At Microsoft, we are inspired every day by the impact that dedicated educators and thoughtful leaders are making to innovate education, and ultimately, improve student outcomes. The last 18 months have only increased our appreciation of the critical work educators and school leaders do to help every student achieve more.
Back-to-school time represents new beginnings, new perspectives, and new chances to grow. To set teachers up with the confidence, tools, and training they need to help students of all abilities thrive this year, we’ve rounded up several free resources for educators looking to personalize student learning and supercharge classroom engagement.
In partnership with the United States College Board organization, whose mission is to expand access to higher education for every student, Microsoft is proud to announce a free new curriculum resource for high school educators who teach the College Board’s Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course.
Educators are always looking for new ways to build relationships with colleagues and enhance student instruction. To do this, collaborating with colleagues is key. Professional learning communities (PLCs) through Microsoft Teams are an excellent way to discover, test, and share teaching practices easily and efficiently.
There is no doubt that the economic and workforce transformation happening today will have long-term impact on the types of professions and careers that will grow in demand in the future. We’ve entered a stage where digital literacy is a global phenomenon, as Microsoft President Brad Smith, shared recently in the next stage of our global skills initiative.
As the world continues to emerge from one of the most challenging disruptions in modern history, it’s important to acknowledge that collaboration, teamwork, and partnership have been instrumental in helping our communities work toward recovery and reimagine education for the future.
ISTELive 21 was an amazing opportunity for educators and leaders from around the globe to connect, collaborate, and learn together. This year’s conference featured dozens of timely, thought-provoking sessions and gave educators a platform to share their own successes and best practices with peers.
Education leaders today face major challenges and opportunities, from ensuring every student has the support to graduate successfully, to balancing budgets and driving transformation to evolve their systems to be the greatest 21st century education institutions.
ISTELive is back on June 26 through 30, 2021! This year’s content will focus on equipping educators with the tools to build inclusive classrooms, drive student confidence, and empower the success of diverse learners.
In this time of disruption, educators, administrators, and staff have shown extraordinary resilience. They have navigated an unprecedented pivot to remote or hybrid learning while keeping students at the center.