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Leading up to World Teachers’ Day, Microsoft celebrates the efforts of more than 4,000 educators and 86 Showcase Schools in Asia for their passion in teaching and learning through the annual Microsoft Innovative Educator program
 
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 5 October 2020 – 5 October marks World Teachers’ Day,
spotlighting the resilience and leadership of teachers worldwide who continue
to provide remote learning, support vulnerable populations, and close gaps in education
throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

This year, Microsoft welcomed 4,366
Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEE) onboard its Microsoft Innovative
Educator (MIE) program from the Asia region — a twofold increase from the
previous year and the largest representation from the region to date.

The MIE program,
which began in 2014, recognizes global educators who are using technology to
pave the way for their peers for better learning and student outcomes. The program
comprises more than one million educators worldwide who have joined the
Microsoft Educator Center and successfully completed professional development
online courses, accessed resources, and shared learnings with their colleagues.

“We welcome over
4000 new educators to the 2020-2021 class of MIE Experts in Asia,” said
Larry Nelson, Regional General Manager, Education, Microsoft Asia. “In
these historic and challenging times, MIE Experts are true exemplars of
innovative teachers who inspire with their student-centered approach, making a
meaningful difference in the lives of their students. These teachers
constantly seek new and innovative ways to incorporate 21st century learning
into their classrooms, including remote learning, which they made possible in
spite of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. They are helping students build
future-ready skills that will enable them to succeed in school, life and
career.”

Schools leading
digital transformation in education

Alongside the
2020-2021 class of MIE Experts are 86 new Microsoft Showcase Schools across
Asia. These schools are recognized leaders in personalized learning amplified
by devices for each student — they thoughtfully integrate a variety of
Microsoft solutions such as Windows, Office 365, OneNote, Skype and more to
enable anywhere, anytime learning for students.

The full list of names of experts and schools can be found here.                                     

Country

No. of MIE Experts

No. of Microsoft Showcase
Schools

Australia

212

5

Bangladesh

1

Brunei

22

China

67

2

Hong Kong

50

4

Indonesia

128

1

India

2,669

49

Japan

275

1

Korea

186

Malaysia

207

5

New Zealand

98

10

Philippines

189

7

Singapore

14

Sri Lanka

113

1

Thailand

52

1

Taiwan

110

Vietnam

185

Microsoft continues
to support this thriving community of passionate educators who are constantly
learning, growing and working together to change lives and build a better
world.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital
transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its
mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to
achieve more.

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