SchoolNet SA would like to congratulate the three South African and Lesotho Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts for 2015/2016 who have been selected to attend the Microsoft Global E2 Teacher Exchange in Budapest next month. They will join and network with 300 MIEExperts from around the world at this exciting event.
These Global Exchanges are life-changing events. Last year we featured guest blogposts of these events from two of our MIEExperts:
- ‘My dream came true at E2’ – a report back on the Microsoft E2 Educator Exchange in Redmond in May by MIEExpert15, Linda Foulkes
- A report back on the Microsoft In Education Global Forum Dubai by Karen Stadler, a MIEExpert15 in South Africa
Who are the three South African teachers that have been selected?
This selection was very difficult for the judges to make from the current 63 MIEExperts. Angela Schaerer from Microsoft said, “The three teachers chosen have demonstrated a willingness to support their peers and share their expertise through a variety of platforms; have showcased some very innovative work in the classroom using technology to enhance learning; and importantly, have continued to develop themselves through the resources available on the Microsoft Educator Community.”
The places were given to (in no particular order):
1) Moses Sello Sehoole
Moses is a teacher at Mankuroane Technical and Commercial High, North West Province. Moses used a video as his entry for the Microsoft Innovative Expert program. This is called Microsoft MIE Expert 2015 found at http://bit.ly/1Lp1Pfl. Moses is active on Twitter. You can follow him at @SelloSehoole
2) Tracy Heath
Tracy Heath is a teacher at Brescia House School in Gauteng. She was also a MIEExpert in 2015. We have already published a post featuring five of the fifteen the Brescia House teachers who have earned the title of Microsoft Innovative Teacher Expert in 2016 http://bit.ly/1lBueI4. You can follow Tracy on Twitter at @tracyheath0611
3) Keshma Patel
Keshma Patel is a Grade 6 teacher at Micklefield Primary School in the Western Cape.We have already featured Keshma in a MIEExpert post: MIEExpert Spotlight #3: Keshma Patel – Project-based learning, 1:1 technology, student websites and Minecraft!. Keshma used a video as her entry for the Microsoft Innovative Expert program. This is called ‘Keshma Patel MIE Expert Entry’ found at http://bit.ly/1oCLOOe . Keshma is active on Twitter. You can follow her at @KeshmaPatel
Get involved in the next Microsoft MIEE program at the end of 2016
If you are a teacher who likes to be innovative in the classroom, think about entering Microsoft’s Innovative Teacher MIEExpert program in 2017 when applications reopen later this year. You can learn more about the program at this link on the Microsoft Educator Network: http://bit.ly/1H4gKcB You won’t regret it!
This is the fifth post in the series “MIEExpert Spotlight for South Africa”. The tab with all the posts can be found at http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7