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  • Blog Post: Be the next best…

    We have been really fortunate to have worked with some great schools who have helped us convey the Microsoft in education story. These schools have presented at many of our events, partaken in video case studies, appeared numerous times on our blogs and have had access to some top educational resources...
  • Blog Post: Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator

    We are looking for teacher’s who demonstrate innovative use of ICT in their teaching and learning practices. We want to find teacher’s who can provide insight for Microsoft on new products and tools in education. Share valuable experiences, lessons and best practices and work together as a community...
  • Blog Post: Sign up and become a Microsoft Training Provider

    Become a Microsoft Partners in Learning Training Provider and earn the ‘Train the Trainer badge’ ABOUT THIS VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY                    Research shows that innovative teaching practices, combined with...
  • Blog Post: What’s new to Microsoft Education?

    We believe in anytime, anywhere learning. We also believe your achievements should be recognised so that you can share your accomplishments and knowledge with your colleagues and communities. That’s why Microsoft Education awards badges for the skills and knowledge that are learned and shared through...
  • Blog Post: Bett 2013: Using devices to empower students session

    At Bett 2013, our Microsoft Learn Live Theatre will be host for sessions delivered by teachers, network managers and Microsoft staff to reveal how technology can make a real difference within your institution. David Rogers from the Priory School will be delivering one of the sessions at Bett 2013 at...
  • Blog Post: Naace at Bett 2013

    Guest post by Naace , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Excitement builds as we approach our first Bett at a new location, ExCeL London. It is hard to believe that only a few short months ago we were celebrating the Olympics events being held there and now the world’s largest education...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 for education: Teaching in the Cloud ‘How to’ tutorials for SharePoint

    Partner image above from Novotronix Work better together! We are really excited that Microsoft Office 365 is available for FREE for education. Office 365 will help transform the way students and educators work in real time on assignments and group projects. Easily share information, view and edit...
  • Blog Post: Earn Microsoft badges for teacher and school leader professional development

    We believe in anytime, anywhere learning. We also believe your achievements should be recognised so that you can share your accomplishments and knowledge with your colleagues and communities. That’s why the Partners in Learning Network awards badges for the skills and knowledge that are learned and shared...
  • Blog Post: UK Teachers are World class at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum

    It’s inevitable when you put 160 worldclass teachers in a room and ask them to present about the work they do, then you are going to see some amazing examples of how technology can facilitate learning in the 21st century. Microsoft does this annually at its  Global Forum, and to add a twist to the...
  • Blog Post: Partner in learning Global Forum, Washington 7th-10th November 2011

    At this year’s PiL Global Forum, over 700 of the most innovative global educators from over 75 countries came together in Washington D.C to share and and celebrate creativity in education. One element of the Forum is to recognize teachers excellence and how by using technology in their teaching and how...
  • Blog Post: Partners in Learning Forum UK 2011–Register today!

    Originally posted on the Microsoft UK Teachers Blog We are pleased to announce that we have been able to add an extra workshop to the the fantastic list of professional development opportunities at this year’s Forum. Bringing classrooms together with Skype Ever wanted to collaborate with...
  • 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: Learning and Sharing in Manchester - the Innovative Teacher MEETing - 29th Nov 2010

    Kristen and Stuart, who run the UK Partners In Learning programme, are hosting the Innovative Education Forum in Manchester on November 30th. It’s a free event with a great line-up of inspirational talks including Sugata Mitra and Michael Furdyk. However, I know that it’s not easy getting...
  • Blog Post: Apply to join the Microsoft UK Innovative Schools Programme

    One consistent message that I've been hearing from schools is that training budgets are being cut dramatically, and there are fewer CPD opportunities for teaching staff. And over time this could have an impact on the adoption of ICT in your school - how do you get support and help for teachers in your...
  • Blog Post: The UK Microsoft Innovative Education Forum–30th November

    I want to let you know about the Innovative Education Forum in Manchester on 30th November. Last year was the first chance I’d had to attend one, and I came away buzzing with new ideas. If there’s a teacher in your school that is an advocate for ICT, then lobbying the head for them to be given the chance...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Summer Camp 2010 for teachers

    I’ve just got back from holiday (a week in Corfu, thanks very much for asking) and I’m just about to head off for a last few days (a long weekend camping in Dorset – which may be challenged by the weather!) . Which means I missed the teachers Summer Camp last week, run by Kristen and Stuart. It’s an...
  • Blog Post: Free Microsoft software for schools, from the Fun and Free Friday event

    Today, we had a fantastic day at the office, when we hosted the “ Fun, Free Friday for Schools ”. Just over 100 schools attended, and we had an absolutely packed agenda, as we demonstrated lots of the free Microsoft software available for schools to use. All of the links to the various...
  • 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: Don’t forget – enter the Innovid competition and win 20 netbooks!

    We know how busy things are for teachers this time of year, and if you’re anything like me the sunny weather is a further distraction. So I wanted to remind you that the deadline for the Partners in Learning Innovid video competition is fast approaching – but there’s still time to remind a teacher or...
  • Blog Post: Open Day at Bowring

    When you put a few ICT staff together from different schools, and they start comparing stories, it often becomes one of the most valuable sessions of any day. The chance to share stories of success, and some of the pitfalls that people found/avoided on their journey of change, is really valuable. With...
  • Blog Post: At last, a blog for teachers

    When I sit down and write for this blog, I’m aware that I’m really writing for people who are “in the know” in some way or another. As a reader, you probably are enthusiastic about ICT, and it’s probably in your job description somewhere (or everywhere?). And so I can make certain assumptions about what...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Invitation to the South Bank for the world of PiL

    On the 25th June, the TDA and our Partners in Learning initiative are celebrating three years of working in partnership on a programme of activities to help teachers, trainee teachers and the wider school workforce to drive innovation and raise confidence using ICT to further teaching and learning. And...
  • Blog Post: What have Microsoft ever done for us?

    All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have th e Romans ever done for us? If you’re looking for nostalgia, take a look at the Life of Brian script – which doesn’t start with the question...
  • Blog Post: More free training materials and resources for teachers

    As part of the Partners in Learning programme, we develop training and curriculum materials for teachers, which are then made available free of charge. It includes a range of professional development resources, curriculum and learning materials designed to support teachers in developing further skills...
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