Change Management and Culture of Innovation

“We want to create students that are as innovative as Steve Jobs, as determined as Michael Jordan, as brave as Rosa Parks, as creative as Walt Whitman, as efficient as Henry Ford, as passionate as Oprah Winfrey and as kind as Mister Rogers.” – Ryan Devlin, USA

Core of Education: My Thoughts on Holistic Education Reform

A couple of months ago, I attended the Education Innovation Summit, sponsored by GSV (short for “Global Silicon Valley”) Advisors. The summit featured some amazing speakers – from government leaders to entrepreneurs to some of the innovative educators who are … Continue reading

“I believe any change in the education system will not come until and unless we prepare teachers for it.” – Bijal Damani, India

“For me, innovative teaching requires the students to use technology and by themselves, realize the significance of the lesson.” – Ernani S. Fernandez, Philippines

“The only way to really succeed in making changes to education for the better is to hand power to the students.” – Scott Wieprecht, UK

“Our work does not change, our work is change. We’re constantly adapting and using new tools to better help students.” – Kader Adjout, USA

“Whereas I treasure being one, I must also use the opportunity [of being a Microsoft Expert Educator] to empower others to embrace technology and hence revolutionize the world in terms of teaching and learning.” – Hannington Ochieng, Kenya

“I love being teacher. I believe that teaching is more than imparting knowledge – it is inspiring change.” – Elshimaa Ismail, Egypt

Guest Blog: From Paupers to the Prince

During the Microsoft in Education Global Forum, I was invited to attend an educational round table discussion with His Royal Highness, the Prince of Asturias and Gerona, Felipe de Borbon, the Crown Prince of Spain. I am a classroom teacher … Continue reading

National Teacher Day: Thanking our Everyday Heroes

One of my favorite questions that we ask in our Daily Edventures interviews is: “Can you tell us about a favorite teacher, or someone who made a difference in your education?” Almost universally, our most innovative teachers attribute their success … Continue reading

#ThankaTeacher and Show Your Support For The Hardwork They Do Every Day

Tomorrow is National Teacher Appreciation Day here in the United States. It’s a day to reflect back on the many great and inspiring teachers you have had in your life. It is a day to celebrate and show your support for … Continue reading

Microsoft in Education Global Forum 2014 – Reflection from an Expert Educator

Watch Anthony Salcito’s 2014 Global Forum Keynote Speech

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a month since the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona. Since that time, we’ve shared some incredible stories from the Forum. We’ve featured a guest blog from Todd La Vogue (a … Continue reading

Personalized Learning in a Showcase School in Colombia

This video showcases a school in Colombia, Colegio Fontan , that using Microsoft technology in creating a Personalized learning system for students and teachers to use so that students drive their own learning.  

2014 Global Forum – Educator Spotlight – Venezuela

Alberto Castellano’s incredible project focuses on helping hearing-impaired students in the classroom.

“We wanted to be able to offer our students and teachers a tablet device that would do all of the computing they were used to with a laptop, then take that further.” – Kimberly Evelti, USA

Microsoft World Tour School – Hellerup School, Denmark

Hellerup School is one of the Microsoft World Tour Schools in the Innovative Schools Program. The school is operating in one big open classroom environment without walls. Students are encouraged to work according to their individual learning styles in a synergy … Continue reading

From Teachers, for Teachers: The Innteach Blog Celebrates an Anniversary

One year ago – April 3rd, 2013 – the Innteach (originally titled “Teachnology”) blog was born from the shared vision of three educators who met at the 2013 Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Prague. The vision was to help other … Continue reading

“We need a lot of work to be done, and if it’s not us doing this work, and pushing for it, then who else is going to do it?” – Professor Dr. Amro Khater, Egypt

We’ve just completed an amazing Microsoft in Education Global Forum, but it’s not too soon to examine how participants – and other educators around the world – can raise the bar for teaching innovation. To that end, I recently sat … Continue reading

The Microsoft Innovative Schools Pitch Competition: Funding Transformative Ideas in Education

If you have been following along with our coverage of the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, you may have already read about The Microsoft Innovative Schools Pitch Competition.  This competition was the first challenge of its kind at the … Continue reading