During my travels, I’m often asked for ideas of great places online for teachers to share best practices, learn from peers and get help. There are many wonderful resources on the web for sure, and we’ve worked hard to make the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Network (ITN) a destination place for sharing lesson plans, ideas and inspiration. It’s a place where teachers can give others a peek into their classroom, seek advice on challenges their facing and show off a great new project.
The US ITN network is part of a worldwide effort to connect teachers and uncover best-of-breed teaching, technology and content best practices. ITN features three types of professional learning resources: Articles of Interest, Guides and Materials, and Research Papers. There are Communities where educators can discuss similar topics of interest, create virtual project teams, participate in the peer review of content, and much more. Additionally, one of the coolest new resources is the Virtual Classroom Tours, which allow you to experience and replicate the classroom successes of other teachers.
If you’re already a part of the network…check out the new changes and share feedback. If you’re not familiar with ITN…now’s a great time to join as the version of the network just went live (http://us.itn.partnersinlearning.com).