week 5, term 3, 2011
Three Australian schools have been selected as being among the world’s most advanced users of technology in the classroom, Microsoft announced today. The schools will represent Australia in Microsoft’s 2012 Worldwide Partners in Learning Schools Program – an initiative to help teachers and school leaders more effectively use technology in teaching and learning. Proserpine State High School in Queensland, and East Butler Primary School and Waggrakine Primary School in West Australia have been selected from more than 200 applicants as three of 65 global Microsoft Pathfinder Schools. The selection of the three new schools was unveiled at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Schools Forum held at Varsity College, Queensland.
Pathfinder Schools are recognised as those that have demonstrated strong vision for transforming their learning environment and are enthusiastic about collaborating with other educators globally. The schools will play a leading role in helping other participating schools and teachers throughout Australia and the world develop best practices for incorporating technology into their classrooms.