Danesfield has been recognised as a Microsoft Showcase School since January 2016, as a result of our continued drive to develop the use of technology and 21st Century Learning approaches across the primary curriculum. We pride ourselves on teaching in innovative and creative ways, effectively using technology in lessons to enhance and extend learning in order to prepare the children at Danesfield for not only the next stage of their education, but also the demands of the 21st century workplace.
We are also one of only 6 Microsoft Training Academy in the country and in 2019 we were selected as an EdTech 50 School. Danesfield work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in education and communicate a vision for education enabled by technology through the hosting and mentoring of other schools in the community on transformational educational practices. It allows us to share the incredible practice seen throughout the school and through the Microsoft Educator Community, our staff are constantly updating their knowledge and understanding of how best to use technology and 21st Learning approaches in lessons and are always learning from one another to give the children the best education possible.
All teachers at Danesfield have been selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (or MIEEs) in recognition of their innovative uses of technology in their classrooms. Mrs Morgan and Mr McGinnes were asked to attend Microsoft's E2 Educator Exchange conference, where Mrs Morgan was also asked to present, sharing Danesfield's digital journey. Microsoft Education’s annual event brings together the most innovative educators from around the world to collaborate, create, and share their experiences on how to integrate technology and pedagogy to advance learning, achieve student outcomes and transform education.