All posts tagged: innovation hunter

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Innovation Hunter: Hot Potatoes and Cool Learning

by Mark Sparvell School Leaders Program, Microsoft in Education Hello leaders and learners! Continuing my journey across the globe and capturing the voices, images and insights from some of our amazing Microsoft Innovative Expert Educations and the leaders in the inspiring Showcase Schools. If you haven’t been following my journey on twitter, might like to add @sparvell to your follows. HOT POTATOES AND COOL LEARNING Location: Silverton Primary School, Victoria, Australia Distance from home: 13266 miles Silverton Primary school has a very long history with Microsoft as an Innovative School, World Tour School, Global Mentor School and now, proudly, Showcase School. Silverton school is situated in an diverse community with lower than average mean incomes and higher than average unemployment…yet Silverton shines bright in national testing results and the school, staff and principal have received multiple recognition for excellence at local, state, national and international . Silverton are experts at hosting visitors, people travel from across Australia and globally to visit this high performing school which defies expectations based on social or economic context. What …

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Mark Sparvell: The Innovation Hunter at Pulteney Grammar School!

by Mark Sparvell School Leader Program Director, Microsoft Hello fellow education adventurers! Continuing my journey across Australia towards Asia and on to Europe and capturing the voices, images and insights from some of our amazing Microsoft Innovative Expert Educators and the leaders in the inspiring Showcase Schools. If you haven’t been following my journey on twitter, might like to add @sparvell to your follows. Country Roads take me to INNOVATION Date: December 2014 Location: Pulteney Grammar School , Adelaide, South Australia Distance from home:  Adelaide to Seattle is 8338.9 miles “Sometimes you need to clear some space to allow room for innovation” Troy Thomson is currently one of the Microsoft Innovative Expert Educators but is certainly not new to Microsoft in Education! Troy was a very active participant in his previous school as part of the Microsoft Global Mentor School program and was certainly the no. 1 contributor within the YAMMER community established for this purpose. Troy took me on a tour of this beautiful gentrified, inner city private school on a slightly wet afternoon. …

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Mark Sparvell, Innovation Hunter: Update #3 from Kadina Memorial School

Hello leaders and learners, Continuing my journey across Australia and capturing the voices, images and insights from some of our amazing Microsoft Innovative Expert Educations and the leaders in the inspiring Showcase Schools. If you haven’t been following my journey on twitter, might like to add @sparvell to your follows. Country Roads take me to INNOVATION Date: November 2014 Location: Kadina Memorial Schools, Adelaide, South Australia Distance from home:  Adelaide to Seattle is 8338.9 miles A School that honors its past and positions its future. Well, Kadina Memorial School certainly was a memorable visit for the Innovation Hunter and well worth the few hundred kilometer drive through the agricultural grain belt with only myself and the occasional kangaroo on the road.