UK Teachers are World class at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum

It’s inevitable when you put 160 worldclass teachers in a room and ask them to present about the work they do, then you are going to see some amazing examples of how technology can facilitate learning in the 21st century. Microsoft does this annually at its  Global Forum, and to add a twist to the…

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UK Partners in Learning Network Manager–a new team member

Exactly 4 years ago this month , we published our first blog post. So on such an anniversary, it gives me great pleasure to make this announcement. It’s seems an age since the Partners in Learning UK team were a dynamic duo. Today I am pleased to announce that one of our most Innovative Teachers…

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What is TALIS? – the Teaching and Learning International Survey

Have you heard of TALIS?, if not, I bet you have heard of PISA, the worldwide evaluation in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries of 15-year-old students scholastic performance, performed first in 2000 and repeated every three years. It is coordinated by the OECD with a view to improving educational policies and…

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Welsh Teacher takes coveted award at Partners in Learning Global Forum

The climax of the Global Forum was the gala dinner at Smithsonian Museum of Art in Washington D.C. , 18 teachers from 200 were recognised for their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning at our Forum awards. I am pleased to announce that UK Teacher, Gareth Ritter from Willows High School in Cardiff won a…

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Microsoft Partners in Learning UK Forum Award Winners 2011

I am pleased to announce this year’s award winning teachers. They will be presenting their projects at our Partners in Learning Forum in November. Congratulations to this year’s award winners Kristian Still Hamble College Katie Boothman saltash.net community school Will Wright Uxbridge High school Emma Dawson Trinty  CE Lower School Glyn Rogers Ysgol Gymraeg Gwyn…

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Meet the Innovative Teachers coming to Moscow – Part 1

The Microsoft Partners in Learning European Forum is being held in Moscow this year, starting on March 22nd – an event run every year by Microsoft. Attending the event in Berlin last year was one of the most profound professional development experiences I have had as a teacher,  so I am really excited about going…

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Microsoft UK Innovative Education Forum 2010 –Resources and feedback.

We have had lots of requests for the workshop presentations, livestream recordings and teachers projects, from those that attended and  those who could not make the UK Innovative Education Forum. We have created a community on the UK Partners in Learning Network. That contains all the Virtual classroom tours (teacher projects), presentations from the workshops, links…

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Microsoft UK Innovative Teachers Forum 2010

Whilst we are in the midst of the Winter weather I am basking in the warm glow of yet another successful UK Innovative Education Forum. With over 160 teachers and educators, 2 keynotes, 6 workshops and 10 award winning teachers, this has been the largest and most successful forum we have held. It started on…

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