Innovative Schools Year 1 Report



Through its Innovative Schools Program, Microsoft seeks to promote innovative teaching and learning, with the goal of providing models of effective instruction that help students build the necessary skills for success in the 21st Century. From 2007 to 2009, 12 pilot Innovative Schools in 12 countries have been working together with a local Microsoft partner and the worldwide community of Innovative Schools to design and implement new and locally relevant approaches to education.

This report, produced by SRI International was released in 2009.


Innovation summary

This report presents findings in three areas: change processes and culture at the whole-school level, school-level strategies for creating improved learning environments, and early progress towards planned changes in teaching and learning within classrooms. It provides a global picture of the program's progress and outcomes as well as formative feedback relevant to each school, which will provide invaluable thoughts for your school as you begin your innovation journey.


Key points:

  1. What successes have there been in the Innovative Schools Program so far?
  2. What lessons can be learned from the first 12 schools?
  3. What are critical success factors for sustained innovation?