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1 Microsoft Partners in Learning Melanie Wiscount 2011 Microsoft Partners in Learning US Innovative Educator Winner & Global Forum Educator

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3 US Innovative Educator ForumUS Innovative Educator Forum (IEF)

4 Submit an application highlighting a project Use Microsoft software or tools Create VCT (Virtual Content Tour) Criteria: – Knowledge Building & Sharing – Learning Extended Beyond the Classroom – Collaboration – Use of Technology for Learning – Development of 21 C skills How Do You Get Involved ?

5 Microsoft Office Movie Maker Windows Live Skydrive Photosynth Bing Bing Maps Microsoft Mathematics Microsoft Tag Photo Collage Montage Kinect Kudo Visual Basic Expression Encarta Skype Mouse Mischief Windows Live Sharepoint/SQL Server Outlook Express Paint Windows Media Player Photostory Internet Explorer Auto Collage Wordpress One Note Live Messenger Lync

6 Meeting, Networking & Sharing with Teachers Technology Training Destination Visits/Tours Keynote Speakers Learning Excursions Showcasing your Project to Judges, Microsoft Staff & Teachers (1 day) Award Reception & Dinner What Does the IEF Itinerary Include ?

7 2011 IEF

8 Media Attention Microsoft t|h|e Journal Wall Street New York Times PR Newswire Harrisburg Patriot News Lebanon Daily News Blogs

9 US Innovative Education Forum 2011 Winners

10 July 30 – August 1, 2012 in Redmond, Washington Application window will open by January 2012 Microsoft Partners in Learning Facebook page Microsoft Partners in Learning Webpage – new look in January 2012 Microsoft Partners in Learning Webpage TeachTec – Microsoft Partners in Learning Blog TeachTec 2011 Statistics – – Received over 700 applications – Chose 78 projects to compete at US IEF – Selected 9 projects went onto Global Forum 2012 US Innovative Educator Forum?

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12 What is the Global Forum? Same as US Innovative Education Forum but... Bigger! Better! Richer!

13 What is the Global Forum?

14 Global Forum Statistics 750 educators (teachers, Pathfinder & Mentor Schools, administrators) 70 countries 130 competing projects USA Team – 13 members – 10 projects – 1 st & 2 nd places in four criteria – Educators Choice – Learning Excursion Educators Choice Team 4200 pcs. of fruit!

15 What is Involved for Entry? Submit questionnaire highlighting your IEF project Create VCT (Virtual Content Tour) Criteria: – Knowledge Building & Critical Thinking – Learning Extended Beyond the Classroom – Collaboration – Innovation in Challenging Contexts – Cutting-Edge Use of Microsoft Technology for Learning – Development of 21 C skills

16 Meeting, Networking & Sharing with Teachers Destination Visits/Tours Keynote Speakers Learning Excursions Regional Dinner Showcasing your Project to Judges, Microsoft Staff & Teachers (3 days) Award Reception & Gala Meeting National & International Educator Leaders What Does the GF Itinerary Include ?

17 Meeting Education Leaders

18 teach.gov

19 Global Forum Winners st, 2 nd & 3 rd places in five criteria & Educators Choice – 18 projects Microsoft New York Times

20 Global Forum Winners 2011

21 Global Forum Microsoft Partners in Learning Photostream

22 Why Should You Do It? Use innovative practices Have an engaging 21 st century project using Microsoft software or tools Meeting like-minded educators from across the nation (or world) Celebrates you and your students Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities You want to be treated like a rock star!!!

23 History Video Podcast & QR Codes

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25 Thank You for Your Interest! Melanie Wiscount Follow me on Text mwiscount to 50500

26 References Microsoft Partners in Learning YouTube Channel Microsoft Partners in Learning Flickr Photostream Sets Images: – Powerpoint Template -


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