Microsoft On Stage 2020

Microsoft is committed to bringing you thought-provoking, inspirational and relevant content designed to stimulate conversation and spark debate. Check out all the exciting content and speakers Microsoft brought to Bett this year! We hope you enjoyed our Keynote and theatre sessions and we look forward to you joining us next year at Bett UK 2021!

Microsoft is committed to bringing you thought-provoking, inspirational and relevant content designed to stimulate conversation and spark debate. Check out all the exciting content and speakers Microsoft brought to Bett this year! We hope you enjoyed our Keynote and theatre sessions and we look forward to you joining us next year at Bett UK 2021!

Microsoft’s Keynote at Bett 2020!

 

This year Microsoft’s highly anticipated Keynote was:

Hybrid Intelligences: Amplifying Human Potential

Young people are leveraging emerging technologies such as AI to raise their voices and build solutions to the most pressing issues they face. Emotional intelligence is converging with artificial intelligence as researchers merge psychology and computer science. And educators are adapting and innovating in a profession that will look significantly different by 2030.

We joined Microsoft’s Anthony Salcito and Barbara Holzapfel, Affective Computing Researcher Dr. Daniel McDuff, and NetHope Emerging Technologies Initiative Lead Leila Toplic, as they discussed the technology that will empower educators to navigate the changing needs of the staffroom and the classroom to enable students to accelerate their impact and transform the world.

We hope you enjoyed this Keynote and we look forward to bringing you more thought-provoking and inspirational talks next year at Bett 2021!

Made by Dyslexia’s Keynote

 

Educating the Workforce of the Future

The world of work is changing fast, with AI replacing many jobs and creating an urgent need for new skills. EY’s Value of Dyslexia report found that dyslexics have exactly the skills needed for this new world of work. Intelligence Agencies have long embraced dyslexic thinking, and businesses globally are now recognising dyslexia as a valuable skill set. Education urgently needs to catch up because the traditional focus on measurement and conformity is disadvantaging dyslexic students. It’s time for change.

Made by Dyslexia’s Keynote hosted an incredible panel of speakers such as:

Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE. Space Scientist and Communicator

Kate Griggs - Founder and CEO Made By Dyslexia

Gavin Horgan - Headmaster Millfield School

Laura Powell - Global Head of Human Resources Retail Banking and Wealth Management at HSBC

We hope you enjoyed listening to our expert panel and we look forward to welcoming you back to Bett 2021 with more inspirational talks!

Dyslexia

Check out the Microsoft Content that was featured in the Bett Theatres this year!

 

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Higher and Further Education Theatre
  1. Higher and Further Education Theatre
    We joined Chris Melia and Kevan Williams from UCLan as they explored how you can digitally transform ...
  2. Higher and Further Education Theatre
    How can institutions provide their users with a modern collaboration toolkit so that they don’t need ...
Schools Theatre
  1. Schools Theatre
    As one of Microsoft’s Training Academies, the staff and students at Ribblesdale High School have acc ...
  2. Schools Theatre
    A primary and a secondary school teacher from Wales, both with a passion for amplifying student voic ...
Professional Development (South Hall)
  1. Professional Development (South Hall)
    Making a learning environment accessible for everyone is a must in today's classrooms. Microsoft Imm ...
  2. Professional Development (South Hall)
    In this session we learnt how Microsoft Forms makes test creation and grading a breeze. By using Mic ...
Higher and Further Education Theatre
  1. Higher and Further Education Theatre
    This session discussed the challenges in implementing strategic change across a complex institution, ...
  2. Higher and Further Education Theatre
    We joined Alex Butler as she explored how Bath University have utilised Azure in order to improve th ...
Schools Theatre
  1. Schools Theatre
    This session explored how The Bishop Creighton Academy transformed from a failing school that was de ...
  2. Schools Theatre
    Implementing change is never easy, and that’s especially true when it comes to managing a major EdTe ...
Higher and Further Education Theatre
  1. Higher and Further Education Theatre
    This session explored how you can take advantage of digital learning platforms in order to make staf ...
  2. Higher and Further Education Theatre
    Democratising learning offers the Z-Generation an opportunity to enhance their learning experience a ...
Schools Theatre
  1. Schools Theatre
    The Evelina Children’s Hospital School is a Department for Education community special school in Lon ...
  2. Schools Theatre
    With over 15,000 students at 40 schools, the Louis Riel School Division in Canada has close to 1,500 ...
Professional Development (North Hall)
  1. Professional Development (North Hall)
    The Microsoft Educator centre offers educators a full range of resources and professional learning t ...

