Tag: Microsoft Showcase Schools

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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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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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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

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Nominate your school for Microsoft’s Showcase Schools Program

School leaders committed to improving student outcomes benefit when they share best practices with one another. Over my time working in education, I’ve continued to be inspired by school leaders who push the boundaries of innovation and strive to set new benchmarks for what’s possible. It’s clear that the most important part of the journey is about people. The role of... 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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Announcing the new 2017-2018 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Showcase Schools

At Microsoft, we recognize that technology alone cannot develop the 21st century skills students require. We are inspired, every day, by the impact amazing educators and thoughtful leaders are making on innovative teaching, all leading to improved student outcomes. We are heartened when our Microsoft Educators and Showcase Schools help support and transform others across the... Read more