Microsoft Training Academy

The Microsoft Training Academy was back at Bett!

The Microsoft Training Academy was back at Bett!

Every educator aims for all their students to succeed in learning and in life. Microsoft Education provides the tools to create an inclusive classroom and personalise learning for every student, enabling them to become more self-directed and confident learners.

The Microsoft Training Academy offers a hands-on approach to learn and develop new and existing skills. This year at Bett we hosted the Training Academy every day, we offered our visitors the chance to practice on our devices in sessions led by fellow peers and educators who were ready to share their experiences and tips and tricks!

Check out below to see some of the sessions we hosted at Bett this year and we look forward to seeing you at Bett UK 2021!

Time

Session

 
 

10:30 – 11

 

How we empower teaching and learning by getting teachers to learn and students to teach

After a thorough review of our course by applying current learning design principles, we introduced Class Notebooks, extended their use ahead of schedule and added in Teams, SharePoint and Stream. The following year we wanted more! Innovative solutions brought new teachers and students quickly up to speed with our O365 approach. We hope this session inspired teachers to: test run a Class Notebook, experiment with new student tasks and innovative practice for their own context and set up opportunities for O365 staff training to improve learning outcomes in the long run.

 
11:00 – 11:30

Grow your practice with free professional learning and resources with the Microsoft Educator Centre

 

11:30 – 12

 

How you can build an Inclusive classroom with Microsoft Learning Tools

We showed teachers how to leverage the free, built in tools in Office to help reach every student in the main areas of Reading, Writing, Math and Communication, to make sure no student is left behind.

 
 

12 – 12:30

  

Helping students grow and improve with Teams Assignments:

What makes Teams for Education a standout solution is how it brings enterprise grade communication tools, collaboration excellence, and assignments together in the same tool. This session walked people through how to create, grade, and track assignments/quizzes while also monitoring student progress.

 

12:30 – 1

 

The impact that OneNote Class Notebook is driving for teachers, students, and classrooms everywhere 

This session focused on walking attendees through one of the most popular tools in place across schools. Teachers love it, students love it, we showed relevant real-world examples of how it’s used across schools so you can try it out this school year!

 

1 – 1:30

 

Enabling your school with Office's free and easy-to-use web apps! 

Easily accessible in the browser, you never have to worry about hitting the save button! Easily share with others and real time co-author! Office web apps provide you and your students all the benefits of Office in an easy to use environment. This session offered a hands-on step by step guide on accessing and leveraging your free Office web apps.

 

1:30 – 2

 

Utilizing smart assistance and intelligence across Office apps

Enhance your teacher superpowers. You’re busy and have a lot on your mind - let smart assistance features help you and your students out. In this session we spoke to teachers about PowerPoint Designer which automatically suggests Design Ideas to help you and your students quickly create beautiful presentations. This session also discussed Ideas in Excel which generates insights about the data you and your students enter.

2:00 – 2:30

Transformative Teaching with Minecraft: Education Edition

2:00 – 2:30

Building an app in 25 minutes or less to free up teacher time

This session was aimed at teachers and administrators and offered a hands-on demo to show how to build a PowerApp in 25 minutes or less. This can be used by individuals in their classroom or school wide as part of your digital transformation. At the end of this session our attendees were able to replicate the build at their school, find out more from online training and build their own fantastic apps!

2:00 – 2:30

App Smashing in Teams

Teams is packed with a host of collaboration and communication goodness, but we know our users have a myriad of other use cases outside of Teams. That's why we make it so easy to bring in your favourite third-party apps into Teams. This session taught our attendees how to easily extend Teams, bringing in the capabilities of their favourite learning and teamwork tools. This session went over the latest third-party offerings and new ways users can extend Teams.

