Education Stories

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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

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May TweetMeet: Industry Innovation and Education

Our TweetMeet for May is all about the role that technological innovation plays in education and how we can prepare students to take part in the work of tomorrow's world. As the first generation of true digital inhabitants, today's students are equipped for flexibility and creativity like never before. How does cutting edge technology make its way into the classroom, and how... Read more

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Future-ready Learning Leaders: Jackie Robillard and Kristina Tzetzos

At our TransformEd Leadership Summit in Vancouver, we met Jackie Robillard and Kristina Tzetzos, the duo behind the blog Jack + Kris. Jackie and Kristina are teachers from Vancouver who've set their sights on the business world. As teachers-turned-entrepreneurs, they're using their years of experience in elementary and secondary education to create an edtech platform that... Read more

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TransformEd Change Agents: Derek Tangredi

Derek Tangredi is the Director of Integrated STEAM Education at Fair Chance Learning. He's dedicated to engaging and empowering students while uncovering their passions through coding, maker spaces, and inquiry. Derek joined FCL with a background in education, engineering, and business. He's currently on a leave of absence from the Thames Valley District School Board in... Read more

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April TweetMeet on Accessibility, Equity, and Inclusion

For April's Microsoft EduChat TweetMeet, we're addressing an area that's crucial for making sure every student has a place to feel safe and supported as they learn. Join us for Included: Accessibility, Equity, and Inclusion! This TweetMeet is happening as we announce our Toronto IncludEd event on May 6th, and we encourage Ontario educators, parents, and organizations to join... Read more

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TransformEd Change Agents: Lynn Thomas

Lynn Thomas is a teacher, digital lead learner, and prolific blogger from Grand Erie District School Board in Ontario. She has a passion for global digital learning and empowering student voice. For TransformEd, we asked her how she puts that passion to work in her classroom. Read the thoughts she shared with us! ••• The biggest challenge students in kindergarten will... Read more