Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. In this episode, Jeff sits down with Cal Armstrong to discuss how his school district is using Office 365 to provide dynamic and collaborative professional development.

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About Cal Armstrong

Cal Armstrong is a mathematics educator and the Director of Teaching and Technology Innovation at Appleby College, a grade 7-12 coed boarding school outside of Toronto, and a Teacher Leadership Program coach at the Institute for Advanced Study’s summer Mathematics program.  While developing the progenitor of the OneNote ClassNotebook is likely his more notable accomplishment with Microsoft, he has been integrating technology, from the earliest graphing calculators to the latest in pen-based tablets and cloud services, with deliberation and reflection for more 20 years. He is a devout pragmatist and critically eyes technology with the lens of researched-based pedagogies.  Outside of the classroom, he is an Auxiliary Police Constable.

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About the MIE Spotlight Series Podcast

MIE Expert Spotlight Series PodcastThe MIE Spotlight Series is a cobranded educational podcast produced in collaboration between the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network and Microsoft Education. Hosted by Jeff Bradbury, the MIE Spotlight series focuses on innovative thinking and teaching that incorporates cutting edge technology being deployed in classrooms.  For more information on the Microsoft Innovative Educator program, please visit: http://education.microsoft.com

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About Microsoft Education

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is the world’s largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

About the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network

In 2011, educator Jeff Bradbury created TeacherCast.net as a vehicle to curate resources for teachers and students to help them learn how to use educational technology in their classrooms.  What started with a simple concept eventually grew into a globally recognized educational broadcasting network and educational brand.  For more information, please visit TeacherCast.net

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  1. Jeff, this was such an awesome podcast! As a new #MIEexpert, I am loving the community, the connections, the support, and the learning that are trademark perks of membership. Cal was an excellent first guest for your new series. He has such high energy, clear vision, and humble, honest advice. I enjoyed his personal stories about how he got started, his 3-week Math fun (I guess there is such a thing) in Utah, and the interesting boarding school where he teaches 10th grade Math in Canada until 9pm! I must admit that I didn’t know Cal before your broadcast, but now I’m his newest Twitter follower because – well, because who wouldn’t want to connect with that kind of knowledge and fun energy?!?!
    Thanks for starting this new venture with your #MIE Spotlight podcasts. I’ll be tuning in as a regular customer to watch and learn, and maybe one of these days I’ll even jump in and share a few stories as a newbie #MIEexpert! Good stuff, Jeff! Thanks!

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