A number of case studies and written materials are available on Microsoft.com. These resources are extensive and should be drawn upon to construct further case studies for debate.
Case studies can also be found in the media – it is useful to have a method for collecting ideas throughout the year; perhaps nominate someone to do it, use a Wiki site or gather links to sites conducting similar searches.
There are thousands of schools trying a multitude of interesting ideas – this section provides an opportunity for teachers to learn the skills of interpretation and contextualisation required to make use of this information.
Microsoft Showcase Schools
Microsoft Showcase Schools are an output of inspired leadership, expert innovative educators and creative and confident students. In Showcase Schools, leaders have demonstrated a strong vision for educational change, and have applied this vision to transforming their schools.
Here are their stories:
Central and Eastern Europe
Doukas School, Greece
The Grammar School Nicosia, Cyprus
Colegio Fontan, Colombia
Middle East and Africa
Brescia House School, South Africa
Kings' Academy, Jordan
Makassed Ali Ben Abi Taleb College, Lebanon
Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone
Sandymoor School, Cheshire
Kent School District, Washington
Sammamish High School, Washington
School of the Future, Pennsylvania
St. Thomas School, Washington
Somers School District, New York
Williston Northampton School, Massachusetts
Basis School de Klinkers, The Netherlands
Colàiste Bhaile Chlàir, Ireland
Colegio Monte Flor, Portugal
Hellerup School, Denmark
Koulumestari School, Finland
Limes Praktijkonerwijs, The Netherlands
Metsokangas School, Finland
Santa Maria la Blanca, Spain
St. Mary's College, Ireland