Saturday, June 18, 2016

Free Professional Development #microsoft #msftedu

Are you a…learner? Teacher? Leader? Innovator? Take advantage of the no-cost TCEA Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) academies taking place throughout Texas over the next few months. TCEA and Microsoft have partnered to make these professional learning opportunities available to anyone, member or non-member, FREE! Find a location near you at the list appearing at the bottom of this blog entry.

What is the TCEA Microsoft Innovative Educator Academy?

The newly re-designed TCEA MIE one-day academies provide participants with specific instructions and suggestions for blending technology into the classroom curriculum. Some of the topics include:
  • Create narrated slideshows, digital stories, and information-rich slideshows that enhance teaching, learning, and leading.
  • Organize classroom lessons for students that allow them anytime, anywhere access to embedded videos and content, great for flipped learning opportunities.
  • Develop web-based forms to capture real data from respondents and then aggregate data for analysis.
  • Connect with educators, students, and others via international connections using tools like Skype.
  • Explore a wealth of lesson plans and ideas that help you meet ESSA expectations for blended learning using technology.
  • Learn how to create resources and easily share them with others via the web.

Attendees will have the opportunity to craft powerful conversations about learning in a hyper-connected world, as well as receive hands-on practice and modeling with Office 365 for Education tools like OneNote,, Sway, Office Mix, and Office Forms.
Note: Did you know that when you attend the TCEA MIE one-day academy, you receive access to a OneNote Notebook, which you can read on any device, chock-full of curated content, video tutorials, articles, and more?
But wait, there’s even more! AFTER the TCEA MIE session, you will have the opportunity to join the TCEA MIE Diigo Community, an online group open to all regardless of whether you are a TCEA member or not.
And, if that wasn’t enough, you are also invited to participate in the upcoming TCEA MIE SkypeChats that will begin in August 2016 with special guests. In the meantime, join the TCEA MIE SkypeChat and get access to sneak previews of audio interviews with MIE practitioners.

Opportunities to Take Your Innovation to a Whole New Level

Session Date
Registration Link
Wichita Falls
Region 9 Educational Service Center
Region 14 Education Service Center
Killeen ISD Career Center
Lumberton Performing Arts Center
TCEA Conference Center
Region 7 Educational Service Center
University of Texas at Arlington, College of Education
Region 8 Educational Service Center
Region 1 Educational Service Center
Region 3 Educational Service Center

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