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  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum 2011 - Workshops

    The 8th Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum is a one-day conference, free of charge to all teachers and educators who wish to attend. The workshops and keynotes this year have a STEM ‘flavour’ and address the theme of ‘Teach more, learn more, inspire more.’ This year the Forum is being held at the...
  • Blog Post: How exceptional leadership can bring out the best in technology

    Isobel Bryce, head of Saltash.net Community School was just one of the impressive educators who spoke at the 2011 The Sunday Times Festival of Education in June. She talked about technology, and was instrumental in adding the “.net” to her school’s name soon after she arrived there in 2003. Isobel spoke...
  • Blog Post: Finding and recognising Innovative Teachers

    My colleagues, Kristen Weatherby and Stuart Ball, run our UK Partners in Learning programme – a partnership between Microsoft and the education departments in England, Wales and Scotland. Similar programmes run in 110 countries, with their governments, so it is truly a global activity. It’s all about...
  • Blog Post: Free staff training – the UK Innovative Teachers Forum

    Kristen and Stuart, who run our Partners in Learning programme, spend their time helping teachers to get most effective use from ICT in their classroom. They have found that one of the most effective ways to help teachers is to give them time to share experiences with other teachers, learn from innovators...
  • Blog Post: Engaging Parents – Does your school have a good story to tell?

    Last year, we worked with four schools across England to create a series of videos and case studies that described how these schools tackled nine different areas of school reform, such as change management, student experience, learning outcomes, use of ICT, and so forth. And we then made these materials...
  • Blog Post: Making your teacher’s lives a little easier - the neat web part

    You probably know that the UK Education team have a number of different blogs (I’ll share a bit more detail later, but the list includes blogs for teachers , universities , colleges , live@edu users , and Chris Poole, our BSF Business Manager is taking his first tentative steps on his new “ Where is...
  • Blog Post: Where does being an "Innovative Teacher" get you?

    Teachers who join the Innovative Teachers Network never know what might be the outcome of taking part in a professional development programme. They can guarantee a transformation in the way they use technology in the classroom, but not many could have imagined sharing their work with Bill Gates himself...
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