Today, our first Partners in Learning Schools Forum of 2012 kicks off in Canberra, bringing together some of Australia’s most innovative schools and teachers to showcase their world-class teaching practices using technology.
This is the first of three face-to-face forums for 2012 that Australia’s top public schools will be involved in over a 12 month period. Bringing together schools, teachers and Departmental leaders from each state or territory from across Australia, the forum fosters collaboration and learning between schools, providing a rare opportunity for education leaders to share ideas and network at a national level.
Twenty public schools from across Australia will be attending for their first time, having been selected by each State Department of Education to be involved in the Microsoft Partners in Learning for Schools Pilot Program. These schools have been selected through demonstrating innovative and progressive thinking about using technology in the classroom. They will play a leading role in helping other participating schools and teachers throughout Australia and the world develop best practices for incorporating technology into their classrooms.
My huge congratulations to the 2012 Pilot Schools and I would like to personally welcome each and every school to the program. I’m looking forward to a very exciting year ahead!
Chatham High School
Strathfieldsaye Primary School
Merrylands East Public School
John Fawkner College
Newling Public School
Korumburra Primary School
William Rose School
Horsham West/Haven Primary School
Churchlands Senior High School
Kedron State High School
Leeming Senior High School
Quinns Beach Primary School
Edge Hill State School
Gilles Street Primary School
King Meadows High School
Kidman Park Primary School
Manunda Terrace Primary School
You can follow the conversations from the forum onTwitter by following us at #PILAUS.
For more information about the program see here
Jane Mackarell,Academic Programs Manager, Microsoft Australia