Create Innovative Schools

Great schools in the 21st century are agile, adaptable, and in tune with students’ lives outside of the classroom and their future education and employability.

Microsoft works with schools to help them envision how their school can be innovative and integrate technology to ensure students are prepared for college and the workforce.

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Steps and Resources to Become an Innovative School

  1. Evaluate your school

    Evaluate the current state of innovative teaching in their school or district.

    1. Self-reflection tool.Take a five minute self-reflection survey to learn more about how your school uses technology for management and learning.
    2. School evaluation.This free, online school evaluation tool is an anonymous and confidential way to send online surveys to educators, staff, and school leaders in your school or district to get a 360 degree assessment of how a school is implementing innovative teaching practices.
    1. Create Innovative Schools

      Provide a teaching and learning environment that is agile, adaptable, and in tune with students’ lives outside of the classroom and ensure students are prepared for college and the workforce.

      1. Download the Creating Innovative Schools Framework, which provides a starting point for schools initiating the process of change and for schools already on this journey. This framework includes activities and resources for school innovation.
      2. Download the Innovation Framework Workflow, which guides innovative school reform.
  2. Manage Schools and Campuses Efficiently

    Microsoft offers enterprise-level IT solutions to empower schools and campuses to run efficiently. Solutions include:

    1. Devices, Mobility, and Apps for Learning
    2. Learning Systems
    3. School and Campus Administration
    4. Analytics and Research Management
  3. Provide Teachers with Training and Resources

    Find tools as well as free online and in-person training for teachers, staff, and school leaders.

    1. Teacher Resources
    2. Education Competencies
    3. Training and Professional Development for Educators
    4. Microsoft Educator Network
  4. Connect with Other School Leaders
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