 

Microsoft Learn Live Theatre

This year Microsoft’s Learn Live Theatre hosted demonstrations and panel discussions that were aimed at educators to help them prepare, teach, assess, track and analyse performance. We showed educators how to use tools that they could take away with them to create and sustain the modern inclusive classroom students deserve and will appreciate.

Microsoft hosted guest speakers who shared their real-life experiences, tips and advice on how they utilise products in their classroom to save time and improve student outcomes.

The Learn Live Theatre was located on the Microsoft stand this year, check out below some of the sessions we hosted this year!

Wednesday the 22nd to Friday the 24th of January

10:15-10:30

What’s new in EDU?

10:30-11:00

Meet the New Microsoft Edge & Learn how to Deploy it today

With the new Microsoft Edge and Bing, you can expect the best in class web and extension compatibility, comprehensive control and security, and tools built for productivity and learning. Microsoft Edge is now powered by the same technology of browsers like Google Chrome while also having seamless, native access to legacy sites and apps. We also have exciting features like Collections, which makes the process of researching simpler, and Immersive Reader to help students of all learning styles to improve their skills, and many more

11:00-11:30

Engage and amplify every scholar with Flipgrid

Enhance student-centred learning whilst transforming classroom time to leverage social-emotional learning. Millions of educators and students around the world use Microsoft’s renowned video discussion platform, Flipgrid, to create, share, and collaborate. During this session, you'll learn everything you need to know to create your free Flipgrid account, hear from every individual in your community, and find inspiration from fellow educators.

11:30-12:00

Make your classroom more inclusive with built-in, free and non-stigmatizing learning tools

These inclusively designed tools will help students of all abilities, while also saving teachers time. These tools cover reading, writing, math, and communication.  

12:00-12:30

Greenwood Academies: Empowering students with Dell Affordable Devices and M365

We hear the first-hand experience of how great devices combined with modern management and modern learning tools can improve learning outcome, give teachers a better opportunity to create individualized learning and get a better work life balance.

12:30-1:00

Immersive Reader is Everywhere! Plus, other Apps to support your inclusive classroom including: Translator, Presenter Coach and Seeing AI

Make sure students of all learning capabilities are included in the classroom with a range of apps designed to better learning outcomes.

1:00-1:30

Empower individual teachers and your entire school system with Microsoft’s free and adaptable professional development resources

Teachers are learners too! They need options to direct their own learning and these opportunities should be contextualized in common classroom practices.

Created by experienced teachers and Professional Development providers, training curriculum (Teacher Training Packs) are designed for anyone to deliver training to groups of teachers.  Online courses (MEC) are designed for teachers to drive their own professional learning on a variety of topics. These options give the teachers and school systems we serve access to high-quality and free options that inspire next-day use of strategies and tools

1:30-2:00

How Office can help your students develop into great writers

Enabling students to communicate their ideas through writing is a critical skill. Learn about tools in Across Office that help your students become great writers. We will be introducing Editor in the browser which edits your writing no matter where you are writing, from emails, to documents, to your favourite social apps. We are also rolling out Ideas in Word Online which provides advanced editing capabilities like rewrite suggestions to help students communicate powerfully. These tools help students communicate their great ideas and build skills they will need to succeed in life and careers. Teachers can immediately go and try them out!

2:00-2:30

Develop a Teaching and Learning Video Culture with Teams and Stream. Connect with meetings and live events, teach with web-based screen recordings and create on mobile using the Flipgrid Camera

Encourage and foster digital engagement in your institution targeting faculty at all levels.

2:30-3:00

Drive greater engagement and professional development with your faculy using Microsoft Teams

With so many staff to support across a wide area and with a variety of working patterns, Microsoft Teams enables communication and collaboration to occur more easily and allows staff to access learning at a time convenient to them. Microsoft Teams also enables collaboration with other organisations and can cut down expensive travel costs to attend or deliver training. Attendees will be able to see how Microsoft Teams can be used for effective staff development, the ways in which the learning experience can be enhanced with the addition of a variety of applications and how cost savings can be achieved by offering remote support.

