We are pleased to announce sponsorship from Microsoft’s Partners in Learning. We are passing on the goodies to you. Apply for a PiL scholarship by November 11, 2012 at midnight to be considered. Applications will be accepted at splash [at] makewaveshere [dot] com
Are you an innovative teacher that is pushing the boundaries of technology use in the classroom? Do you have an active and vibrant online community where you share your ideas, experiences, and best practices to create the 21st century classroom? If so, Microsoft’s Partners in Learning (PiL) program would like to help you build your online communities. In partnership with Make Waves, PiL would like to sponsor your attendance at their inaugural Islands of Excellence Conference on November 16th and 17th.
If you are interested in a receiving a full-conference pass to the Islands of Excellence Conference, please answer the following questions:
1. What are some innovative ways that you are using Microsoft technologies in your classroom and school?
2. How do you communicate online and share your ideas, experiences and best practices with other teachers?
3. Is critical pedagogy, or components of it, a part of your teaching practice? How do you explore critical pedagogy with your students?
4. Would you be willing to write a short blog post on some your innovative uses of Microsoft technology in the classroom?
Partners in Learning is committed to bridging development gaps and helping realize basic rights by improving education and providing young people with the skills they need to become productive members of society. Since its launch in 2003, PiL has touched the lives of more than 200 million students and teachers in 114 countries.
Microsoft’s Partners in Learning is working with educators and school leaders in Canada to deliver a portfolio of professional development, tools and resources designed to advance teaching and learning and connect with educators worldwide.