We are happy to announce that AISB has once again been selected two years in a row as a Microsoft Showcase School for 2015-2016. AISB was recognized by Microsoft as a Showcase School for its excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalized education to students, using mobile and cloud technology to better prepare students for success in the workplace. How did AISB qualify for this recognition is a question one might ask? According to Microsoft, Showcase Schools demonstrate inspired leadership, expert innovative educators and creative and confident students. In addition, leaders have demonstrated a strong vision for educational change, and have applied this vision to transforming AISB by creating an environment where both students and educators engage actively in their own learning through a learner-centered approach while empowering educators with opportunities to embrace innovation in the classroom.
“Being selected as a Microsoft Showcase School is an amazing honor and recognition of the passion our teachers and staff have for creating the best learning environment possible,” said Johnson K. Jacob, Chief Technology Mentor. “We look forward to sharing our experiences with other schools and the world to continue finding innovative ways to equip our students with the proper tools and skills needed for success inside and outside of the classroom.”
As a Showcase School, AISB will work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in education and communicate a vision for education enabled by technology through best practice for transformational educational change.
“Microsoft Showcase Schools are shining examples of those applying purpose driven innovation in a variety of ways to build connection, motivate students and to create community in and out of school, ” said Anthony Salcito, vice president, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. “These schools are truly transforming learning and providing more personalized education to students empowering them to achieve more.”
As well as being recognized on a global scale for their innovative approach to educating tomorrow’s workforce, AISB as a Showcase Schools will also receive many benefits from Microsoft as part of the program and these include:
- Collaboration with an international group of thought leaders
- Special pricing on SteelCase Education learning classroom furniture
- Microsoft Innovative Educators Experts (MIE Experts) on staff to help drive innovation and to support staff, peers and students
- Access to professional development for Educators within their school
- Invitations to regional and global events
- Monthly community webinars and Yammer group discussion, exclusive to Showcase Schools
We at AISB are proud to be a Microsoft Showcase School.
Johnson K. Jacob, Chief Technology Mentor, American International School of Bucharest
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