Microsft Innovative School and Microsoft Partner in Learning
Our school has been awarded 2 separate global acknowledgments. The first one is "Microsoft Partners in Learning. The second and more significant was awarded on the back of reviewing our practices in embracing technology in the school .We have been awarded the status of a" Microsoft Innovation school". We are the first school in Ireland to achieve this status and one of only 36 worldwide. This worldwide program seeks to acknowledge schools who seek to help students and educators reach their full potential through innovation in the area of technology use in the classroom.
The Microsoft Innovative Schools Program helps district and school leaders embrace innovation and implement technology effectively to support teaching and learning. Through this program school leaders can explore the possibilities, collaborate with other leaders and create a vision for the future of your school community.
To achieve this accreditation Microsoft reviewed our current ICT practices in the classroom and requested information on our IT vision for the future.
As an Innovative School, we benefit from deeper engagement, increased access to global thought leaders and mentoring opportunities from education experts. We also join a community of school leaders from around the world who work closely together to develop a culture of innovation that enables children to develop 21st century skills.
Microsoft Innovative Schools have access to a broad range of resources and opportunities
Engage and collaborate
with like-minded school leaders from around the world through community discussions
Attend Virtual University Webinars
Available anytime around the world, these monthly online sessions (live and recorded) offer leading professional development training from education experts.
Opportunity to attend the Partners in Learning Global Forum
Each year a select number of Microsoft Innovative Schools are selected to attend this premier event. Schools are selected based on their activity here on the Partners in Learning Network.
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Tools and resources for School Leaders and Educators
Resources to help schools reach their goals, including toolkits, professional development, lesson plans, free downloadable software, peer coaching and much more.
Check out "The Journal.ie's "national coverage of our award here
Microsoft recently came to our school to record some of the goings on in our school relating to our use of ICT and our effrts to constantly improve the experience for our children. Click below for more.