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Microsoft Schools programmes

Microsoft Schools and Microsoft Showcase Schools are a global community of schools engaged in digital transformation to improve learning outcomes.

Empowering students to achieve more

About Microsoft Schools

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Microsoft Schools are focused on leading and learning. Schools that are working to consider how to transform education and integrate technology into their classrooms, buildings and lessons would benefit from joining the Microsoft Schools programme.

Microsoft Schools are focused on leading and learning. These schools may be just starting to explore Microsoft solutions, programs or devices in small ways but have signalled an intent to do more and be more.

If you are in a school starting to consider how to transform education and integrate technology, we invite you to join the Microsoft Schools programme. You can register at any time.

Register to become a Microsoft School

By registering and joining the Microsoft Schools programme, schools will receive the following benefits:

  • Global recognition by being placed on our Microsoft And Showcase School list (updated monthly)
  • Receive a quick start guide filled with assets and resources to support school leaders
  • Enrol into a global community of practice which reaches over 1,000 other school leaders via our social channel, Yammer
  • Receive a monthly e-newsletter with the best of Microsoft Teaching and Leading resources
  • Receive early updates (via our newsletter and social communities) on new products, offers and opportunities
  • Curate resources for leaders and leading teachers available from the Microsoft Educator Community
  • Participate in quarterly global connect calls

About Microsoft Showcase Schools

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Microsoft Showcase Schools are a global community of schools engaged in digital transformation to improve teaching and learning. Showcase Schools create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, stimulating development of essential life skills so students are empowered to achieve more.

Showcase School leadership teams are part of a professional community that amplifies the use of technology to drive school-wide transformation and efficiencies. Microsoft Showcase Schools emphasise personalised learning for their students through the use of 1:1 learning devices and learning with current technology such as Office 365 for Education, Office Mix, OneNote, Skype, Minecraft, and more.

Showcase Schools exemplify:

Leadership

  • School leaders have implemented clear improvement plans to drive transformation leveraging digital
  • School leaders choose Microsoft technologies that are used in classrooms

School capacity

  • School designs and delivers professional development for staff to integrate digital learning
  • School hosts visitors and share best practices of using Microsoft technology for teaching and learning

Teaching and learning

  • Digital education is thoughtfully integrated across the curriculum
  • Personalised learning approaches are highlighted
  • Science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) are a strong curriculum focus

Technical capacity

  • School integrates Windows devices, Office 365, OneNote, and other technologies
  • Device density facilitates 1:1 device learning when appropriate to the curriculum

Apply to become a Microsoft Showcase School

  1. Read more details about the Showcase Schools programme
  2. Take the self-reflection survey and capture your results (optional)
  3. Submit an application to become a Showcase School
  4. After you submit your application, a Microsoft representative will contact you