imageThe climax of the Global Forum was the gala dinner at Smithsonian Museum of Art in Washington D.C. , 18 teachers from 200 were recognised for their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning at our Forum awards.

I am pleased to announce that UK Teacher, Gareth Ritter from Willows High School in Cardiff won a Partners in Learning Global Forum  award. He now joins an elite group of UK Teachers who have had their work recognised and praised by a global audience and can truly call themselves the best in the world.

His project focussed on interactive music projects made by students for students. This project was not just about teaching music, but used great pedagogy to develop students as independent and collaborative learners. The judges also praised Gareth and his fellow teachers for their passion and commitment to their students.

Gareth was not the only UK Teacher at this year’s Global Forum, Jennifer Blum from Strodes College, since she won her UK award  has got married and is expecting a baby, (we are not taking credit for that !), faced stiff and almost impossible to beat competition in her category from the the U.S. delegates. You can find out about her project here.

You can meet both Jen and Gareth at our version of the Global Forum and at our Teacher Meet. You  can still sign up to the Forum here and take part in the workshops and Keynotes. Or join us for a Beer and a Bhaji and No salad at the Teacher Meet  – sign up here  on our Facebook page.