IMAGE_013Yesterday we held our Microsoft Partners in Learning UK Forum, we will be blogging about the event shortly, due to circumstances beyond our control we missed something out yesterday.

Each year we present the Partners in Learning Teacher Awards, one of those awards recognises the outstanding contribution an educator has made to supporting others through the Partners in Learning Network. This year that accolade is presented to Dan Roberts, Deputy Headteacher at saltash.net community school.

Dan has tirelessly championed the Partners in Learning Network as something that teachers should access as part of the own professional learning network. Not only has he encouraged teachers in his own school. But, last year he spoke to over 1500 educators about how Partners in Learning can support them in the use of technology in the classroom. Dan does this not just in the UK , but has reputation amongst educators internationally as being as innovator in field of engaging young people with their learning. A great example of this is how he has helped his students create their own E-book on how Teachers can utilise Facebook and other social media as a tool for their own students learning. By selling this book for a small donation the students are raising money for charity, you can help them raise as much as they can by downloading the E-book at http://www.justgiving.com/SaltashEbook

This is just another example of the great work Dan creates and shares with the education community and clearly illustrates why he is the most deserving recipient of this year’s award.

Please join me in congratulating Dan, either by leaving a comment here on this blog , or contacting him through Twitter on @chickensaltash