MIEE Spotlight- Gordon Wardlaw

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is shining brightly on Gordon Wardlaw, Chemistry Teacher from Grangemouth High School in Scotland. Gordon loves being involved in wider school life and is dubbed as ‘Mr ICT’! Gordon is a teacher who is willing to take risks and try new things in the classroom, evaluating and improving them to ensure they…

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Microsoft EDU Moments

Last week we were delighted to hold our first ever E2 Exchange Event at our Paddington offices and the atmosphere was electric! We even made it as a Twitter Moment! This is a result of the hard work, dedication and commitment we all have in empowering our students to achieve more, so thank you! Here…


MIEE Spotlight- Allan Thomson

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is shining brightly on PE Teacher, Allan Thomson. Allan is an innovative teacher at, Microsoft Showcase School St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk, Scotland. Allan is passionate about the impact that technology can have on our young people in the classroom, to prepare them for the skills they need for learning, life…

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MIEE Spotlight- Gemma Sanderson

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is shining brightly on Primary Teacher Gemma Sanderson from Microsoft Showcase School, Kirkton of Largo Primary School in Scotland. Gemma is an innovative and forward thinking teacher, and due to her dedication and hard work, alongside her colleagues, Kirkton of Largo was awarded ‘Learning Through Technology Award’ at the Scottish Education Awards in 2016 and…

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Microsoft Edu Moments

Happy Friday! It has been another busy week for our superb team of #MicrosoftEdu Educators!  Our Microsoft Moments blog this week will focus on: School Celebration Moment MEC Course of the Week E2 Event at  Microsoft, Paddington. Tweet Meet with with Educators Worldwide Top MIEE Tweet! Here’s this weeks Microsoft Moments: Students getting to know…


Microsoft Edu Moments

It has been an exciting #BacktoSchool week for our Microsoft Edu Team! Every Friday, we will be sharing the top 5 moments of the week from our dedicated MIE and MIEE cohort. This is a great opportunity to say thank you to all for your engagement and empowering your students to achieve more! Our Microsoft…


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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The Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Network shortlisted for a NAACE Impact Award

It is award ceremony time at the moment, Oscars, BAFTAs and Golden Globes. It unlikely that UK Partners in Learning has been nominated in any of those. But we have  been shortlisted for a 2012 NAACE Impact Award for Adviser or Consultant or Support Service, which is a fantastic achievement in itself. To support our…

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What do teachers really want?

Stuart and I work with a lot of teachers. We both used to be teachers (Stuart more recently than me). We meet teachers from all over the world and spend a lot of time in schools. Yet there are times when we think we have absolutely no idea what you want and how we can…

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The Geography collective – a unique teacher network.

I am always amazed at the various professional networks that teachers belong to. When I was teaching, my professional network revolved mainly around the teachers I met on local authority organised training (these don’t happen to the same extent any more ) and a professional subject network, such as the Association for Science Education ….

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