The Microsoft Showcase School program is a global community of pioneer schools around the world. It is an opportunity to engage with Microsoft and like-minded school leaders to deepen and expand educational transformation using the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework. Showcase Schools create student-centered, immersive, and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning and stimulate development of essential future ready skills so that students are empowered to achieve even more.
Check out the Showcase School Rubric to see how your school aligns with the Microsoft Showcase School qualifications. This rubric supports several of the questions in the school self-nomination form.
The Showcase Incubator Program focuses on empowering school leaders to innovate within their schools and share best practices with other school leaders. It is recommended that the school leader complete the self-nomination form or designate another leader to complete it on the school’s behalf.
To prepare for the Microsoft Showcase School self-nomination form:
1) Familiarize yourself with the Microsoft K-12 Education Transformation Framework. The work of the Showcase School Community is based in this framework and designed to support a school’s transformation, wherever it may be in that journey.
2) Prepare a 2-minute Sway or video that tells the story of a single, clear example of how you, as the school leader, have led your school’s innovation in one of the following areas:
- Vision for change
- Educator and leader professional development
- Improvement process and data-driven decisions
- Personalized learning and well-being
- Future ready skills
A sample video can be found at: https://aka.ms/sampleselfnominationvideo
3) Begin your Sway or video with your school’s name, city, and country. Make sure the author’s name and role is also visible. Clearly respond to the following prompts:
- This is what we think about education transformation today…
- This is what we hope to learn about education transformation when we engage with Microsoft . . .
- This is what we are keeping in mind as we take these next steps . . .
- These are our current blockers/challenges…
Click HERE to start your Showcase School Self Nomination to become a part of the Showcase Incubator Program.
If you have questions about Microsoft Showcase Schools, contact your local school TTIS.