Microsoft Innovative Educator Training

As a Microsoft in Education Global Training Partner, TIE is excited to offer one-day and 3-hour Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)  Training Academies to meet your needs. These courses will give you an overview of the many offerings available from Microsoft to support educators and students in the classroom with the opportunity to earn badges to becoming a MIE. Additional resources will be provided throughout the day for those who would like to learn more about the topics presented in the training

MIE One-Day Training Academies

MIE Teacher Academy:

Participants will spend the day getting excited about the many tools Microsoft has to offer students and teachers. Teachers will reflect and create a customized toolkit of resources to increase engagement, efficiency and develop modern skills for a global classroom/society.


Throughout the day participants will engage in a series of immersive learning activities that will build a strong understanding of how to use technology to improve instruction and meet the learning needs of their students.


Featured Tools:

  • OneNote
  • Windows Apps
  • Sway
  • Teams
  • Office 365

*Note: This is an introductory course intended to expose trainers to Microsoft offerings for education. This is not a deep-dive instruction into any one tool. Additional trainings and resources will be provided throughout the day for educators who would like to learn more about the topics presented in today’s training.

MIE Office 365 Teacher Academy

This six-hour academy is designed to give educators an understanding of how Office 365 can provide the right environment for better learning outcomes. With Office 365, educators will learn how to become more innovative with cloud-based tools, regardless of the device they use.  It is aimed at educators for whom Office 365 is relatively new and who are looking to implement solutions to classroom problems right away. This training will explore Office 365 through hands-on activities that will introduce educators to OneDrive for Business, Office Online, Microsoft Teams, Forms, Sway, OneNote and Class notebook, as well as get a high-level overview of other tools that can enhance a classroom environment.


Featured Tools:

  • Office 365

MIE OneNote Teacher Academy

Teachers and students will develop the basic skills needed to use OneNote as a productivity tool for both themselves and their students. Time will be devoted to assist a teacher in understanding how OneNote can be used as a true collaborative tool. Interactive lessons will be created using the tools in OneNote that will then immediately transfer to classroom practice. Finally, teachers will experience and discover how Professional Learning Communities can be more productive when using OneNote to drive content delivery and creation.


At the end of the day, participants should leave feeling comfortable and knowledgeable in the basic skills necessary to be up and running successfully using OneNote in the classroom, and as a professional tool.


Featured Tools:

  • OneNote
  • Class Notebooks
  • Staff Notebooks

MIE 3-Hour Training Academies


  • Provide exposure to the many Microsoft technologies and resources that support student-centered learning
  • Experience hands-on activities and participate in best practice conversations for innovating teaching with Microsoft tools
  • Develop resources to use with students and colleagues


  • Grades 1-12
  • All subjects/content areas
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Administrators

All participants will leave with the Microsoft Innovative Educators badge and be connected to an online community for continued learning.

Please contact us for additional information or group training sessions.

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