Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. In this episode, Jeff sits down with Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Stacey Ryan to discuss how Skype video conferencing is being used to connect her classrooms worldwide.

About Stacey Ryan

During her 16 years as an educator, Stacey Ryan has taught 6th– 8th grade math. Her passion is facilitating real-world applications and projects to make math relevant and meaningful for her students. She wants all students to be confident in math, develop leadership skills, and collaborate effectively with one another as well as professionals who use math in their jobs.

As a classroom teacher, Stacey has been recognized as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Regional Lead, State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, Kansas Horizon Award recipient, Wichita Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree, and Wichita Family Magazine Teacher Who Makes a Difference. She is a Skype in the Classroom Master Teacher, WEB Leader Coordinator, Sway Champion, Remind Connected Educator, and GoNoodle Ambassador. She also founded and coordinates x mentoring program at her school to match at-risk students to community member mentors. Stacey wants students to develop skills to experience success not only in her classroom, but in life.

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About the MIE Spotlight Series Podcast

The MIE Spotlight Series is a cobranded educational podcast produced in collaboration between the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network and Microsoft Education. Hosted by Jeff Bradbury, the MIE Spotlight series focuses on innovative thinking and teaching that incorporates cutting edge technology being deployed in classrooms.  For more information on the Microsoft Innovative Educator program, please visit: http://education.microsoft.com

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About Microsoft Education

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is the world’s largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

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In 2011, educator Jeff Bradbury created TeacherCast.net as a vehicle to curate resources for teachers and students to help them learn how to use educational technology in their classrooms.  What started with a simple concept eventually grew into a globally recognized educational broadcasting network and educational brand.  For more information, please visit TeacherCast.net

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