Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)

Thank you for your interest in Microsoft Innovative Education (MIE) resources! You can find links to most resources online, as well as special sessions and workshops below.

Welcome to my Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) page. As part of the Professional Development team, I have ample opportunities to present and write about MIE related content.

Below, you will find my curated collection of:

  1. videos,

  2. workshop session presentations,

  3. blog entries,

  4. Current MIE Expert Application

  5. Other resources.

Check back often for new content here and at

As a Microsoft Innovative Education Certified Master Trainer, Certified Trainer for Minecraft and Creative Coding Through Games and Apps (CCGA), MIE Expert, and Microsoft Surface Expert, allow me to share some resources I've put together for you. Do visit the Microsoft Innovative Education Community.

You can find links online at

1-MIE Video Series

This series includes my explorations of various tools, mostly OneNote, Teams, Minecraft:EE and assorted items.

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2-Workshop Sessions

Session Short List with Links

Some resources not included here are links to OneNote housed resources

Session List with Descriptions

  1. Creative Coding Through Games and Apps: Bring your mobile device and get an overview of CCGA course materials with suggestions how to use them. Copies of the curriculum will be shared. Resources appear in a linked OneNote online notebook.

  2. Getting to Know Minecraft: Education Edition: Bring your Windows 10 device to this 1-day training to learn how this open world game promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment for your classroom where the only limit is your imagination. We will also explore the Minecraft: Education Edition Community. Resources appear in a linked OneNote online notebook.

  3. Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) 1-Day Academy: This one-day in-depth training is designed exclusively for K-12 education teacher trainers responsible for delivering professional development training in their school districts. Join the TCEA MIE Facebook Group. Resources appear in a linked OneNote online notebook.

    • Microsoft Teams, Your New Virtual Classroom: Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Educators can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff – all from a single experience in Office 365 for Education. Learn how to use MS Teams with OneNote Class Notebook.

    • Introducing OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook: Learn the basic steps to using OneNote, including creating a workbook in the cloud, adding sections and pages, and taking notes. Learn additional ways to take notes in OneNote app on your mobile device (or OneNote Desktop/2016) by making quick notes, clipping from the Web, capturing images, recording audio, creating links, and inserting tables. We will also explore Learning Tools/Immersive Reader, OneNote Class Notebook and Office Lens app to digitize paper.

    • OneDrive in the Office 365 Classroom: Learn how to take advantage of OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage, for use in the K-12 classroom, as well as how to create online documents with Office 365. Discover some effective ways to use OneDrive to make resources accessible easily, as well as deliver content over a variety of rooms.

    • Introducing Sway: Learn how to create interactive, collaborative presentations, newsletters, podcasts and digital stories with MS Sway. You’ll also learn how to blend audio from various formats into Microsoft Sway.

  4. Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Train the Trainer 2-day Academy: In this two-day in-depth professional learning session, participants will become MIE Trainers, able to join the TCEA MIE Trainer Community and the Microsoft MIE Trainer Community on Facebook. Participants will leave with the ability to grant badges and points in the Microsoft Educator Community. Resources appear in a linked OneNote online notebook.

3-Blog Entries


  1. Our 2017 Microsoft Resource Round Up

  2. Fantastic Voyage: Minecraft Lesson Planning

  3. Five Steps to Game-based Learning

  4. Open Resources for Math and Science

  5. Minecraftian Strategies with Marzano

  6. Improved Teaching with Microsoft

  7. Forms Smackdown: Google vs Microsoft

  8. Ten Ways to Customize Microsoft Classroom

  9. Using OneDrive to Backup Your iOS Camera

  10. Engaging Learners with MS Forms

  11. Five OneDrive Tips You Can't Live Without

  12. Designing Minecraft Spaces

  13. Multimedia ELL Assessment

  14. Minecraft: Education Edition Tutorial Videos

  15. Visualizing Our Understanding with Graphic Organizers

  16. Seven Keys to Blended Learning

  17. Gamifying OneNote Learning

  18. Podcasting with Microsoft Sway

  19. Shifting the Conversation: Basic Tech Skills

  20. No More Death by Powerpoint

  21. Transform Learning with Text to Speech

  22. Get Organized: Productivity Tips for OneNote

  23. Creating Worlds of Tomorrow

  24. It's Microsoft Morphing Time

  25. Moviemaker is Dead; Long Live Story Remix

  26. Windows 10 Tips & Tricks

  27. Enhancing Parental Access with OneNote Class Notebook

  28. Remix the 5E Model with PBL and Technology

  29. Farewell, Hello Enhanced OneNote, Forms, etc.

  30. Microsoft Classroom Assignments

  31. Virtual Space Construction Workers

  32. Saving High School Seniors' Work

  33. Collaborative Projects in PBL

  34. Securing Data in Cloud Storage

  35. Tablet Trek: Tablets in the Classroom

  36. New Powerpoint Translator Makes Captioning Possible

  37. Get Current on Tech Learning

  38. Teaching Digital Media

  39. Checklists: Scaffolding Metacognitive Awareness

  40. HyperNotes? Use Hyperdocs with OneNote

  41. Creative Commons: Make OER Simple

  42. TCEA's New Minecraft Certification Course (Level 1)

  43. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Moviemaker Lives

  44. Creating Six-Word Memoirs

  45. MS Office Goes Chrome, er, Android

  46. Twitter Takeaways: OneNote Class Notebook

Current MIE Expert Application

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