15 and closes July 15. All self-nominations must be received during this period. How to nominate yourself The MIE Expert... Read more

MIE Expert Jason Holt standing alongside a student wearing a VR headset.

An educator’s playful plan to bring true technology integration to the classroom

Jason Holt teaches students how to build games. As an instructional technology specialist, his game design course is a playful piece in a serious plan to connect students – along with his fellow teachers and administrators – to what technology can truly bring to the classroom. And based on the results he’s seeing, this Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert is well on his... Read more

Microsoft Innovative Educator Joe Fatheree speaking in his classroom.

Microsoft Innovative Educator Joe Fatheree looks to the future with his students in mind

When we envision the future of education, it’s hard to see us getting there without educators like Joe Fatheree leading the way. A Top 10 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize and certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, Joe is one of the few who works with policy makers and education influencers around the world and communicates firsthand how the changes they all make... Read more

A huge group of educators hold up flags from their respective countries at E2.

Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts recognized at Microsoft Education Exchange 2017

Educators from around the world awarded for empowering students to achieve more   Last week in Toronto, hundreds of inspiring Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIE Experts) from 83 countries came together to spark new ideas and celebrate outstanding teaching practices at the Microsoft Education Exchange (E2) event. Each of these MIE Experts is dedicated to... Read more

MIE Expert Jennifer Williams with her students.

Innovative educator Jennifer Williams is forging new connections for the modern classroom

Teachers face a unique challenge in creating a classroom that remains relevant and can keep pace with a world that moves faster than ever before. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Jennifer Williams admits that, at this point, she and her peers understand the ‘why’ of where they need to get to. They just need to find the best answer to ‘how’ they get there. For... Read more