12:37 | 13/05/2015 Society
(VEN) - May 12, 2015, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the Global Educator Challenge awards – including 2 educators from Vietnam: Ms. Nguyen Thi Lieu and Mr. Ngo Thanh Nam, who were recently celebrated at the 2015 Microsoft E² Educator Exchange event.
Recognized alongside over 60 educators from more than 40 countries, the Vietnam team demonstrated exceptional innovation in their field and during competitive sessions at the event – working with their peers to design a project around the use of Microsoft technologies within the specific theme of Bravery, Courage, and Leadership.
“Ms. Nguyen Thi Lieu and Mr. Ngo Thanh Nam have proven themselves among the most innovative in Vietnam – showing how they can adapt technologies to help solve the challenges. Now we are excited to see how they take what they’ve learnt at the event, share it among their peers and use it to transform teaching and improve learning outcomes”, said Mr. Vu Minh Tri, General Director, Microsoft Vietnam.
For the first time, Microsoft Student Ambassadors were also invited to the E2 event, and set their own challenges to showcase their knowledge and what they have learned throughout their participation in the program. Working in teams, these required them to use their problem solving skills and Microsoft product expertise. The winning team included students from Chile, India, United Kingdom and the United States.
Global Educator Challenge awards given to inspiring educators from approximately 100 countries
The three-day E² Educator Exchange recognized and celebrated the achievements of educators who are preparing students with the skills to succeed the 21st century. The event brought approximately 300 of the world's most innovative educators for an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate, create and share their experiences on how to integrate technology and pedagogy in ways that achieve 21st century learning outcomes.
“The E2 Global Educator Exchange event is part of the Microsoft in Education initiative that offers a range of professional development programs to bridge the gap between technology skills and innovative teaching. Attending E2 is a big honour and recognition for Vietnam Educators to understanding how to use technology in the classroom for better learning outcomes”, said Ms. Nguyen Thi Lieu, Principal of Duc Tri Secondary School.
E² was part of the Microsoft in Education initiative that offers a range of professional development programs to bridge the gap between technology skills and innovative teaching. “Microsoft believes in the power of the educators and the impact educators can have when they are brought together and recognized for their achievements. So, at E² we were able to interact with Microsoft products to see the potential for learning, work alongside student ambassadors, and increase our knowledge of how technology can increase productivity in the classroom”, said Mr. Ngo Thanh Nam, first runner-up of Overall Challenge award.
Mr. Vu Minh Tri, General Director, Microsoft Vietnam:
“E² activities reach beyond traditional software training to provide a scaffold that supports educators and school leaders of all skill levels on their learning journey. Through these programs, Microsoft trained more than 10 million educators and reached more than 200 million students since 2003 worldwide, includes 65,000 educators and about 2 million students in Vietnam. This project, one essential part belong to Microsoft Partner in Learning program, also proves Microsoft’s commitment to empower Vietnam’s digital generation to transform the future and further develop its economy”.