At the ongoing Global Forum in Miami, school leaders, policy makers, partners and experts from more than 15 Latin American countries, along with the U.S. and Canada, are exploring the technology and tools that have the potential to revolutionize both teaching and learning. Among those who will be there are some of this year’s class of Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts and Microsoft Showcase Schools.
“This group of over 800 teachers and over 150 schools represents the best of the best when it comes to using technology to reinforce critical 21st century skills. And even more important, they’re driving real impact and outcomes,” explains the Microsoft in Education blog. “The group is significantly larger than last year’s class – with nearly three times the number of educators and more than triple the number of schools – reflecting Microsoft’s goal of increasing the worldwide pool of innovators and collaborators.”
MIE Experts are selected each year based on their innovative use of classroom technology and receive free tools and technology, including Office 365 Pro Plus (along with an IT Academy certification); participate in cases studies, speaking engagements and content development; and are eligible to earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Redmond, Washington, taking place April 2015.
Microsoft Showcase Schools have demonstrated a strong vision for educational change and have applied their vision to transforming whole schools using Microsoft technology.
Head over to the Microsoft in Education blog to find out more about this latest group of MIE Experts and Showcase Schools.
Microsoft News Center Staff