What is a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)?

Great teachers never stop learning. Why not take an immersive deep dive into Microsoft tools such as OneNote, Office Mix, Sway, Office 365 for Education and Microsoft Classroom. Learn how to expand the walls of your classroom using Skype in the Classroom and the online Microsoft Educator community. Microsoft Innovative Educators are teachers who are have learned the fundamentals of Microsoft tools and use these innovatively in the classroom. The Microsoft MIE Teacher Academy delivered to you by Tablet Academy as a Microsoft Global Education Training Partner is the most cost effective way of upskilling your teaching staff to make use of the full range of Microsoft tools and discover new pedagogic practices through the ‘21st Century Learning Design’ academy.
On complete of MIE Academies teachers are well positioned to sit the Microsoft Certified Educator examination and become designated MCEs (Microsoft Certified Educators).

Half-Day Academies - £400+ VAT

Our Half-Day Academies run from 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm covering the use of key Microsoft tools in the classroom.

Empower Students with Workforce Ready Skills

Prepare today's learners for their futures by leveraging communication and collaboration tools that extend learning opportunities beyond the walls of the classroom. In this workshop, participants will practice real time collaboration in Office 365, anytime communication with Skype, explore the endless possibilities with OneNote, and publish interactive content in a Sway.

A Teacher’s Day Made Easier with OneNote and OneNote Class Notebooks

In education, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! With OneNote it’s as easy as ONE. One place to create all of your lessons, one place to share with students and one place to create student portfolios, projects and collaborative class creations! Discover how to create, organize and share dynamic notebooks rich with interactive content. Bring the classroom to life with enticing audio and video features. Stay organized and on‐topic using tagging, tables and tabs for new content! Then, easily personalize the learning experience with Class Notebooks, which provides each student with their own private notebook viewable only by the teacher and individual. Use the Content library to digitize your existing lessons, and easily communicate with the entire group using the collaboration space. Keep tabs on your class and stay organized with OneNote!

Lesson Design with OneNote

Let’s get digital! See how you can use OneNote paired with the free tools provided within the Microsoft Community to digitize your lessons and artfully craft your way directly into 21st century learning! Learn how to create meaningful lesson springboards in the collaboration space of your OneNote Class Notebook, provide guided and leveled practice using the content library and, link you students directly to the web, with screen clippings, hyperlinks, and more! Take advantage of the free resources available when you become part of the Microsoft Community, and expand your capabilities and educational offerings to your students. Experience the many colors of OneNote with the Draw tab where digital inking brings new dimensions to once basic assignments. Get inspired to digitize your class with OneNote!

Enhance Assessment for the 21st Century Classroom

Looking for effective, easy ways to assess learners and challenge students to demonstrate higher level critical thinking skills? In this workshop, participants will learn how to create an Office Mix, organize, grade, and assess work in a OneNote Class Notebook, quickly collect data through Excel Survey, gather student artifacts using modern apps, and analyze results to impact instruction.

Windows 10 for Education

Using technology for the sake of technology is a thing of the past. Windows 10 provides the best platform for changing the way teachers teach and students learn. It is the platform for doing - helping educators and institutions unlock the potential of students and teachers. This session will take participants through the many features found in Windows 10 to enhance teaching and learning.

Overview of Creating Coding Through Games and Apps (CCGA) Course Curriculum

Got Bot? This session is an overview of a first-semester course that introduces programming to middle-school through early secondary grades in a manner that will excite and engage student; no prior experience required! Participants will gain an understanding of the course through hands-on experience with the curriculum and the TouchDevelop platform.

One Day Academies - £675+ VAT

The One Day Teacher Academies offer a full 6 hours of training on a variety of Microsoft tools.

MIE Teacher Academy

The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Teacher Academy teaches primary and secondary teachers more about Microsoft’s hottest tools and resources in order to empower their students to achieve more! This one-day professional learning experience teachers you how to maximize your use of Windows and take an immersive deep dive into the new Microsoft Classroom in Office 365 for Education. Teachers get the opportunity to explore tools such as OneNote Class Notebooks, Docs.com, Office Forms, Sway, and Office Mix, including how to provide students with learning experiences beyond the 4 walls of the classroom using Skype in the Classroom, and the online Microsoft Educator Community. The duration of this One Day Academy is 6 hours and featured tools that will be used are OneNote, Windows Apps, Sway, Office Mix, Skype, Office 365.

