Thank you for your interest in these resources for teacher professional development. This document outlines the content Microsoft is making available to help support teacher professional development, specifically content to enable the delivery of hands-on, project-based learning workshops for K-12 teachers.
This content resides in the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network http://us.partnersinlearningnetwork.com/, Microsoft’s free online community site within a new community called “Microsoft Teacher Professional Development” community. Here is a direct link to this community[->0]. Be sure to click "Join Now" on the right side to access the content as this will be the place for the latest updates and community-contributed best practices for training teachers.
The workshop curriculum is designed and organized as hands-on, project-based learning activities that are designed to be delivered to by a teacher leader (i.e., train the trainer). The workshops integrate Microsoft Office, Web 2.0 tools and a number of free tools Microsoft provides to create and inspire teachers to develop student-centered activities that use technology in relevant and real-world ways in the classroom.
All of the materials are provided for free to teachers and teacher leaders to use within their professional development practices within the schools and districts. Any of the content can be customized for use within your schools and districts.
There is content to support four workshops designed for K-12 teachers in the four folders provided. Each workshop is designed to run about 3 hours. Each folder contains all of the digital assets you will need - all you need to provide are the teachers! :)
This content was developed by Knowledge Network Solutions (KNS) in close collaboration with Microsoft. KNS is a dynamic group of ex-teachers who are experts at applying technology in...