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Turner/Bartels K-8 recognized as a global leader in successful integration of technology with teaching and learning.

Turner/Bartels K-8 selected as a 2017-2018 Microsoft Showcase School

October 02, 2017 - Points of Pride

Turner/Bartels K-8 was selected by Microsoft as a 2017-2018 Microsoft Showcase School for their excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalized education to students. They are also recognized for using mobile and cloud technology to better prepare students for success in the workplace.

Turner/Bartels K-8 joins an exclusive community of more than 850 premier schools from around the world, recognized to celebrate their truly pioneering efforts and innovation in rethinking teaching, learning and assessment in order to drive deep 21st century competencies. 

Turner/Bartels K-8 has a Technology Leadership Team, represented by teachers from all grade levels and administration, that encourages teachers to use technology to enhance personalized student instruction. The Technology Leadership Team plans and implements bi-weekly teacher professional development trainings, creates and organizes student-led showcase events (Tech-It-Out Night), and promotes fundraising efforts to ensure all students have access to devices and teachers have the skills necessary for 21st century learning.

“Being selected as a Microsoft Showcase School is an amazing honor and recognition of the passion our teachers and staff have for creating the best learning environments possible,” said Cindy M. Land, principal at Turner/Bartels K-8. “We look forward to sharing our experiences with other schools in our community and the world to continue finding innovative ways to equip our students with the proper tools needed for success inside and outside of the classroom.”

As a Showcase School, Turner/Bartels K-8 will work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in education and communicate a vision for education enabled by technology through the hosting and mentoring of other schools in the community on transformational educational practices.

“Microsoft Showcase Schools are shining examples of those applying purpose-driven innovation in a variety of ways to build connection, motivate students and to create community in and out of school,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. “These schools are truly transforming learning and providing more personalized education to students empowering them to achieve more.”

As well as being recognized on a global scale for their innovative approach to educating tomorrow’s workforce, Showcase Schools receive additional collaboration opportunities with other schools around the world, access to professional development opportunities, invitations to exclusive events, access to Microsoft Innovative Educators Experts (MIE Experts) on staff to help drive innovation and to support staff, peers and students, and more.

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