Microsoft and London Grid for Learning offering free training through Cloud Champion Programme

Last month Microsoft Education UK announced its partnership with London Grid For Learning on the Cloud Champions programme, a new game changing programme for innovative education institutions in London focused on leadership and pushing the boundaries of technology and learning. As part of this we are offering free drop-in sessions at our Microsoft Training Academy in Paddington.

In order for technology to really transform the way learners, educators and school leaders work, it is crucial that it is appropriately integrated into the educational environment and that those who will be using it are suitably trained. One of the aspects of the Cloud Champion programme is helping educators and school leaders understand the possibilities and best practices of tools such as Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Azure, and other cutting edge technologies currently available to all involved in shaping the minds of today's young learners.

As part of the Cloud Champion programme, Microsoft and LGfL are seeking 50 schools, academies, academy trusts and local authorities to work with in order to transform education in their schools, to integrate technology into their classrooms, and to share best practice.

“LGfL is delighted to be involved in a game changing technology partnership with Microsoft to help children reach their potential, inspire teachers and energise teaching and learning. The Cloud Champions programme will nurture excellence, incubate innovation and foster collaboration across the capital to accelerate opportunity for all schools and learners. We really look forward to working with educators to put London at the leading edge of digital teaching practice whilst working tirelessly to keep children safe and ensure no one gets left behind. Let's Get Digital!” - John Jackson, Chief Executive, LGfL

Why should you join the programme?

The Microsoft / LGFL Cloud Champions programme will give 50 London education institutions all the benefits of the Microsoft Schools programme as well as high level support from the Microsoft and LGfL teams. These benefits include:

  • CPD for senior leaders in each identified education institution at Microsoft’s HQ and online
  • Fast Track and Online support including Microsoft School status for schools and academies
  • Hosted Events throughout the year – two at Microsoft’s London HQ, and one at BETT 2018
  • Priority access to our Microsoft Training Academy space to book CPD and support from our dedicated Microsoft Learning Consultant for London, Jose Kingsley-Davies
  • An opportunity to share and distribute best practice across London in the use of Microsoft tools – Teams, Sway, Learning Tools, Minecraft and much more.

To apply to be a Microsoft / LGfL Cloud Champion email:

Book a FREE #MicrosoftEDU Training Session

On the Microsoft Educator Community we have a number of development opportunities open to all London schools, including free online courses offering an introduction to the latest classroom tools available within Office 365, as well as the opportunity to attend a free Microsoft Training Academy workshop in our London Paddington offices.

These weekly open-house events at our official Microsoft Training Academy in our London office are led by our specialist Microsoft Trainers, and provide educators with the opportunity to see first-hand how Microsoft technologies can enhance teaching and learning. Expect to gain practical hands-on experience using key elements of Office 365 and Windows 10 on the latest devices suitable for education.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided on the day, and you can sign up for your own session by browsing available dates on the Microsoft Educator Community:

Microsoft / LGFL Cloud Champions programme

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