Have you ever wanted to open your classroom walls up and bring in experts from around the world to work with your students? In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast, Jeff sits down with Pennsylvania educator, Michael Soskil (@msoskil) to discuss why YOU should participate in this years Skypeathon.
Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. In this episode, Jeff sits down with Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Michael Soskil.
Michael Soskil is two-time finalist for the “Nobel Prize of Teaching,” the Global Teacher Prize. As a STEM education, global collaboration, and technology integration expert, he has developed and presented numerous professional learning sessions for K-12 teachers, educational media outlets, and social innovators from around the world. In 2014 the White House and the National Science Foundation presented him the highest honors that the United States bestows upon math and science teachers: The Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. His use of technology as a transformational learning tool has led the Pennsylvania Department of Education as well as numerous companies and non-profit organizations to laud his innovative classroom practices. Currently, he works at the Wallenpaupack Area School District in Northeastern Pennsylvania as an elementary science teacher where he helps empower students to believe they can use their learning to change the world for the better.
The MIE Spotlight Series is a co-branded educational podcast produced in collaboration between the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network and Microsoft Education. Hosted by Jeff Bradbury, the MIE Spotlight series focuses on innovative thinking and teaching that incorporates cutting-edge technology being deployed in classrooms. For more information on the Microsoft Innovative Educator program, please visit: http://education.microsoft.com
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In 2011, educator Jeff Bradbury created TeacherCast.net as a vehicle to curate resources for teachers and students to help them learn how to use educational technology in their classrooms. What started with a simple concept eventually grew into a globally recognized educational broadcasting network and educational brand. For more information, please visit TeacherCast.net