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Learner? Leader? Innovator? Attend the FREE MIE Academy!

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Written by Miguel Guhlin

Are you as innovative as you could be? If you are a learner, teacher, leader, or innovator, sign up for the no-cost TCEA Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) one-day academies taking place all over Texas! Find out how to take advantage of this great learning opportunity.

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 opportunitiesMS Classroom, Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE).
  • 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, Docs.com, 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 MIE Innovation to a Whole New Level

 

Session Date

City

Location

Registration Link

7/18/2016

Abilene

Region 14 Education Service Center

Register

8/2/2016

Killeen

Killeen ISD Career Center

Register

8/4/2016

Lumberton

Lumberton Performing Arts Center

Register

8/8/2016

Austin

TCEA Conference Center

Register

8/19/2016

Kilgore

Region 7 Educational Service Center

Register

9/9/2016

Arlington

University of Texas at Arlington, College of Education

Register

9/19/2016

Pittsburg

Region 8 Educational Service Center

Register

9/23/2016

Edinburg

Region 1 Educational Service Center

Register

9/28/2016

Victoria

Region 3 Educational Service Center

Register

 

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Miguel Guhlin

Director of Professional Development at TCEA
A former director of technology, Miguel brings a unique perspective to TCEA’s professional development team. He specializes in Microsoft’s educational products and has extensive instructional technology experience. A prolific writer, Miguel blogs at Around the Corner and for TCEA’s TechNotes Blog. Miguel earned both his Master’s degree in Bicultural/Bilingual Studies with an ESL Concentration and his B.A. at University of Texas, San Antonio.

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