Another year over and the new one is about to begin?

Well what a year of change it has been for Microsoft UK Partners in Learning. The year began with Kristen (remember her!) starting her maternity leave, that left me as the only team member, it’s ok I am not looking for sympathy! I enjoyed the peace and quiet. Next,  BETT 2011 , I teamed up…

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Microsoft Partners in Learning UK Forum 2011

This year’s event was a  of a change of direction for us. Firstly, we held the event at Microsoft UK HQ in Reading and we had a greater focus on Computer Science and Maths. Rather than our usual focus of ICT across the curriculum. You can read the various highlights of the day from these…

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Camp Scotland – Microsoft UK Partners in Learning CPD for Teachers

After the great success of the last three Microsoft Partners in Learning Teacher Camps, we are taking the concept on the road – this is an open invitation to all Teachers in Scotland. So if you want to spend time with other innovative educators, then this is an ideal event for you. Camp Scotland takes…

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The Learning Suite–Our Free stuff for Education in one place

We have always been big advocates of the free software from Microsoft that can support teaching and learning. It was Partners in Learning UK that first brought you AutoCollage and Songsmith for free. The biggest piece of feedback we had about this, was that all the software was distributed across a myriad of websites, making…

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A Judges view- Reflections from the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum #4

Ollie Bray from Education Scotland reflects on his time at the Global Forum as a judge. I’ve been involved with and a member of the Microsoft Partners in Learning Community since 2006. I became more heavily involved in 2009 as UK, European and Worldwide award winner for my use of computer games to enhance learning…

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A Headteacher’s view- Reflections from the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum #3

Tony McDaid Head Teacher from , Calderglen High School reflects on his time at the Global Forum as a Global Mentor School. I found this year’s Global Forum in Washington to be an inspiring event and I had the privilege of working with school leaders who were focussed on transforming learning within their schools. The…

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Microsoft UK Partners in Learning outstanding contribution award – Dan Roberts

Yesterday we held our Microsoft Partners in Learning UK Forum, we will be blogging about the event shortly, due to circumstances beyond our control we missed something out yesterday. Each year we present the Partners in Learning Teacher Awards, one of those awards recognises the outstanding contribution an educator has made to supporting others through…

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Why was I there? – Reflections from the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum #2

Ben Rowe from saltash .net community school reflects on his time at the Global Forum as a Pathfinder School. (that’s Ben in the grey jumper, looking like a Westlife reunion!) Well, it’s been a two weeks since The Microsoft Partners In Learning Global Forum. I’m trying to get my head around the fact that this…

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Am I a Loser? – Reflections from the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum #1

Jennifer Blum, reflects on her experience in this fantastic blog post:- They say just participating makes you a winner. But I would have rather won. Hey! I am American after all. However, like any good educator, I have spent some time reflecting on the experience (8 hrs, in fact, as this is the flight time…

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