MIE OneNote Teacher Academy

This 6-hour Teacher Academy is designed to help teachers develop the basic skills needed to use OneNote as a productivity and collaborative tool for both themselves and their students. Interactive lessons will be created using the tools in OneNote which will then immediately transfer to classroom practice. Teachers will experience and discover how Professional Learning Communities can be more productive when using OneNote to drive content delivery and creation. Featured tools that will be used on the day are OneNote, Class Notebooks and Staff Notebooks.

MIE Office 365 Teacher Academy

This 6-hour Teacher Academy allows participants to take a deep dive into cloud-based tools for the classroom, with a special focus on topics such as file storage, collaboration and communication using Office 365. It will also give educators the opportunity to apply their learning towards the end of each part of the session – reflecting on the topics covered, as well as strategizing on how they can be put to the best use in the classroom or with other educators.

MIE Introducing Creative Coding through Games and Apps (CCGA) Teacher Academy

This 6-hour Teacher Academy provides teachers an orientation to the Creative Coding through Games and Apps (CCGA) course curriculum and an introduction to the TouchDevelop platform and online CCGA tutorials. The CCGA curriculum is intended for middle school through early secondary classroom settings and no previous computer science or coding experience is required. Learning outcomes include: (1) Introduction to TouchDevelop and the span of coding concepts addressed in the course, (2) introduction to all course materials and how to use them, (3) understanding for how to teach Units 1 -4 of the course, and (4) a detailed roadmap for further preparations that may be needed to teach the full course. Participant pre-work prior to the workshop is required.

Two Day Academies - £1200+ VAT

A full 12 hours of training split over two days on essential Microsoft tools and other focus areas.

MIE Trainer Academy

Join us for the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainer Academy to learn more about Microsoft’s hottest tools and resources to empower your teachers and students to achieve more! Attend this 2-day in-depth professional learning experience to learn how to maximise the use of Windows and take an immersive deep dive into the new Microsoft Classroom in O365 for Education. You will get the opportunity to explore tools such as OneNote Class Notebooks, Docs.com, Office Forms, Sway, and Office Mix, including how to provide teachers and students with learning experiences beyond the 4 walls of the classroom using Skype in the Classroom and the online Microsoft Educator Community. Featured tools used over the two days will be OneNote, Windows Apps, Sway, Office Mix, Skype, Office 365. *This free workshop is a train the trainer model and will provide you with the skills and materials necessary for you to redeliver Microsoft in Education training to other educators.

Creative Coding Through Games and Apps (CCGA) Educator Implementation Workshop

This workshop prepares teachers to teach the Creative Coding through Games and Apps (CCGA) course curriculum targeted for middle-school through early secondary classroom settings. The workshop provides an accelerated overview experience of the course with emphasis on hands-on activities with the full semester long curriculum. It is assumed workshop participants’ experience with coding and/or teaching coding will vary from none at all to extensive. Objectives include: (1) Introduction to the TouchDevelop platform and exposure to the span of coding concepts addressed in the course, (2) understanding how to use the course materials including teaching strategies, student projects and available resources, (3) recommended approaches to teaching CCGA including flexibility models for course length and online lessons, and (4) use of an actionable roadmap for gaining proficiency in TouchDevelop, developing knowledge about coding concepts, and further study of the course resources. Participant pre-work prior to the workshop is required.

Minecraft Workshop

Custom Academies

Our Custom Academies allow you to select numerous 1 hour Academy sessions to make up a Half-day (£400+ VAT), One Day (£675+ VAT) or Two Day Academy (£1200+ VAT).

Build a Collaborative Classroom and Increase Productivity using OneNote

Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organise, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!

Blended Learning with Office 365

Has your school or district just adopted Office 365, or are they thinking about it? You may be aware of some of the great tools available in Office 365, but do you know how you can use OneDrive, Skype for Business, and OneNote Class Notebooks to help you incorporate blended learning in your classroom? Let's explore blended learning, its impact on teaching and learning, and see how the full suite of tools provided within Office365 will help you build a robust learning environment that fosters student success.

Harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Personalise Your Device and Increase Productivity

Leveraging every aspect of your device can lead to increased efficiency, productivity, and a higher comfort level. Discover tools that energise and engage teachers and students by exploring the artificial intelligence of Cortana, an improved web experience with Edge, and other features such as touch, gestures, apps and inking. Join us as we demonstrate how Windows 10 can unleash 21st century teaching and learning, empowering you and your students to do more.

