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Coshocton City Schools selected as a 2014-2015 Microsoft Showcase School

| November 17, 2014

COSHOCTON – Coshocton City Schools was selected by Microsoft as a 2014-2015 Microsoft Showcase School for its excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalized education to students, using mobile and cloud technology to better prepare students for success in the workplace.

Coshocton City Schools joins an exclusive community of over 150 premier schools from around the world, recognized to celebrate their truly pioneering efforts and innovation in rethinking teaching, learning and assessment in order to drive deep 21st century competencies.

Coshocton City Schools qualified for this honor because they recently implemented a Straight A grant featuring blended learning, 1:1 devices with the eighth grade students using Windows 8, and Office 365 for all staff and seventh through 12th grade students.

As a Showcase School, Coshocton City Schools will work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in education and communicate a vision for education enabled by technology through the hosting and mentoring of other schools in the community on transformational educational practices.

“Microsoft Showcase Schools are inspiring examples of how schools are using mobile-first, cloud-first technology to increase students’ productivity and develop the skills needed in the workplace,” said Anthony Salcito, vice-presidents, Worldwide Education, Microsoft Corp. “With an innovative use of technology, these schools are transforming learning environments and delivering more personalized education to students, allowing them to do more and achieve more.”

As well as being recognized on a global scale for their innovative approach to education tomorrow’s workforce, Showcase Schools also receive the following benefits from Microsoft as part of the program:

  • Collaboration with an international group of though leaders
  • Complimentary Microsoft IT Academy membership
  • Eligibility to have at least two high school student ambassadors
  • Expert educator/s on staff to help drive innovation and to support staff, peers and students
  • Access to professional development for educators within their school
  • Monthly community webinar and yammer group discussion, exclusive to Showcase Schools
  • Email signature and welcome kit

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