Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert: How to Apply

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert

Step 1. Review program opportunities and activities

MIE Experts are advocates for using Microsoft technology to improve student learning. In a year, MIE Experts typically:

  • Attend EduCast Webinars (
  • Become a part of a focus group giving feedback to a development team on a Microsoft product
  • Build educator capacity in your community (school, district or at training events) by training and coaching colleagues and inviting them to join the online Microsoft Educator Community
  • Develop your own capacity as a thought leader by:
    • Speaking at conferences
    • Regularly participating in social media such as Facebook and Twitter referencing #MSFTEDU and using our Social Chorus tool to amplify your messages.
    • Authoring a blog that highlights innovative uses of Microsoft technologies in the classroom
    • Presenting in local or global webcasts
  • Try out new products as they come out and are in beta form
  • Collaborate with innovative educators across the globe using Skype in the Classroom
  • Host regional events showcasing Microsoft technology
  • Mentor 3-5 colleagues throughout the year and encourage them to apply to become an Expert Educator

Program Length

The MIE Expert program is a 3-year program. If at the end of three years, you want to continue as an expert, you will need to complete a new self-nomination form and demonstrate that you have continued to grow as an educator by learning new technologies and applying them in your classroom in innovative ways.

Step 2. Join the Microsoft Educator Community

As part of the self nomination process, You will be asked to tell us a little about yourself:

  • Why you would like to consider yourself to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.
  • Describe a lesson you have taught in which you have incorporated Microsoft technologies in an innovative ways.
  • How do you think being and MIE Expert will impact your teaching.

Be creative, Be bold! Simply tell us about you in any way you choose, a video, a hosted document, a Sway, a Mix whatever format you are most comfortable with! You will need to submit a URL to your chosen method of response.

Join the Microsoft Educator Community and fully complete your profile.

When the nomination process is open Apply here


MIE Experts will be selected by the regional Microsoft representative based on the quality of the responses to the self-nominations form, the level of innovation and use of Microsoft tools described in the learning activity and the level of detail in how becoming a part of the program will impact both teaching and student learning.



Application Process Round 1: June 26 - August 15, 2015
Round 2: August 15 - October 30, 2015
Selection of Experts and Fellows Round 1: July - September, 2015
Round 2: September - November, 2015
Announcement of Expert Educators Round 1: September 15, 2015
Round 2: November 20 2015
MIE Experts Active Engagement November 2015 - November 2016
Webinars September - June (annually)
Global E2 (Educator Exchange) Event Spring 2016