12 teachers from Kuwait have been selected as global leaders in using technology to transform education
Kuwait – November 2015: Microsoft, has recognized 12 educators from Kuwait as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts, joining more than 5,600 educators globally. Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educator experts to exchange ideas, test new approaches and learn from each other through a global community dedicated to improving learning outcomes through technology.
As an MIE Expert, educators build their capacity for using technology in the 21st century classroom and curriculum to improve student learning, advise Microsoft and educational institutions on how to integrate technology as well as be an advocate at conferences, events and trainings for how Microsoft technology can improve learning.
“Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts are inspiring examples of educators applying new ways of teaching and learning in their classrooms that motivate students and empower them to achieve more,” said Ahmed Ameen Ashour, Regional Education lead, Microsoft Gulf. “This year has been exceptional for Kuwait with 12 educators awarded compared to 2 last year. This is the result of establishing strategic partnerships with Ministries of Education which are transforming the region into a successful knowledge-based community,” added Ahmed.
As part of the recognition, few educators will have an opportunity to attend the Microsoft Exchange event happening in Budapest, Hungary in March 2016 which will be attended by more than 300 MIEs worldwide. The event is a global platform for MIEs to share their insights with Microsoft on new educational products and tools as well as exchange best practices as they work together to promote innovation in teaching and learning.
Commenting on this, Mr. Charles Nahas, General Manager Microsoft Kuwait said, “This initiative is well aligned with our strategy to develop national legislation to encourage technology transfers, support innovation and establish global contractual partnerships in the education sector. Putting technology into a classroom will enable us to strengthen our economy and create greater talent. We value Microsoft’s support and we look forward to a long-term association with the company to further support educators in the Kuwait.”
Technology is a game changer in the classroom, with today’s students growing up being able to master using the latest devices as if it’s second nature. With the rapid growth of technology in the classroom, teachers are seeking interactive professional development opportunities that support this evolution.
To learn more about the MIE Expert program you can find out more here. If you are an educator and interested in joining the MIE Expert program self-nominations will open in April 2016. We invite you to also join our Microsoft Educator Community where you can learn and grow professionally, exchange ideas and learn from others, and make connections globally and earn recognition.