Canterbury staff welcomed into Microsoft worldwide program

Four Canterbury College teachers have been named Microsoft Educator Experts for 2020-2021.

Each year Microsoft selects educators from around the world to be part of their Innovative Educator Expert program (MIEE).

The program brings together teachers that are passionate about empowering students through the effective use of digital technologies.

Canterbury’s Director of Learning and Innovation, James Jenkins, has been part of this group for 3 years and has found it to be a great way to stay at the forefront of learning innovation and developments in the technology that the College uses for teaching and learning.

“The MIEE community is a global network of teachers that share ideas and learn from each other. The Australian branch is particularly dynamic and collegial, with members continually connected via a Microsoft Team. Each day there are conversations in this group about best practice and effective ways to leverage digital tools in the classroom,” Mr Jenkins said.

This year he is delighted to be joined in the 2020-2021 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert program by 3 more Canterbury teachers: Mitchell Staples, Jess Traurig, and Hayden Turner.

Principal Daniel Walker was very happy with the Microsoft announcement.

“Having several MIEEs on staff is a great result for Canterbury and is indicative of the innovative attitude that our staff have to teaching and learning,” Mr Walker said.

“Being recognised as an MIEE is a testament to the great work they do at Canterbury in the Digital Innovation space.”