Partners in Learning Global Forum

I just returned from the olympics of teaching - Microsoft Partners in Learning hosts national and regional events throughout the year that recognize innovative educators and school leaders. These competitions culminate in the Partners in Learning Global Forum.

This year’s Global Forum will took place in Prague, Czech Republic from November 28 - December 1, 2012. The Global Forum brought together more than 500 of the most innovative teachers, school leaders, education leaders, and government officials from 75 countries.



You can see the excitement that filled the Prague Castle on the final night during the Gala awards dinner.

A personal highlight was witnessing the Canadian team erupt in cheers as an Canadian team won silver in the "Beyond the Classroom" category.

Check out the video to see how teachers Leah Obach and Devon Caldwell had their primary students collaborate to complete activities related to sustainability. Students develop literacy, numeracy, social studies and science skills while planning and executing an action plan to help the earth.


Be sure to visit the Partners in Learning Network for links to all of the winning projects.

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.

8235727611_43ffd3ae3e_kMicrosoft Partners in Learning hosts national and regional events throughout the year that recognize innovative educators and school leaders. These competitions culminate in the Partners in Learning Global Forum.
On December 1, 2012, at Prague Castle, Partners in Learning announced the teachers and learning activities that won best practices awards at the Global Forum. All of the learning activities were reviewed by an international panel of educators using a 21st century skills rubric.
Collaboration
1. US – Doing business in Birmingham, Pauline Roberts and Rick Joseph
2. Singapore - Impactful Online Service Learning, Chen Siyun
3. Germany - Creating Fairytale-Radioplays, Holger Fröhlich
Knowledge building
1. Northern Ireland – Infinity Architecture, David Allan Young
2. Malaysia - The Journalist, Zamimah Binti Azaman
3. Lebanon - The Warak Warak Method, Youssr CHEDIAC
Beyond the classroom
1. Jordan – Glimmer of Hope, Ghadeer Obiedat and Rania Obiedat
2. Canada – little hands big world, Devon Caldwell & Leah Obach
3. Brazil – Ecoweb, Margarida Telles da Cruz
3. UK - The Hit Squad, Katie Boothman
Teacher as a change agent
1. Pakistan - Aqua Crunch, Munazza Riaz Butt
2. Nigeria – Rescue Mission, Ayodele Odeogbola
3. Cyprus - Online and Community-Based Research on Recycling Practices, Maria Loizou Raouna
Educators Choice:
1. Portugal - Oratio Classroom, João Carlos Ramalheiro
2. Macedonia – Fun, Education, Stop Motion Animation, Darko Taleski , Sofija Grabulovksa
3. US – What’s up Egypt, Todd LaVogue