Education Insights

Education news, trends, and highlights by Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: The Time is Now to Move to Competency-based Teacher Professional Development

    At the recent Education World Forum in London, UNESCO’s Director General Irena Bokova created a buzz when she announced a new version of the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers . This framework identifies key competencies that enable teachers to help prepare a 21st century workforce by...
  • Blog Post: Talking about technology access on Rainmakers.TV

    Back in September, I had the opportunity to attend the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting (see blog post here ) where Microsoft made a new commitment to help bring digital access to one million low-income families in the United States. I was able to speak with Stan Emert, the president...
  • Blog Post: Talking to students and teachers in Puerto Rico

    I’ve been on the road the majority of this month for personal and business travel. I’m in Russia right now, but want to catch you up on my experiences in Puerto Rico. The best part about my Puerto Rico visit was the amount of student and teacher interaction, as that is something I enjoy the most....
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Elevate America

    I'm in Springfield, IL this week (up far too late)...preparing for both speaking at and attending the AeA 21st Century Learning Environment Symposium . I am excited to see the increased focus on 21st century skills and the heightened recognition for need to prepare our students for the global workforce...
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