Our School has been certified as a Microsoft Showcase School, a recognition awarded by Microsoft Education to pioneering schools globally.
The Microsoft Showcase School programme is a school transformation programme formed by a global community of leading technology schools, which provides an opportunity to interact with Microsoft and other schools internationally to deepen and broaden the transformation of education through the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework. Microsoft Showcase Schools create immersive and inclusive student-centred experiences that inspire lifelong learning, stimulating the development of essential skills for students to reach their full potential.
At present, only 16 schools in Spain hold this accreditation. During the 2021-22 academic year only 4 schools have achieved certification in our country, our School being one of them. It is worth noting that we are the only school in Seville to be accredited and the third in Andalusia.
This milestone would not have been possible without the effort and dedication of our teaching staff, led by Mr. Miguel Rebollo and in collaboration with AONIA Education. All members have been designated Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a recognition that highlights the team’s ability to create learning environments in which technology takes centre stage and prepares students through the development of fundamental skills.
This learning has been based on four fundamental pillars:
Leadership and policy
Visualising and creating an intentional culture of innovation and learning, with shared goals that engage and motivate the entire education community to plan and lead change.
Teaching and learning
Helping students reach their potential, taking a student-centred approach to explore all aspects of teaching and learning: curriculum, assessment, devices and spaces.
Developing safe environments, both physical and online, and exploting data analytics to optimise student outcomes and create efficient, responsive and sustainable processes and resource allocation.
Student and school success
Anchored in equity and inclusion, developing social and emotional skills through professional learning and personal development to ensure they are successfully prepared for the future.
The accreditation as a Microsoft Showcase School is 10 years old in our School, which began with the development of Strategic Plans focused on technological advances and the implementation of technologies in the Curriculum and in the classrooms. During the last academic year 2021/22, our School became an Incubator School, initiating this process of digital transformation and the training of teachers in digital tools and competences through the Microsoft Education Centre and with complementary training provided by AONIA Education.
All of this makes it possible for our students’ classroom experience to be totally different thanks to the personalisation that digital tools and competences provide our teachers, turning teaching into a participative process between teacher and student. Our students can now collaborate, create, find their mission in teaching and develop the necessary skills for the future that lies ahead.
We show you an interview with Mr. Miguel Rebollo, leader of the Microsfot Showcase School accreditation project and member of the EdTech team of our School.