Over the last few years, hundreds of school leaders, educators, and students have passed through the Microsoft Showcase Classroom, originally in Victoria, and more recently in our London Paddington offices.
In the last few months this space has gone through an overhaul, and we are pleased to announce the opening of the new Microsoft Training Academy: Paddington.
Designed with school leaders and educators in mind, the Microsoft Training Academy is an experience that empowers digital transformation within everyday teaching, and at a school or multi-academy trust level. Delivered in person by Microsoft Learning Consultants, sessions in the Paddington MTA provide hands-on, tailored training on how to best utilise Microsoft technology in education. All attendees are given their own device for the duration of the day, allowing them to explore, collaborate and learn.
We have created agendas suitable for Primary, Secondary, and Further and Higher Education audiences, including all the best ways to utilise Office 365 and Windows in learning. However, we recognise that every institution will have its own unique challenges and goals as part of its journey of digital transformation, and we can create a bespoke day suited to where you are on your journey.
A Microsoft Training Academy experience is free-of-charge, and refreshments will be provided in the morning & lunch at midday. Below we will explore a little further what a typical day looks like, meet the presenters, and provide information about how to book your own session.
This is the standard Microsoft Training Academy agenda, but it can be tailored to your specific needs.
10:00 - 11:00: Teacher Workload and Collaboration
Including: Teams, Skype for Business, OneNote, Key Windows tools
11:00 - 11:10: Break
11:10 - 12:30: Accessibility, Flipped Learning and Assessment
Including: Learning Tools, Power BI, Edge
12:30 - 13:00: Lunch
13:00 - 13:50: Creativity
Including: Sway, Paint 3D, Story Remix
13:50 - 14:00: STEM
14:00 - 14:50: Optimising your Institution
Including: Intune, School Data Sync
15:50 - 16:00: Feedback and Q&A
Meet the presenters
Sessions in the Microsoft Training Academy are run by a number of Microsoft Learning Consultants, and MIEExperts, who are highly trained and experienced in using and teaching with the complete range of Microsoft technologies at all stages of education, from Primary through to Higher Education.
Jose Kingsley Davies:
Hey! I am Jose Kingsley Davies and I have previously been a primary school teacher. I am now a Microsoft Learning Consultant. I am passionate about the ways in which technology can enhance student outcome. I am excited this year to collaborate with educators and students on using the learning tools within Office 365 and Windows 10.
Hi! I’m Kevin Sait, I have been working in education full time for the past 11 years, engaging schools, students and teachers with what they can achieve with the use of technology as part of their learning. I specialise in Higher and Further Education.
Hey there, I’m Kristy Hill, a Microsoft Learning Consultant specialising in Primary Education!
Hi! I am Liz Wilson, a Microsoft Learning Consultant specialising in Primary Education and STEM.
Hi there, my name’s Paul Edge, and I specialise in education and moving to the cloud (Azure)!
I’m Alan Crawford. I specialise in K12, Higher and Further Education!
Booking a session
If you would like to spend a day at the Microsoft Training Academy in Paddington, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs and to book a date in the calendar! Just let us know the institution name, estimated attendee numbers (max. 20) and why you want to visit our Microsoft Training Academy!
For more information about the Microsoft Training Academy, please view the following presentation: