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  • Blog Post: Cameron Evans, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Education, Microsoft: Microsoft at ISTE: Reflecting on the Power of the Teacher

    ​In this second decade of the 21 st century, the power of technology to connect, collaborate, and create is undeniable. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this weekend. In this era of anytime, anywhere access, the power...
  • Blog Post: Reimagine Teaching and Learning with Windows 8.1 - Get New Teacher Training Resources

    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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partners in Learning Turns 10!

    Anniversaries represent commitment, and today, we’re celebrating one of the most important commitments an organization can make. Ten years ago, we recognized that education systems around the globe simply weren’t working. With a model built to support the 19th century industrial revolution...
  • Blog Post: Congratulations Louis Zulli Jr. and Doug Bergman

    There were nine winners in the Partners in Learning 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum , four second place winners and five first place winners (one of these was the teacher’s choice winner). For the second year in a row one of the top US winners was a computer science teacher. This year is was Louis...
  • 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: Innovative Educator Forum Judge Workshop

    For some competitions one selects a bunch of smart people, hands them a rubric and says “have at it. Be fair.” Honestly though is that really the way to do things? Generally not. When running a serious competition you want good judges, smart people who ...read more
  • Blog Post: Classified: For Education Only

    In the symphony of education assets, Microsoft has instruments for you to play first position as a teacher or student. Checkout this incredible collection curated by the Microsoft Partners in Learning team. Related posts: Kinecting with Innovative Educator Johnny Kissko [updated] Frank Machos Teaches...
  • Blog Post: US Forum Educators Make STEM Engaging – Part 1 of 2

    West Allegheny High School teacher and students set the national high bar for innovative learning through STEM in Imperial, PA. Annually, Microsoft hosts America’s innovative educators at its Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum. The US Forum is an opportunity for educators to showcase and exchange...
  • Blog Post: Conversations @Microsoft Institute–Boston 1 of 4

    Microsoft Partners in Learning went to the Cradle of Liberty to focus on leadership and school innovation at the Microsoft Institute Boston. Read some of the agenda highlights on leading with vision. No related posts. ...read more
  • Blog Post: The Best and Most Innovative Teachers

    Being somewhat opinionated about the subject (who am I kidding – most subjects) and at the same time being more or less incapable of keeping my opinions to myself I have written here about what makes a good teacher a number of times. I’ve talked about subject matter expertise and passion for the subject...
  • Blog Post: Have You Joined Microsoft Partners in Learning?

    This is one of those announcements that hits my inbox that is for all teachers in K-12. Partners in Learning is a community of educators of all subjects and age groups. Something here for everyone. Microsoft Partners in Learning would like to invite you to join the new ‘Partners in Learning Network ...
  • Blog Post: Round 1 Finalists for 2012 Microsoft Partners in Learning Forum

    The big news for me yesterday was at Finalists Announced for Round 1 of the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum . I attended this event as a judge last year and learned an incredible amount from these amazing teachers. This first round announced 44 teachers representing 32 projects from across...
  • Blog Post: Frank Machos Teaches Cameron Evans about Music, Marketing, and Consumerism

    I was attracted to Frank Machos’ display from the Philadelphia School of the Future because of the MIDI music instruments and computers that he had.  When we talked, I discovered that this was not a music course, but a marketing class. Frank’s innovative approach is to get students to understand...