UK Innovative Teacher Award Winners


After receiving the highest number of entries ever for a Microsoft Innovative Teachers Forum, (I say that every year, but it’s true.) I am pleased to announce the  Virtual Classroom Tours that will be celebrated at the awards event at the Innovative Teachers Forum in Birmingham on Dec 1st (sign up HERE to attend the free conference).

The judging proved to be a very difficult and challenging exercise, with every one of the entries illustrating the outstanding work being undertaken in schools throughout the UK. But, Kristen and I were able to select 10 Virtual Classroom Tours in the Microsoft Innovative Ieachers category. These VCTs represent some of the best uses of technology to develop teaching and learning across a wide range of different school and scenarios.

This year's Microsoft UK Innovative Teachers Award winners are...

Name Virtual Classroom Tour School
David Rogers Pirates and social Networking Priory School Specialist Sports College
Georgie Carey Modelling Bonding community school
Simon Horleston EcoVids Howe Dell Primary School
James Edwards E-Safety community school
Ceri Williams The Firework Code Pontnewydd Primary school
Amy Lewis Heroes community school
Dave Garland LearnoVids community school
Simon Woodhouse Pizza Profits Sawtry College
Qamar Riaz Using OneNote and Songsmith in Revision Shireland Collegiate Academy
Jan Webb A classroom without walls Weston Village Primary School

For this year's Innovative Teachers Forum, we have support from some of our partners. The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust sponsored an award category looking for projects that looked at impact and improvement on learning. Their award winner is:

John Rutherford Playing for Exam success Marlborough Science College
and the highly commended runner up    
Sophie Baker Tracking & assessing course work The Sandon School

In the category Sponsored by Shireland Learning, who were looking for the best use of a Microsoft learning platform, the winners are:

Surinder Nhandra Primary Winner Crocketts Lane Primary
Zoe Atherton Secondary Winner Baxter College

You can find all these virtual classroom tours in this community on the Partners in Learning Network.

Congratulations to all these award winners and thank you to all those who took the time to submit a project, we a truly in awe of the fabulous work you are undertaking everyday with your students.

If you would like to the meet these award winning teachers and find out more about the work they do, they will presenting their projects at the UK Innovative Teachers Forum  being held on the 1st December in Birmingham. This conference is FREE to attend. You can register and find out more here, but places are filling up quickly, so be sure do this soon if you are interested. At the event, you'll also have a keynote from John Davitt and choice of 4 workshops, offering practical advice on the use of technology to support teaching and learning. All delegates at the event will receive a free copy of John Davitt’s book, ‘New Tools for Learning’ .

Congratulations to all of this year's Innovative Teachers Forum award winners. We look forward to seeing you all at the forum next week.

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