Microsoft Celebrates Education Innovators at IEF 2011

Microsoft Partners in Learning U.S. Innovative Education Forum (IEF) is scheduled to start in just a few days, with education innovators from around the United States on their way to Redmond.

According to Andrew Ko, Senior Director, U.S. Partners in Learning, Microsoft, no less than 100 people involved in education from 25 states across the country are going to be celebrated at this year’s Innovative Education Forum.

As is the case every year, IEF offers some much needed laurels to the people which, motivated by a strong passion for teaching, work to take their skills to the next level, to the benefit of the children learning from them.

“These educators are being celebrated for their innovative use of technology in their curriculum. Their creative approaches are having a transformational impact at their schools and students are benefiting by learning new skills that will help them prepare for their future in the workforce or after college,” Ko said.

“This event is designed to give participants a valuable professional development opportunity where they will meet top educators from around the country who are similarly passionate about improving education by infusing technology into projects and changing the lives of children.”

The Innovative Education Forum is designed as a contest focused on identifying and awarding the most innovative educators.

And in this regard, the competition is not limited to the U.S. In fact, in just a few months, Microsoft will be celebrated exceptional results in education for teachers from around the world, at the Partners in Learning Global Forum in Washington D.C. Nov. 6 to Nov.11.

“Microsoft is one of the only companies to organize an event of this nature for educators on a global scale, as 10 finalists from this event will go on to showcase their work at a worldwide forum this fall,” Ko added.

“We realize there are thousands of teachers doing amazing things for their students who don’t get the recognition that they deserve. The Innovative Education Forum was created to not only celebrate innovative practices in education, but amplify what educators are doing so their ideas can be scaled and others can be inspired by these best practices.”

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