The two-day workshop at Botany Downs Secondary School reached maximum capacity, as more than 120 educators gathered to discuss, debate and collaborate on the best ways to utilise information communication technologies (ICT) within the classroom. The event was part of the Partners in Learning Programme which is a global community of education leaders and teachers who encourage and share learning practises with their peers and schools. 

All participants were extremely positive about their experience, enjoyed the interactive aspect of the workshop and the tangible next steps they were provided at the end of the workshop. One of the key highlights for the attendees was the presentation by 2010 Worldwide Innovative Teacher Winner Chris Clay from Botany Downs Secondary College on his experiences winning the Microsoft Innovative Educator Award in New Zealand.

At the event there was also an exciting annoucement of three new Pathfinder Schools Trident High School, Whakatane High School and Te Kura O te Paroa to join Botany Downs Secondary School and Howick College.

For more information on the programme or to attend future workshops, please do not hesitate to email me t-kelbe@microsoft.com.