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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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. ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...