A Note From Anthony Salcito

As Vice President of Education for Microsoft Corporation’s Worldwide Public Sector, my role is to oversee the worldwide execution of Microsoft’s vision for education, in addition to its partnership and technology outreach efforts. Having started at Microsoft in 1992, I’ve had the opportunity to aid in the launch of several successful education programs and partnerships such as the Microsoft Educator Network, as well as actively lead Microsoft’s efforts to support and increase technology’s role in the classroom.With the modern workplace constantly evolving, so too should our classrooms – and technology integration is absolutely crucial in this matter. I believe it has the power to tap into student potential and provide them with the tools they’ll need to be successful in our technology-centric job market. Technology has the ability to impact learning environments and enhance student achievement, and after working closely with education institutions and partners around the globe, I’ve witnessed first hand how transformative technology can be.

This is an exciting time for education. I’ve been inspired by the great leadership and innovation I’ve seen, and this blog is meant to serve as a celebration of these achievements. My hope is that this blog will also serve as an inspiration for you so that you can continue to make a real impact in your own learning environments. So please, have a look around. And thank you for joining me on this journey to reshape the future of learning.


Anthony Salcito
Vice President – Worldwide Education

11 Responses to A Note From Anthony Salcito

  1. A line from the recent Worldwide Forum has stuck with me…I might have it a little mixed but the intent is there:
    “Our problems are shared problems and our solutions are also shared”
    This is why connected leadership is so important to develop system leaders who are creative, agile and responsive.
    This is an exciting time to be in education.

  2. Fida El Homsi says:

    Thanks for giving us the chance to share others experiences, obstacles and their inspirations…
    Every day, we read new experience from a new teacher all over the world,that guide us in a new direction and new way to have more inspirations and more new way to communicate with our students….
    Thanks from Lebanon….

  3. Thank you for valuing both the Education and actually be committed to reshape education. His enterprising spirit and innovative energy energizes me and energizes all teachers to develop quality education and in tune with the times. Thank you very much!

  4. Beth Levinson says:

    I love the work you do. I notice that you focus on the stories of teachers in big cities. I teach in a rural school in Southwest Virginia. We have a diverse student population since we live in a college town (Virginia Tech). Sitting in our classrooms are children of college professors with children who are living in poverty or just above poverty. Our school district adopted a full inclusion model and then proceeded to defund special education. We have an interesting story to tell. Come talk to us!

  5. Haulkory Raksheet says:

    Participating in the worldwide forum was indeed a fruitful experience. It helps educators “grow” and better do their job or i would say their passion.

    Congrats to my colleague Yogesh for his excellent project.

    The phrase to remember: ” Learn, Share and Excel”

    A warm thank you from Mauritius.

  6. Fortunata Randisi says:

    Good evening. I am interested to teach on line. Please tell me what I can do
    Thank you

    • admin says:

      Hi Fortunata,

      Where are you looking at teaching online? http://www.teach.org is a great place to start if you are in the United States.

      If you are somewhere else, I would be happy to help connect you with the right information.

  7. felicitaciones Antony, por tan importantes logros.
    Nuestro proyecto fue expuesto en los foros de microsoft de Panama y Chile.
    Gracias por el gran apoyo y reconocimiento que microsoft le ha dado a los docentes innovadores.
    Alianza por la educacion es protagonista importante en nuestro proyecto.
    Espero nos sigan teniendo en cuenta para exponer nuestro proyecto

  8. Amir says:

    Hey,

    I hope this finds you well. We are a small group from Dubai working on a new, none-commercial social media website for learning. We have developed the prototype of the website and are trying our hands in crowd-funding. I was wondering if you’d be interested in writing about us in your blog. You can find more about our project and campaign in here:

    http://www.igg.me/at/alacut

    Your support would be invaluable in what we think could be a very beneficial none-commercial project.

    Please let me know if you needed any details.

    Regards
    A

  9. Thank you Antony as your sincere effort has made the educators like me to cope with the changing pattern of education and teaching.
    Today’s students have grown up with all the technology.
    Education now extends beyond the classroom walls.
    As soon as an assignment is available students can work on it inside their classroom, at home, while waiting on the bus, in between classes, etc. Mobile classroom technology can bridge the gap between classroom and home learning.
    . There’s a change in student and teacher roles.
    With technology in the classroom the traditional student and teacher roles have changed. The student has become a lot more active and engaged. Rather than just the teacher relaying information while the student absorbs and regurgitates, the teacher has become more of a facilitator than just a dispenser of information.
    Classrooms are becoming more collaborative.
    One of the characteristics of the modern classroom is collaboration and technology helps to empower it. With classroom technology students can collaborate with other students and their teachers in and outside of the classroom quickly and easily.
    Technology in the classroom allows teacher to deliver more personalized learning.
    You are greatest leader of 21st century.

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