Roots Millennium Schools is recognized globally as the only Microsoft Mentor School 2014 in Pakistan
Millennium Schools is continuously discovering the technologies that ensure students develop modern skills including communication, collaboration, problem solving, and global awareness. Millennium Schools have a strong and strategical association with Microsoft for becoming truly innovative by bridging the gap between technology and teaching. In continuation of Microsoft initiative; Microsoft Partners in Learning offers a range of professional development programmes to bridge the gap between technology skills and innovative teaching. It reaches beyond traditional software training to provide a scaffold that supports educators of all skill levels on their learning journey. Partners in Learning supports the success of each educator through world-class, research-based professional development, online communities, and exclusive recognition programmes for the most innovative educators in the world.
Roots Millennium Schools, Pakistan has been selected by Microsoft as one of 80 outstanding Mentor Schools from around the world for their Leadership, Innovative Teaching Practice and Student Centered Approach. The Project application was judged by an External Group of Education Experts among a group of extremely qualified schools. Mentor Schools are recognized leaders who have achieved change within their own education systems. Each year, a small number of Innovative Schools can apply to join this elite group of leading-edge schools from around the world as part of the Microsoft Mentor School programme. Roots Millennium Schools has been declared as a Mentor School for successfully following 21st century teaching pedagogies and 21st century student centered approach. Roots Millennium Schools is first of its kind from being awarded with this title. Microsoft Pakistan has been supporting educational initiatives for integration of ICT and Mentor School Programme is amongst initiatives.
Roots Millennium Schools is provided with the insider access to Microsoft strategies and technologies, Leadership professional development opportunities, Recognition as a Global Leader in Education via Social Media and other Microsoft Channels.Roots Millennium Schools have their representation on different elite forums of Microsoft for example top 50 teachers of the world, Microsoft Mentor School status forum.
The 2014 Global Forum experience includes
Collaboration and networking Awards, competition and recognition for the most innovative educators and school leaders Keynotes and panel discussions with world renown education experts, innovators, and partners Innovative uses of cutting edge technologies for learning Inspiring professional development.
Technology in the classroom is not the end goal for Millennium Schools, infact enabling learning everywhere is the goal. School has invested in technology integrations in the classroom initiative to ensure that communities have the benefit of using ICT by introducing tablets integrated with Microsoft Windows and Apps for the students;
- E-Learning Ingredients
- Introduced and implemented technology into the classrooms for part of the school day
- Computers on wheels
- Tablets for teachers (Windows based)
- Internet access
- Teacher professional development
- Digital content
- New curriculum and learning methods
Impact of Millennium Schools Microsoft Education Programme
Build critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration skills through interactive content, collect, visualize & analyze data, assemble & organize information, create multimedia. Classroom management tools to efficiently manage the classroom and keep students on task through send/receive lesson content, monitor student screens, administer assessments, provide individualized learning. Keep students and technology safe and secure by managing access, theft deterrent, malware protection. Millennium Schools is integrating technology advancement as an engine for socio-academic transformation.