Microsoft Award for an Impressive Eighth Time.
Christian Brothers’ Grammar Omagh is celebrating achieving ‘Microsoft Showcase School’ status for the eighth time, with six staff again certified as ‘Innovative Educators’ in online learning and classroom use of digital technology.
Christina Thoresen (Director, Microsoft Worldwide Education), congratulated Vice Principal Noel Donnelly on the school’s excellence, ‘Microsoft has recognized your institution as a Showcase School, an elite group of schools that exemplify the best of teaching and learning in the world today. Only a few institutions earn this designation, and as the digital leader of your school, you can take pride in knowing that Microsoft recognizes your impact on the future of education. Microsoft Showcase Schools are pioneers in education. You are part of an exclusive global community, recognized and celebrated for educational transformation that includes vision and innovation in teaching, learning, and preparing students for the future.’
Principal Foncy McConnell enthused, ‘We encourage digital innovation in staff, supported by Christopher Eccles and Kyra Crawford (IT Technicians), Donna Vaughan (C2K), Hugh Meenagh (Microsoft) and our Board of Governors. We build on the excellence within Mrs S McLaughlin’s ICT department, and the ongoing eLearning progress of our staff, led V.P. Mr N Donnelly and his progressive team of fellow Microsoft Experts, Mrs S Darcy, Mrs U Doherty, Mr A McMenamin, Mr F Moriarty, and Mrs E Pearson.’
The Christian Brothers’ Grammar has already been certified as a Digital School, a Department of Education promoted award, which accredits schools which incorporate digital technologies.