The Innovative Education Forum (IEF) is part of a worldwide program from Microsoft Partners in Learning. The program recognizes innovative educators and schools implementing 21-century skills in the classroom and the school community with the goal of improving teaching and learning. The Innovative Education Forum seeks to showcase creative and inspiring examples of how educators and schools are using technology.

The U.S. Innovative Education Forum will be hosted on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA July 28-29.  The theme this year is Engaging students. Inspiring creativity. Preparing for the future. It focuses on how educators and schools engage students to solve difficult problems while inspiring creativity and, ultimately, preparing students for the future. 

We would like to encourage educators to submit class projects as individuals or in collaboration with a colleague. School leaders are also encouraged to submit projects that highlight how technology is being used in innovative ways throughout the school community.

For more details on the event, to download the application and watch a short video of past IEF participants go to: www.microsoft.com/education/USIEF 

Deadline to apply is May 15, 2011.

We look forward to seeing you there!