Investing in education
$500 million
invested by microsoft to support educators, school leaders, and policy makers over the last ten years
Making a difference
11 million
educators helped and over 190 million students reached in 119 countries

What is Microsoft in Education

Education can change the world. At Microsoft, we believe that education is the single most important investment in the future of individuals, communities, nations, and the world - that it is vital to sustainable social and economic success. It is also a fundamental human right. But the reality is that education globally faces a crisis; a crisis of resources, time, and support.
We believe
We believe...
Education is the single most important investment in the future.
Every child deserves a great education
At Microsoft, we believe that technology is a tool which, when used appropriately, can help improve teaching and learning. But technology is only one piece of a larger solution and needs to be supported by professional development for school leaders and educators and innovations in teaching and learning led by educators who are on the ground, every day, in classrooms around the world.
A global initative to improve student learning
We help educators and school leaders connect, collaborate, create, and share so that students can realize their greatest potential. We also believe in recognizing the best classroom innovators and seek to highlight, recognize, and reward those educators using technology in amazing ways. Microsoft Partners in Learning is a 10-year, $500 million global initiative aimed at improving teaching and learning. Since 2003, we’ve led the way in partnering with education, helping nearly 11 million educators and reaching more than 190 million students in 119 countries in our first 9 years alone.

Who benefits?

Microsoft provides professional development to government policymakers, school leaders, and educators around the world to take new approaches to teaching and learning, using technology to help students develop 21st century skills. Supporting the latest research into learning design through programs such as Innovative Teaching and Learning Research and the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills, we are connecting cutting-edge thinking with classroom practice.
Get training and resources that use technology to improve student engagement and learning outcomes, and join an exciting professional community.
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School leaders
School leaders
Use technology to catalyze change and increase the value and impact of curriculum, pedagogy, and academic research; improving the way teachers teach and students learn.
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How can Partners in Learning help you?

Insight Capacity Community
Create research-driven policy and practices. We provide you with the research based information to help you advance teaching and learning.
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We provide you with the tools, resources and activities you need to learn more about how technology plays a role in the advancement of learning in the 21st century. Whatever your level of technology confidence you will find something to support you.
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Create and share innovation. Become part of a vibrant community through our online network and face to face events.
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