The week, Microsoft’s global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, has been playing host to teachers from all over the world for the E² Global Educator Exchange.
Bringing together around 300 of the world's most innovative educators, the E² Global Educator Exchange Event is an exciting three-day event to recognize and celebrate the achievements of educators who are preparing students for life in the 21st Century. The summit presents an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate, create and share their experiences on how to integrate technology and pedagogy in ways that achieve 21st century learning outcomes.
A number of our very own Expert Educators from here in the UK have made the trip over, and from all the tweets we’ve been seeing it looks like they’re having a very productive time meeting other likeminded individuals from 87 different countries. Through a variety of keynote speeches, Tech TeachMeets, regional breakouts and Educator-led training sessions covering OneNote, Office 365, Office Mix, Sway, Skype & Minecraft, there will have been much learned, and many ideas and best practices shared.
We’ll be getting a full report from the MIEEs representing the UK upon their return (once they’re over their jetlag, of course!), and we look forward to hearing all about their experiences and sharing with you the things they took from the event that they are going to put into practice in their own schools and classrooms. In the meantime we’ll just share some of the tweets from our UK MIEEs who are over at #MSFTEduE2 to give you a flavour for what’s been going on, and also include the video recap of the first day:
— Kevin Sait(@kevin_sait) April 30, 2015
— Marie Renton (@Goldilocks1972) April 29, 2015
— Urban Teacher (@urban_teacher) May 1, 2015
— Emma Hicks (@echicks90) April 29, 2015
All of us here in the Microsoft UK Education team hope that everyone attending the E² Global Educator Exchange Event makes the most of their final at the conference, learning and sharing as much as they can, and finally we’d like to wish everyone a safe trip back to their country of origin. We look forward to getting the full lowdown from our UK MIEEs upon their return!