Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange: Global Challenge Winners

Since the returned from the E2 Global Educator Exchange in Redmond a few weeks ago, we’ve been bringing you the personal stories of our UK MIEEs, hearing first hand about the people they met, the experiences they had and the ideas and practices they shared with other teachers from all over the world. Now we’d…


Earn Microsoft badges for teacher and school leader professional development

We believe in anytime, anywhere learning. We also believe your achievements should be recognised so that you can share your accomplishments and knowledge with your colleagues and communities. That’s why the Partners in Learning Network awards badges for the skills and knowledge that are learned and shared through our online professional learning community, in our…


Partners In Learning Institute– Doing What It Says On The Tin

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – African Proverb The Partners in Learning Institute in Seattle this week has been a great experience – not least because it has all been about working in partnership with other educators from all over the world for our…

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Summer Camp 2011 – An Invitation

After the great success of the last 2 Summer Camps and the Easter Camp held earlier this year, we will be running another Summer Camp this year – this is an open invitation to all of you reading this blog to apply. So if you have time this summer, perhaps your plans for other events…

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Dare to be Different

The fence had been pulled open. Diggers stood silently on the corrugated soil. The stands at Gresty Road were empty, silent with not even a faint whisper of a cheer remaining. Sprinklers were showering the arid ground.  It’s not really how you expect to see the local football ground before the end of the season…

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Who is teaching whom?

A shift is happening in the classroom.  A teacher who isn’t too confident about a new tool calls on one of her class to show her how to do it. Why not? She knows how to help children develop their learning and has some idea that this tool will help engage her pupils in motivating,…

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Celebrating Education with a Festival

Spring is in the air and a conference season is rapidly approaching! One highlight that I’m really looking forward to is the Sunday Times Festival of Education, which will be held at Wellington College in Reading on the 25th and 26th June this year. This year, the festival is being held in partnership with Microsoft…

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Virtual Classroom Tour–a CPD portfolio and competition entry

If you have been following this blog for a while, you will have often heard Kristen and I talking about virtual classroom tours, more commonly know as VCTs. These are the project submissions that we receive and share at the Partners in Learning Innovative Education Forums. We have over 200 VCTs hosted on the UK…

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Practice makes perfect – A viewpoint

We really welcome comments and these thoughts from Steve McCorquodale, Principal Education Consultant at European Electronique, add to the mix on thinking about the question ‘ What do we mean by a teacher’s practice?’ You can read more comments like this here Stuart, as someone who spends a lot of time trying to develop teachers…

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