2:00 – 2:30

Maximising Teams for your education institution

This session covered the basics of Teams for newcomers in Higher Education that don't have much experience with the tool. Aimed at faculty, this session provided hands on training and encouraging our attendees to immerse themselves in the tool. Our attendees left the session with an understanding of how to get started using Teams and ways to maximize teaching, learning, and collaboration in Teams.

2:00 – 2:30

Foster an inclusive classroom with Flipgrid

Flipgrid, Microsoft’s revolutionary video discussion platform, is used by millions of educators and students around the world. With transcription by Microsoft Azure, the incredible Immersive Reader, and a simple and powerful camera that allows learners across ages and abilities to express their thoughts and ideas, Flipgrid is truly a world-class inclusive and accessible platform. Specifically, this session focused on (1) how to create and get started with a free account, (2) how to leverage the incredibly inclusive and accessible features of Flipgrid, and (3) where you could find inspiration from fellow educators right inside of Flipgrid.

Wednesday 22nd of January to Friday 24th of January

Time

Session

 
 

10:30 – 11

 

How we empower teaching and learning by getting teachers to learn and students to teach

After a thorough review of our course by applying current learning design principles, we introduced Class Notebooks, extended their use ahead of schedule and added in Teams, SharePoint and Stream. The following year we wanted more! Innovative solutions brought new teachers and students quickly up to speed with our O365 approach. We hope this session will inspire teachers to: test run a Class Notebook, experiment with new student tasks and innovative practice for their own context and set up opportunities for O365 staff training to improve learning outcomes in the long run.

 

11:00 – 11:30

Grow your practice with free professional learning and resources with the Microsoft Educator Centre

 

11:30 – 12

 

How you can build an Inclusive classroom with Microsoft Learning Tools

We want to show teachers how to leverage the free, built in tools in Office to help reach every student in the main areas of Reading, Writing, Math and Communication, to make sure no student is left behind.

 
 

12 – 12:30

  

Helping students grow and improve with Teams Assignments:

What makes Teams for Education a standout solution is how it brings enterprise grade communication tools, collaboration excellence, and assignments together in the same tool. This session will walk people through how to create, grade, and track assignments/quizzes while also monitoring student progress.

 

12:30 – 1

 

The impact that OneNote Class Notebook is driving for teachers, students, and classrooms everywhere 

This session will take you through one of the most popular tools in place across schools. Teachers love it, students love it, and we will be showing you relevant real-world examples of how its used across schools so you can try it out this school year!

 

1 – 1:30

 

Enabling your school with Office's free and easy-to-use web apps! 

Easily accessible in the browser, you never have to worry about hitting the save button! Easily share with others and real time co-author! Office web apps provide you and your students all the benefits of Office in an easy to use environment. This will be a hands-on step by step guide on accessing and leveraging your free Office web apps.

 

1:30 – 2

 

Utilizing smart assistance and intelligence across Office apps

Enhance your teacher superpowers. You’re busy and have a lot on your mind - let smart assistance features help you and your students out. In this session learn about PowerPoint Designer which automatically suggests Design Ideas to help you and your students quickly create beautiful presentations. Also learn about Ideas in Excel which generated insights about the data you and your students enter.

2:00 – 2:30

Transformative Teaching with Minecraft: Education Edition

 

2:30 – 3

 

Building an app in 25 minutes or less to free up teacher time:

This session is for teachers and administrators and is a hands-on demo to show how to build a PowerApp in 25 minutes or less.  This can be used by individuals in their classroom or school wide as part of your digital transformation.  At the end of this session you will be able to replicate the build at your school, find out more from online training and build your own fantastic apps!

 

3 – 3:30

 

App Smashing in Teams:

Teams is packed with a host of collaboration and communication goodness, but we know our users have a myriad of other use cases outside of Teams. That's why we make it so easy to bring in your favourite third-party apps into Teams. People will leave this session knowing how to easily extend Teams, bringing in the capabilities of their favourite learning and teamwork tools. This session will go over the latest third-party offerings and new ways users can extend Teams

3:30 – 4

Maximising Teams for your education institution 

This session will cover the basics of Teams for a newcomer in Higher Education that don't have much experience with the tool. Faculty will benefit from getting hands on training and immersing themselves in the tool. People will walk away understanding how to get started using Teams and ways to maximize teaching, learning, and collaboration in Teams.

