District News ➤ Article 269
Thumbnail Image for Article 269Andover Teachers invited to attend Microsoft Education Event
Posted Date: 04/24/2015

Educators Todd Flory of Wheatland Elementary School and Stacey Ryan of Andover Middle School were both selected to attend the Microsoft E² Global Educator Exchange conference in Redmond, Wash. April 28 - May 1.

The E² Global Educator Exchange Event is an exciting three-day event hosted by Microsoft. The purpose of the event is to recognize and celebrate the achievements of educators who are preparing students for life in the 21st century. The Educator Exchange brings together about 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 teaching in ways that achieve 21st century learning outcomes.

Of the 300 educators invited to attend, 20 are from the United States, so Andover represents 10 percent of the educators from the U.S.

Todd and Stacey will present different learning activities to the attending educators and Microsoft employees during the Tech TeachMeet portion of the conference and will also present for Skype in the Classroom at the Kent Tech Expo, an annual event in a Wash. school district that highlights technology integration in classrooms. Stacey will also teach a breakout session called "Global Learning with Skype - Bring the World to Your Classroom" and will join E² Global Educator Exchange's keynote speaker, Anthony Salcito, during his keynote address in which he will ask her about Andover Middle School's Project LINC and preview a documentary being made about the project.

Congratulations to Todd and Stacey for being recognized as outstanding teachers and on this fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from some of the top educators in the world!