Microsoft Train the Trainer Event Announced for NCCE Week in Portland!

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Great news!  Microsoft has announced a Microsoft Train the Trainer event on March 17-18 in Portland, Oregon.  Although registration to the NCCE conference is not required, you could easily couple this with your with our Portland conference to created a great technology 2-for-1 experience!

Details include:

Program Title: Microsoft 2-Day Teacher Trainer Workshop

Date: March 17-18, 2015

Location: DoubleTree Portland, the conference hotel!


The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) program is Microsoft’s flagship teacher professional development program designed for trainers responsible for delivering professional learning in their districts.  This free workshop delivered in conjunction with NCCE 2015 is a train the trainer model, providing in-depth training across a range of Microsoft tools including Office 365, OneNote, Office Mix, and a number of free tools Microsoft makes available for teachers and students.  Attendees who complete the program have the opportunity to become Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainers and are empowered to deliver the program with free use of the training materials in their schools and districts.

The MIE program was designed by teachers and teacher trainers for K-12 educators across all subjects. The training is aligned to 21st Century Skills, as well as ISTE NET-S and Common Core Standards.  It increases the knowledge and integration of technology tools to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom, enabling teachers to get more out of the Microsoft products. By completing the training you will receive a certificate for your participation and become a Microsoft Innovative Educator.

This event is designed for school district and building trainers who have responsibility for training educators on the integration of technology in the classroom and have a willingness to commit to training 75 or more educators annually.

For more information and to register, click here to get to the Microsoft event page!



Dr. Jason Neiffer is the NCCE Tech-Savvy Administrator in Residence. Jason is the first Assistant Director/Curriculum Director of the Montana Digital Academy, Montana’s public state virtual school. Since MTDA's start in 2010, he has led a team of over 150 teachers building a supplemental online education program delivering over 120 course titles to tens of thousands of students across the State of Montana. Before working with MTDA, Jason was a veteran classroom teacher with experience in two high schools building thriving programs in social studies, debate, speech, newspaper production, and computer science. Jason is a leader in educational technology integration and popular speaker and trainer with experience working with thousands of teachers from all levels to improve their tech-savvy teaching. Jason has been honored as a Distinguished Educator, Most Inspirational Teacher, Outstanding Teacher, and winner of the ISTE “Making IT Happen,” Blackboard Catalyst for Teaching and Learning, and NCCE Eric Jensen Leadership awards.