Tag: 21st Century Learning

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The women of Wilburton Elementary are reinventing STEM for K-5

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

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Wilburton Elementary: Professional development and the art of vulnerability

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

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O’Dea High School’s story of digital transformation

Letting go of old habits takes time, unless you’re the dedicated and innovative educators of O'Dea High School. Beginning in August of the 2017-2018 school year, O'Dea launched a one-to-one single device program featuring the Microsoft Surface.  Shortly after the launch, in October, Microsoft's EDU Product Manager, Mike Tholfsen, visited O'Dea. He visited some classes... Read more

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Olympian and engineering graduate shares the power of mentorship through Skype

Monique Sullivan is a two-time Olympian cyclist and mechanical engineering graduate student. She was an athlete mentor with Classroom Champions, which works in partnership with teachers and local education districts to connect athletes with students in grades K-8, for the school year. Following her participation in Skype in the Classroom events last year, Monique now shares... Read more

Video for Lisbon school’s Minecraft project takes learning through multiple subjects, disciplines and worlds

Lisbon school’s Minecraft project takes learning through multiple subjects, disciplines and worlds

Minecraft in the classroom is redefining learning and building stronger relationships between teachers and their students. My name is ​Kyriakos Koursaris​ and I am the Head of Educational Technology at ​PaRK International School​ in Lisbon, Portugal. I am also an MIE Expert and Fellow, as well as a Minecraft Global Mentor. For me, everything started three years... Read more

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Become a Microsoft Certified Educator in 3 simple steps

When teachers have the skills and confidence to engage their students and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow, they don’t just do more things - they do amazing things. To help teachers shape the leaders of the future, Microsoft has recently revamped the Microsoft Certified Educator Exam (MCE). This certification is based on the 21CLD and Innovative Teaching &... Read more