Published On: Mon, May 11th, 2015

Microsoft India Tie-Up with Sri Chaitanya Schools

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MicroSri Chaitanya Schools recently announced adopting Microsoft India’s Edu-Cloud infrastructure for their students and teachers to connect, collaborate, create, and share content, with an aim to make teaching and learning fun. For this about 800 teachers of Sri Chaitanya Schools will be trained by Microsoft India as the school embark on their digital classroom program.

The training will be as per recommended guidelines of the Microsoft’s ‘Partner in Learning’ (PiL) program. Partners in Learning and other school programs equip teachers to use technology in pedagogy that bring out the best in students and help them prepare for the future. Sri Chaitanya Schools have chosen these programs and adopted 14,000 Windows-based tablets to gain from Microsoft India’s Edu-Cloud, driving a holistic in-classroom experience in their schools.

Sri Chaitanya Schools, to drive education reforms across their schools and build teacher capacity, will also use the Microsoft Innovative Schools Program and Microsoft Educator Network.

Through this partnership, all educators from Sri Chaitanya Schools will be eligible to earn recognition as a Microsoft Innovative Educator on the Partners in Learning Network, seek certification as a Microsoft Certified Educator, and apply for the elite Microsoft Expert Educator program. Additionally, they will have access to digital literacy curriculum, Microsoft Teaching with Technology (TwT) workshop and curriculum, access to free tools and software, as well as online professional development programs.

Microsoft India launched Edu-Cloud, a cloud computing-based offering, which is expected to benefit 10 lakh teachers and 60 lakh students in 1500 institutes over the next 18 months. Microsoft has invested over INR 670 crore in education, skill development, entrepreneurship and digital literacy programs, touching more than 5 crore people in 20 different states of India in last 10 years.