In August 2018 Microsoft awarded out 15 educators honors in the state of New Jersey and Monmouth Regional staff recieved two of them. Cathy Famelio at teacher (Anatomy & Physiology, Forensic Science and Dynamics of Health Care), and Theodore Ragavas who is the Supervisor of Technology received Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert status from Microsoft Education. Every year educators around the world apply for this status and go through serveral requrtements in order to even be a consideration to this program. This year New Jersey 15 educators throughout the state recieved this honor and approximately 200 educators throughout the US.
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Recognizing Innovation at Microsoft, we believe that technology alone cannot build 21st century skills in students. Technology is an accelerator, but alone it does not enable change. We believe in the power of the educator, and the impact educators can have when they are brought together and recognized for their achievements.
The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers in the effective use of technology for better learning and student outcomes.
MIE Experts help Microsoft to lead innovation in education. They advocate and share their thoughts on effective use of technology in education with peers and policy makers. They provide insight for Microsoft on new products and tools for education, and they exchange best practices as they work together to promote innovation in teaching and learning.