At Microsoft, we recognize that technology alone cannot develop the 21st century skills students require. We are inspired, every day, by the impact amazing educators and thoughtful leaders are making on innovative teaching, all leading to improved student outcomes. We are heartened when our Microsoft Educators and Showcase Schools help support and transform others across the world – just as we saw last month, when the St. Thomas School in Medina, Washington collaborated on the development of a new Showcase School in Rwanda.
— Kimberly Mecham (@kimberlymecham) July 27, 2017
Today, we are delighted to announce thousands of educators, school leaders, and schools are once again leading digital transformation in education through our Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Microsoft Showcase Schools programs.
Announcing the 2017-2018 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts
The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) program is composed of more than 150,000 educators worldwide, who have joined the Microsoft Educator Community and successfully completed online courses, contributed lesson plans, and connected with other educators across the globe.
This year, we welcome over 6,000 educators who were selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEE) for their excellence in teaching and learning. These educators spark creativity among their students with thoughtful integration of Microsoft technologies to improve student learning.
These accomplished educators inspire peers and policymakers as they find new and innovative ways to incorporate 21st century learning into their classrooms. They share their best practices and work together, both in-person and online, through the Microsoft Educator Community. The MIE Experts also provide Microsoft representatives with valuable insights and ideas, so we can evolve technology to improve teaching and learning further.
Hear from MIE Experts about what this community means to them:
Announcing the 2017-2018 Microsoft Showcase Schools
The Microsoft Showcase Schools program recognizes innovative leaders in schools around the world. As Microsoft Showcase Schools, leadership teams are part of a professional community that thoughtfully leverages technology to drive digital transformation and efficiencies in schools.
Microsoft Showcase Schools are recognized leaders in personalized learning amplified by devices for each student. These schools thoughtfully integrate a variety of Microsoft solutions such as Windows, Office 365, OneNote, Skype and more to enable anywhere, anytime learning for students.
Microsoft Showcase Schools represent urban and regional schools, as well as schools with various levels of funding. They also cover all types of demographic and geographical regions – last year, for instance, we happily welcomed Ysgol Bae Baglan from Wales into the program.
— Ysgol Bae Baglan (@BaeBaglan) August 18, 2016
See the list of more than 550 new Microsoft Showcase Schools and 2,200 Microsoft Schools.
Recognizing our 2017-2018 Microsoft Schools
Currently there are more than 2,200 participating institutions in our Microsoft Schools program who are exploring digital transformation and integration of Microsoft technology into their classrooms. These schools are benefiting from the best practices of Microsoft Showcase Schools and are emerging as new education leaders in their communities.
If you are in a school that’s starting to consider how to transform education and integrate technology, we invite you to register anytime for the Microsoft Schools program.
Learn more about getting involved:
- Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert
- Help your school become a Microsoft Showcase School or Microsoft School
- Join the Microsoft Educator Community