We believe that education can change the world.
We believe that education is the single most important investment in the future of individuals, communities, nations, and the world – that it is vital to sustainable social and economic success. It is also a fundamental human right. The reality is that education, globally, faces a crisis; a crisis of resources, of time, and of support. Governments need help. School leaders need help. Educators need help. Students need help.
That’s where Microsoft Partners in Learning can lend a hand. We help educators and school leaders connect, collaborate, create, and share so that students can realize their greatest potential. We have the tools and the technology to help educators do what they do best: teaching kids and growing young minds. Microsoft Partners in Learning is a 10-year, almost 500 million dollar global initiative aimed at improving teaching and learning. Since 2003, we’ve led the way in partnering with educators, helping nearly 8 million educators and reaching more than 190 million students in 114 countries in our first 7 years alone.
We believe that technology is simply a tool that when used appropriately in an educational context can help improve teaching and learning. But technology is only one piece of a larger solution supported by peer coaching, professional development for school leaders and educators, and the innovations in teaching and learning being led by educators on the ground, every day.
Microsoft Innovative Schools helps school leaders discover and share best practices to foster a culture of innovation.
In conjunction with other education experts from around the world, we’re developing new approaches and materials that any school or school system can use and the critical leadership development necessary to help students achieve their full potential.
To connect school leaders around the world, we have created a global community on the Partners in Learning Network where school leaders with common interests can share their experiences and connect with one another. We encourage members of the global community to organize local school communities, visits to other Partners in Learning Schools, hold local workshops, and share best practices.
For those schools that want to engage at a deeper level, Microsoft Partners in Learning has created the Pathfinder and Mentor School Programs. Find more information on how to apply.
Microsoft’s Innovative Educator program empowers educators to use technology effectively in the classroom to develop 21st century skills.