What is a Microsoft showcase school?
Below is taken from the Microsoft website describing a Microsoft showcase school:
Schools around the world or exploring new approaches to teaching and learning to ensured students are prepared for success in school and in life. Whether driven by a long-term vision or in response to urgent needs, these schools are led by passionate leaders who are driving change and committed to educational excellence.
Microsoft Showcase Schools are a global community of schools engaged in digital transformation to improve teaching and learning. Showcase schools create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, stimulating development of essential life skills so students are empowered to achieve more.
Microsoft Showcase Schools are led by educators who recognise 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 practises 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 the school’s education transformation journey, Microsoft and fellow partners assist in building capacity, guiding transformation, and providing early access to new research and solutions.
St Andrew’s C of E Primary School is a Microsoft Showcase School
Showcase School leadership teams are part of a professional community that amplifies the use of technology to drive school-wide transformation and efficiencies. Microsoft Showcase Schools emphasise personalised learning for their students through the use of some 1:1 learning devices and learning with current technology, such as, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Education, OneNote and many more.
At St Andrew’s C of E Primary School, we use technology to enhance the pupils learning, when the opportunity arises. We offer a real purpose to the skills they are learning and ensure the children embed their learning in a natural way and use it confidently in future projects.