Posted by: Kathy Cassidy | April 18, 2009

Are You a Winner?

Are you an innovative teacher?  Would you like to have a chance to talk to and learn with other innovative teachers from around the world?  Are you a Canadian teacher?  Did you answer “yes” to all three of those questions?  Have I got an opportunity for you!

Microsoft Canada has announced the 2009 Microsoft Canada Innovative Teacher Awards.  I was part of this in program in 2006; fabulous is the only word to describe the experience I had.  As one of the innovative teachers, I was flown to Philadelphia and Siam Riep, Cambodia where I stayed in five star hotels (who knew there were hotels where people came in and turned down your bed for you in the evening).  While there, I had the opportunity to network with other teachers from all areas of the world.  It was truly the trip of a lifetime.

This year, interested teachers have until May 8, 2009 to submit their application for a project using MARVIN, Zune, OneNote or Learning Essentials.  Eight Canadian projects will be chosen by May 15, and provided with access to the tool they have chosen to use for their project.  These teachers will then have until October 1st, 2009 to develop their project and use it with their students. Four of these teachers will be chosen to compete in the Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum in Salvador, Brazil, November 3-6, 2009.

Don’t just think about it, do it!  There is no website available with information about this, but as a former winner, I HAVE THE INFORMATION.  If you, or someone know, is interested in participating in this tremendous opportunity, just email me, ( and I will forward the email I received to you.

Good luck.  I can’t wait to hear what innovative things teachers have done.



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