Highlights from the Microsoft in Education Global Forum – Barcelona

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The Microsoft in Education Global Forum recognizes and celebrates the achievements of educators and schools who are creating engaging and innovative learning opportunities for students. This year the Global Forum took place in Barcelona, Spain between 11 and 14 March 2014. It was attended by 260+ Microsoft Expert Educators; 150+ Governmental Education Leaders; and 300+ Top School Leaders from 75 countries including fourteen delegates from South Africa and Lesotho. All delegates agreed that the opportunity to network with dynamic teachers from around the world; to share projects that build knowledge and challenge thinking;  and to learn more about the latest trends in educational technology was a once in a lifetime professional development opportunity.

Congratulations go to Microsoft Expert Educator Cheryl Douglas of Bishops in the Western Cape who was the second runner up in the “Educator as Change Agent and Innovator” category.   Cheryl’s project entitled“Human Impact on the Environment” involved running a mini conference to introduce 50 teachers to a new section of the Life Sciences curriculum; pairing learners from 12 schools to go on field trips to investigate the human impact on various sites in the Cape Town; and then creating videos to share findings online.tes from South Africa and Lesotho. All delegates agreed that the opportunity to network with dynamic teachers from around the world; to share projects that build knowledge and challenge thinking;  and to learn more about the latest trends in educational technology was a once in a lifetime professional development opportunity.

If you think you have got what it takes to be part of the Microsoft Innovative Educators Program join the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network to find out more about this exciting opportunity for teachers. If your school is doing an outstanding job of preparing learners for the 21st century consider signing up for the Microsoft Innovative Schools Program and you could be part of the delegation jetting off to the next Microsoft in Education Global Forum.

The full report can be read by clicking on this link Microsoft in Education – Global Forum – Barcelona report (March 2014)

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