St Mary’s College, Derry and Ashfield Girls' High School, Belfast have become two of the only three schools on the island of Ireland to be selected by Microsoft to join its small, exclusive international group of innovative Microsoft Pathfinder Schools this year.
Both schools had to undergo a rigorous vetting procedure and only 60 schools from around the world joined the elite group this year.
C2k would like to congratulate Alison Mungavin and the staff at Ashfield Girls' and Marie Lindsay and the staff from St Mary’s College on their fantastic achievement.
The two schools are the first schools in Northern Ireland to be accepted on this prestigious and unique programme. The Pathfinder Award recognises that the 2 schools are world leaders in developing ICT to enhance teaching and learning.
Pathfinder Schools are part of the Microsoft Partners in Learning Innovative Schools Programme, a ten-year, $500 million commitment by the company to help schools and teachers use technology to advance teaching and learning more effectively. The programme was established in 2007 and the initiative connects educators from around the world and enables them to share ideas and best practices.