Under the aegis of Dr Khaled Al Karaky, the Minister of Education, Microsoft Jordan has launched the 1st annual local Innovative Education Forum (IEF) in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Jordan Education Initiative (JEI) to celebrate the impressive work of local educators helping students realize their full potential through the Virtual Classroom Tour (VCT). From across the Kingdom, 36 teachers from 25 schools, including Discovery Schools, Madrasati Schools and other public schools, have submitted their own technology-integrated projects through the use of the VCT, in order to compete in the local IEF and go on to participate in IEF Arabia.
The five winners of the 1st Annual Local Innovative Education Forum will participate at the IEF Arabia that will take place in Tunisia in October. They will compete with winners from other Arabic countries and will then have the opportunity to participate in the Worldwide Innovative Education Forum to be held in Cape Town at the end of October. The top three winners will also compete with other Arab nations in an on-line competition to judge the best three individual VCT projects in the Arab World to participate in the world wide IEF event in Cape Town on an individual basis.