4 – 4:30

Foster an inclusive classroom with Flipgrid:

Flipgrid, Microsoft’s revolutionary video discussion platform, is used by millions of educators and students around the world. With transcription by Microsoft Azure, the incredible Immersive Reader, and a simple and powerful camera that allows learners across ages and abilities to express their thoughts and ideas, Flipgrid is truly a world-class inclusive and accessible platform. Come learn how you can #EmpowerEveryVoice with this free platform! Specifically, you will see (1) how to create and get started with your free account, (2) how to leverage the incredibly inclusive and accessible features of Flipgrid, and (3) where you can find inspiration from fellow educators right inside of Flipgrid.

4:30 – 5:00

 

Grow your practice with free professional learning and resources with the Microsoft Educator Centre

5 – 5:30

The impact that OneNote Class Notebook is driving for teachers, students, and classrooms everywhere

This session will take you through one of the most popular tools in place across schools. Teachers love it, students love it, and we will be showing you relevant real-world examples of how it’s used across schools so you can try it out this school year!

5:30 – 6

How you can build an Inclusive classroom with Microsoft Learning Tools

We want to show teachers how to leverage the free, built in tools in Office to help reach every student in the main areas of Reading, Writing, Math and Communication, to make sure no student is left behind.

Saturday 25th of January

Time

Session

 
 

10:30 – 11

 

How we empower teaching and learning by getting teachers to learn and students to teach

After a thorough review of our course by applying current learning design principles, we introduced Class Notebooks, extended their use ahead of schedule and added in Teams, SharePoint and Stream. The following year we wanted more! Innovative solutions brought new teachers and students quickly up to speed with our O365 approach. We hope this session will inspire teachers to: test run a Class Notebook, experiment with new student tasks and innovative practice for their own context and set up opportunities for O365 staff training to improve learning outcomes in the long run.

 
11:00 – 11:30

Grow your practice with free professional learning and resources with the Microsoft Educator Centre

 

11:30 – 12

 

How you can build an Inclusive classroom with Microsoft Learning Tools

We want to show teachers how to leverage the free, built in tools in Office to help reach every student in the main areas of Reading, Writing, Math and Communication, to make sure no student is left behind.

 
 

12 – 12:30

  

Helping students grow and improve with Teams Assignments:

What makes Teams for Education a standout solution is how it brings enterprise grade communication tools, collaboration excellence, and assignments together in the same tool. This session will walk people through how to create, grade, and track assignments/quizzes while also monitoring student progress.

 

12:30 – 1

 

The impact that OneNote Class Notebook is driving for teachers, students, and classrooms everywhere 

This session will take you through one of the most popular tools in place across schools. Teachers love it, students love it, and we will be showing you relevant real-world examples of how its used across schools so you can try it out this school year!

 

1 – 1:30

 

Enabling your school with Office's free and easy-to-use web apps! 

Easily accessible in the browser, you never have to worry about hitting the save button! Easily share with others and real time co-author! Office web apps provide you and your students all the benefits of Office in an easy to use environment. This will be a hands-on step by step guide on accessing and leveraging your free Office web apps.

 

1:30 – 2

 

Utilizing smart assistance and intelligence across Office apps

Enhance your teacher superpowers. You’re busy and have a lot on your mind - let smart assistance features help you and your students out. In this session learn about PowerPoint Designer which automatically suggests Design Ideas to help you and your students quickly create beautiful presentations. Also learn about Ideas in Excel which generated insights about the data you and your students enter.

2:00 – 2:30

Transformative Teaching with Minecraft: Education Edition

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