Finalists for the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum

Today the US Partners in Learning team announced the Finalists for the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum. There are a lot of great projects in that list and I do urge you to not only look though them but share them with other educators you may know who are open to interesting and…

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Round 1 Finalists for 2012 Microsoft Partners in Learning Forum

The big news for me yesterday was at Finalists Announced for Round 1 of the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum. I attended this event as a judge last year and learned an incredible amount from these amazing teachers. This first round announced 44 teachers representing 32 projects from across 15 states. Applications are…

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Have You Joined Microsoft Partners in Learning?

This is one of those announcements that hits my inbox that is for all teachers in K-12. Partners in Learning is a community of educators of all subjects and age groups. Something here for everyone. Microsoft Partners in Learning would like to invite you to join the new ‘Partners in Learning Network’ – a worldwide…

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The Best and Most Innovative Teachers

Being somewhat opinionated about the subject (who am I kidding – most subjects) and at the same time being more or less incapable of keeping my opinions to myself I have written here about what makes a good teacher a number of times. I’ve talked about subject matter expertise and passion for the subject and…

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Congratulations Louis Zulli Jr. and Doug Bergman

There were nine winners in the Partners in Learning 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum, four second place winners and five first place winners (one of these was the teacher’s choice winner). For the second year in a row one of the top US winners was a computer science teacher. This year is was Louis Zulli…

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Innovative Educator Forum Judge Workshop

For some competitions one selects a bunch of smart people, hands them a rubric and says “have at it. Be fair.” Honestly though is that really the way to do things? Generally not. When running a serious competition you want good judges, smart people who know their stuff – that’s a given. But you also…

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