Partners in Learning Higher Education

Faculty Development Workshop


Teacher Education Initiative

The Microsoft Teacher Education Initiative (TEI) is a workshop designed by School of Education faculty for pre-service teachers and their faculty. The workshop consists of a series of modules that have been developed for several content areas (currently math, science, social studies, and English language arts/literacy as well as TPACK). The modules include a variety of activities that provide teachers and teacher education faculty members with content-based technology exemplars that they can use to help them combine technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK). Each module contains the following assets: facilitator’s guide, participant workshop guide, sample files, technology demonstration files, instructor PowerPoint presentation, and videos of module builders presenting the module.

TEI is accessible in three forms: as freely downloadable files from the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network; as preconference workshops at educational association meetings, and as facilitated Ministries of Education or university workshops. The workshops are highly interactive and participants will not only learn about technology but actively apply it to their own classroom experiences.
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Academic Summits

Attend one of these informative events designed to help leaders in higher education better understand the benefits of technology in teaching, research, and administration. These one or two day programs include representatives from Microsoft and our technology partners meeting with your key staff to help you better understand how technology can improve teaching and learning on your campus. Each summit includes:

  • A business case presented by a higher education organization
  • The technology solution presented by Microsoft or one of our partners
  • Roundtable discussion about your specific challenges and technology solutions to meet them

Microsoft Higher Education Consortium

Talking to peers and learning from the experts is easy on this social networking site designed for educators to discuss key issues surrounding technology in education. On this site you’ll find:

  • Deep, facilitated discussions between higher education organization, Microsoft, and our partners
  • Collaboration and community-building between members
  • Demonstrations of the practical benefits of technology in education