Start your school’s Microsoft journey today – launching our new Teacher Inspiration Workshop Series!  

As part of Phoenix’s continued dedicated work alongside Microsoft as a Global Training Partner, we are delighted to bring you another series of FREE Microsoft Webinars in our Teacher Inspiration Workshop Series: Journey to Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE).

Tailored towards digital leaders within schools these twilight webinars have been designed to educate teachers with simple and practical Microsoft technology tools available FREE as part of Office 365 subscriptions which can be used to drive digital transformation in your school environment. Alongside this, we encourage those schools who aspire to attain Microsoft Showcase School status, to enroll colleagues within this programme so that we can educate them in the role of becoming a Microsoft MIEE representative for your school.

The series is a fantastic opportunity for those teachers who are looking to elevate their professional development and learn how to get the most out of their Microsoft technology to utilise it to engage pupils and save themselves valuable time. However, as stand-alone workshops school leaders may feel that all school staff would benefit from attendance in some sessions, therefore we have ensured the workshops are concise and fit into a twilight staff meeting slot, with all sessions being made available on demand following the webinar should you miss a step within the series and wish to catch up.  

The focus on the sessions will be include engaging in the Microsoft Community programmes to support both your own and school’s continued professional development utilising Microsoft technology as well as practical tips for how to get the most out of your Office 365 subscriptions. We know as a result of the pandemic many schools have dived into the use of technology for remote learning, however what we aim to do within this teacher inspiration series is focus upon how you can embed technology into the school environment to support both staff to reduce their workloads and increasing engagement and independent working for students.  

The six workshops will take you through the journey of becoming a Microsoft Innovative Educator by initially outlining the Microsoft community programme, followed by four technology focused sessions exploring accessibility, saving time with Microsoft Forms and getting the most out of Microsoft Teams for both staff communication and student resources. Finally, we will summarise the learning with a final session focused on how you can take your use of technology to digitally transform your teaching and apply to gain recognition for this as part of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Programme, unlocking a whole community of like-minded educators you can share with and learn from as part of Microsoft UK’s wonderful MIEE community. The aim is that within each workshop you will gain knowledge of a tool which you will be able to go away and implement immediately to digitally transform the way you teach and communicate with students and colleagues.  

At Phoenix, we know how hard school leaders and teachers have worked this year and hope this series of FREE practical workshops will inspire you to engage with the technology at your fingertipsgiving you back precious and valuable time as well as supporting you to gain the well-earnt recognition for the amazing ways you are using technology to inspire children’s minds and engage them within their learning.  

Jennifer Wilson
Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson joined Phoenix in early 2020 as a Digital Marketing Specialist and has since progressed to a Digital Marketing Manager. Jennifer is responsible for the Digital Marketing Team and is passionate about supporting the business and its goals through creative marketing campaigns. Jennifer works closely with specialists within Phoenix and vendors to ensure all our marketing campaigns are educational, impactful, and add value to our customers.

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Wednesday 21 April at 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Session 1 – Introduction to the MEC and becoming an MIEE

Are you a digital lead in your school looking to take the next step? Interested in Microsoft programmes and utilising technology in your school to save school leaders and teachers both time and money? Sign up to our Teacher Inspiration series or individual workshops to gain practical advice for how to embed FREE Microsoft technologies in your school environment and how to use the Microsoft Education Community Programmes to take both your own and staff CPD to the next level.

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Wednesday 5 May at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Session 2 – Creating an accessible classroom

Looking for some teacher inspiration? Our next journey to MIEE series workshop is perfect for all educators to equip you with the basic FREE Microsoft tools you can implement immediately to ensure an inclusive classroom! An essential webinar for all digital leaders but a great one to encourage your school SEND leads or even better whole school staff to attend and learn how to insure they are supporting independent working for all learners.

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Wednesday 19 May at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Session 3 – Saving teachers time with forms

Are you a school leader or business manager looking to save time on basic data collection tasks within your school? Or a teacher looking to quickly assess students or create simple quizzes or independent resources for students? The next webinar in our Teacher Inspiration series will provide practical, time-saving ideas for how to utilise Microsoft Forms in the school environment.

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Wednesday 2 June at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Session 4 – Using Microsoft Teams to improve Staff Communication

Next up in our Teacher inspiration series, we focus on driving a culture change as the digital leader within your school. We take a practical look at utilising Teams for Staff communication saving all staff time and allowing for more efficient, flexible and smarter working processes in your school.

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Wednesday 16 June at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Session 5 – Using Microsoft Teams to set homework

We know as a digital leader in your school, at the forefront of your transformation is providing practical classroom solutions for your teachers which allow them to work more efficiently and engage their students in their learning. In this penultimate session in our teacher inspiration series we focus upon utilising Teams for classroom resource sharing and homework.

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Wednesday 30 June at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Session 6 – Application to become an MIEE

Whether you’ve attended our whole teacher inspiration series to learn how to drive digital transformation using some FREE and easy to use Microsoft tools or simply looking to find out more about their MIEE programme; our final session focuses on the last stage of journey to MIEE, your application! We will walk you through Microsoft’s formal MIEE application process and return to the benefits of the programme not only to your own personal development as a digital leader but also that of your school and staff as you aspire towards a Microsoft Showcase School status.

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