The future is here, and it’s time to step into the spotlight as a beacon of educational innovation. The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert and Showcase School nominations for the 2024-2025 academic year are opening soon and this is your opportunity to shine!  

Join the Microsoft Education team on April 24, 2024, for an informational meeting to start your journey as an MIE Expert or Showcase School. Come learn more about each program and explore the opportunities and resources available for educators and schools. Invite your fellow educators and school leaders!  

Select a time on April 24 that best fits your schedule and join us to learn more about the MIE Expert and Showcase School programs.   

Option 1: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 8:00 AM PT 

Option 2: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 5:00 PM PT 

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert program

Are you an educator who integrates Microsoft technology into your teaching? Do you inspire your students with creative thinking and a collaborative spirit? If so, the MIE Expert program is looking for visionaries like you. As a member of this exclusive community, you’ll connect with like-minded educators globally, sharing your insights and shaping the future of education. Watch this video to meet the amazing MIE Expert community.  

How to become an MIE Expert

  1. Join Microsoft Learn: Start by creating your profile on Microsoft Learn to track your achievements.
  2. Complete key learning paths on Microsoft Learn: Microsoft Educator academy, Master Microsoft Teams for any learning environment, 21st century learning design, and AI for educators 
  3. Review the nomination questions: For new MIE Experts, visit, and for renewing MIE Experts, visit 
  4. Nominate yourself: Between May 15, 2024, and June 17, 2024, submit your self-nomination, showcasing your innovative use of Microsoft tools as an educator. Note that only nominations submitted during the nomination period will be considered.  

Microsoft Showcase Schools program

If your school is a hub of innovative teaching and learning, becoming a Microsoft Showcase School can help you take your vision further. Showcase Schools are exemplary models that use technology to create immersive and inclusive experiences, fostering essential skills for the future. Check out the Showcase School criteria:   

How to join as a Showcase School

  1. Join the Incubator School pathway: Join the pathway and access support with your digital transformation. 
  2. Familiarize yourself with the framework: Review the Microsoft K-12 Education Transformation Framework to understand the program’s principles. 
  3. Assess your school: Use the Showcase School rubric to evaluate your school’s current standing and areas for growth. Visit
  4. Prepare your graduation sway: Collate evidence of your use of Microsoft tools to enhance teaching and learning. Visit 
  5. Nominate yourself: Fill out the self-nomination form between June 17, 2024, and July 1, 2024, demonstrating how your school has integrated technology to enhance education. Note that only nominations submitted during the nomination period will be considered. 

Are you ready to embrace the future of education? 

Being part of these programs means more than just recognition. It’s about actively participating in a global movement that redefines education through technology. It’s about preparing students for a world where digital literacy is not just valued but essential.  

We’re calling for educators and institutions who dare to dream big. Are you ready to join the ranks of those driving educational transformation?   

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