Microsoft Selects UDT’ Carla Bates As Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert For Second Consecutive Year

UDT announced that Microsoft has selected Carla Bates as a distinguished Innovative Educator Expert for a second consecutive year.

Designation Underscores UDT’s Commitment to Empowering Top Talent

DORAL, Fla.  –  August 13, 2018UDT, a technology solutions company that evaluates, architects, secures and manages information technology for organizations of all sizes, today announced that Microsoft has selected Carla Bates as a distinguished Innovative Educator Expert for a second consecutive year.

Bates, UDT’s instructional technology and professional development consultant, is part of a global community of several thousand “change agents” who share ideas, try new approaches, and learn from each other as part of their commitment to improving student outcomes through technology.

“I am humbled and honored to have been selected by Microsoft for this prestigious recognition for a second consecutive year,” Bates said. “Helping students achieve success through technology also brings continued professional growth for the educators who serve them, a dynamic that aligns perfectly with UDT’s long established commitment to excellence and leadership.”

Added UDT CEO Henry Fleches: “We are honored that industry leaders like Microsoft continue to recognize the top talent at UDT. Indeed, Carla Bates stands out for her forward-thinking approach to education and technology, and we are confident that her creativity, expertise and enthusiasm will continue to drive her and those around her forward.”

As MIE Experts, educators build their capacity for using technology, in both the classroom and curriculum, to improve student learning, advise Microsoft and educational institutions on how to integrate technology in pedagogically sound ways and serve as advocates at conferences, events and trainings on 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.”

Learn more about UDT here. If you are an educator and interested in joining the MIE program, you can begin by joining the Microsoft Educator Community, where you can learn and grow professionally, exchange ideas and make connections globally.

About UDT

UDT is a technology enabler that helps clients in major industries evaluate, architect, secure, and manage technology on the go, in the rack and in the cloud. UDT provides customized services, including mobility, cloud, collaboration, loT, data, security, and ITaas solutions and technical, professional and managed services.

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About the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Program

The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) program is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers in the effective use of technology for better learning and student outcomes. Learn more at:


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