Twice a year, we pause to recognize some of the world’s most innovative School Leaders whose work drives increased student outcomes and educator/leader development on the ground, in each of these diverse schools, and globally. It is with awe and inspiration that this year we welcome to the 2018-2019 Showcase School program, 366 Showcase Schools and their School Leaders, who call 65 countries across the world home.
Showcase Schools’ thoughtful leaders empower educators and students to re-imagine and re-design leading, teaching, and learning in their schools and in their regions. These leaders also come together as a group to tackle challenges, celebrate successes, and share their learnings in a vibrant online community available exclusively to Showcase School Leaders in Microsoft Teams. They are committed to developing their own strengths as leader-learners and work together to learn about global trends in education and test new solutions locally, adjusting to meet the specific needs of their own communities.
Each year, Microsoft Showcase School Leaders and the Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts in their schools share best practices both online, through Microsoft Educator Community and Skype in the Classroom, as well as in-person at local events hosted by each Showcase School and global events, such as BETT, UK.
In addition to reaching out to their local communities and reaching within to empower educator and student outcomes in their own schools, Showcase Schools also:
- Provide Microsoft engineers with valuable insights and ideas, to evolve technology and improve teaching and learning practices based on classroom experience;
- Gain access to professional and career development opportunities and certifications;
- Host regional events showcasing their use of Microsoft solutions
The impact of Showcase School excellence is felt globally, as these schools support their local communities by providing the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s transformation, today.
Take the first step toward education transformation with the Microsoft Showcase School program
Microsoft Showcase Schools are led by educators who recognize the power of digital transformation to unleash students’ potential. Once these schools earn the Showcase School status, Microsoft offers opportunities for school leaders to share and exchange ideas around innovation and success with the field and highlight new practices and solutions online and through regional and global events. In addition, school leaders regularly enjoy connecting and learning from each other through the vibrant Showcase School community on Microsoft Teams.
Throughout a school’s education transformation journey, Microsoft and fellow partners assist in building capacity, guiding transformation, and providing early access to new research and solutions. There is a relentless focus through the program on securing strong student outcomes by creating safe, secure, and efficient schools that provide personalized and predictive learning that empowers students.
Whether your school is still under construction or fully operational—if you are considering a growth journey toward digital transformation, you are invited to apply to the Showcase Incubator Path. The Showcase Incubator Path is the initial step schools take before becoming a Showcase School.
June 2020 list of Microsoft Showcase Schools