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  • Blog Post: 8th Partners in Learning Global Forum 2012

    Next week the UK Team will join the best of worldwide education at the 8 th Partners in Learning Global Forum. This forum celebrates the world's most innovative educators and school leaders for bringing technology to life in the classroom and impacting millions of students. With the theme “Your...
  • Blog Post: From Russia With Pride

    The curtain has finally come down on the Partners in Learning European Forum – until the next event this time next year – and it is time to reflect on what has been another amazing event. There were so many highlights that I have shared in the previous two blog posts, but at the end the overwhelming...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Innovative Teachers Coming to Moscow–part 2

    The Microsoft Partners in Learning European Forum will be taking place in Moscow from 22nd March, an inspiring and thought-provoking opportunity to share some of the most innovative uses of technology to support learning throughout Europe. We’re looking forward to learning from some of the best...
  • Blog Post: Share part of the UK Innovative Education Forum with your colleagues

    During this year’s Innovative Education Forum in Manchester , we were lucky enough to have two keynote presentations from Michael Furdyk, of Taking IT Global , and Professor Sugata Mitra. We received great feedback from attendees on both of these presentations, and we were fortunate to extend the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 –Resources and feedback.

    We have had lots of requests for the workshop presentations, livestream recordings and teachers projects , from those that attended and those who could not make the UK Innovative Education Forum . We have created a community on the UK Partners in Learning Network . That contains all the Virtual classroom...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Innovative Teachers Forum 2010

    Whilst we are in the midst of the Winter weather I am basking in the warm glow of yet another successful UK Innovative Education Forum . With over 160 teachers and educators, 2 keynotes, 6 workshops and 10 award winning teachers, this has been the largest and most successful forum we have held. It...
  • Blog Post: Back from Capetown–Worldwide Innovative Education Forum

    This was my 6th Worldwide Innovative Education Forum and in my opinion it was far the best. Here are my reasons why:- This event clearly identified itself as an event about learning and not just technology. The projects presented by teachers were diverse, but all focussed on teaching and learning...
  • Blog Post: UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 Workshops - Technology and Outdoor Learning: the best of friends?

    Fellow Welshman David Rogers will be running this workshop (Workshop 1 on the registration form). He plans it to be highly interactive. After considering the importance of outdoor learning, delegates will get the chance to explore in small groups while completing a mission from Mission:Explore. It might...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Innovative Education Awards 2010

    We are pleased to announce we are now accepting entries for this year’s Innovative Education Awards. (You'll know these as the Innovative Teacher Awards -- we've changed the name to tie in with the European and Worldwide Events.) These annual awards showcase the best uses of technology to support...
  • Blog Post: The Geography collective – a unique teacher network.

    I am always amazed at the various professional networks that teachers belong to. When I was teaching, my professional network revolved mainly around the teachers I met on local authority organised training (these don’t happen to the same extent any more ) and a professional subject network, such as the...
  • Blog Post: More success for UK educators at Berlin Innovative Education Forum 2010

    We’re all back from Berlin, in spite of the BA strikes over the weekend. Once again we had a great week – I always wish that every teacher I work with could accompany us to these Innovative Education Forums. The speakers this year were particularly inspiring, there were some useful workshops for teachers...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Innovative Teachers coming to Berlin – Part 2

    In Monday’s blog post, I introduced you to the first half of our all-star team of teachers coming to this year’s Innovative Education Forum in Berlin. I hope you’ll take a look at Amy and Jan’s work in more detail on the Partners in Learning Network . Today I’d like to introduce you to David Rogers...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Innovative Teachers coming to Berlin

    It’s that time of year again – we’re preparing to take our four award-winning teachers to Berlin for our European Innovative Education Forum. You’ll recall that last year we went to Vienna for this event, and brought along with us four UK teachers as well. (Two of them, Mandeep and Ollie, ended up winning...
  • Blog Post: UK Teachers get worldwide recognition at Innovative Education Forum!

    We’re all finally back from Brazil, after an exhausting and very rewarding week. Our week ended on Friday with the event’s gala dinner and teacher awards. Before and after dinner, we were treated to a performance by the local Salvador youth orchestra. The orchestra has brought together some of the less...
  • Blog Post: Friday afternoon inspiration – ideas from Innovative Teachers

    My favourite part of the Microsoft Innovative Education Forum is meeting the teachers that have submitted Virtual Classroom Tours to share with their colleagues. I’m lucky enough to have been asked to be a judge at this year’s Forum, which is a lot of work, but also means that I get to speak in-depth...
  • Blog Post: Meet our Innovative Schools!

    As usual at these events, we have the best intention of writing blog posts every day, but the event’s agenda of workshops, keynotes and collaboration projects has kept us completely occupied from 9 – 18:30 every day. Thus it’s now Friday and it’s only our second post of the week. Better late than never...
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