Microsoft has recognized 89 teachers for their creativity and innovation in the classroom as part of Microsoft Corp.'s 2007 worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum (ITF) held in Finland.
The worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum is the culmination of a series of regional events designed to honor outstanding educators for their contributions and provide them with a forum in which to collaborate and share their expertise with peers from around the world. ITF also provides classroom learning and professional development resources for teachers. At the forum, a panel of distinguished education leaders from around the world selected educators as Innovative Teachers of the Year for the solutions they created to improve the way students learn using technology. The ITF is part of Microsoft's Partners in Learning, an initiative to help teachers and administrators give students the skills they need to succeed in the future. More than 73 million students and more than 3.6 million teachers in 101 countries have benefited from Partners in Learning.