Vice President - Worldwide EducationMicrosoft Corporation
As vice president of education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector organization, Anthony Salcito works with education institutions and partners globally to embrace technology to optimize learning environments and student achievement. In this role, Salcito oversees the worldwide execution of Microsoft’s vision for education and its partnership and technology outreach efforts via the Worldwide Partners in Learning, Partners for Technology Access, and Public and Private Alliances programs.
Previously, as general manager of education in the United States, Salcito had responsibility for supporting K-12 and higher education institutions across the U.S. and leading Microsoft’s efforts to support and increase the role technology plays to enhance learning. He developed education partnerships and innovative programs to better support education customers nationally.
Salcito helped launch the U.S. Partners in Learning program in 2003, which was recognized in 2009 with the Public-Private Partnership Award from the U.S. National Governors Association. He was the catalyst for Microsoft’s involvement in the creation of the School of the Future — Microsoft’s participation with School District of Philadelphia to build an innovative high school in the city of Philadelphia, which has served as a blueprint for Microsoft’s worldwide Innovative Schools program.
Salcito has created several programs that have been leveraged broadly to support the company’s giving efforts and Microsoft’s Connected Learning Community initiative. He created the Microsoft Technology Friends Network, which links IT professionals and developers to schools and nonprofits to donate their technical expertise to aid with technology support.
Salcito joined Microsoft in 1992, helping to architect Microsoft’s marketing outreach plan in the early 1990s. During his initial years with Microsoft, Salcito had the opportunity to influence marketing and one-to-many programs including the product launches for Windows NT and Windows 95.
Salcito is involved with a variety of outreach projects; he has served on the board of directors for Stevens Institute of Technology WebCampus, and currently serves on the board of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, the National Community Education Association and Western Governors University.
Anthony - I want to thank you for all the inspiring words you gave in a recent speech I heard to deliver. I believe that education is crucial to our continued success as a nation. Can you please share your thoughts on centralized education versus de-centralized education. And do you're views on this vary based on educational level (i.e., pre-K thru higher education)? Look forwad to your timely response!
looking forward to meeting Anthony in London on Oct 1st as a representative of saltash.net community school
I was so excited during my research when I read your article, re: Improving teaching & learning in Kenya with 1:1 computing http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/sep09/09-23cgikenyapr.mspx
From the article, I learnt that the basis of ACE project is to improve the quality of primary and secondary education through the effective use of information and communications technology (ICT).
It is also great to note that ACE will create “one-to-one e-learning” classrooms in 60 focus schools across Kenya
We at Play for Learning in the UK have always believed we can make a difference to the education sector in Kenya. We developed a software program called Play for Learning My World, both in English and Kiswahili for primary school pupils. This software teaches the children the world around them, their family, the park, their home and many more subjects to stimulate their thinking, reading, ICT skills.
It is a challenge to get this software to the remote or poorer children in Kenya. I will be honored to hearing from you with your views of how we can work together through ACE project to make this happen.
We have schools in Brazil, Turkey, India, China, Korea, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Morocco and statirng in Mexico. K-9.
We would like to develop a broader partnership with Microsoft.
Our headquarter is in Vancouver, BC.
Please let me know your availability for a meeting.
Greetings. It was a pleasure to meet you and to serve with you on the Education Plenary at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. I appreciate your work through Microsoft to engage and empower youth to participate in their learning process using technology. I hope there will be future opportunities to partner and look forward to a dialogue soon. Please email me using the email address provided during the planning stages for the panel. Contact information is also located on the ARM website at www.americareadsms.org. I would love to provide you with additional information on the America Reads - Mississippi (ARM) AmeriCorps program and discuss what we are currently doing and ways to enhance the tutoring services provided by ARM members with the use of technology.
Ronjanett Taylor, ARM State Program Director
It is very to good to read your thoughts and I appreciate with your work which shows your hardworking
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