Microsoft has announced the winners of the 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum, an event honoring educational leaders who find innovative ways to incorporate technology into their curriculum for the purpose of enhanced learning ability.
One hundred educators educators from 25 states, including Alabama, California and Pennsylvania, were selected for recognition from a pool of applicants that reached into the thousands. One of a series of regional forums taking place around the world, the U.S. IEF is hosted by Microsoft Partners in Learning, a 10-year, $500 million pledge by Microsoft to improve education systems across the globe.
“The Innovative Education Forum is an inspirational event to honor and celebrate the significant achievements of our nation’s top educators who are using technology to help students thrive and grow into the next generation of leaders,” said Andrew Ko, senior director, U.S. Partners in Learning, Microsoft. “Every year, teachers are challenged to help their students achieve high academic standards. It is impressive to see how creatively these educators are transforming learning to inspire and motivate their students to adopt 21st-century skills.”
The domestic winners will represent the U.S. at the Partners in Learning Global Forum, Nov. 6-11, 2011, in Washington, D.C., competing with educators from around the world.