Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Microsoft Partners in Learning!

bingWe have had a great year at Microsoft Partners in Learning, the highlight coming from Laura Ispsen, WWPS CVP, and Anthony Salcito, WWPS Education VP who announced that Partners in Learning will be funded a further $250 million with a five-year renewal, that reaffirms its commitment to education.

With this in mind, I thought it would be great to reflect on some of the Partners in Learning 2012 highlights:





Partners in Learning UK Live at Olympia

The Learning Suite–Good things come in small packages

The ‘new’ ICT curriculum and Partners in Learning. The Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Network shortlisted for a NAACE Impact Award

Microsoft Partners in Learning European Forum 2012 – Lisbon

Get Online @Home–the cheapest PC & Broadband package ever          

Easter Camp





Camp Wales–free CPD for teachers in Wales

So much to think about !- Microsoft Surface, Smartglass, Bing & Windows 8

Office 365 for education launch
Partners in Learning Teacher receives even more recognition. Summer Camp





UK Partners in Learning Network Manager–a new team member

Announcing the UK’s Microsoft Pathfinder Schools

Microsoft Youthsparks – Student Voice e-course launch         

London Camp

Microsoft Schools Programme – Training events

Windows 8 in Education Launch

Microsoft ‘Teaching with Technology’ curriculum on the Partners in Learning Network

UK Windows in the Classroom seminar series launch

Shape the Future Launch

Camp up North

Microsoft Online Learning Badges launch

UK win at the Global Forum for Teaching & Learning

We will be blogging again in the New Year, look out for news on the Microsoft Expert Educator Program which recognises an exclusive roster of our best educators. Another first-have is the Microsoft Innovative Schools World Tour. Via the Tour, education leaders and industry policymakers are able to visit schools and learn from them while using Microsoft tools and technology such as Windows8 and Office365 and don't forget we will have news on Bett 2013, it can’t get better than that!

Here’s to a great Christmas break and a fabulous New Year. We hope that our readers are enjoying the festive period and making the most of the ‘season to be jolly.’

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