Innovative educators and education leaders from 19 countries gathered in Auckland last week for the 8th Microsoft Partners in Learning Asia and Pacific Forum.

The two hundred strong delegates from as far as Brunei and Sri Lanka attended the three-day forum to learn, share and connect with fellow peers from around the region.The conference opened with a Maori welcome followed by several key plenary sessions – all with a common theme of stressing the importance of technology in assisting with 21st century learning and teaching.

 

The conference was opened by Paul Muckleston, managing director of Microsoft New Zealand who spoke of the company’s local initiatives that support the New Zealand government’s commitment to improving education levels among youth.   

Educators in New Zealand have proven to be world-class producing two worldwide Partners In Learning award winners to date – Nathan Kerr from Howick College and Chris Clay from Botany Downs Secondary College.