For this week’s MIEE TV blog post we’ve got a special topic, involving national recognition for one of our Expert Educators and the work they do using technology to engage their students.
The Minecraft enthusiasts among you are likely to already of Ray Chambers, and anyone who visited the Microsoft stand at BETT 2015 will have had the opportunity to listen to him talk about and demonstrate in our Theatre how he has been using Minecraft to great effect at Uppingham Community College, where he is Head of IT and Computing. We’re delighted to share the news that his innovation and progress in this area of teaching has been acknowledged at the 2015 Pearson Teaching Awards.
Of the thousands of educators nominated this year, Ray is one of just 60 who were recognised by Pearson for their work, with the MIEE being given the Silver Teaching Award in the category for Outstanding use of Technology in Education. All of us here in the Microsoft UK Education team are thrilled for Ray, and we’re sure the rest of the #MIEExpert15 community will join us in congratulating him on his recent accolade.
For more details about Ray’s recent achievement, we recommend you read the following article from the Northamptonshire Telegraph:
Regular readers of our MIEE TV blogs will have noticed that we try to include a video interview in each post, featuring the during which we get to know our MIEEs a little better. On this occasion we’re instead going to look back at a Sway made by Ray Chambers all about Minecraft in Education, and how he uses it to teach certain concepts:
Ray has created many more Minecraft in Education resources including helpful video guides and lesson plans allowing other educators from all over the world to get started with Minecraft and replicate the positive learning outcomes that are evident in the classrooms at Uppingham Community College.
Once again we’d like to congratulate Ray on his recent success at the Pearson Teaching Awards, and also thank him for all of this work as a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator since joining the community.