Applications open for Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) on April 15, 2018 and are open until July 15, 2018.

Before submitting your self-nomination, you must first join the Microsoft Educator Community (MEC) at and complete your profile. e.g.

Sign up for an account, using one of the following options:

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Then complete courses/activities, to earn yourself more than 1,000 points e.g.

The Microsoft Educator Community courses are typically comprised of training videos and summary slides, referred to as ‘application alley’. Once you have worked through the training you can attempt the Quiz, which typically has an 80% pass rate. Passing this quiz will earn you Microsoft points. You can take each quiz as many times as you like.

Earning more than 1,000 points will earn you the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) badge.

MIE Badge

As well as collecting badges you can also be awarded certificates for your achievements.

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Once you have achieved your Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) badge, you can begin your application for MIE Expert.

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Application

Microsoft requests that you submit either a 2-minute video or Sway that creatively answers the following questions:

– Why do you consider yourself to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert?

– Describe how you have incorporated Microsoft technologies in innovative ways in your classroom. Include artifacts that demonstrate your innovation.

– If you become a MIE-Expert, how do you hope it will impact your current role?

When submitting your application (from April 15, 2018) you will need to store your video/sway online and be able to share its URL at

“MIE Experts will be selected by the regional Microsoft representative based on the quality of the responses to the self-nomination 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.”

Successful MIE Experts are typically notified in August

Good luck with your 2018/19 application…