Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert in South Africa: How to Apply

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Microsoft is looking for self-driven educators who are passionate about their careers and inspiring students with outside-the-box thinking. If you have a collaborative spirit, are resourceful and entrepreneurial, relish the role of being a change agent, and work to achieve excellence in education using advanced technologies and social media – then you may have what it takes to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIE).

 Recently Megan Rademeyer and Victor Ngobeni presented a webinar together all about applying for this amazing opportunity. It’s worth watching this 40 minute session. It can be found at this link. Click on the image below to be taken to the recording.


MIE Experts are advocates for using Microsoft technology to improve student learning. In a year, MIE Experts typically:
  • Attend EduCast Webinars (www.aka.ms/educast)
  • Become a part of a focus group giving feedback to a development team on a Microsoft product
  • Build educator capacity in their community (school, district or at training events) by training and coaching colleagues and inviting them to join the online Microsoft Educator Community
  • Develop their 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
Does that sound exciting to you? Microsoft gives you all the help you need. Find out more: http://bit.ly/1Pqb95x

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