How about an all expenses paid trip to Bangkok, Thailand !!!


Innovative Teachers Global Forum Awards

The Microsoft Innovative Teachers Forum Awards is a global event that takes place annually with the worldwide event being held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 3rd thru the 6th.


In Northern Ireland the 2008 Innovative Teachers Forum Awards will be held in partnership with the Regional Training Unit (RTU), Classroom 2000 (C2k) and the Microsoft School Technology Innovation Centre (STIC)

Are you using ICT in an innovative way to enhance teaching and learning?

Are you using technology in a way that is new and exciting for your school?

Special consideration given for projects using Microsoft OneNote 2007

Innovative Teachers Prize

The 2 winning Teacher submissions will each win:

· Round trip flights from Belfast to Bangkok, Thailand

· 4 nights accommodation

· The opportunity to represent their school and Northern Ireland at the annual Innovative Teachers Forum Awards.

What is an innovation?

Teaching and learning is innovative if it is new and ground breaking in the context of the institution where it is being applied. What this means is that even if a school has only had computers for a short space of time, if teachers are doing something exciting with them, then they are being innovative. Other schools may have had technology for a long time, but their teachers are innovative if they continue to come up with new ways to enhance teaching and learning through the integration of ICT.

What is an innovative teacher?

•  An innovative teacher is someone who teaches in a way that is new or groundbreaking at the school, while integrating ICT to support that teaching.

•  An innovative teacher is someone who uses ICT in new or groundbreaking ways.

•  An innovative teacher can demonstrate that teaching and learning has improved as a result of the approaches used.

How can teachers nominate themselves?

Firstly, you must register on the Northern Ireland Innovative Teachers website (

Only Northern Ireland Teachers are eligible !!!

All details and contact information are available once you’re registered on the NI site.

Submit a written description of your innovation using the Virtual Classroom Tour (VCT) template provided on the Northern Ireland Innovative Teachers sharesite. This can be accessed after you’ve registered for the site here or on my STIC website SkyDrive

The judging panel will be from a select group of Microsoft, RTU and C2k panelists. The two finalists will be selected to attend the Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum Awards in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2008 sponsored by Microsoft. Transportation and accommodation is included.

Northern Ireland winners will then be entered into the worldwide competition at the event with the overall winners receiving special rewards from Microsoft Corporation.


All entries must be received before midnight on 26th of September, 2008.

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