Kuwait's Ibn ElAmeed Secondary School becomes Microsoft Showcase SchoolJuly 15, 2017, 10:15 am GMT
Ibn ElAmeed Secondary School in Kuwait has joined the Microsoft Showcase School community.
The Microsoft Showcase School programme is designed to identify innovative leadership and teaching in classrooms around the world. Showcase School leadership teams are part of a global professional community that embraces technology as a key enabler of institution-wide transformation.
Microsoft's Showcase Schools must satisfy several rigorous best-practice criteria before they can join the community. A board of education specialists at Microsoft examines each school's approach to digital transformation through the lenses of leadership, classroom capacity, technical capacity, teaching and learning. Clear improvement plans, professional-development programmes, personal-learning initiatives and a sharp focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), are just some of the elements Microsoft's Showcase Schools panel looks for in identifying stand-out educators.
Khalid AlRushaid, assistant undersecretary for public education, Ministry of Education, Kuwait commented: "It is inspiring to see Ibn ElAmeed Secondary School receive much-deserved recognition for the part its leaders and educators have played in bringing 21st century methodologies into our classrooms. This is the kind of progress we have in mind – bold, progressive changes to learning that will cement the future of our youth and allow them to enter the workforce as innovators. Technology is a central component in our vision for the development of our young people, and Microsoft has been an invaluable partner in the pursuit of that goal."
Microsoft Kuwait general manager Charles Nahas added: "We have a long history of collaborations with Kuwait's Ministry of Education, through our many programmes designed to enhance teaching and learning. Ibn ElAmeed Secondary's inclusion in the Showcase School programme is indicative of how far Kuwait's education sector has come in embracing digital transformation. We believe technology has an integral part to play in making lessons come alive. We at Microsoft are not teachers, but we have always been proud to play a supporting role, as enabler, in transforming classrooms around the world."
Microsoft's work with Kuwait's Ministry of Education includes implementation of Windows devices, Office 365 and OneNote, to support the ministry in its own digital-transformation journey.
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