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Reimagine Teaching and Learning with Windows 8.1 - Get New Teacher Training Resources
Microsoft Education Team
By guest blogger, Kelly Green, senior manager for Microsoft's Partners in Learning initiative in the U.S. When I was an elementary teacher, like so many other teachers, I would often supplement my salary by working during the summer. I was lucky, and I was hired to do something I very much enjoy...
5 May 2014
100 Educators to Share Innovative Classroom Practices
We are just two weeks away from having 100 innovative educators descend on Microsoft campus in Redmond to show the positive impacts being made in classrooms across the country through innovative use of technology combined with effective teaching. These educators applied and were selected to attend this...
16 Jul 2012
Aha! Short Reflections on the Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum
A guest post by Allyson Knox, Academic Program Manager, Microsoft Partners in Learning on her visit to the Forum. The 2012 US Forum kicked-off with a bang in Redmond. 100 teachers presented 73 projects to judges , educators , and guests. My goal? Talk to as many teachers as possible. ...
2 Aug 2012
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...
13 Nov 2012
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...
25 Nov 2012
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...
27 Sep 2012
Guest post: “Don’t be afraid to be awesome today”
This is one of the occasional guest posts that happen here at @TeachTec. Today it’s my pleasure to feature educator Kim Sivick ( @ksivick ), a technology coordinator at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA. Consider the title of this post: “Don’t be afraid to be awesome today.” Give yourself...
24 Jul 2012
Thank you to the Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum Judges Panel
Today officially kicks-off the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum which I’ve blogged about quite a bit and I’m excited to finally be here on-site as the Forum gets underway. Though the 100 educators have been arriving to Seattle over the past 24 hours (as evidenced by the sharp uptick on #PiLUS...
31 Jul 2012
Video Game Victory: Students Fight a Growing Epidemic with Technology
In the battle against childhood obesity, many schools are revamping their lunch menus, removing junk food from vending machines, and instituting exercise and healthy eating programs. First Lady Michelle Obama has championed the fight against this epidemic and thanks to two tech-savvy educators, students...
19 Jun 2012
Launch of the Microsoft Certified Educator
Access to quality professional development is critical to build educator capacity to ensure students are graduating with the skills needed for workplace success. Governments around the world continue to struggle to find scalable, quality professional development that is mapped to an international framework...
17 May 2013
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...
12 Oct 2012
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...
6 Sep 2012
Celebrating Teachers and Expert Educators
Teachers across the U.S. today are receiving handwritten cards, crayon drawings, flowers, and other heart-felt symbols of appreciation in celebration of the teacher appreciation day, May 7th, 2013. My words of appreciation for teachers may not compare to these personal mementos teachers are receiving...
6 May 2013
Finalists for the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum
Today we are excited to announce the official list of educators for the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum. This is the 8th annual Partners in Learning Forum, a global program that last year attracted more 250,000 educators from over 70 countries. The Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum focuses...
6 Jun 2012
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...
21 Sep 2012
Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum Finalists
Last night at the Gala Awards celebration we announced 16 educators from California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, and Washington states that were the finalists from this fantastic celebration of teaching. 100 educators from 25 states participated in the Forum in Seattle suffering through...
2 Aug 2012
Delivering Success through Technology for Students with Disabilities
Homework, tests, reports and pop quizzes are standard fare in the life of a student, but for those diagnosed with a disability, they can be challenging to manage. However, with creative use of technology, educators are finding new ways to break down barriers and positively impact learning for all their...
11 Jun 2012
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...
29 Aug 2012
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