Educational Technology

November 18, 2011

Microsoft Partners in Learning Aims to Inspire Teachers

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Chuck Lawton, Geek Dad

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with Microsoft Vice President of Education Anthony Salcito, announced that the DOE’s TEACH campaign will be taken over by Microsoft. This site, a marketing effort aimed at recruiting new teachers, will be moved from its current home at to a new site, Going forward, Microsoft will be forming a coalition of private-sector companies to support these efforts. Secretary Duncan’s full remarks can be read at the website. This is an interesting move by the Department of Education. launched a little over a year ago and aimed to help show people what teaching was really like. It also provides resources on how to get started in this career including directing access to financial aid scholarships or federal grant programs that can help.

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