Autumne Streeval and Harriet Armstrong from Columbus East High School in Columbus, Indiana are the 2009 winners of the U.S. Innovative Teachers Forum. Their project is titled, "Industrial Revolution Tic Tac Toe." They will represent the U.S. at the Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum in Brazil this November.
Innovative Teachers Forum was introduced in 2005 and is now an annual event worldwide. Regional forums are held around the world to help create communities of teachers that can share ideas and best practices with their peers and facilitate the creation of collective knowledge. Subsets of regional forum participants are selected to represent their country at the Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum. The 2009 Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum will be held in Brazil this November.
The Innovative Teachers Forums:
--Bring together a community of teachers as learners.
--Promote teacher confidence in integrating technology throughout the learning process.
--Foster dialog on best practices, innovation and pedagogy.
--Engage teachers intellectually and offer opportunities for them to be active stakeholders in their profession.
--Promote the sharing of exceptional innovative practices of technology integration.
Working closely with worldwide education communities, Microsoft Corp. has developed technology, tools, programs and solutions to help address educational challenges while improving teaching and learning opportunities.