PiL Innovative Schools Forum–Perth November

The 2012 Partners in Learning Innovative Schools program was brought to a close in Perth with the third and final schools forum of the year. The forum, hosted in partnership with Western Australia Department of Education, was opened by David Axworthy, Deputy Direct General, Schools in the Department of Education and Cheryl Robertson, State Director…

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Teacher Competencies for a Rapidly Changing World

"Is the teaching profession prepared for a rapidly changing age of digital learning?" Greg Butler, Senior Director – Strategic Education Partnerships in Microsoft has recently written a paper looking at teacher competencies. As different 1:1 models evolve, certainly here in Australia, and the pressure on teachers to deliver and create content in a increasingly digital…

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PiL Program Spotlights–John Fawkner College

John Fawkner College is a small 7 – 12 secondary school located 18km from the CBD in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs. Approximately 450 students are enrolled at the college with approximately 120 of these students participating in the off-site Sports Education Development Australia (SEDA) program. The college has a Student Family Occupation (SFO) index of 0.73…

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PiL Spotlight: Edge Hill State School

  Edge Hill is a primary school situated approximately 8km from the centre of Cairns in Far North Queensland. The school has a proud tradition of providing innovative, quality education to students from P- 7. With an enrolment of over 1000 students and a teaching staff of 50+, our school is a bustling, thriving learning…

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PiL Program Spotlights–Kedron State High School

Established in 1956, Kedron State High School is one of the most successful multi-cultural high schools in Brisbane. Located in the northern metropolitan area, the school’s hard working staff and dedicated students achieve outstanding results in academia, music and sport. The student population of just under 1200 students originates from some 50 different primary schools…

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Partners in Learning Schools Program 2011 Report

  “Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” Apollinaire Abstract & Summary The Microsoft Partners in Learning schools program brings 20 of Australia’s best government K-12 institutions together into a virtual and real-time innovation hub with opportunities…

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Microsoft names New South Wales school as Global Pathfinder School

Microsoft has today announced that Campbelltown Performing Arts High School in New South Wales has been globally recognised by Microsoft as one of the world’s most advanced users of technology in the classroom. The school will represent Australia in Microsoft’s 2013 Worldwide Partners in Learning Schools Program, an initiative to help teachers and school leaders…

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Microsoft names Queensland school as a Global Pathfinder School

Microsoft has today announced that Kirwan State High School in Northern Queensland, has been recognised as one of the world’s most advanced users of technology in the classroom. The school will represent Australia in Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Schools Program as a Pathfinder School. Kirwan State High School is one of only 60 Pathfinder Schools…

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Microsoft selects two Western Australian primary schools Global Mentor Schools

Microsoft has today announced that two primary schools in Western Australia have been recognised as two of the world’s most advanced users of technology in the classroom. The schools will represent Australia in Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Schools Program as Mentor Schools, two of only 32 worldwide at the top tier of the program. As…

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PiL Program Spotlights – Horsham West / Haven Primary School

By Brendan Bush, Craig Amos & Ben Miatke, Horsham West-Haven Primary School Our school is a dual campus P-6 Primary School located on the western fringe of Horsham and at Haven, which is 5 kilometres south of Horsham. Approximately 580 students attend the Horsham West campus and approximately a further 70 attend our Haven campus….

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