A great day at the Partners in Learning Global Forum

Five hundred people from nearly 80 countries, all gathered together for one common purpose: to celebrate the world’s most innovative educators. The Partners in Learning Global Forum 2012 in Prague has arrived, and I have been honored to be amongst this illustrious group.  Ten years ago, Microsoft began the Partners in Learning (PiL) program with…


11 Million Educators and Counting: Microsoft Renews Support for Partners in Learning Program

(The following is a blog post from Laura Ipsen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector. Cross post from the Official Microsoft Blog.) Earlier today at the Partners in Learning Global Forum in Prague, in front of over 500 of the world’s most innovative educators, I was thrilled to announce an additional US$250 million in funding…

Live@edu Upgrade Update

By September 2013, all Live@edu customers will need to complete the upgrade to Office 365 for education. Microsoft will start to schedule your institution for the upgrade soon. By completing the upgrade process prior to the scheduled date, you control…(read more)

Parent Access to SharePoint Online using PALs

There’s all sorts of information that schools need to provide to parents, and traditionally this has resulted in copious amounts of paper being given to students to put in their bag, often never to be seen again! Increasingly schools have turned to their…(read more)

Top Educators to Represent the U.S. at the Partners in Learning Global Forum

16 educators will advance to Prague, Czech Republic to represent the United States at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum this week (Nov. 28 – Dec. 1). They will be joining 500 teachers, school and government education leaders from 80 countries. Each of these teachers have advanced through regional events held throughout the year…


Alabama – 7th state to roll out Microsoft IT Academy Program

We are excited to announce that Alabama is the seventh state to officially launch a statewide Microsoft IT Academy Program that will be available to more than 218,000 students in about 570 high schools and career and technology centers. The Microsoft IT Academy program is a career and technology education program designed to ensure students…

Microsoft Helps Open 12 New Parent Engagement Centers in Chicago Public Schools

Today, we joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and several non-profit partners, including the United Way of Metro Chicago, the YMCA of Metro Chicago, Metropolitan Family services, and Children’s Home and Aid Society to announce the opening of 12 new Parent Engagement Centers at Chicago Public Schools’ community schools throughout the city. With…


Engaging Young Students in Knowledge Building and Critical Thinking

We are two weeks away from the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum (#PiLGF) in Prague, Czech Republic. I wanted to share another guest post from a member of  “Team USA” (one of the 16 teachers who will be representing the U.S. at this amazing professional learning experience). Today’s post is from educator Cheryl Arnett…


Experience the Whole Web with Windows 8

Microsoft and Windows 8 are here at EDUCAUSE 2012. Discover why Windows 8 is the beginning of a new era. Related Stores: Northern Institute of Technology Management Goes all in on Windows Apps Stanford University Leads The Way With Modern Apps Eight+ Windows 8 Must Read Blogs for Educators

Why educators, students and schools will want and love Windows 8

At Microsoft, our commitment to education starts with students and teachers. After all, they innovate in education every day.  However, putting teachers and students first means partnering with schools to ensure the fast changing-world of technology is relevant and helpful to the instruction in the classroom. Accessing and utilizing digital content is on the rise…