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!

New South Wales Victoria

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

Western Australia Queensland

Churchlands Senior High School

Kedron State High School

Leeming Senior High School

Frenchville State School

Quinns Beach Primary School

Edge Hill State School

Tasmania South Australia

Hellyer College

Gilles Street Primary School

King Meadows High School

Kidman Park Primary School

Northern Territory Australian Capital Territory

Manunda Terrace Primary School

Gungahlin College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can follow the conversations from the forum onTwitter by following us at #PILAUS.       

For more information about the program see here                                                

 

Best,

Jane Mackarell,
Academic Programs Manager, Microsoft Australia