Education Stories

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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

IncludEd: All learners welcome. Microsoft in partnership with RBC Future Launch

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

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June TweetMeet: Skilling Up

We're almost at the end of another fantastic school year, so it's time to take a breath and look back on a year of learning, innovation, and finding new, creative ways to empower learning. On June 4th at 3:30 PM PDT | 6:30 PM EDT, we're hosting a Twitter chat that's giving teachers across Canada the chance to reflect on what they've learned this year, and how they hope to grow... Read more

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Educator Expedition: The Education Exchange Experience

Let us tell you about E2: Education Exchange. Every year, innovative teachers and school leaders from around the world gather in a different city to share ideas and inspiration about teaching with technology. Past locations include Toronto and Singapore, and this year's event was held in Paris! The days are full of collaborative sessions, keynotes from education thought... Read more

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Microsoft Canada at Connect Conference

Are you coming to Connect Conference 2019? The largest gathering of educators in Canada runs from April 30th to May 3rd, and we'll be there to share in the excitement. This is a chance to explore a new idea, pick up a fresh skill, or get inspired to use an innovative piece of classroom technology. We want to let you in on a few of the Microsoft sessions you'll be able to... Read more