BrainPOP Goes Global at Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Global Forum

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It’s been a week of global celebration here at BrainPOP.  We were proud sponsors of the Global Education Conference, shared tales of  science education in Shanghai, and attended the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum. Dr. Kari Stubbs, Vice President of 21st Century Learning at BrainPOP, shares her exciting experience.

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WOW! I’ve just returned from Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Global Forum held in Washington, D.C.  With 700 educators from 70 countries, it was a remarkable opportunity to meet education visionaries from every corner of the globe. The Microsoft Partners in Learning Forums are a series of country-level and regional events that lead to a singular global event that celebrates the achievements of innovative teachers and school leaders. This year’s winners were selected from more than 115 projects, narrowed from more than 200,000 applicants, who competed at national and regional events over the course of the year to qualify for the worldwide competition at the 2011 Partners in Learning Global Forum.

BrainPOP, available in American English, British English, Español, Français, Chinese and ESL was the perfect complement to the important work of these innovative teams.

I joined a handful of innovators on the closing keynote panel to present our Big Ideas for Education. My presentation, Spark Student Inquiry and Engagement through Game-Based Learning, shared the potential of educational games for teaching, engaging, and preparing students.

Other panelists included: Zainab Al-Suwaij (American Islamic congress); Elisa Perlstein (Producer at Downriver Productions); Ninive Calegari (Producer & President of The Teacher Salary Project); Diana Laufenberg (Science Leadership Academy History Teacher).

What are YOUR big ideas for education? How are you using BrainPOP’s multilingual resources to connect with your students?