Posts by Lindsay Bayne

Innovative educator Summer Winrotte stands untethered in her class, Surface device in hand.

For the good of her students, this traditionalist teacher meets the digital age head-on

You’d never know it by seeing how effortlessly she projects polynomials from a tablet to the monitor at the front of her classroom, but Summer Winrotte began teaching as an avowed traditionalist. “I can remember my first year of teaching, saying that I would never be paperless,” she says. As a math teacher, her college course work had to be done with longhand... Read more

Microsoft Innovative Educator Joe Fatheree speaking in his classroom.

Microsoft Innovative Educator Joe Fatheree looks to the future with his students in mind

When we envision the future of education, it’s hard to see us getting there without educators like Joe Fatheree leading the way. A Top 10 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize and certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, Joe is one of the few who works with policy makers and education influencers around the world and communicates firsthand how the changes they all make... Read more

MIE Expert Jennifer Williams with her students.

Innovative educator Jennifer Williams is forging new connections for the modern classroom

Teachers face a unique challenge in creating a classroom that remains relevant and can keep pace with a world that moves faster than ever before. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Jennifer Williams admits that, at this point, she and her peers understand the ‘why’ of where they need to get to. They just need to find the best answer to ‘how’ they get there. For... Read more

MIE Expert Vicent Gadea

How MIE Expert Vicent Gadea prepares students for tomorrow’s challenges

For someone who has been teaching for just seven years, Vicent Gadea’s passionate contributions to education speak to a long, passionate history and the beginnings of a new world for learning. Based in Valencia, Spain, this educator and MIE Expert is also a Microsoft Teacher Ambassador, a Skype Master Teacher, and a Microsoft Master trainer. He has built his classrooms... Read more

Attendees of the Microsoft Education Exchange

Join us live for the Microsoft Education Exchange on March 22nd

As Microsoft welcomes 300 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts to the annual Microsoft Education Exchange E², taking place in Toronto, Canada, from March 21 to March 23, we are delighted to invite you to join thousands of educators and view the live, online broadcast on Wednesday, March 22nd! Each year, E² offers unparalleled opportunities for educators to collaborate,... Read more

Microsoft Innovative Educator Joe Fatheree

No ‘typical’ day for Microsoft Innovative Educator Joe Fatheree

We all have that one teacher we’ll never forget. Upon talking to Joe Fatheree, you quickly (if not instantly) realize he is that teacher for so many people – past and present. Joe has received many honors across his 28-year career. He won Illinois Teacher of the Year in 2007, was awarded the NEA National Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009, and last year was named as... Read more