One of the best enhancements to any education system is to amplify the impact of high-quality teachers. The Microsoft Partners in Learning programme aims to increase access to, and build capacity for, the use of information and communications technologies by educators and students.
Since 2003, Microsoft's Partners in Learning programme has been nurturing and supporting teachers and schools across South Africa. Together with our partners, we support access to technology and skills, work to transform education through supporting 21st century skills development and drive programmes that enable jobs and economic growth. Working with partners like the Vodacom Foundation, the Department of Basic Education, NGOs and other private partners we've helped more than 30 000 teachers integrate technology more effectively in the classroom. This has had an impact on the minds – and educational outcomes – of more than 2-million young people.
1 October 2015 - From 15 to 18 September 2015 the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and Microsoft hosted the National Core ICT Training Team (NCTT) workshop for ICT trainers from all over the country at the Microsoft Training Centre in Bryanston, Johannesburg.
5 August 2015 - It’s that time of the year where Microsoft South Africa is on the search for passionate educators who implement innovative teaching methods to inspire students with outside-the-box thinking through collaboration.The MIE Expert program is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries.
27 September 2013 – Bringing ICT tools into the classroom can dramatically improve teaching methods – and so, student learning. Two initiatives, one international and one local, not only train teachers in new technologies, but reward those who excel at passing their new skills on to others.
13 August 2013 – Global software giant Microsoft is to provide 1 000 scholarships to promising young people across Africa to study for world-class associate degrees in computer science and business administration through its 4Afrika Scholarship Programme, announced in 12 August – International Youth Day.
2 July 2013 - This week sees hundreds of teachers converging in Bloemfontein for the 2013 Schoolnet ICT in the Classroom conference. From 2-4 July attendees will attend inspiring keynote addresses, expert workshops, TeachMeets and service providers' demos.
22 May 2013 - The SchoolNet SA ICT in the Classroom conference for educators will take place in Bloemfontein from 2-4 July. Teachers are invited to submit speaker proposals to share their success stories on using ICT in the classroom by 29 May.
10 April 2013 – SchoolNet South Africa will be holding free one-day face-to-face Microsoft Innovation workshops for teachers at each of the nine provincial Vodacom ICT Resource Centres during April, where they will learn to use digital tools to engage learners in the classroom.