SUPPORTING EDUCATORS TO UTILIZE ICT TO IMPROVE LEARNING OUTCOMES
Research shows that innovative teaching practices, along with access to technology, supports student acquisition of 21st century skills1. Those skills can mean the difference between being successful in school, or struggling every day, and having a career, or simply getting a job. Microsoft Partners in Learning offers a range of professional development programs to bridge the gap between technology skills and innovative teaching. Partners in Learning supports the success of each educator through world-class, research-based professional development, online communities, and exclusive recognition programs for the most innovative educators in the world.
MICROSOFT CERTIFIED EDUCATOR
The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) exam is a competency-based professional development and certification offering. Technology-neutral, the MCE assessment enables educators to demonstrate competency as outlined in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Information and Communications Technology, Competency Framework for Teachers (UNESCO ICT-CFT), Technology Literacy Approach. It also offers an opportunity for educators to differentiate themselves in the education field, and enhance their value for current and future employers.
An effective and proven assessment tool, the MCE exam measures the ways ICT integration can be used to improve outcomes in six core content areas which align to the
- Education Policy
- Curriculum & Assessment
- ICT/Technology Tools
- Organization & Administration
- Professional Development
Passing the MCE exam provides validation that educators have achieved global educator technology literacy competencies as defined in the UNESCO ICT-CFT, Technology Literacy Approach.