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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 Showcase School and Showcase Incubator School Leaders:

If you were previously confirmed as a Showcase School or Showcase Incubator, your account has been migrated. Please follow the steps below before attempting to log in. If you do not take this action, you will not be able to access or submit your returning or graduation application.

Below are the steps you need to take:

Step 1: Click here to access the Credential Reset tool
Step 2: Enter the email you used to submit your original Incubator or Showcase school application and click "Change your credentials"
Step 3: Click on the secure URL that is sent to your inbox
Step 4: Log in with your preferred authentication method to set your credentials

For help with the above instructions, please contact MicrosoftEDU@eventcore.com.

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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 additional self-nomination window opens November 15, 2021 and closes December 15, 2021.
Please note: The United States will not be accepting nominations during this additional window.

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!
  • Phase 1 – May – July 8 (Auto-scoring multiple choice responses)
  • July 15 – resubmissions (or first time submissions due)
  • August 30 – announcement of who the new MIE Experts are and next steps
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
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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