This Week's Preview

Week of September 10, 2012

As the excitement of the school year starting becomes the familiarity of a regular schedule for many, I’m excited to think ahead to November, and our upcoming Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum in Prague on November 28. Microsoft Partners in Learning celebrates the world’s most innovative educators and school leaders for bringing technology to life in the classroom and impacting millions of students. Needless to say that we are getting very excited and I am looking forward to showcasing on the blog some of the great work that these innovative educators have been working on.

This week is full of inspiration from throughout the world. We speak with Ewan McIntosh – considered to be foremost minds on creativity and education in Europe. He tells us about his theory of turning students into “problem finders” vs. “problem solvers.” You’ll also meet Richard Koh, an educator from Singapore, and see a video interview with Randy Fielding, chairman and founding partner of Fielding Nair International, LLC (FNI), an award-winning school planning and design firm. Next, Daniel Sharpe, an Instructional Technology Leader in Denver, Colorado shows us exactly how much you can do through a combination of inspiration, grant writing and determination. I’m proud to say that Sharpe is a Global Forum participant, and his school – McGlone Elementary, was selected to be a Microsoft Partners in Learning Pathfinder school.

And remember, it’s also a great time to join the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network. It’s the perfect place to find inspiration and community. Register now to access free learning activities, educational tools and so much more!

Have a great week!





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