Posts by Anthony Salcito, VP, Education

Wilburton Elementary Principal Beth Hamilton sitting at a table with students.

Wilburton Elementary: Staffing from scratch

Wilburton Elementary is a state-of-the-art school being built from the ground up, following the guidance of the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework, and is a collaborative effort between the Bellevue School District (BSD) and Microsoft. Follow Wilburton’s progress as it happens, from breaking ground to becoming a true 21st century learning community when it opens... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: 10 newly announced Microsoft Education experiences you don’t want to miss

We’re in the midst of exciting transformation in education. This change is critical for our schools, educators and students, as it is for our countries, industries and planet.  Students are becoming creators, in disciplines that didn’t always seem creative. They are comfortable in blending the digital and physical worlds and they understand the importance of... Read more

Skype-a-Thon participation surges as educators use virtual connections to teach empathy, compassion and opportunity

When just one child is excited and curious to learn about the world, it’s an achievement.  When a whole classroom is engaged, it’s something worth celebrating. And when nearly half a million students from over 90 countries are captivated to share and learn together over 48 hours, it could be called an inspiration! On November 28th and 29th thousands of educators... Read more

A group of students raising their hands as they Skype with another class.

Announcing the Microsoft Education Exchange 2018

  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... Read more

Skype-a-Thon is running from November 28 through November 29. Open hearts. Open minds.

Join us for Skype-a-Thon: Microsoft’s global event on Nov. 28-29 aiming to unite nearly half a million students

Our annual Skype-a-Thon is here again, connecting thousands of classrooms to help open hearts and open minds. In our increasingly complex world this could not be more important. The students of today represent our hope for a better tomorrow. They are building our future. This annual event is a celebration of the power of connecting students to each other globally, and an... Read more

An educator and student smiling as they discuss a digital project.

Announcing Microsoft 365 Education, a single, affordable solution built for education

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7_3_MukBjQ In my job, I am fortunate that I get to travel to schools around the world. I am often inspired by these visits, especially when I witness the passion in teachers when they can make a special connection with students, sparking both their curiosity and creativity. And in these travels, I also I see the mounting pressure... Read more