Microsoft’s EdTech partner ecosystem plays a key role in how Microsoft can successfully serve our education industry customers around the world, so each year we meet to collectively discuss where the education industry is going, consider opportunities for the Microsoft Education Partner community, and share insights into Microsoft’s Education business strategy. The 16th Global Education Partner Summit (GEPS), held virtually from April 26th-28th, allowed Microsoft to connect with more than 1000 education industry partners to explore how we’ve already been able to identify opportunities and innovate to solve needs and advance education globally, and how we’ll do so in the future.
Microsoft Teams’ assignments and Microsoft 365 integrations give our education partners the ability to enable rich end-to-end scenarios within core workflows—for both educators and students. It also makes it easier for instructors to give feedback on assignments. This not only saves teachers valuable time, it also gives them a range of powerful features to support the assessment of learning and engage students.
During Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Junior Virtual AI Hackathons, students from all over the world have proposed a number of impactful ideas that leverage the fantastic potential of AI for Good. Some of these ideas involved saving elephants and griffon vultures from becoming extinct, helping children with autism interpret the emotions of those around them, designing a smart trash bin that facilitates selective recycling, and deploying AI-powered aquabots that can safely identify and remove trash from garbage patches in the ocean.
On February 2, 2022, LitWorld and Microsoft invite you to come together for this year’s WRAD. Join us as we honor the joy and power of reading and sharing stories. From hosting intimate classroom gatherings and organizing community wide parades, to broadcasting radio programs across countries and trying a new technology to celebrate WRAD, everyone can participate.
As we continue to reimagine education to meet unprecedented challenges, the new year brings new opportunities to empower every learner on the planet. We’ve heard repeatedly from teachers and leaders that they’re working hard to provide access to equitable education to all learners they serve.
As the typical classroom setting has evolved, technology has become not just a supplement to learning but primary to it and embracing tech as the new paper and pencil is integral to the success of students and educators.
We recently hosted Microsoft Reimagine, a virtual event where inspiring changemakers, educators, product experts, and industry leaders explored innovative ways to support inclusive learning for K-12 students.
Have you heard? There’s a brand-new Windows edition, and it’s made just for education. Meet Windows 11 SE, a version of Windows that’s reimagined for a new era of digital learning and optimized for low-cost devices.
According to UNESCO, more than 1.6 billion children worldwide lost learning opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic.