Microsoft invites you to join their Microsoft PIL Trainer professional development programme


The Microsoft in Education Professional Development Team.have been hard at work and finally Microsoft in Education’s Professional Development programme is in full swing. The encourage you to register at and join the community.  The monthly newsletter from PIL Trainer highlights many issues and opportunities:

Developing students to be effective 21st century learners
If we are to safeguard our futures then we have an obligation to ensure that we are preparing our students appropriately to thrive in the global community. Students must learn the skills, knowledge, expertise and attributes which they will need to be effective in the 21st century. As trainers how do you support teachers to transform their practice within the current educational climate?

How can Microsoft Technology help you as trainers to support teachers to create 21st century learners?Join our vibrant community discussion on the Partners in Learning Network here (you’ll need to sign in first!)

Learn about the 5 Best Strategies Every 21st Century Learner Needs to Succeed
Join this month’s Virtual University on October 23rd. After the Virtual University join our ‘live’ discussion on the Partners in Learning Network. Register now

Free tools for Trainers
Check out this month’s featured resource on Learning Suite is a collection of free programs and applications that can be used for project work. The programs and applications are mapped according to 21st Century skills and match the stages of project work. It is a fantastic ‘Digital Toolkit’.

How to win a trip to the 2014 Global Forum?
Remember to utilize the “invite others” feature found in your Partners in Learning profile. Peer coaches who register over 25 educators and trainers who register over 100 before December 31, 2013 will be entered into a draw for one of two trips!

Share your ideas and experiences

Create your own ‘1 minute wonder’ about what is the single most important 21st century competency or skill that a trainer must have? View their 1 minute wonder below (A ‘1 Minute Wonder’ is a snapshot of an idea or a way of sharing your opinion or good practice as part of Microsoft’s Train the Trainer Program. Each month we will have a different theme and you can submit your own ‘1 minute wonders’ to our playlist.)

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