Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) – Remote learning


Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)

Entry Requirements

A good level of IT literacy.


  • 4 x 2-hour Live Interactive Workshops
  • 6-8 online courses
  • 4 challenge-based projects


Applying Microsoft Teams and related tools to design and deliver an effective remote/hybrid learning experience.


Up to 25 participants per cohort. Unlimited number of cohorts.


Microsoft Innovative Educator

Costs (per educator)


Course Description

This course explores the free tools available through Office 365, focusing around Microsoft Teams and delivering remote/hybrid learning.

The course is designed to provide teachers with clear and practical ways to deliver remote learning to students in Key Stage 2 upwards.  Educators will join hands-on interactive workshops delivered live via Microsoft Teams by experienced educators and will support their own learning by completing additional online courses and self-guided challenge-based assignments.

Participants are expected to have adequate levels of IT literacy skills and preferably (but not essential) some experience of using Microsoft Teams.

Course Outcomes

Participants can expect to:

  1. Understand how to design and deliver a remote learning offering for their school using the tools available for free through Microsoft 365.
  2. Support their colleagues to understand how to deliver remote learning, providing students with clear explanations, effective daily feedback and monitoring student progress.

By completing this course, the participants will be rewarded with their MIE badge. There is no exam involved.

Course Details


Live Remote Interactive Workshops (2-hours)

Self-Directed Activity


Session Title


 Online Courses

Challenge-based projects


Using Teams to deliver Remote Learning.

Introduction to Teams in the context of delivering Remote Learning, considering student communication, feedback, assessment, sharing resources etc.

  1. Delivering Lessons when Schools and Colleges are Closed using Microsoft Office 365.

   2. Top Tips for Using Microsoft Teams to Deliver Home Learning


Design your remote learning environment and set an assignment.


Preparing and sharing teaching resources (presentations) with students.

With students working outside of the classroom, you need to be able to explain the learning using alternative methods. 

Pre-recording your presentations and sharing them online is a great way to build up a library of learning resources for students to refer to as required.

   1. Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Support Remote Learning.

   2. Introduction to Stream

   3. Introduction to SWAY

Pre-record a presentation, upload to Stream and create a SWAY to share information with students.


Using OneNote Class Notebooks to replace student workbooks.

OneNote can replace paper-based exercise books and worksheets. Discover how you prepare, distribute and mark the work all in one place.

   1. How to use OneNote in Education

Create a OneNote ClassNotebook with a content library and
 distribute resources to students.


Understanding Accessibility Features to support SEND and EAL.

Exploring Microsoft Forms for assessment and monitoring purposes.

Using technology to deliver learning opens up a world of free tools to support SEND and EAL students. Learn how to find and apply these.

For the second part of this session, learn how to use online forms to collect and analyse information regarding your students progress.

   1. Using the Accessibility Features in Microsoft Office 365

   2. Using Microsoft Forms for Assessment, monitoring and Quizzes

Identify how you can improve your resources
 using the Accessibility features.

Create an assessment or
 quiz using Microsoft Forms.