Education Stories

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Leadership in Transformation: Dr. Elka Walsh’s Key Takeaways from the Connected Learning Conference

In October, Microsoft hosted the 2019 Connected Learning Conference in Quebec City. The conference brought experts in industry, technology, and education together to share ideas and best practices surrounding education transformation and the future of learning. The conference's theme this year was Unlocking Limitless Learning. Leaders from 38 K-12 districts across Canada... Read more

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September TweetMeet: Transforming Classroom Time

It's a new school year, and we couldn't be more excited for all the new adventures coming to classrooms across Canada. This September, we're focussed on making sure that teachers can streamline all the processes that go alongside education. That way, you have more time to focus on what matters most: setting students free to learn! This month, we invite you to join us for a... Read more

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The Class of 2030 and Life-Ready Learning

The future of learning is here! As teachers and school leaders consider how to approach the rapidly changing realities of education, new research suggests today’s grade ones will graduate better prepared for their futures if they have a strong social and emotional foundation, developed in a personalized learning environment. This new research draws on multiple sources,... Read more

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Ben Kelly: STEMpathy Education

Benjamin Kelly is an award-winning New Brunswick teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and classroom pioneer. He loves to explore new tools, let student interests guide instruction, and follow learning where inquiry leads. For Ben's work in fostering a future-ready classroom, he was recognized by the Prime Minister as one of Canada's leading educators. Read his story... Read more

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Future-ready learning leaders: Barb Seaton

Barb is an educator and lifelong learner, passionate about making mathematics accessible to all. As a former educator with Thames Valley District School Board in London Ontario and a Provincial Mathematics Professional Learning Facilitator, she has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in integrating new technology into math curriculum. Barb works with districts across Canada,... Read more

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Microsoft IncludEd Summit: Watch the highlights

IncludEd is the global call for digital tools that adapt to the individual's needs. It's our mission to provide the technology that enables every student of every ability to learn and grow! On May 6th, we held the IncludEd Summit in Toronto featuring speakers, a panel of experts, and accessible tech providers who are working to innovate inclusive education. Watch the... Read more