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12 Hour Courses

Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainer Academy

K-12 teacher trainers responsible for delivering professional development training- Join us for the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainer Academy to learn more about Microsoft’s hottest tools and resources to empower your teachers and students to achieve more!  Attend this 2-day in-depth professional learning experience to learn how to maximize the use of Windows and take an immersive deep dive into the new Microsoft Classroom in O365 for Education. You will get the opportunity to explore tools such as OneNote Class Notebooks, Docs.com, Microsoft Forms, Sway, and Office Mix, including how to provide teachers and students with learning experiences beyond the 4 walls of the classroom using Skype in the Classroom and the online Microsoft Educator Community.

*This workshop is a train the trainer model and will provide you with the skills and materials necessary for you to redeliver Microsoft in Education training to other educators.

Minecraft Teacher Academy

Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. During this 1-day, in-person Teacher Academy, you will:

  • Learn about Minecraft: Education Edition, its place in learning, and unique features suited for teaching & learning with immersive games.  
  • Become a Minecraft player. Learn the controls, crafting, and game features necessary to gain confidence and lower anxiety about game-based learning. 
  • Learn strategies, tips, and tricks to integrate Minecraft into your classroom. Learn what’s worked for educators successfully teaching with Minecraft, along with resources you can bring back to your own classroom. 
  • Take a learner’s role, and walk through a learning experience featuring Minecraft. Then, move through examples traversing grade span and subject area, demonstrating the global applicability of Minecraft in schools.

21st Century Learning Design Trainer Academy

This two-day in-depth workshop is designed for K-12 teacher trainers responsible for delivering professional development training. Attend this 2 day in-depth professional learning experience to understand how to design 21st Century learning opportunities for students.  The 21CLD curriculum describes six dimensions of 21st century learning: Collaboration; Skilled communication; Knowledge construction; Self-regulation; Real-world problem-solving and innovation; and Use of ICT for learning, each of which represents an important skill for students to develop.  This Trainer Academy builds on the research methodology providing a collaborative, practice-based process to help educators transform how they design enriching learning activities for their students. 

Objectives 

  • Provide exposure to the many Microsoft technologies and resources that support student-centered learning.  
  • Experience hands-on activities and participate in best practice conversations for innovating teaching with Microsoft tools.  
  • Take advantage of many free tools and resources available to students and educators.



6 Hour Courses

MIE Teacher Academy

K-12 Teachers- Join us for the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Teacher Academy to learn more about Microsoft’s hottest tools and resources to empower your students to achieve more!  Bring your own Windows 10 device to this one-day professional learning experience to learn how to maximize your use of Windows and take an immersive deep dive into the new Microsoft Classroom in O365 for Education. You will get the opportunity to explore tools such as OneNote Class Notebooks, Docs.com, Microsoft Forms, Sway, and Office Mix, including how to provide your students with learning experiences beyond the 4 walls in your classroom using Skype in the Classroom and the online Microsoft Educator Community.

MIE OneNote Teacher Academy

This 6-hour Teacher Academy is designed to help teachers develop the basic skills needed to use OneNote as a productivity and collaborative tool for both themselves and their students. Interactive lessons will be created using the tools in OneNote which will then immediately transfer to classroom practice. Teachers will experience and discover how Professional Learning Communities can be more productive when using OneNote to drive content delivery and creation.

MIE Office 365 Teacher Academy

This 6-hour Teacher Academy allows participants to take a deep dive into cloud-based tools for the classroom, with a special focus on topics such as file storage, collaboration and communication using Office 365. It will also give educators the opportunity to apply their learning towards the end of each part of the session – reflecting on the topics covered, as well as strategizing on how they can be put to the best use in the classroom or with other educators. 


Workshop Sessions

Three Hour Workshops
One Hour Workshops
Empower Students with Workforce Ready Skills
Getting Started: Building a Digital Classroom with OneNote
A Teacher’s Day Made Easier with OneNote and OneNote Class Notebooks
Blended Learning: Fostering Student Success with Office 365
Lesson Design with OneNote
Blended Learning: Harness Artificial Intelligence (AI)for Blended Learning
Enhance Assessment for the 21st Century Classroom
Getting Started: Free Microsoft Office Mobile Apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Devices
Windows 10 for EDU
Getting Started: Building a Digital Classroom with Office Mix

Getting Started: Learning without Borders through Mystery Skype

Getting Started: FREE Microsoft Tools that Make Learning Fun

Getting Started: 30 Microsoft Apps to Transform Learning

Getting Started: Personalizing Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook 

Blended Learning: Providing Quality Feedback with OneNote 

Getting Started: Digital Storytelling on ANY device with Sway

Getting Started:10 Class Hacks Using Microsoft Office

Getting Started: Diverse Learning & Accessibility with Microsoft

Blended Learning: Redefine Learning in Microsoft Classroom