Announcing the ConnectEd Virtual Conference!

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Due to the current global health crisis, many educators have had to drastically shift the way in which they teach and help lead their students through these uncertain times. To help educators navigate this change and to build a special professional learning moment for education before we head into the summer, we’re excited to announce ConnectEd, a virtual conference for educators, by educators.

This special moment on June 29th, 2020 will allow educators to connect, share best practices and build energy for the summer and school year ahead. The ConnectEd Virtual Conference brings together global practices and ideas from a range of education topics – all from the comfort of home!

To learn more and to register head over to aka.ms/ConnectEd. You’ll find out more useful info about the day and see some of the amazing speakers we have lined up, including: Marc Brackett, Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Kate Griggs, Founder, Made by Dyslexia, Mark Sparvell, B.Ed. , M.Ed., Education Leader, Microsoft, Craig Kielburger, Co-Founder, WE and many, many more!

Hear from our speakers at flipgrid.com/ConnectEdConference and check out the full conference agenda at aka.ms/ConnectEdAgenda.

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This year’s theme will spotlight how education systems re-design themselves to better support teachers to empower students with the skills they need to thrive in life in any learning environment. This digital event enables attendees to connect and learn through 5 tracks, 25+ sessions, and 3 keynotes that bring together leading educators, thought leaders and subject matter experts from across the globe. Explore the 5 tracks listed below:

  • Leading Through Change
  • Transforming Student Engagement
  • Reaching Every Learner
  • Social-Emotional Learning & Future-Ready Skills
  • Empowering IT Professionals and Leaders

Over the course of the four-hour event, attendees will be able to navigate through the agenda and attend the keynotes and sessions of their choice. Sessions will be approx. 30 minutes long with an additional 10 minute, live Q&A to keep attendees engaged and able to easily consume information presented throughout the course of the day. Sessions are available instantly on-demand and can be accessed for up to a year after the event as well. Educators who join will also earn a badge of participation for the investment in their own professional learning and development.

Kick off your professional learning journey this summer at aka.ms/ConnectEd. We hope you and your colleagues can join us!

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