How and where to join Microsoft for BETT Jan. 24-27, 2018

Microsoft is joining with the education world’s leaders, experts and innovators as they unite at London’s ExCel venue for Bett 2018. To kick off our presence at the show, we’re releasing a special episode of What’s New in EDU, on January 22, where we’ll share our plans for new classroom technology coming to Microsoft Education this year. Stay tuned to the Education Blog for more information.

As worldwide partner to Bett, an annual event that explores how technology can empower educators and students to reach their full potential, Microsoft will be hosting a wide array of hands-on experiences on the show floor, along with talks to support educators looking for new ways to unlock limitless learning.

Whether you’re looking for innovative STEM lesson plans, grounded advice on how to transform your classroom digitally, or want a peek at what’s next for Minecraft: Education Edition, the schedule below is a good place to start if you want to learn and participate. Make sure to stop by Booth E300 to see all the new experiences we have pertaining to STEM, Virtual Reality and new tools for the classroom.

If you won’t be attending in person, you’re welcome to join us online in one of our live-streamed What’s New in EDU sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

For more information and to book a session, visit Bettshow.com/Microsoft.

Bett Arena Keynote on Wednesday, January 24, 15:15 – 16:15

 

The Future of Digital Learning keynote by Anthony Salcito, VP Worldwide Education, Microsoft in the Bett Arena.

Microsoft Learn Live Theater

 

This is the perfect place to go if you are looking to see and hear about the latest product releases, see demonstrations and discover ways you can unlock learning in your students. Each session lasts 30 minutes.

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
Wednesday, 24 January – Friday, 26 January 10:30 and

14:00

What’s New in Edu? (Microsoft in Education) Microsoft Campus Stand E300
11:00 and

14:30

Creating a hub for teamwork and classroom collaboration – introducing Microsoft Teams Microsoft Campus Stand E300
11:30 and

15:00

Increasing accessibility and fostering inclusive classrooms (OneNote, Learning Tools, MS Translator) Microsoft Campus Stand E300
12:00 and

15:30

Joining the global learning community via Skype in the Classroom (Skype in the Classroom and MEC) Microsoft Campus Stand E300
12:30 and

16:00

Increasing STEM pathways and developing future ready digital skills (Minecraft) Microsoft Campus Stand E300
13:00 and

16:30

Demystifying AI and Disruptive Technology (HoloLens) Microsoft Campus Stand E300
13:30 and

17:00

GDPR 101 – how to keep your institution safe and secure Microsoft Campus Stand E300

 

Microsoft Training Academy

 

If you are looking for a hands-on opportunity to try, test and experiment with Microsoft products and devices, this is the perfect stage for you. Get tips and tricks and learn about the best way to use a Microsoft solution in the classroom, from and with our own teachers, trainers, and Microsoft Learning Consultants. Each session lasts 30 minutes.

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
Wednesday, 24 January – Friday, 26 January 10:30 and

14:00

Connecting with a Global Community – leveraging the Microsoft Educator Community, Badges and CPD Microsoft Campus Stand E300
11:00 and

14:30

Set up a cloud IT solution for your school in an hour Microsoft Campus Stand E300
11:30 and

15:00

Getting started with Microsoft Teams Microsoft Campus Stand E300
12:00 and

15:30

Maximizing Office 365 – leveraging Class Notebook, Forms, and Sway Microsoft Campus Stand E300
12:30 and

16:00

Utilising new Windows 10 S features – including sparking creativity with Paint 3D and Mixed Reality with Remix 3D Microsoft Campus Stand E300
13:00 and

16:30

MakeCode and Minecraft for CS Fundamentals (in partnership with MakeCode Team; demo Minecraft Code Builder) Microsoft Campus Stand E300
13:30 and

17:00

Driving accessibility, inclusion and learning tools for greater outcomes Microsoft Campus Stand E300

 

 

Microsoft on the Stage

 

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
Wednesday, 24 January 10:30 – 11:00 Combining VR & vocational learning to support learners Post 16 Theatre
12:00 – 12:30 Smart campus design for the 21st century Post 16 Theatre
12:45 – 13:15 Connecting 1000s of classrooms globally across languages & cultures Schools Theatre
14:15 – 14:45 Cloud Champions – accelerating innovation across a city Schools Theatre
14:15 – 14:45 Delivering the 4th industrial revolution in universities and colleges Post 16 Theatre
15:45 – 16:15 Inclusive classrooms: Tackling dyslexia & improving learning Schools Theatre
16:30 – 17:00 Digital Universities – lessons and learnings from higher education leaders Post 16 Theatre
17:15 – 17:45 The Coding Continuum – creating with Micro:bit and Microsoft MakeCode Schools Theatre
Thursday, 25 January 10:30 – 11:00 Breakthroughs in AI for 21st century learning Post 16 Theatre
13:30 – 14:00 Improve assessment & cut workload using big data & analytics Schools Theatre
14:14 – 15:00 Women in tech – encouraging women to become ICT leaders in colleges and universities Post 16 Theatre
15:00 – 15:30 GDPR 101 – how to keep your school safe & secure Schools Theatre
17:15 – 17:45 Hack the Classroom – supporting making & digital creativity in every school Schools Theatre
Friday, 26 January 10:30 – 11:00 STEAM House – creating a hub for product development, collaboration Post 16 Theatre
12:00 – 12:30 Using Mixed Reality to support students with additional learning needs Post 16 Theatre
14:15 – 14:45 GDPR 101 – how to keep your college and university safe and secure Post 16 Theatre
15:45 – 16:15 Flipping the meeting Schools Theatre

 

Solutions Showcase

 

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
Wednesday, 24 January 10:30 – 11:15 Empower the class through collaborative learning Platinum Suite 1
11:30 – 12:15 Driving student achievement through predictive analytics Platinum Suite 1
13:30 – 14:15 Increasing employability with future ready skills Platinum Suite 1
14:30 – 15:15 Unleashing creativity Platinum Suite 1
Thursday, 25 January 10:30 – 11:15 Increasing employability with future ready skills Platinum Suite 1
11:30 – 12:15 Technology innovation in education Platinum Suite 1
13:30 – 14:15 Driving student achievement through predictive analytics Platinum Suite 1
14:30 – 15:15 Enhancing school operations with IoT Platinum Suite 1

 

IT and Partner Boot Camp

 

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
Wednesday, 25 January – Friday, 26 January 10:30 – 11:15 Move to Microsoft Education Gallery Suite 11
13:30 – 14:45 Deployment boot camp Gallery Suite 11
14:00 – 14:45 Microsoft Education APIs Gallery Suite 11
15:00 – 15:45 School Data Sync fest with Capita SIMS Gallery Suite 11