As a global partner of Bett, the UK show is always a special occasion for all of us at Microsoft in Education. As well as being a fantastic opportunity to meet with education leaders, teachers, support staff and learners of all ages, we are fortunate to be joined each year by representatives from many of the institutions we work with, who kindly give up their time to share their stories. By engaging with the wider audience and demonstrating the ways in which they have utilised technology to improve teaching and learning outcomes, we are able to showcase in real terms the ways in which Microsoft is delivering on its promise to empower the educators and learners of today to build the world of tomorrow.
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. These weekly open-house events 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.
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. This post explores what a typical day looks like, introduces our presenters, and provides information about how to book your own session.
Microsoft Education UK is thrilled to host our first ever E² Regional Conference – a dynamic new event for education technology leaders in the UK. Spread over three days, this FREE event will be packed full of great content and activities led by educators and education technology experts. Each day is a specially tailored for specific roles within education, with activities and sessions specifically addressing the needs and aspirations of IT Leads and Multi Academy Trust IT Leaders, School Leaders, and Microsoft Innovative Educators.
Ask a University technical helpdesk about their most frequent calls (Deep sigh, ‘Here we go again! Why on earth don’t they?’) and it’s a safe bet that requests for help with resetting forgotten or necessarily changed passwords will come high up on the list. Such calls are frustrating for users and eat up the time of skilled technicians. They’re expensive, too – helping users with their passwords typically accounts for a fifth of an institution’s IT budget…
We are pleased to share details of the Digital Transformation Conference hosted by Repton School on Thursday 8th June 2017. Exploring the issues in developing and implementing a digital strategy at a school, the conference is aimed at both primary and secondary schools in the maintained and independent sector and is free to attend. It will be of interest to governing bodies, senior management and senior ICT professionals in schools.
A Microsoft School has an association with Microsoft that may include products, services, solutions, purchasing, events, or aspiration. Some schools may have just started or signalled an intent to start a journey to whole school transformation for improving teaching and learning with Microsoft technology. Your school can automatically register to join the Microsoft School program.