Microsoft hosted its annual Education Exchange (E2) conference in Singapore this week, with educators and school leaders around the world exchanging ideas to develop innovative experiences in classrooms, as well as explore emerging trends in education, including new technologies that support teaching, skills development, modern pedagogies, safe school environments, and predictive analytics that identify at-risk students.
Over the course of three days, Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts were recognized and celebrated for their achievements for combining content, pedagogy, and technology in exemplary ways to prepare students for success in the digital age.
“At Microsoft, we believe that educators are heroes and are pushing the boundaries of what is possible to transform learning and making a direct impact on the experiences and lifelong skills of their students,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft.
Educators globally share their passion for innovative teaching approaches at Microsoft Education Exchange (E2)
One such educator making an appearance in this year’s E2 was Richard Appiah Akoto (also known as Owura Kwadwo), a Ghanaian teacher who taught ICT skills to his students with a chalkboard. Microsoft will be working with Akoto through a local partner to provide device and software support required for his school, as well as access to the Microsoft Certified Educator Program (MCE) for professional development, an opportunity to nurture his own passion and build rich, custom learning experiences for his students.