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TGS Teacher Selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert

Toowoomba Grammar School teacher, Michael Cocks has been announced today as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert, and will be contributing to the worldwide program.

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. There are about 7,600 International educators.

This is the third consecutive year that Mr Cocks has been selected for the program, which means he will continue to play an active role in helping Microsoft deliver digital solutions in the classroom.

Mr Cocks is thrilled to be continuing his association with the program which he not only contributes to, but he learns a great deal from; this knowledge then flows through to his students at Toowoomba Grammar School.

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 training sessions 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.