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Find out which PiL events, programs, speakers are on and where during BETT week 2013 here…

Events at a glance:

PURPLE BETT Show   Wed, 30 Jan - Sat, 02 Feb

BETT Show is the leading event for educational technology, and one of the world’s largest ICT in education exhibitions. Microsoft will be a major exhibitor at BETT and will be holding talks and demonstrations on Windows 8, Office 365, Partners in Learning, Shape the Future, IT Academy and much more at stands E270 and D270. Web.

PiL School Tour   Tue, 29 Jan

Educators, school leaders, policy makers and education experts embark on a tour to see how innovative use of space and technology turns teaching and learning into a fun and engaging experience, and drives stellar learning outcomes. Invitees to the PiL Leadership Workshop, the ELB, the School Technology Innovation Briefing, and Playful Learning can sign up for the Tour during the registration process. Web.

ORGANGE BETT  Education World Forum   Mon, 28 – Wed, 30 Jan

UK Government invites Ministers of Education and their advisors for a 3-day global leadership summit debating future practice in education. The event is an internationally recognized ministerial forum and participation is by official invitation only. MSFT cannot invite people to the EWF but if profile fits - senior national officials, state or regional ministers or ‘others who are exerting a significant national influence – we can put a suggestion forward. New this year, we found a way for subs to participate. If you have MoE at EWF you can sign up for a ticket slot. Also we have meeting space for non-EWF delegates available. Web.

Education Leaders Briefing   Wed, 30 Jan

Senior education policy makers and key policy influencers join education thought leaders Sir Michael Barber, Tom Vander Ark, Kirsti Lonka, Wayne Houlden and Anthony Salcito as well as 3 young social entrepreneurs from Mexico, Chile and Singapore for an education talk show, which will be rounded up by a cocktail reception and networking dinner with edu experts as table hosts. Table topics TBA shortly. Web.

yellow  School Technology Innovation Workshop   Thu, 31 Jan

Join technical and business decision makers from education organizations for a half-day interactive workshop about latest trends in education technology, followed by round-table discussions with experts to unravel the complexities of schooling systems and work out practical steps for scaling innovation in education. Web.

blue PiL Training Affiliates Workshop   Tue, 29 – Thu, 31 Jan

Organizations responsible for professional development (curriculum design, deployment, certification, assessment, etc.) participate in a 3-day workshop and use Microsoft resources to build educator capacity and prepare students to be workforce ready. Web.

green  PiL Innovative Schools Leadership Workshop   Mon, 29 Jan

PiL Pathfinder, Mentor & World School Tour Leaders engage in a one-day professional development workshop with Katelyn Donnelly from Pearson Learning and co-author of Michael Fullan’s ‘Oceans of Innovation’, Tom Vander Ark and Bruce Dixon on leadership in education. Web.

Playful Learning Workshop   Fri, 01 Feb

Designed to help teachers (PiL / non-PiL) use ICTs more effectively and creatively the workshop will offer fun, engaging demos of how to use Windows 8, Microsoft Office, OneNote, Skype, Xbox and many other solutions in and outside the classroom to design engaging learning experiences. Web.

W8 Appathon   Mon, 29 – Tue, 30 Jan

Educators become developers. 20 PiL Innovative Teachers from Europe will be invited to turn their idea for a Windows 8 Education App into reality during a 2-day boot camp, with the top apps being promoted on the Partners in Learning Network. Nomination managed by Corp. Web.

NEW Microsoft Learning Educator Roundtable at BETT

Join Lutz Ziob, General Manager for Microsoft Learning for a 1h-round table discussion during BETT Show on Thursday, 31st of January from 10:00 – 11:00. The discussion will explore how new technologies influence students in the classroom and how the role of educators is changing. If interested, contact me at v-matwal@microsoft.com 

You can find out more about the range of programmes Microsoft Partners in Learning offers by joining for free at www.pil-network.com