SEPTEMBER 2013

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Lia

 

 

LIA'S MESSAGE:
Welcome to the new Partners in Learning newsletter - I hope your Back To School transition has been successful, and you are ready for a fantastic school year. I really miss the classroom, and therefore count on hearing your stories and experiences so that I can help bring the resources you need to engage your students. We have a new look and feel to our monthly newsletter and I’m really excited to showcase Microsoft’s wonderful new programs, tips and tricks, training and device offers. It’s all here, jammed packed for you to use. Enjoy, and have a fabulous school year!
Lia De Cicco Remu
Director, Partners in Learning Canada

 

 

 

Highlights

 

Last Call for Microsoft Innovative Educator Applications. Deadline September 30th, 2013. Learn More.

 

Deadline for Mentor School Applications is September 30th, 2013. Apply now!

 

New! Accessibility: A Guide for Educators. Get your copy here.

 

 

 

 

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Happy 10th Anniversary Partners in Learning Program

 

We had a very special celebration of the Partners in Learning 10 year anniversary on September 10th! What a day! We hosted a live-streamed global EDTALK to explore the challenges and opportunities ahead as we continue our commitment to education transformation.

 

Watch on-demand here.

 

 

 

Spotlights & Best Practices

 

 

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT

 

 

Devon Caldwell and Leah Obach of Manitoba

 

Leah and Devon, were award winners at the 2012 Partners in Learning Global Forum held in Prague, Czechoslovakia. They are passionate educators who are constantly looking for new projects to engage their students. Would you like to feature one of your Innovative Educators here? Contact us. Read more about Leah and Devon and their winning project.

 

Here is their reflection on attending the Global Forum with links to the videos they were featured in.

 

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT

 

 

School Spotlight

 

We would like to feature your school here in future Newsletters. Share with us your story as to how your school community is committed to innovation. Talk about ways that you have overcome obstacles in preparing students to be 21st century learners. Describe what programs you have developed that can serve as models for other schools.

 

Please e-mail us at cdnpil@microsoft.com.

 

 

The Gallop Blog

 

The results of a Gallup/Microsoft Partners in Learning/Pearson Foundation study show that young workers in the U.S. who reported learning 21st century skills in their last year of school are more likely to say they have higher work quality. In fact, those reporting high levels of 21st century skill development in school are twice as likely to have higher work quality compared with their peers who had low 21st century skill development.

 

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Educational Programs

 

 

 

Partners in Learning Offers Programs for Educators and Schools

 

For more information click on the links below. The Innovative Expert Educator is an exclusive one year program that celebrates educators across the world who use technology to transform education while the Mentor Schools Program consists a group of leading-edge schools from around the world who have achieved change within their own education systems. Looking for a more in-depth experience? Then apply as an Innovative School and you benefit from deeper engagement, increased access to global leaders and mentoring opportunities from education experts.

 

 

 

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MICROSOFT INNOVATIVE EDUCATOR EXPERT

 

 

MICROSOFT INNOVATIVE SCHOOL

 

 

MICROSOFT INNOVATIVE SCHOOL

 

 

MICROSOFT MENTOR SCHOOL

 

 

MICROSOFT MENTOR SCHOOL

 

 

 

Training Offer & Events

 

 

In-Person

 

 

Windows in the Classroom

 

With a Windows in the Classroom seminar, you'll explore tools and technologies that help energize and engage students. You'll learn how to get more out of the software you use every day. And you'll discover how the latest devices and software work together to help unleash 21st century learning.
Use Windows in the Classroom (WiC) Sessions as your next Professional Development (PD) Day and earn half day or full day PD credits along with a WiC Certificate.

 

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Announcing Office 365 – Completely for Education

 

Office 365 creates experiences that help students easily connect with each other, with faculty and with experts to inspire, research and form new ideas. Students learn anywhere on virtually any device, and build 21 century skills for their future.

Join a weekly live webcast introduction to Office 365. Sessions for Educators and Technical support.

 

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VIRTUAL WEBINARS

 

MICROSOFT INNOVATIVE SCHOOL

 

TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY

 

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WINDOWS IN THE CLASSROOM

 

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21ST CENTURY LEARNING DESIGN

 

 

 

 

Microsoft Tools for Education

 

 

 

Microsoft Surface for Education limited-time offer.

 

Microsoft it pleased to offer special pricing on Surface RT directly to schools and post-secondary institutions for a limited time through September 30, 2013.

 

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Additional Resources

 

Kinect in the Classroom

 

Learning Collaboration Skills through Navigation

 

Kinect – Little Hands Big World

 

 

 

 

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