Sydney school a global technology leader

Campbelltown Performing Arts High School has been selected by Microsoft as being among the world's most innovative users of technology to transform how students learn in the classroom.

The school was chosen by an international panel as one of 80 schools globally as a Microsoft Mentor School and will attend the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in March 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

The global initiative aims to bring together schools that are driven by visionary leaders who understand the value of putting learning first, and using technology to transform the opportunities for every student to reach their full potential.

As a Mentor School, Campbelltown PAHS will play a leading role in helping other participating schools and teachers, throughout Australia and the world, develop best practice methods for incorporating technology into their classrooms.

The school has been selected as it is constantly pushing the boundaries in the integration and use of technology to revolutionise its teaching methods and the learning experience of its students.

Students are using a range of devices to engage in learning, including laptops, tablets, and mobile phones.

They are using this technology to collaborate outside of the regular four walls of the classroom as well as to deepen their understanding of key concepts and present their learning to a range of audiences.

In particular, the school has a partner relationship with fellow UK-based Microsoft Mentor School, Saltash.net Community School, which is facilitating group work outside of school and across geographical boundaries.

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