Bangor University Lecturer selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert

Owen Davies joins a global group of Microsoft Innovative Educators.Owen Davies joins a global group of Microsoft Innovative Educators.Owen Davies from Bangor University’s School of Education has been recognized as a global leader in using technology to transform education and been named a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert, joining the more than 6,700 educators in the MIE Expert program worldwide.

Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educators to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other as a global community dedicated to improving student outcomes through technology.

Owen Davies said: “I feel privileged to be part of the worldwide community of Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, my goal is to bring outstanding professional tools and pedagogy to the School of Education students so that they can inspire learners and promote effective collaboration in their classrooms.”

As an MIE Expert, educators build their capacity for using technology in both the classroom and curriculum to improve student learning, advise Microsoft and educational institutions on how to integrate technology in pedagogically sound ways and be an advocate at conferences, events and trainings for how Microsoft technology can improve learning.

“Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts are inspiring examples of educators applying new ways of teaching and learning in their classrooms that motivate students and empower them to achieve more,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. “We celebrate and support the work they do every day!”

To learn more about the MIE Expert program, you can find out more here. If you are an educator and interested in joining the MIE program, you can begin by joining the Microsoft Educator Community, where you can learn and grow professionally, exchange ideas and learn from others, and make connections globally and earn recognition.

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Publication date: 3 October 2017