US Innovative Educator ForumUS Innovative Educator Forum (IEF)
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 ?
Microsoft Office Movie Maker Windows Live Skydrive Photosynth Bing Bing Maps Microsoft Mathematics Microsoft Tag Photo Collage Montage Kinect Kudo Visual Basic Expression Live@edu 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
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 ?
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?
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!
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
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 ?
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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!!!