The first-ever Canadian Education Alliance Agreement will help UCDSB
students achieve their full potential and prepare them for success in
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The Upper Canada District School
Board (UCDSB) and Microsoft Canada are pleased to announce the
formation of an Education Alliance Agreement that will transform the
education experience in the region and help to strengthen the local
economy. This agreement is the first of its kind in Canada and will
provide the UCDSB's 30,000 students and 2449 teachers with access to
leading-edge technology that will empower educators, enrich
instruction, and help prepare students and communities join the 21st century workforce.
As part of the agreement, Microsoft Canada has committed to providing
the UCDSB with a variety of software and educational resources. UCDSB
schools will have access to the latest Microsoft software available in
labs, classrooms, and on student PCs. Additionally, the full suite of
Microsoft software design and development tools will be made available
to all UCDSB computer science students. As a member of the Partners in
Learning program, the UCDSB will also have access to a rich library of
digital resources and lesson plans aimed at effectively supporting the
use of technology in the classroom.
"We are looking forward to working together with Microsoft Canada to
benefit from leading-edge technology that will create a more innovative
teaching and learning environment and also help to ensure that our
students are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in the
future," says Jeremy Hobbs, Chief Information Officer, Upper Canada
District School Board. "Education and digital literacy is crucial to
the economic development and competitiveness of our region, and the
UCDSB believes that technology in classrooms will help educators
deliver transformational learning experiences."
"Microsoft Canada is committed to helping transform classrooms and
learning environments across the country through the strategic and
creative use of technology," says Shann McGrail, Director of Education,
Microsoft Canada. "We are thrilled to be supporting students and
educators from the Upper Canada District School Board, and we look
forward to seeing first-hand the difference this technology is going to
make in the schools and in surrounding communities."
About Upper Canada District School Board
The Upper Canada District School Board is a diverse, public educational
organization in Eastern Ontario. It consists of dedicated individuals
committed to quality education that fosters life-long learning for all,
through creative and challenging learning experiences. Our Mission: We
prepare all students for a successful life. Vision: Creating Futures,
Leading and Learning for All. Values: Caring, Fairness, Empathy,
Honesty, Perseverance, Resilience, Responsibility, Respect.
About Microsoft Canada
Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of
Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software,
services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their
full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing,
consulting and local support services in both French and English.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional
offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great
software - any time, any place and on any device. For more information
on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca.
SOURCE Microsoft Canada Co.
For further information:
Upper Canada District School Board
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