Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts
On Monday, Microsoft India announced the selection of six
innovative educators and two showcase schools from Gujarat in the 2015-2016
class of Education Innovators. These are among the 168 Microsoft Innovative
Educator (MIE) Experts and 45 Microsoft Showcase Schools selected across India.
People or the educators from Gujarat include Manish Purani
and Jeroo Chothia of Valsad-based Atul Vidyalaya, Bhavna Desai and Krupali Sanghvi
of Ahmedabad-based Udgam School for Children, Bijal Damani of Rajkot-based SN
Kansagra School and Dr Lakshmanbhai Chaudhari of Patan-based Adarsh Vidyalaya.
Udgam School for Children and Atul Vidyalaya are the two
The criteria for selection of educators and schools are that
they have included technology in everyday learning processes, contributing
towards transforming the education ecosystem in India. They are selected
through a rigorous procedure and now they are a part of Microsoft's global
community of 3,700 MIE Experts and 400 Showcase Schools.
A project on food festivals of India was created by Bhavna
Desai which helped students learn about the traditional cuisine from different
parts of the country. Similar to this approach, a project on mythology helping
students learn about the religions in India and the importance of various
festivals was created by Krupali Sanghvi.
The benefits to MIE
experts are many as they get to attend the Microsoft Global Educator Exchange
Event (E2), spring 2016, apart from other special events by Microsoft. They
will have access to professional and career development opportunities and
certifications from Microsoft. With renowned experts, they will have an
opportunity to scale their innovations.
The director -
Education at Microsoft India, Pratik Mehta said that they would welcome these
experts and who are utilizing technology to make an impact.
This will provide a chance for the selected schools to
integrate with Microsoft Showcase Schools around the world and to learn best
practices for transforming schools through technology.