Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert

Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIEs) use Microsoft tools in the classroom and have learned the fundamentals of applying technology in education. 
This is the first step on an exciting journey of joining a professional network of enthusiastic educators who come together to learn, share, and grow.
Using Microsoft's online Educator Community, individuals can connect and collaborate, find training and lessons, and earn badges and certificates based on their achievements.

Here at DRET we have an increasing number of staff who have achieved the award of MIE which is fantastic, and great recognition of the skills our staff have.


Taking it further, Microsoft have an enhanced award called Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert:



Recognizing Innovation at Microsoft, we believe that technology alone cannot build 21st century skills in students. Technology is an accelerator, but alone it does not enable change. We believe in the power of the educator, and the impact educators can have when they are brought together and recognized for their achievements.

The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers in the effective use of technology for better learning and student outcomes.

MIE Experts help Microsoft to lead innovation in education. They advocate and share their thoughts on effective use of technology in education with peers and policy makers. They provide insight for Microsoft on new products and tools for education, and they exchange best practices as they work together to promote innovation in teaching and learning.



There are only several thousand of these educators around the world and we are pleased to say that one of our Charles Read Academy teachers has been recognised by Microsoft and achieved the award.


Ms Burrell proudly wearing her OneNote cape!

An amazing achievement by Ms Burrell, and we would like to pass on our congratulations! 

Look out for a guest blog post from Ms Burrell soon detailing how she uses OneNote Class Notebook effectively in the classroom with her students.

If you would like more information on the MIE awards, click here. Google also has a series of awards - to find out about those, click here.
If you are DRET Staff and interested in achieving these external awards or in our own in-house awards, get in touch with the eLearning team or visit awards.dret.cloud

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