Ministry of Education and Microsoft collaborate for teacher training
Teachers to get advanced training on Microsoft solutions to support K-12 learning
The UAE Ministry of Education has launched a training programme, to give teachers advanced skills in Microsoft's education tools for use in the classroom.
The training, which has been developed in co-operation with Microsoft, it intended to help teachers to use technology tools in education from kindergarten to 12th Grade.
The programme is part of the ministry's efforts to keep pace with the latest technological developments in education, and will enable teachers to use these developments at a professional level to adopt them in their work.
Under the partnership, Microsoft staff will train 13 teachers as the programme's nucleus and will later train other academic staff. The training will take place over 18 months, and the participants will be tested to confirm their progress. The partnership will continue after the end of the programme, to teach its participants the latest knowledge.
The launch of the programme was witnessed by Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education; Eng. Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education for Supervision and Support Services; Dr. Mohammed Al Mualla, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education for Higher Education Academic Affairs, and Mubarak Al Shamsi, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, ACTVET.
It was also held on the sidelines of the ministry's participation in the Global Education Forum which is taking place in Dubai.