Microsoft, GEMS join hands in unique project
Dubai, March 17, 2011
Microsoft has launched its the Innovate, Teach, Inspire project in collaboration with GEMS Education in line with its commitment to broaden digital inclusion and promote technology in education.
The initial phase of the project included delivering a ‘Train the Trainers’ workshop to 26 master teachers in the UAE.
Through the Train the Trainer methodology, those teachers who are now certified as master trainers will be delivering the program to their peers in 26 GEMS schools in the UAE.
The project is part of the Microsoft Partners in Learning Programme that aims at improving education through the integration of ICT.
Microsoft Gulf Education director Azza Al Shinnawy said: “Microsoft has made a long-term commitment to working with governments, educators, students and industry partners to expand the world of learning through technology in order to implement better ways to transform education for the benefit of students and teachers. The Innovate, Teach, Inspire project is the perfect platform to demonstrate our commitment to the education sector by enriching classroom instruction and enhancing learning outcomes for students.”
Manoj M Varghese, director IT, GEMS Education, said: “We are glad to partner with Microsoft on the Innovate, Teach, Inspire initiative. We are confident that this program will give our teachers the added advantage of keeping themselves abreast of latest technological offerings and tools for teaching. It will further enhance their creativity to express innovative ideas, aid teaching and support more powerful learning.”
The participants have received training on several Microsoft tools, including Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010, Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Live Blogging and SkyDrive. The 26 master teachers were selected by GEMS. - TradeArabia News Service