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Microsoft Innovative Educator Genevieve Tremblay

As Interim Chair of Creative Corridor, Genevieve Gaiser Tremblay has organized a number of special events and partnerships for the college. In August she was named a Microsoft Innovative Educator. Later in the fall, she worked on 9e2, bringing artist Geraldine Ondrizek’s exhibition, Origins of Biometric Data, to President's Gallery. Another recent collaboration is with the students of Julie Myers, the chair of Interior Architecture, and the Friday Harbor Laboratories, the University of Washington's marine science research and education center on San Juan Island.

Genevieve Gaiser Tremblay was selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert in 2016, joining the more than 4,800 educators in the MIE Expert program worldwide. Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educators to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other as a global community dedicated to improving student outcomes through technology.

“It is thrilling to be a part of this vibrant, global community of education innovators. In my capacity arts educator and interdisciplinary program developer, I continue to examine and develop intentional and inspired uses of digital technology to amplify teaching, learning, creativity, collaboration and community engagement. The MIEE program will provide a professional development pathway and knowledge-sharing platform for myself and for my colleagues, igniting new connections to an expansive network of thought leaders and practitioners.  I look forward to learning from and collaborating with this community as well as sharing the inspired teaching and public scholarship that happens across our visual and performing arts disciplines at Cornish College of the Arts," said Tremblay, who also launched the Creative Corridor program at Cornish this year.

Interim Chair of Creative Corridor, Tremblay also has organized a number of special events and partnerships for the college this fall, including bringing artist Geraldine Ondrizek to campus as part of the larger, city-wide 9e2 festival. Tremblay also took Interior Architecture Chair Julie Myers and her students to Friday Harbor Laboratories for an exploration of how to design a marine science research and education center.

As an MIE Expert, Tremblay works to build capacity for using technology in both the classroom and curriculum to improve student learning, advises Microsoft and educational institutions on how to integrate technology in pedagogically sound ways, and serves as an advocate at conferences, events and trainings for how Microsoft technology can improve learning.

“Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts are inspiring examples of educators applying new ways of teaching and learning in their classrooms that motivate students and empower them to achieve more,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. “We celebrate and support the work they do every day!”

More information about the MIE Expert program, can be found here. Educators are encouraged to first join the Microsoft Educator Community, where they can learn and grow professionally, exchange ideas and learn from others, and make connections globally and earn recognition.