This is the opening video of the 5th Microsoft Partners In Learning Regional Innovative Teachers' Conference 2009. The theme of the Conference is Empower, Enact, Engage: Becoming Agents of Change.
Economic, ecological, social, political and cultural integration across nation states combined with the rapid advancement of technology have brought about transformations that are part of globalisation. Regardless of our location, we face a common destiny; where the unfolding of an event in one part of the world affects lives in other parts. In such a new world order, our children and young people have to be prepared to be agents of change rather than just passive observers of world events. The Regional Innovative Teachers' Conference this year aims to engage its participants in conversations about such preparation in schools; and hence, the theme Empower, Enact, Engage: Becoming Agents of Change.