Three teachers from Roots, including Nazia Malik from Roots Garden Schools Harley Region, Mariam Asad and Amna Jaffery from Roots IVY International Schools have been selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) experts along with 5,600 educators in the MIE programme worldwide.

Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educator experts to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other through a global community dedicated to improving student outcomes through technology. These three teachers from Roots will attend the Microsoft Educator Exchange Event (E²), in Budapest, Hungary, March 2016

Riffat Mushtaq, Founder and Chairperson RGS congratulated the selected teachers and said: “We are living in the information era, where all the knowledge of the centuries is available on the click of a mouse. Hence, the emphasis has shifted from the acquisition of facts to the techniques of dealing with information, systematically and logically. We aim to teach students to reason the how and why of things and where to find accurate information and what to do with it when acquired. Thus, we endeavor to develop these skills at the primary level by exposing our young learners to a variety of stimulating activities which are spearheaded by the young students themselves. The teachers act as facilitators and are continuously directing the children’s energies into constructive channels. In Roots all teachers are certified Partners in Learning (Microsoft n Education Program) - Training is an integral component of RGS. Annual Teacher Development Conferences are held in which leading international trainers, scholars and motivational speakers are invited to enlighten RGS Teachers on the latest learning and teaching approaches being practiced around the world. RCPDD - RGS Department of continuous professional development remains engaged in conducting workshops in collaboration with Microsoft and Intel for teachers throughout the year as we strongly believe that only quality teachers can breed quality pupils.”