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  • Blog Post: PiL Innovative Schools Forum–Perth November

    The 2012 Partners in Learning Innovative Schools program was brought to a close in Perth with the third and final schools forum of the year. The forum, hosted in partnership with Western Australia Department of Education, was opened by David Axworthy, Deputy Direct General, Schools in the Department...
  • Blog Post: Teacher Competencies for a Rapidly Changing World

    "Is the teaching profession prepared for a rapidly changing age of digital learning?" Greg Butler, Senior Director – Strategic Education Partnerships in Microsoft has recently written a paper looking at teacher competencies. As different 1:1 models evolve, certainly here in Australia, and the...
  • Blog Post: PiL Program Spotlights–John Fawkner College

    John Fawkner College is a small 7 – 12 secondary school located 18km from the CBD in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs. Approximately 450 students are enrolled at the college with approximately 120 of these students participating in the off-site Sports Education Development Australia (SEDA) program. The college...
  • Blog Post: PiL Spotlight: Edge Hill State School

      Edge Hill is a primary school situated approximately 8km from the centre of Cairns in Far North Queensland. The school has a proud tradition of providing innovative, quality education to students from P- 7. With an enrolment of over 1000 students and a teaching staff of 50+, our school is a bustling...
  • Blog Post: PiL Program Spotlights–Kedron State High School

    Established in 1956, Kedron State High School is one of the most successful multi-cultural high schools in Brisbane. Located in the northern metropolitan area, the school’s hard working staff and dedicated students achieve outstanding results in academia, music and sport. The student population of just...
  • Blog Post: Partners in Learning Schools Program 2011 Report

    “Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” Apollinaire Abstract & Summary The Microsoft Partners in Learning schools program brings 20 of Australia’s best government K-12 institutions...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft names Queensland school as a Global Pathfinder School

    Microsoft has today announced that Kirwan State High School in Northern Queensland, has been recognised as one of the world’s most advanced users of technology in the classroom. The school will represent Australia in Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Schools Program as a Pathfinder School. Kirwan State...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft selects two Western Australian primary schools Global Mentor Schools

    Microsoft has today announced that two primary schools in Western Australia have been recognised as two of the world’s most advanced users of technology in the classroom. The schools will represent Australia in Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Schools Program as Mentor Schools, two of only 32 worldwide...
  • Blog Post: PiL Program Spotlights – Horsham West / Haven Primary School

    By Brendan Bush, Craig Amos & Ben Miatke, Horsham West-Haven Primary School Our school is a dual campus P-6 Primary School located on the western fringe of Horsham and at Haven, which is 5 kilometres south of Horsham. Approximately 580 students attend the Horsham West campus and approximately...
  • Blog Post: PiL Program Spotlight – Quinns Beach Primary School

    Quinns Beach Primary School (QBPS) is a level 5 school situated 15 kilometres north of Joondalup. Students attending the school are characteristically from the suburb of Quinns Rocks. There are currently 680 students enrolled from P-7. The school is a member of the 2012 Partners in Learning Innovative...
  • Blog Post: Pilot Program Spotlight–Merrylands East Public School

    Learning, Learning Learning and Learning Merrylands East Public School (MEPS) is situated on traditional Aboriginal Dharruk land, near the main central business district of Parramatta. The student population is drawn from over 40 socio-cultural backgrounds predominately from Pacific Island, African,...
  • Blog Post: Pilot Program Spotlight–Manunda Terrace Primary School

    To kick off a series of guest blog post to highlight the 2012 Partn ers in Learning Innovative Pilot Schools here in Australia, today we hear from Manunda Terrace Primary School in the Northern Territory. Having visited this school myself and experienced first hand the fabulous atmosphere Sally and her...
  • Blog Post: Measuring ICT Competencies with the UNESCO CFT

    Ever looked for a tool that would tell if are your or your staffs ICT competencies up to scratch for the modern classroom? Ever wondered is there a specific weakness or strength in my staff's ICT competencies? Research shows that innovative teaching practices, supported by the use of Information Communication...
  • Blog Post: Partners in Learning Alumni Forum 2012

    On May 24th and 25th past, 88 principals, teachers and curriculum leads from 40 schools across Australia met for the for the Partners in Learning Alumni Schools Forum in Melbourne, Victoria. This forum brought together the 2010 and 2011 Partners in Learning Innovative Pilot Schools Program from 2010...
  • Blog Post: Accessibility Resources for Education

    For more than 20 years, Microsoft has been committed to building accessibility into our products and services , and we are equally dedicated to providing accessibility resources for both students and educators. An estimated 186 million children with disabilities worldwide have not completed their primary...
  • Blog Post: PALnet Professional Learning Opportunity

    What Happens when you CONNECT learning-leaders DIRECTLY with RESEARCHER S ??? Next week, Dr Maria Langworthy will deliver a free webinar via www.palnet.edu.au You can pose questions/ suggest direction ahead of time through a dedicated Palnet Forum and ‘post webinar’, you can engage with Maria and her...
  • Blog Post: Partners in Learning Pilot Schools Program 2012 Launch

    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...
  • Blog Post: Our first post......

    Welcome to the new Innovative Education blog from the Partners in Learning Australia team. From this week forth, we will be blogging on a weekly basis on all things innovative and exciting in the Australian and global education community. We aim to provide a mixture of local innovative education stories...
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