Currently there are 135 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts in South Africa and Lesotho. Of these, five have been selected to attend Microsoft’s 3rd annual E² – Education Exchange taking place in Toronto, Canada between 21 and 23 March 2017. This exclusive three-day event will bring together 300 of the most innovative educators from around the world for the opportunity to collaborate, create, and share their experiences on how to integrate technology and pedagogy to advance learning, achieve student outcomes, and transform education.
Congratulations to Freddy Chireka (Vastratech – Gauteng); Peter de Lisle (Hilton College – KZN); Matthew Hains (Woodlands College – Gauteng); Justin Harper (Saheti School – Gauteng); and Amandla Vinjwa (Sivile Primary – Western Cape) who have been selected to participate in this event. SchoolNet’s Megan Rademeyer will also be attending the E² – Education Exchange as a Microsoft Fellow and will be presenting a session.
In order to be selected for this great opportunity, MIE Experts were expected to boost their own skills by completing activities on the Microsoft Educator Community; they were asked to share their skills through uploading a learning activity; participating in webinars and producing blogposts; and they were active in the social media discussions around using technology to enhance teaching. Whilst only a few MIE Experts will have a chance to participate in this E² – Education Exchange in person – other MIE Experts will be able to join in the online event and we are sure that those who attend will share their experiences and learnings upon their return.