The Best FREE BYOD Tools for Collaboration, Digital Storytelling, and Blended Learning

Create a dynamic BYOD learning environment using the Microsoft Office mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Empower learners by leveraging the devices they have in their pockets and using the tools we all love. Explore the Office you are familiar with plus the latest Office apps like Sway and Office Mix and see how they work seamlessly on any device in any classroom, even on the go!

Flip your Classroom with Office Mix

Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix! With Office Mix, you can create digital lessons in PowerPoint with simulations, quizzes, discussions, and more. Quickly share your Office Mix with your students for them view on any device and easily differentiate instruction by using Mix analytics. Or mix it up and have students create Mixes for authentic assessment.

Learning without Borders through Mystery Skype

Using Skype, you can bring in industry experts, take virtual field trips, or connect students from across town to around the world. Playing Mystery Skype, you can promote geography skills as well as global citizenship. Learn how you can connect with other educators, get lesson plans, start a project and more with Skype in the Classroom.

10 FREE Microsoft Tools that Make Learning Fun

Who doesn’t love free tools? Come join us as we take a look at some of Microsoft's top free tools for empowering teachers and students and making leaning fun. Learn how these tools can be used across the curriculum to increase productivity and student engagement.

Speedgeeking Powered by Microsoft – 30 Apps to Transform Learning

Embrace your inner geek and check out how these 30 Microsoft apps are being used by some of the world's most innovative educators in their classrooms. See examples of how these educators are not only transforming teaching and learning, but growing learners from consumers of content to creators of knowledge.

Personalising Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook

Using OneNote Class Notebooks you can make every learning experience personal. See how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalise your classroom experience.

Providing Quality Feedback with OneNote

Providing students with timely, quality feedback is one of the single most important factors for improving student learning. See how you can utilise built‐in features within OneNote to easily guide students through assignments, scaffold learning opportunities and provided quality feedback to immediately enhance the level of understanding and clarify misconceptions. Use Inking and draw features to script fluidly over any existing file, or add audio to simply say what you mean. Better yet, embed a quick video tutorial on the student page for immediate, anytime assistance! Increase the quality of your feedback, and watch as students rise to the occasion!

Digital Storytelling on ANY device with Sway

Want to help students develop their most creative and innovative abilities? Introduce them to digital storytelling, regardless of their digital device! Students can use digital tools to create and share their own stories or experiences, or reflect on what they've learned. Join us as we learn about how you can use Sway, a NEW innovative web-based learning tool that can be used on any device your students may have access to in the classroom. Kids love to be creative and share stories about themselves...digital storytelling is the perfect way to let them do it!

10 Class Hacks Using Microsoft Office

Would you like to hack your classroom and gain more instructional time with your students? Come learn 10 tricks and tips for using Microsoft Office more efficiently so that you can hack your classroom, save time, and gain more time to spend on what matters the most - your students!

7 Steps to Making Learning More Accessible

Our mission is to empower ALL teachers and students to achieve more. The classroom is no different. Microsoft Windows and applications like Microsoft Office, along with other assistive technologies, offer features that make computers easier to use and help meet the needs of diverse learners. These give teachers the opportunity to provide personalised learning and offer students an improved experience and equal opportunity in the classroom. Come learn how Windows 10 and Office 2016 can help personalise learning for all students. We will explore ways to improve student focus, increase reading comprehension, and explore ways students are able to demonstrate their understanding using inputs other than keyboarding and text.

Redefine Learning with Microsoft Classroom in Office 365

Are you looking for a customised experience where you can manage everything from class assignments to professional learning communities and students post questions, collaborate in groups, and access all class materials needed—all in one place? Look no further! Come discover the new Microsoft Classroom, the “glue” of Office 365 Education, and learn how existing tools like OneNote Class Notebook, Sway, and more all integrate seamlessly to help you save time and improve student outcomes.

Get to Know Creating Coding Through Games and Apps (CCGA) Course Curriculum

This session is an overview of a first-semester course designed to introduce programming concepts to middle school through early secondary grades in a manner that will engage students; no prior experience required! Come gain an understanding of the course through hands-on experience with the curriculum and a tutorial to create your own app. No previous computer science or coding background required!