Tag: MIE

An educator taking notes on her Surface device.

Get ready to become a Surface Classroom Champion

Technology can save time and open classrooms to the creative potential of computer science, but it works best in partnership with educators. In our ongoing mission to empower students of today to create the world of tomorrow, the Surface team at Microsoft is happy to share our latest investment in the Microsoft Innovative Educator community through the MIE Surface Experts... Read more

An educator smiling in front of his colleagues.

Attend a 1 or 2-day MIE Teacher Academy for free this summer across the U.S.

Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainers are leading fun, professional development sessions this summer and they’re coming to a city near you. Join us for these BYOD workshops showcasing Microsoft’s hottest tools and resources for K-12 teachers, built to empower students to achieve more. Choose from a 1-day MIE Teacher Academy for classroom teachers, or a 2-day MIE... Read more

MIE Expert Marie-Helene addresses her fellow educators.

Teaching English and happiness in the age of technology

Like so many of her peers, Marie-Hélène Fasquel believes that we are all students and teachers. Almost two decades after she kicked off her career teaching English in the north of France, she is as passionate in her profession as ever, taking her lessons farther and farther beyond the classroom. Marie-Hélène currently teaches OIB language and literature at the Nelson... Read more

Educator Jeff Gearhart guides his students through the worlds of Minecraft: Education Edition.

A small school’s shy students take a big step into immersive worlds with Minecraft: Education Edition

Brinnon School is small. Really small. With about 60 kids and roughly half a dozen full-time faculty members, educators at this intimate Washington school must think bigger as they set students of different ages and confidence levels on a shared path to success. Thanks to the passion and knowhow of Jeff Gearhart, Brinnon School District’s Technology Coordinator,... Read more

MIE Expert Eileen Heller teaches her class of eager students.

Integrating technology in class for great results: 6 tips from an expert

Technology opens plentiful possibilities for students, but for teachers it can present a unique challenge. New tools should not only engage students and fit seamlessly into lessons, but also add value without taking away from the many “musts” on every teacher’s list. Eileen Heller, Instructional Technology Trainer and Elementary Innovation Facilitator for Omaha Public... Read more

Doug Bergman and a female student collaborate on a reprogramming a tiny aerial drone.

A spirited teacher reshapes the computer science classroom for 21st-century makers

Doug Bergman believes computer science is changing. In his view, it’s no longer reserved just for students who want to work in technology. Doug knows a basic understanding of computer science will enable his students to solve tomorrow’s problems in just about any career they choose. That’s why, as the computer science instructor at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston,... Read more