Finding time to boost your ICT skills, discuss a hot topic or enhance your CV is hard to come by during term time, but you may want to consider doing one of the free online professional development courses offered through the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network (www.pil-network.com) during the December break. Online courses include ‘Teaching with Technology’, ‘Windows in the Classroom’ and ‘21st Century Learning Design’. You can work through the courses at your own pace and at the end your achievements will be recognised through badges awarded on the Partners in Learning Network.
Consider making staying up-to-date with new trends in education one of your New Year’s Resolutions. If you haven’t yet joined the Partners in Learning Network, please do so now at www.pil-network.com to access to a range of free tools and professional development opportunities as well as a community of educators who share ideas and resources.