3:00-3:30

Going for full 1:1 with Surface Pro – journey of infrastructure, CPD and teacher involvement

Educators and administrators can make use of Teams meeting recordings, Live Events, Stream screen recording, and the Stream mobile app to collaborate and support one another using M365 applications

3:30-4:00

How Microsoft Sparks Learning: Classroom Stories

4:00-4:30

Make your Own Arcade Games with MakeCode

Students love games.  And programming games has never been easier with MakeCode Arcade. Students can use a block-based drag-and-drop coding interface, or text-based coding with JavaScript and Python to create fun Arcade-style games that they can share with friends or even download and play on a game device.  Learn how you can incorporate computing concepts into your curriculum using MakeCode Arcade and free lessons, tutorials, and other teaching resource

4:30-5:00

Create inclusive live presentations with Power Point

Live Presentations allows each audience member to log in to the presentation on their device (across any device) and choose their own subtitles. Audience members can also navigate the slides and give feedback to truly become participants in the presentation. It will help many students who are learning a different language - being able to follow teacher's presentations in the language of their choice and allows them access to the information. It can also be used at parent events as schools where parents speak many different languages. Attendees can experience it first hand in the session and immediately use it afterward. It is also available for free in the web app so it will work on any web browser

5:00-5:30

Deliver Student Centred Learning with Education Devices

As a school leader, you can deliver personalized learning for each student with affordable, easy-to-manage devices that put them at the centre of their own learning and save teachers time. Schools need a solution that can handle the rough-and-tumble of a classroom and enable experiential learning, in and outside of the school. Starting at $199 and Windows EDU customer discount programs, schools can have the latest Windows devices in the hands of students quickly and within budget.  Attendees leave this session with a better understanding of inclusive design, ruggedized devices, and how students can be kept safe and secure

5:30-6:00

Using Microsoft Teams to collaborate across your entire organisation

Teaching is the cornerstone of an educational institution, but it is also a skill that must be exercised and refined. Research also shows than teacher collaboration is a greater predictor of student success more so that family background. That's why Teams offers a suite of solutions to empower educators, departments, and districts to develop professionally. This session will equip attendees with a game plan on how to drive professional development at their school using Teams.

Saturday 25th of January

10:15-10:30

What’s new in EDU?

10:30-11:00

Immersive Reader is Everywhere! Plus, other Apps to support your inclusive classroom including: Translator, Presenter Coach and Seeing AI

Make sure students of all learning capabilities are included in the classroom with a range of apps designed to better learning outcomes.

11:00-11:30

Unleash Creativity with Windows 10

Want to provide your students with the best tools for learning that also boost creativity and curiosity in your classrooms? According to the World Economic Forum, creativity is one of the top three skills needed in the fourth industrial revolution. On every Windows 10 device, students can access tools like Video Editor, Paint 3D, and more to create engaging presentations, collaborate on group projects, and think deeply about STEM concepts from every angle. All these skills are unlocked with free software provided with Windows 10 for Education.  

11:30 - 12:00

Intelligent Forms features to transform your data collection and analysis

These features will save time when it comes to designing forms and go deeper with their analysis to make response data more useful. These features will save teachers time in addition to helping them become more data driven.

12:00-12:30

Greenwood Academies: Empowering students with Dell Affordable Devices and M365

We hear the first-hand experience of how great devices combined with modern management and modern learning tools can improve learning outcome, give teachers a better opportunity to create individualized learning and get a better work life balance.

12:30-1:00

Build confidence and improve your communication skills with Presenter Coach in PowerPoint

Public speaking is scary! Presenter Coach provides real time feedback to students as they practice their presentations, and this helps them build critical communication skills and build confidence. Students can practice as much as they want so they feel more comfortable communicating their ideas. Right after the session, teachers can try it out as it is in the web app and free for EDU.

1:00-1:30

Empower individual teachers and your entire school system with Microsoft’s free and adaptable professional development resources

Teachers are learners too! They need options to direct their own learning and these opportunities should be contextualized in common classroom practices.

Created by experienced teachers and Professional Development providers, training curriculum (Teacher Training Packs) are designed for anyone to deliver training to groups of teachers.  Online courses (MEC) are designed for teachers to drive their own professional learning on a variety of topics. These options give the teachers and school systems we serve access to high-quality and free options that inspire next-day use of strategies and tool

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