In November 2014, sixteen teachers from South Africa and Lesotho were selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEs) based on the innovative and impactful ways that they are using ICTs to enhance teaching and learning. From this group, eight Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts have now been selected to attend the Microsoft in Education Global Forums taking place in Dubai in February and Redmond, USA in April 2015. In addition to developing and sharing great learning activities on the Microsoft Educator Network, these MIEs have been particularly active on social media, some have run training sessions for colleagues and some have shared their skills for using technology in education through blog posts. Representatives from Brescia House School will also be participating in the school track in Dubai as a Showcase School.
Congratulations to the following Microsoft Innovative Educators who will be representing South Africa at the Global Microsoft in Education Forums:
Dubai Global Forum MIE Participants (in alphabetical order):
Karen Stadler, Kathryn Riva, Lyneth Crighton, Phuti Ragophala
Redmond Global Forum MIE Participants (in alphabetical order):
Linda Foulkes, Mabore Lekalakala, Mokhudu Machaba, Warren Sparrow
To find out more about the Microsoft Innovative Educator programme please visit the Microsoft Educator Network, follow Microsoft in Education – Lesotho and South Africa on Facebook and follow @MicrosoftEduSA on Twitter. Also look out for guest blogs by some of the Microsoft Innovative Educators on the SchoolNet SA blog.