Posts by Anthony Salcito, VP, Education

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Announcing the 2019 Microsoft Showcase Schools

At Microsoft, we believe in the potential of every student. We believe educators deserve more time to teach. And we believe with the right tools, everything is possible. The schools nominated for our Showcase School program exemplify these beliefs by implementing innovative practices throughout their leadership, teaching, and learning. These beliefs also extend into the... Read more

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Join Skype-a-Thon this November and help students in WE’s partner communities around the world

An estimated half a million students from over 100 countries will connect during Skype-a-Thon on November 13th and 14th. Each year, this 48-hour global learning event brings classrooms together, using Skype to not only deepen students' understanding of the world beyond their classroom walls, but to help them become global citizens. Participating classrooms travel “virtual... Read more

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Celebrate your changemakers at Microsoft Education Exchange 2019

Every day I’m inspired by educators who innovate in the classroom and provide the best learning opportunities for their students. Educators are personalizing learning experiences to empower their students, by embracing modern teaching and learning, innovative curriculum, and by providing immersive experiences with technology. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate... Read more

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Transforming education from the ground up with the first Microsoft Flagship Schools

Our deep focus on education transformation at Microsoft has let us witness and learn from incredible examples of school leadership, technology innovation and sheer thoughtfulness in evolving traditional education. We’ve seen schools and their leaders show innovation, ingenuity and passion in transforming learning and envisioning what’s possible, with no challenge too big... Read more

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Meet changemakers in education: Hack the Classroom is live on October 27

The Hack is Back on October 27th! Our next Hack the Classroom event is devoted to the changemakers in education and the passionate innovators in student-centered learning. Join us and learn from the educators who help students build future-ready skills and who ignite their interest in STEM learning. These passionate educators will generously share their techniques and... Read more

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Back to school for the first time at Wilburton Elementary

For students and educators around the world now heading back to school, it's a time filled with emotions and opportunities to make new friends, connect with old ones, and embark on new learning opportunities. For one school in Bellevue, Washington, it’s been a momentous week: Wilburton Elementary opened its doors to a new community of students, parents, and educators, for... Read more