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The world is changing faster than ever. Technology is an accelerator, but alone it does not enable change. We believe in the power of leaders and educators, and the impact they can have when they come together to learn and grow in a supportive community and are recognized for their achievements.

Our educator and school programs were created to recognize global leader and educator visionaries who have transformed their schools and classrooms by adopting current best practices in teaching and learning, taking risks, and striving to improve their schools to increase learning outcomes.

Existing MIE Experts, Showcase School Leaders, and Showcase Incubator School Leaders:

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Read below for a brief overview of the three programs.

Program Overview Who should fill out the self-nomination form?
MIE Expert

Notice: MIE Expert self-nomination window is open from November 15 – December 15 for the 2022-2023 cohort. Announcements will go out in February 2023.

We are looking for self-driven educators who are passionate about teaching and learning, who inspire students with creative thinking, and work in a collaborative spirit. MIE Experts:
  • Have adopted current research-based teaching and learning practices, take risks, and strive to improve their pedagogy to integrate technology tools that improve student outcomes.
  • Model that failure is an opportunity to reflect and learn as well as resiliency.
  • See the MIE Expert community as a valuable Professional Learning Community that helps them continue to improve their own practice.
  • Are seen as a leader in their school and school system
  • Provide coaching/mentoring to other teachers and support their growth
  • Partner with principals and school leaders in whole school/system transformation
  • Are comfortable presenting in front of other educators/leaders and sharing their stories of growth and learning
  • Look for ways to give back to the teaching profession (MIE Experts get back what they put into the program)
See our current list of MIE Experts here (this list is published once per year at the end of August)

The term educator refers to classroom teachers, school leaders, professional learning specialists, instructional assistants, trainers, or anyone who supports teaching and learning and wants to grow their skills and support others.
The term learner refers to anyone who is receiving instruction from you. Examples are adults that you are training, students in a classroom, or colleagues that you work with that you are training.

Before you start your nomination, please download this Word document and use it to carefully plan your responses. Read carefully about how the two-phase nomination process works so that you can give yourself enough time to resubmit if your nomination doesn’t pass the first phase! If you are a current MIE Expert use this Word document to help you carefully plan your responses. If you do not request a renewal by July 11 (Pacific Time), you will be removed from the program on July 12.
Educators
The term educator refers to classroom teachers, school leaders, professional learning specialists, instructional assistants, trainers, or anyone who supports teaching and learning and wants to grow their skills and support others.
Microsoft Showcase School Program – Incubator Path: Existing/ Operational Schools Open to any school who has begun the journey to whole school transformation to improve teaching and learning. Leaders, once you've joined the Microsoft Showcase Incubator, you will get supported with your transformation plans by Microsoft, its partners and other schools in the Showcase School program. Putting you on a path to becoming a Showcase School.
See our current list of Microsoft Showcase Schools here

Before you begin, review our showcase school rubric to identify where your school is on the transformation journey and the areas in which you'd like your school to grow as a result of your participation in the program.
School Leader, Principal, Head of School
Microsoft Showcase School Program – Incubator Path: Brand New School Project The Microsoft Showcase School Program partners with like-minded leaders from around the world to design, develop, and deliver amazing new schools to learn. This track is designed to select a limited number of schools who share our vision of creating holistic examples of transformation in action. We are excited to learn more about the school you are planning to open whether brick-and-mortar or virtual.

Only fill this nomination in if you are building a new school that has an opening date at least 18 months from today’s date.

School Leader, Principal, Head of School
RETURNING APPLICANT:
Microsoft Showcase School Program – Renewing Showcase Schools
Read before you proceed. Your application requires a new sway or video that covers all the amazing work you’ve undertaken this past year. Your Sway/Video should include the following components:

  • Highlight what you have accomplished towards your vision, challenges and opportunities you would like to explore and plans for this coming year.
  • Begin your SWAY/video with your school’s name, city, state, country, and your name and role visually visible at the start of the SWAY/video.
  • Clearly respond to the following prompts:
    • This is what we accomplished this past year as a Showcase School . . .
    • This is what we are doing next in our school’s education transformation . . .
    • These are our current blockers/challenges . . .
Your sway or video will be shared publicly on the Showcase School web page http://aka.ms/SCSP.
Click here to see some outstanding examples from schools in the past.
School Leader, Principal, Head of School
RETURNING APPLICANT: Microsoft Showcase School Program – Schools in the Incubator Path seeking to become a Showcase School Read before you proceed. Please ensure that you have met all the Showcase School criteria including the Showcase School rubric and the Showcase School criteria.

Your sway or video should introduce your school and provide evidence for advancing/leading in each metric of the Showcase School rubric and Showcase School criteria. Your Sway should also include responses to the following prompts:
  • This is what we thought about education transformation before we joined Microsoft Showcase Incubator . . .
  • This is what we learned about education transformation when we engaged with Microsoft . . . .
  • This is what we accomplished during our Showcase Incubator period. . .
  • This is what we are doing next in our school’s education transformation . . .
  • This is what we are keeping in mind as we take these next steps . . .
  • These are our current blockers/challenges . . .
If accepted as a Showcase School, your sway or video will be shared publicly on the Showcase School web page http://aka.ms/SCSP.
Click here to see some outstanding examples from schools in the past.
School Leader, Principal, Head of School
Please note that in the UK and the US, the Showcase School Program is an annual program. Applications are reviewed and accepted in the summer and the program begins in the fall.

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