UAE schools selected as Microsoft Showcase Schools
Microsoft supports schools' efforts to personalise learning through cloud technology
Al-Baydaa for Girls School and Mzeirea School in UAE have been selected by Microsoft as 2014-2015 Microsoft Showcase Schools for excellence in transforming their learning environments to deliver more personalised education to students, using mobile and cloud technology to better prepare students for success in the workplace.
As a Showcase School, the two schools will work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in education and communicate a vision for education enabled by technology through the hosting and mentoring of other schools in the community on transformational educational practices.
"Being selected as a Microsoft Showcase School is an amazing honour and recognition of the passion our teachers and staff have for creating the best learning environments possible," said Mariam Eissa at Al-Baydaa for Girls School.
Al-Baydaa for Girls School in Ras Al Khaimah and Mzeirea School in Ajman join an exclusive community of 120 premier schools from around the world, recognised to celebrate their pioneering efforts and innovation in rethinking teaching, learning and assessment in order to drive deep 21st century competencies.
Sheikha Azza El Neami at Mzeirea School said "We look forward to sharing our experiences with other schools in our community and the world to continue finding innovative ways to equip our students with the proper tools needed for success inside and outside of the classroom."
"Microsoft Showcase Schools are inspiring examples of how schools are using mobile-first, cloud-first technology to increase students' productivity and develop the skills needed in the workplace," said Ahmed Ameen, education lead at Microsoft Gulf. "With an innovative use of technology, these schools are transforming learning environments and delivering more personalised education to students, allowing them to do more and achieve more."