Microsoft Mentor School Program Benefits

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A model of innovation

Mentor Schools are recognized leaders who have achieved change within their own education systems. Each year, a small number of Innovative Schools can apply to join this elite group of leading-edge schools from around the world as part of the Microsoft Mentor School program.

To be considered for Mentor status, schools must demonstrate a commitment to innovation and the ability to overcome obstacles in preparing students to be 21st century learners. In addition, they must have developed programs that can serve as models for other schools.

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Participation is by application only. Schools are selected based on a record of broad educational success, community leadership, and successful school management

Mentor School benefits

In addition to the benefits Innovative Schools receive, Mentor Schools also have the following opportunities:

  • Invitation to attend the Partners in Learning Global Forum
    You and one other person will receive an all-expenses paid trip to participation in leadership workshops and collaborate with school leaders worldwide.
  • Recognized as a global leader in education
    By experts, peers, and Microsoft.
  • Participate in mentor and coaching teams
    Led by an education expert, these teams work together to improve their craft as leaders and share experiences.
  • Receive an invitation to attend leadership workshop at BETT
    Access to in-person leadership workshops led by education experts.

Mentor engagement means

  • Mentor schools in your community
  • Participate in Community Discussions
  • Participate in Coaching Team meeting
  • Participate in Hot Topic discussions
    From one to one learning to games based education, follow these blogs by education leaders. Or, share your own experience and author a post.
  • Host a local workshop
    Engage the community and show school leader effective ways of incorporating technology into teaching and learning.
  • Involve your teachers in the Microsoft Innovative Educator community
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