ShiftED 2012, the Regional US Forum sponsored by Microsoft Partners in Learning, is a celebration of innovation in the classroom. The event seeks to honor teachers and schools and to showcase how to incorporate technology into curricula and pedagogy to spark educational transformation.
The event will include a keynote address by Milton Chen, author of Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools. It will be followed by a 2-hour project poster session to showcase the work of the semi-finalists who applied to the US Forum. The afternoon will include a professional development session on latest Microsoft Web apps and announcement of the 3 Silicon Valley semi-finalists for the 2012 US Forum sponsored by Microsoft Partners in Learning.
The Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum is part of a worldwide program from Microsoft Partners in Learning. The program recognizes innovative educators and schools implementing 21-century skills in the classroom and the school community with the goal of improving teaching and learning. The Forum seeks to showcase creative and inspiring examples of how educators and schools are using technology. The US Forum will be hosted on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA, July 31-August 1, 2012. It focuses on how educators and schools engage students to solve difficult problems while inspiring creativity and, ultimately, preparing students for the future.