We are delighted to announce that we have been selected as one of only a handful of Microsoft Showcase Schools for the second year running, and that Mr. Guest (Deputy Headteacher) has again been named as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (or MIEE). This is in recognition of our continued drive to develop the use of technology for learning across all subjects to better prepare your daughter for the demands of the 21st century workplace, with the belief that effective use of technology in lessons enhances and extends student learning. This also follows significant work over the summer to upgrade our computer systems to Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016, as well as to increase the speed of our internet feed.
This announcement also means that families can continue to benefit from access to the full Microsoft Office 2016 suite of applications for free, which can be downloaded onto upto 5 devices using student usernames and passwords from https://portal.office.com
Showcase School Certificate here
Showcase School press release here
Teachers from Sydenham School Selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts
Recognized as global leaders in using technology to transform education
25th August 2017, London, Sydenham Girls’ School
Michelle Warner and Sherene Forrest were announced today as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts joining the more than 6,700 educators in the MIE Expert program worldwide. Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educators to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other as a global community dedicated to improving student outcomes through technology.
Mark Guest, an existing MIE Expert and Deputy Headteacher at Sydenham School said: “We are delighted that Microsoft have recognized the fantastic work that Michelle and Sherene do with our students each and every day to engage and inspire the next generation of female coders and computer scientists, as well as the work they do across the school to share the power of technology for learning with colleagues.”
As MIE Experts, educators build their capacity for using technology in both the classroom and curriculum to improve student learning, advise Microsoft and educational institutions on how to integrate technology in pedagogically sound ways and be an advocate at conferences, events and trainings for how Microsoft technology can improve learning.
“Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts are inspiring examples of educators applying new ways of teaching and learning in their classrooms that motivate students and empower them to achieve more,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. “We celebrate and support the work they do every day!”
To learn more about the MIE Expert program, you can find out more here. If you are an educator and interested in joining the MIE program, you can begin by joining the Microsoft Educator Community, where you can learn and grow professionally, exchange ideas and learn from others, and make connections globally and earn recognition.