THE innovative teaching practices of Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School teacher, Jodie Hyde has won her recognition as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE).
The award is a world recognised distinction with Ms Hyde joining educators from around the world to be selected to join the community for one-year terms.
MIEE’s are provided with a platform to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from others.
Ms Hyde, who is Digital Pedagogy and Innovation Coordinator at Ipswich Girls Grammar, said she applied to be recognised as an MIEE to benefit from connection with like-minded global educators.
“I am a passionate educator and I am always looking to improve my teaching practices,” she said.
“I also have a passion for instilling and passing on my knowledge to my colleagues to help make their teaching practices better.”
MIEE’s are selected for their passion, collaborative spirit and drive to inspire students with creative thinking using technology in education. Recognising that technology alone cannot build 21st century skills for students, MIEE connects outstanding educators to grow their technological knowledge and skills.
Their knowledge and ideas will benefit students in the classroom, as teachers can access and apply a range of technology efficiently and effectively to enhance their teaching.
Ms Hyde said IGGS/IJGS has always been supportive of her ideas and initiatives.
“I have had the opportunity and time to develop my skills to complete Microsoft Learn courses and apply for MIEE accreditation and I know that we already have other educators on our staff who would also pass this process,” she said.
Motivated by a desire to improve the teaching and learning experience, Ms Hyde said she is looking
forward to sharing best practices and resources with the MIEE community and her colleagues.
“I want to give back to the teaching profession in a way that I can make things easier for my colleagues by helping them to improve their teaching practices.
“Teachers already face many demands and anything that can make their workload better is a win for me.”
IGGS Principal Dr Peter Britton said Ms Hyde should be commended for her constant innovation and forward thinking.
“IGGS/IJGS strives to develop 21st Century Skills in students and Ms Hyde has helped to create student-centred, immersive and inclusive experiences to ensure our students are confident, well-educated young women, girls and boys,” he said