Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Showcase Schools announced in South Africa and Lesotho


Submitted by Megan Rademeyer

From the online applications that were received and the more than 50 learning activities that were uploaded to the Microsoft Educator Network, sixteen teachers from South Africa and Lesotho were selected to be Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEs) for 2015. These teachers join a group of 800 educators from more than 100 countries around the world who will enjoy a year long experience with Microsoft as they learn more about creating an environment of innovation in education using technology. Of the sixteen MIEs who have been selected from South Africa and Lesotho, a further selection will take place in January 2015 to determine who will represent these two countries in at the Microsoft in Education Forum in Dubai in February 2015, and who will get to attend the Global Microsoft in Education Forum taking place in Redmond, Washington in April 2015.

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Our congratulations go to the following sixteen Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts from South Africa and Lesotho. If you would like to see their profiles or learning activities, please look them up on the Microsoft Educator Network.

From Brescia House School in Bryanston, Gauteng:

  • Jilian Cederwall
  • Lyneth Crighton
  • Tracy Heath
  • Anne Sugden

From Elkanah House in Cape Town, Western Cape:

  • Simone Crous
  • Linda Foulkes
  • Jacky Louw
  • Karen Stadler

From Pula Madibogo Primary in Polokwane, Limpopo:

  • Tinny Molepo
  • Phuti Ragophala

From other schools across South Africa:

  • Mabore Lekalakala – Toronto Primary School – Polokwane, Limpopo
  • Mokhudu Machaba – Ngwanamago Primary – Polokwane, Limpopo
  • Yolande Peter – Byletts Secondary School – East London, Eastern Cape
  • Kathryn Riva – Micklefield School – Rondebosch, Western Cape
  • Warren Sparrow – Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School – Rondebosch, Western Cape

And from Lesotho:

  • Tlali Mabusane – Matikoe High School – Maseru, Lesotho

Well done to all of these Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts as well as the teachers who shared their learning activities on the Microsoft Educator Network. We salute the efforts you are making to create engaging and innovative learning experiences for your students and for then sharing these great ideas with a community of teachers from around the world.

2014-2015 Microsoft Showcase School

Congratulations also go to Brescia House School which was selected by Microsoft as a 2014-2015 Microsoft Showcase School for its excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalized education to students, using mobile and cloud technology to better prepare students for success in the workplace. Brescia House School joins an exclusive community of over 150 premier schools from around the world, recognized to celebrate their truly pioneering efforts and innovation in rethinking teaching, learning and assessment in order to drive deep 21st century competencies.  The fact that a quarter of the South African and Lesotho Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts come from Brescia House School is an indication of the scale of innovative teaching practices happening at this school. Well done Brescia House School! Read more about this achievement on the Brescia House School blog:

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