As Microsoft welcomes 300 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts to the annual Microsoft Education Exchange E², taking place in Toronto, Canada, from March 21 to March 23, we are delighted to invite you to join thousands of educators and view the live, online broadcast on Wednesday, March 22nd!
Each year, E² offers unparalleled opportunities for educators to collaborate, create, and share their experiences. Attendees can gain new perspectives on how to integrate technology and pedagogy to advance learning, how to boost student outcomes and transform education. Excitement builds throughout the week — engaging keynotes, impactful professional learning workshops, fun group challenges and enthusiastic conversations build both relationships and momentum. The week ends with an Awards Ceremony where educators are recognized for their innovative and transformative work.
Educators who have attended E² in past years tell us the event is a phenomenal way to connect with – and be inspired by – other like-minded teachers. As Russian educator Maria Zyuzyukova said:
“Being a part of E² with all these awesome educators from all over the world is an unforgettable experience! I loved working with my team on a project, and was very grateful for an opportunity to meet these people. The atmosphere during the event was absolutely amazing.”
Make What’s Next
This year’s E² theme is Make What’s Next (#MakeWhatsNext) and how we can all work together as education leaders and innovative educators to be change agents and make what’s next!
Join us live
9:00 – 11:00 am EDT
Live streaming of the keynote is available for all educators on March 22nd, 9:00 – 11:00 am EDT. Educators can register for free. During the online event, educators can pose questions in live Q&A. Online attendees receive an E² participant badge and receive 500 points on our Educator Community.
Professional learning workshops will feature best practices that educators can use to engage in digital transformation, support personalized learning and accessibility to create an inclusive learning environment, and STEM curricula to prepare students for the opportunities of the 21st century.
On Wednesday, March 22nd, we’ll stream the keynote live online and attendees will:
- Learn from WE.org founder, Craig Kielburger, how to empower students to develop a lifelong passion for service to affect positive change in the world.
- Be inspired by new technologies from Microsoft Research, that can help educators understand the experiences of their students via moment-to-moment tracking of their cognitive and emotional states and adapt to their learning styles.
- Discover how using Minecraft as a platform for learning helps educators motivate every student to achieve more and ignite a passion for learning – no previous knowledge required.
Attendees will also see live, interactive demonstrations that share innovative approaches to learning enabled by technology.
Throughout the week, educators also connect with Microsoft product group leaders through focus groups and one-on-one conversations, and present their classroom projects in The Learning Marketplace, which is a buzz of activity each year as educators exchange ideas.
In addition, the Tech Showcase offers attendees a chance to explore Microsoft technologies, talk with product managers and weigh in on how technology is used in the classroom each day.
Global Educator Challenge and Awards
During E², the educators will work together in small groups to identify a common education problem, propose an innovative solution and present their ideas to judges. Winners will be recognized and announced during the E² Awards Closing Ceremony on Thursday, March 23rd. They’ll also be announced on the Microsoft in Education blog.
Join us live March 22nd
Educators who attend E² – both in-person and via the live stream – leave exhilarated. We hope you’ll join in! Live streaming of the keynote is available for all educators on March 22nd, 9:00 – 11:00 am EDT. Educators can register for free. During the online event, educators can pose questions in live Q&A and online attendees receive an E² participant badge, along with 500 points on our Educator Community.