White Plains Schools Lauren Berrios and Lisa Fillat Honored by Microsoft as “leaders in using technology to transform education”

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White Plains Teachers Lisa Fillat (left) and Lauren Berrios– Honored by Microsoft


WPCNR SCHOOL DAYS. From Michele Schoenfeld, White Plains School District. August 24, 2016:

Lauren Berrios, districtwide visual spatial enrichment teacher, and Lisa Fillat, districtwide math enrichment teacher of the White Plains Public Schools, were named Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts, joining the more than 4,800 educators in the MIE Expert program worldwide.

Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educators to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other as a global community dedicated to improving student outcomes through technology.

“The more I learn, the more I realize the difference this technology can make, not only within my classes, but my entire district, New York State, the country and even the world,” Lisa wrote in her application to Microsoft. Both teachers are also trainers through the district’s technology institute, educating staff members on the pedagogy and trends in educational technology.

As MIE Experts, educators build their capacity for using technology in both the classroom and curriculum to improve student learning, advise Microsoft and educational institutions on how to integrate technology in pedagogically sound ways and be an advocate at conferences, events and trainings for how Microsoft technology can improve learning.

“Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts are inspiring examples of educators applying new ways of teaching and learning in their classrooms that motivate students and empower them toachieve more,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. “We celebrate and support the work they do every day!”

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