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BCPS MIE Training

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Welcome to the BCPS Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) training wiki!



Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator trainers:

Angenine Goode - Library Media Specialist, Catonsville High School
Kelly Ray - Library Media Specialist, General John Stricker Middle School



Getting Started


The first step in becoming a Microsoft Innovative Educator is to join the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network (PIL), a global community of educators dedicated to improving student learning worldwide.
Benefits to your membership in this professional learning community include: 

  • Access to FREE software and tools to engage students in the learning.

  • Access to hundreds of learning activities and tutorials created by educators.

  • Opportunities to share ideas and participate in the global conversation on education and technology. 





Join & Explore:


  1. Go to the Microsoft Partners in Learning Networkhttp://www.pil-network.com

  2. Click on the JOIN button in the upper right corner. 

    • Sign in using your Windows Live ID (e.g. Hotmail address) if you already have one 

    • If not, you may click Create One to create a Windows Live ID, or 

    • Sign in using your Google Account

  3. You will be prompted to Create Your Profile; if not, pull down the arrow near your name to View Profile > Edit.  

  4. Preview the Home page:  Spotlights, New Tutorials, Popular Discussions, Stay Connected (Twitter & Facebook feeds), Learning Activities, TeachTec Blog.
  5. Check out what's under the TABS:   

    • About - Overview or MS PIL Network

    • For Schools

    • Professional Development - Earn Badges, Teaching With Technology (FREE online learning curriculum), Windows in the Classroom (FREE video seminars)

    • Community - Discussions, Find a Member, Find an Organization

    • Hot Topics

    • Resources - Free Tools, Tutorials, Learning Activities

  6. Explore Free Tools for Educators,Tutorials and Learning Activities under the RESOURCES tab. 

    • Explore AutoCollage, Flashcards, Photosynth, Windows Movie Maker, Songsmith, OneNote, Mouse Mischief 

    • Please note:

      • Some Microsoft Free Tools for Educators must be downloaded/installed; computer administrator credentials may be required for installation on school computers. Contact your Tech Liaison.

      • One Note, Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Photo Gallery are already included on the BCPS computer image

      • BCPS does not currently use Windows 360 or the Office 2010 programs.



Which Microsoft Free Tool for Educators are you most interested in learning about at the next LMS PD session?



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