Sparking educator curiosity and creativity at the annual Education Exchange (E2)
Every day I’m inspired by educators who innovate in the classroom and provide the best learning opportunities for their students. Educators are sparking creativity and curiosity in their students, by embracing modern teaching and learning, innovative curriculum, and by providing immersive experiences with technology. To celebrate these amazing educators and provide them with the opportunity to collaborate with each other, Microsoft is hosting the annual Microsoft Education Exchange (E2) event, as it has done for more than a decade.
We are pleased to announce this year’s Microsoft Education Exchange (E2) event will be held in Singapore, from March 13 through March 15, 2018. We chose Singapore as host country because of its highly regarded education system, quoted to be “the world’s best education system,” according to an OECD-led study. Singapore is rated first in math and science and has one of the highest literacy rates in the world. E2 2018 will be hosted in Singapore with the support of local and international governments.
Educators invited to attend E2 2018 to be announced soon
We announced the cohort of 2017-2018 Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIE) Experts in September. Since then, this talented group of more than 8,000 educators has participated in local contests to identify the best-of-the-best and win trips to attend E2 2018. The list of winning educators will be announced in December 2017 on the Microsoft Education Blog and the Microsoft Education Facebook page.
Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts at the awards ceremony in Toronto, Canada (March 2017).
E2 also serves as an opportunity to come together and explore industry trends – including emerging technologies that support teaching, skills development, modern pedagogies, safe school environments, and predictive analytics that identify at-risk students. It’s a great event for education leaders who help transform today’s teaching systems into learning organizations.
Save the date for a live, online event during E2 2018
To broaden the impact of this event, the keynote at E2 will be streamed live online on March 14th, 2018 on the Microsoft Education Facebook page. Details will be announced in February 2018 on the Microsoft Education Facebook page and on the Microsoft Education blog.
Join us and become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert
We invite all educators to join the Microsoft Educator Community – there you’ll find on-demand professional development and training courses that can lead you to becoming a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE). After becoming a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE), you can continue your journey toward becoming a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE). Nominations will open in April 2018.
I am looking forward to spending time with all of you at E2 2018 in Singapore and connecting with those of you who watch online. My hope is that the ideas from our global education communities will be shared far and wide, in person and online, so we can continue to spark creativity and curiosity among ourselves and in our students.