education

“Never give up, learn as much as possible, look for new scientific achievements and inventions and embody them immediately.” -Liudmyla Talashkevych, Ukraine

Liudmyla Talashkevych  English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher Novoyegorovka School  Novoukrainka, Ukraine  @ekodek2007 Finding a path to using technology in the classroom isn’t always easy. For Microsoft Innovative Educator Liudmyla Talashkevych, the journey started in 2009 when she was chosen to participate … Continue reading

“We must treat every student as a person who has innate talent.” – Jacek Mielcarek, Poland

Jacek Mielcarek Computer Science, Programming and English Language Teacher Primary School of Kornel Makuszynski Radowo Małe, Poland Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (#MIEExpert) Jacek Mielcarek knows that changing long-held attitudes about teaching can be hard, but he believes treating students differently … Continue reading

“My work really began to flourish once I had access to the internet and realized that my students could collaborate with the world.” – Margaret Simkin, Australia

Margaret Simkin Head of Library The Hamilton and Alexandra College Victoria, Australia @margaretsimkin  An education veteran, Margaret Simkin has experienced many changes in her teaching career. She began as a Geography and History teacher many years ago, and her current … Continue reading

“Through technology we are finally able to level the playing field enough so that each student can contribute and grow successfully.” – Colleen Horzelenberg, Canada

Colleen Horzelenberg Grade 2 Teacher, Principal Intern Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board Hamilton, Ontario @Chorzele  Even as a young teacher, Colleen Horzelenberg leaned toward a student-centered approach to teaching and found great enjoyment in seeing her students have fun while … Continue reading

“Technology has become a part of education and it should be available to everyone.” – Chad Botha, South Africa

Chad Botha Training Facilitator Curro Johannesburg, South Africa @ChadBotha4 Access to quality education – and the technology that supports it — can be an issue for students everywhere. MIEE Chad Botha is part of the solution. “Education from a global … Continue reading

“When you see students lighting up, being creative, and doing well academically — as well as having fun – that is rewarding.” – Stine Brynildsen, Norway

Stine Brynildsen Assistant Professor Østfold University College, Faculty of Education (Department of ICT and Learning) Fredrikstad, Norway @stinemalin In her 12 years of teaching, Stine Brynildsen has followed one mantra: Teachers are learners, too. This open-minded approach has served Brynildsen, … Continue reading

“Our world is more connected than ever and can present amazing opportunities for education.” – Barbara Zielonka, Norway

Barbara Anna Zielonka Learning Designer/Project Coordinator/EdTech Specialist/Teacher Trainer Nannestad High School Nannestad, Norway @bar_zie ‏ Personalizing learning to help students succeed takes energy, time, patience, and passion. For Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Barbara Zielonka, that means pushing the boundaries of … Continue reading

“We should never underestimate children – they care, they want to be heard and they can make a difference.”- Travis Goulter, Australia

Travis Goulter Head of Junior School Ormiston College Brisbane, Australia @TravGoulter Early in MIEE Travis Goulter’s teaching career, he learned how important it is to include his students in real-world problem-solving. “I taught at a school located in an inner-city … Continue reading

“I connect with people all around the world, which shows my students different cultures.” – Pawel Stawski, Poland

Paweł Piotr Stawski English Teacher Szkoła Podstawowa w Izabelinie Izabelin, Poland @pawelstawski For Paweł Stawski, the question of how to integrate technology into his classroom isn’t a question at all. It’s an imperative. “Students use technology; therefore we have to … Continue reading

“My life has been that of a seeker. All my life is learning — both formally and informally.” – Floyd Chanda, Zambia

A willingness to try new things can be just as important for educators as it is for their students. Just ask Floyd Chanda.. “The biggest challenge for education today is to keep up with the pace of the changing technologies … Continue reading