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Media Alert: ACT to launch new Education Assistance Programme

27 June, 2005 | Archived Post
An invitation to celebrate ‘Partners in Learning' in the ACT CANBERRA, Australia, 27 June 2005

Press Release:
Ms Katy Gallagher MLA, The Australian Capital Territory Minister for Education and Training, and Microsoft Australia will launch a new education assistance programme known as ‘Partners in Learning' in Canberra on Friday 1 July at 11.25 am.

The joint education initiative will assist government schools throughout the ACT to implement contemporary teaching practices using the latest advances in information technology. Encompassing four distinct elements, Partners in Learning will facilitate the implementation of contemporary learning pedagogies employing technology as a central part of the classroom, help teachers to showcase and share best practices associated with using technology in learning, and enable teachers to become mentors for their colleagues in the use of technology as a learning tool in the classroom.

The ACT Department of Education and Training and Microsoft Australia would like to invite media to attend the launch at:

Ainslie Primary School
Donaldson Street
Braddon ACT
11.25 am

Interview and photo opportunities are available with the Ms Katy Gallagher MLA, Minister for Education and Training, and Microsoft Australia's Director of Public Sector, Kevin Ackhurst.

Partners in Learning is a partnership between State and Territory Governments and Microsoft Australia to deliver information technology skills and training to Australian schools. Microsoft Australia is investing $AU10 million in cash and resources in Partners in Learning over the next five years, part of a worldwide commitment to teachers and students.

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For more information or to arrange interviews please contact:
Samantha Herron
Corporate Communications Manager
Microsoft Australia
Ph: 02 9870 2316 or 0412 589 951

Ben Tan/Susannah Hardy
Howorth Communications
Ph: 02 8281 3830 or 0418 488 827


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