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Concord Summer benefits from Microsoft Innovative Educators

Concord Summer benefits from Microsoft Innovative Educators

Concord Summer is delighted to announce that Concord College has been named a Microsoft Showcase School for 2021-22 – a prestigious achievement, with only hundreds of schools around the world achieving the accolade each year.

In an email to the College, Microsoft’s Worldwide Education Vice President, Anthony Salcito and Senior Education Industry Manager (School Leader Engagement Programs, Microsoft Education) Dina Ghobashy said: “Microsoft has recognised your institution as a Showcase School, an elite group of schools that exemplify the best of teaching and learning in the world today."

“Microsoft Showcase Schools are pioneers in education.”

Showcase Schools are committed to school-wide digital transformation using Microsoft’s Education Transformation Framework – and the technology that it entails – to drive a culture of learning, innovation and continuous improvement.

The announcement follows Concord’s success in attaining Microsoft Incubator School status last academic year, with an application based on ‘A Catalyst for Change’ – specifically, the establishment of Concord’s £11m state-of-the-art Science Bock which would ultimately put Concord at the forefront of science facilities in schools across the UK, and, alongside the changes brought about by the pandemic, inspired the College and its Summer School to explore the exciting world of EdTech.

In this same period, 46% of teaching staff at the College have become Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIE) and 4% of teaching staff are MIE Experts.

Said Concord Summer’s Senior Administrator, Mrs Sharon Connor: “The College achieving Microsoft showcase status highlights how adaptable both our teaching staff and students are at embracing change and making the most of technology to deliver the best possible learning experience.

We are pleased that a number of our MIE experts have previously, and continue to, teach at Summer School and will contribute to developing our teaching and learning methods into the future.”

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