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 development of their environments and technology choices. It is with both awe and inspiration that we welcome 290 Showcase Schools to the 2018 Showcase School program. We also pause to recognize some of the world’s most innovative School Leaders, from 61 countries this year, and their groundwork on increased student outcomes and educator/leader development in this diverse set of schools.
Each one of these schools demonstrated increased student outcomes. Their diverse practices saw educators offering free professional development – even to peers outside their own schools – and classrooms using Minecraft to empower students to solve real-world problems. They led by example and we are proud that their leaders select Microsoft solutions to enable increased student outcomes and greater educational transformation success, school-wide.
Showcase Schools are characterized by thoughtful leaders who empower educators and students to re-imagine and re-design leading, teaching and learning in their schools and regions. These leaders also come together as a group to tackle challenges, celebrate successes and share their learnings in a vibrant online community, available exclusively to Showcase School Leaders in Microsoft Teams. They are committed to developing their own strengths as leader-learners and work together to learn about global trends in education and test new solutions locally, adjusting to meet the specific needs of their own communities.
Each year, Microsoft Showcase School Leaders and the Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts in their schools share best practices online, through the Microsoft Educator Community and Skype in the Classroom, as well as in-person at local events, hosted by each Showcase School and global events such as BETT, UK.
While reaching out to their local communities, or reaching within to empower educator and student outcomes in their own schools, Showcase Schools also:
- Provide Microsoft engineers with valuable insights and ideas, in an effort to evolve technology and improve teaching and learning practices based on classroom experience;
- Gain access to professional and career development opportunities and certifications;
- Host regional events showcasing their use of Microsoft solutions
The impact of Showcase School excellence is felt globally, as these schools support their local communities by providing the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s transformation, today.
Thank you, Showcase School Leaders, for all the work your educator teams and you do to transform education, one school at a time.
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