On May 18, 2017 the IT Department, Viviane Fournier, Emmanuel Bonilla and Jeffrey de Jesús took a group of teachers and students to participate in the Microsoft in Education Puerto Rico Forum at the Sheraton Convention Center in San Juan. This event showcases the innovative work of teachers and students from schools that are Microsoft Showcase in Puerto Rico.
This event provided professional development for educators using technology to transform and improve the quality of education around the island. Robinson School teachers participated in professional development sessions and visited booths of teachers competing for the Microsoft Showcase innovative projects and the showcase of students’ projects. Our students, Sebastián Pons, Ricardo Ortiz and Timothy Ogg presented their projects representing Robinson School in the students’ showcase.
Timothy Ogg presented his project titled Designing a Digital Learning Center with Sway to all those that visited his booth.
Our Robotics team, Sebastián Pons and Ricardo Ortiz, was also busy showing their project titled Excel in Robotics to visitors. They had the exciting opportunity to talk with Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft, about their use of Excel to improve their robot for the Robotics competitions. Sebastián and Ricardo were very happy to talk with Salcito, who was the key presenter at the event and is in charge of overseeing Microsoft’s global partnership with educational institutions in an effort to optimize learning environment through the use of technology in the classroom.
At the end of the activity Keren Henríquez, Education & Corporate Citizenship Director at Microsoft, presented Robinson School with a plaque of distinction for their innovative use of technology in the classroom as it enters the group of schools in Puerto Rico that are Microsoft School Showcase.