I’m super excited to say that I’ve just been told that I’ve been accepted as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for 2018/2019. Here’s a copy of the press release that I’ve been given to share!
Selena Woodward from Flinders University, Adelaide Selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert
Recognized as global leader in using technology to transform education
1st August 2018- Adelaide- Flinders University
Selena Woodward was announced today as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert joining the more than 7,600 educators in the MIE Expert program worldwide. Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educators to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other as a global community dedicated to improving student outcomes through technology.
Mrs Woodward, adjunct lecturer and tutor within the School of Education at Flinders university, stated that she is “both honored and excited to have been named a Microsoft Innovative Educator. I know how important it is to keep developing and modelling skills in ICT that our pre-service teachers can take forward into their new careers. I’m excited to learn more from my new learning community and to sharing that growth with my students.”
As an MIE Expert, educators build their capacity for using technology in both the classroom and curriculum to improve student learning, advise Microsoft and educational institutions on how to integrate technology in pedagogically sound ways and be an advocate at conferences, events and trainings for how Microsoft technology can improve learning.
“Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts are inspiring examples of educators applying new ways of teaching and learning in their classrooms that motivate students and empower them to achieve more,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. “We celebrate and support the work they do every day!”
To learn more about the MIE Expert program, you can find out more here. If you are an educator and interested in joining the MIE program, you can begin by joining the Microsoft Educator Community, where you can learn and grow professionally, exchange ideas and learn from others, and make connections globally and earn recognition.”
IN terms of evidence of practice. I hope that this award demonstrates my commitment to continual growth and development around ICTs and technologies in the curriculum. I’m really excited to connect with this new set of educators and to see what awesome learning we can do together! Watch this space!