We are proud that we have been selected by the Microsoft Corporation to be a Showcase School. To date, this elite status is given to only around 500 schools across over 90 countries worldwide. Al-Mizhar American Academy is one of only 10 Microsoft Showcase Schools in the United Arab Emirates. It is a status which makes us part of a community comprised of “leading educators and outstanding schools across the globe”. In addition, it gives us access to a valuable bank of resources for IT Integration in teaching / pedagogy. AAM has been very active in considering IT integration into our teaching environment to cope with the fast pace in every sector and endeavor, globally. By doing so, we don’t only provide recognition to school itself, but this privilege is also extended to teachers through high caliber courses provided to enhance teaching and interactive encountering with students in classrooms, therefore the experience is further extended to students, who become more of computational and critical thinkers, rather than just observers and rote learners. When technology is accessible, individuals can be stimulated to do remarkable things on every other level.   Moving in this direction, our school falls in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum for Smart Learning in UAE and choosing best class partners for a highly evolved education in UAE. We are proud to be part of such a visionary student focus program. About Microsoft Showcase SchoolsMicrosoft Showcase Schools are a global community of schools engaged in digital transformation to improve teaching and learning. Showcase Schools create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, stimulating development of essential life skills so students are empowered to achieve more.Showcase School leadership teams are part of a professional community that amplifies the use of technology to drive school-wide transformation and efficiencies. Microsoft Showcase Schools emphasize personalized learning for their students through the use of 1:1 learning devices and learning with current technology such as Office 365 Education, Office Mix, OneNote, Skype, Minecraft, and more. (source: www.microsoft.com) Al-Mizhar American Academy is part of Taaleem - a network of schools and pre-schools in the United Arab Emirates, committed to inspiring students and helping them to identify and develop their passions and talents, and to raise the educational standards in the region. 6th October 2016