Free Microsoft Webinar – October 28 – “What’s New In Microsoft Education”

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CDWG and Microsoft Education invite you to join a live webinar. Come learn how Microsoft is enabling district administration and educators to collaborate effectively in today’s digital environment and use cloud-based Windows device management tools that is shaping the future of Education. CDWG and Microsoft will also facilitate hands on learning experiences as part of the event.

RSVP today at this link.

Agenda –

  • 10:00 – 10:15 Introduction and Overview
  • 10:15-10:25 Office 365 Education – What’s New?
  • 10:25-10:35 Windows 10 For Education – What does it mean for schools?
  • 10:35-10:45 Microsoft Azure- What is it and how can it help me?
  • 10:45-11:00 Question and Answer

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Are you ConnectED?

ConnectED InitiativeIn June 2013, President Obama announced the ConnectED initiative, designed to enrich K-12 education for every student in America. ConnectED empowers teachers with the best technology and the training to make the most of it, and empowers students through individualized learning and rich, digital content.

The ConnectED initiative, among other things, aims to:

  • Provide educators with support and training in using educational technology to improve student learning
  • Encourage technology companies to develop feature-rich educational devices that are price-competitive with basic textbooks
  • Produce graduates with the 21st century skills they will need to succeed in the workplace.

If you’ve not investigated the ConnectED Initiative since it was announced, it’s worth a re-visit.   Many large Information technology companies have pledged free software and resources for schools, teachers and students.

Each of those categories have information on how you can request and receive free and low cost resources just by asking.

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Microsoft Teacher and Trainer Academies in Southfield

Here are a couple of good professional learning events for area educators and instructional technologists.

Microsoft Hands-on Teacher Academy | October 28, 2014 | Microsoft Southfield

This free 1-day hands-on professional learning day is geared toward K-12 educators hosted by Microsoft. Bring 21st century technology into your classroom including the latest skills by Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft OneNote, and Windows 8. By participating in the training you will receive a certificate for your participation and have the opportunity to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator. Learn more and register today.

Microsoft 2-Day Teacher Trainer Workshop | October 29-30, 2014 | Microsoft Southfield

Do you help train fellow educators in your district or school? If so, register to attend this 2-day hands-on learning designed as a train the trainer model, providing K-12 educators the opportunity to bring Microsoft training to your schools and communities. This in-depth training covers a range of Microsoft tools including Office 365, OneNote, Office Mix, and reviews the Microsoft training content and materials to leverage for your local training. By participating in the training receive a certificate for your participation. You will also have the opportunity to apply for the Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer program. Learn more and register today.

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