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TGS Teachers Take Technology to the World

Three Toowoomba Grammar School teachers have has been announced as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts, 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.

TGS teachers, Mr Michael Cocks, Mr Paul Barton and Mr Clinton Owen have all been selected in the program and will 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 for the seventh consecutive year. This will be Mr Barton’s fifth consecutive year and Mr Owen’s second consecutive year involved in the program. They said they not only contribute to the initiative, but they learn a great deal from it.

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!”

TGS is extremely proud to have three staff recognised by Microsoft and contributing to the program with their knowledge and expertise benefiting other staff and students.

Meet Microsoft’s 2021-2022 Showcase Schools and MIE Experts | Microsoft EDU