10-12-2012, 08:40 PM
Microsoft is part of the annual Global Forum "Partnership in Education", which was held this year in Prague, announced its future strategy in support of educational programs and investments in the amount of $ 250 million on "Partnership in Education". This investment increases the total amount of investments in the past 15 years to $ 750 million.
"Many of us have had great teachers, by which we have achieved success - said Bill Gates. - It is for this reason that I am proud of the program "Partnership in Education", which supports teachers with an innovative approach to learning. We opened the program about 10 years ago, based on a belief in the inalienable right to education, and considering it the most important area for investment in our common future.Today, it is more relevant than ever, and I'm glad to see that steady commitment to innovation helps students and teachers to realize their potential. " "Partners in Education" - a program Microsoft, designed for cooperation with educational institutions and government education authorities to assist pupils and students to achieve success in life, using innovative teaching practices and modern digital technology.
The program is currently implementing the following key initiatives: Online schools for evaluation and development of teaching skills and training required in the XXI century, the package Microsoft Learning Suite - Microsoft suite of free products to help the teacher, a project to support the development of innovative schools Microsoft Innovative School Program; international community of educators on the portal "Partnership in Education." In Russia, "Partners in Learning" is valid from the end of 2003. During this time the training program were more than a million teachers and over 250,000 students. Microsoft plans to increase the number of participants to 20 million by 2018, and intends to expand the list of countries adhering to it - at the moment it supports 199 countries.
For the student , by the student , to the student !!