U.S. Teachers Win at Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 Global Forum

In the lovely setting of the Prague Castle, five teachers from Florida, Michigan and Washington state were among 21 awarded global recognition for their innovative work in the classroom. These educators, part of Team USA mentioned here last week, took home prizes in the categories: cutting edge use of technology, collaboration and Educator’s Choice. The…

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Reflections in Pictures: Partners in Learning 2012 Global Forum

Here are some images from the past few days from the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 Global Forum in Prague. It has been an inspiring 3+ days. My post earlier this week shared a little about “Team USA” and the projects they brought to this global event. These photos will give you a sense for…

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Top Educators to Represent the U.S. at the Partners in Learning Global Forum

16 educators will advance to Prague, Czech Republic to represent the United States at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum this week (Nov. 28 – Dec. 1). They will be joining 500 teachers, school and government education leaders from 80 countries. Each of these teachers have advanced through regional events held throughout the year…

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Engaging Young Students in Knowledge Building and Critical Thinking

We are two weeks away from the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum (#PiLGF) in Prague, Czech Republic. I wanted to share another guest post from a member of  “Team USA” (one of the 16 teachers who will be representing the U.S. at this amazing professional learning experience). Today’s post is from educator Cheryl Arnett…

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Guest post: The 21st century science project

As we prepare for the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum (#PiLGF) in Prague, Czech Republic, I will be featuring guest posts from “Team USA” (the 16 teachers who will be representing the U.S. at this amazing professional learning experience). Today’s post is from educator Jamie Ewing and his student’s with their eLabs: Science in…

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Guest post: Encouraging collaboration and engagement in middle school students

As we prepare for the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum (#PiLGF) in Prague, Czech Republic, I will be featuring guest posts from “Team USA” (the 16 teachers who will be representing the U.S. at this amazing professional learning experience). Today’s post is from educator Todd LaVogue @ToddLaVogue featuring his “Educator’s Choice” winning project “What’s…

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Guest post: On A Mission to Stop Bullying with the Canastota Apprentice

Today it is my pleasure to feature a guest post from educator Patricia Ragan (@PatriciaRagan1) and her newly deemed “2012 Apprentice,” junior Isaac Smith as contributors to @TeachTec. Patricia is a career and technical education teacher at Canastota High School in Canastota, New York and Isaac is in his junior year. Patty and I met…

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Guest post: Social Studies educator finds inspiration to engage students

Today I’m featuring a guest post from educator Kim Leegan @KimberlyALeegan,  a first time contributor to @TeachTec, following her achievement of being invited to the Microsoft’s Partners Learning US Forum for the past two years. Kim is a social studies teacher at Union Catholic Regional High School, Scotch Plains, NJ. You can find out more…

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Guest post: Surround yourself with passionate educators

Today it is my pleasure to feature a guest post from educator Kim Sivick (@ksivick), a second time contributor to @TeachTec, following her popular post, “Don’t afraid to be awesome today.” Kim is a technology coordinator at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA. Kim and I met this summer at the Partners in Learning…

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Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum Finalists

This post has been updated on 8/21/12 to include links to each winning project on the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network where each project includes a video overview and classroom resources. I’ve also updated with pictures of these proud teachers! Last night at the Gala Awards celebration we announced 16 educators from California, Colorado, Florida,…

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