Boca Raton Elementary School Honored

BOCA RATON, FL ( — We’re not sure that being called a “Microsoft” school is truly an honor — we’re all Apple here at — but we’ll play along and say congrats to Boca Raton Elementary for being honored by the company that brought you Windows 95 and Zune. 

From Palm Beach County Schools:

Boca Raton Elementary School has been selected as a 2017 Microsoft Associate Showcase School for its “excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalized education to students, using innovative technology solutions to better prepare students for success in an evolving education landscape.”  

Joining an exclusive community of 600 progressive schools from around the world, including only 60 in the United States, Boca Raton Elementary has respectively demonstrated a strong vision for educational change and applied a cultural shift in how that reverberates throughout a single campus. 
“As a Choice School of Technology, we have taken a calculated look at how we prepare our students for a rapidly digitized landscape, and wanted to offer our community the unique exposure to the most prescriptive learning experience, and that’s what separates this school from other campuses,” said Jordan Barenburg, the school’s Assistant Principal. “The partnership with Microsoft grants inclusion into an exclusive global online professional community and opportunities to connect with Showcase Schools from around the world and collaborate on projects and best practices.”
Becoming part of the Microsoft ecosystem, the oldest school in Palm Beach County will have the distinct opportunity to become experts in personalized leaning by establishing a single-school culture adoption of a technology with the deeper understanding of not just how it functions on campus, but why it functions on campus, through a confluence of vision, purpose and commitment. 
“Microsoft Showcase Schools are inspiring examples of how schools are using mobile-first, cloud-first technology to increase students’ productivity and develop the skills needed in the workplace,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft Corp. “With an innovative use of technology, these schools are transforming learning environments and delivering more personalized education to students, allowing them to do more and achieve more.”

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