Wellington College – Named as a Microsoft Showcase School

24 Jan 2019

Wellington College has been recognised as a global leader in successful integration of technology with teaching and learning.

Wellington was selected by Microsoft as a 2018-2019 Microsoft Showcase School and joins an exclusive community from around the world, recognised and celebrated for educational transformation, which includes vision and innovation in teaching, learning and assessment; computational and critical thinking; creativity and collaboration; and a willingness to promote a growth mindset among educators and students. “Being selected as a Microsoft Showcase School is a fantastic recognition for all the work that staff and students have put in to embedding digital learning at Wellington”, said Dr Jules O’Loughlin, Director of Digital Learning at Wellington. “We look forward to sharing our experiences with other schools in the Wellington Family and the wider community to continue to find innovative ways to equip our students with the proper tools needed for success inside and outside of the classroom.” As a Showcase School, Wellington will work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in education transformation through our commitment to host and mentor other schools in the local community and around the globe. “Microsoft Showcase Schools are shining examples of those applying purpose-driven innovation in a variety of ways to build connection, motivate students and to create community in and out of school,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. “These schools are truly transforming learning and providing more personalised education to students, empowering them to achieve more.” Showcase Schools will realise many benefits, including the ability to communicate directly with one another, participation in an exclusive online global community, and the opportunity to host and attend both online and in person educational thought leader events.