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.
The pandemic has forever changed the ways technology is used for learning and education. As some educators, IT professionals, and school leaders prepare to return to in-person learning, they will increasingly consider how to incorporate the technology-enhanced learning innovations students have grown accustomed to during remote and hybrid learning.
If we have learned anything from the past 15 months, it is the importance of flexibility and resilience. Yet, despite the massive worldwide disruption, schools had to continue educating the world’s students to prepare them for the future.
We’re excited to announce the completion of a new paper, “Flattening the multimodal learning curve: A faculty playbook,” which aims to equip faculty with effective strategies, practices, and tools to navigate the pedagogical paradigm shift accelerated by COVID-19.
As education continues to evolve, so does the technology used to enable digital classrooms. To build confidence in remote and hybrid technology, Microsoft Teams offers a variety of free educator resources and professional development. From self-guided training in the Microsoft Educator Center to clickable demos and on-demand resources, teachers, parents, and IT admins can build the skills they need to support their students in any environment.
The past year has been unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean remote and hybrid learning have to be. With reliable and secure technology, students can connect with teachers and classmates, work on assignments, and access important educational resources from anywhere.
A new school term brings new learning material, new experiences, and new opportunities for classrooms. It also brings exciting new Microsoft Teams technology designed to help your classroom stay organized, save time, and collaborate in the months ahead. A host of new Teams features are now available to support both students and staff as they move into spring.
The start of the calendar year is a great time to recharge and find new ways to enhance your classroom. With BettFest 2021 taking place January 20–22, it’s also a great opportunity to discover new education partners through the Microsoft Hub resource guide.
The past year has been a time of unprecedented change, complexity, and ambiguity, and educators, students, and parents have had to embrace new ways of teaching and learning. Through it all, it’s been inspiring to see the incredible work the education community has done to keep students engaged.
As schools around the world work to reimagine education, it’s become more important than ever to make technology accessible, safe, and engaging so that educators and students can focus on what matters most: teaching, learning, and connecting with one another. Windows 10 devices and powerful tools like Office 365 for Education and Microsoft Teams work together to help teachers create personalized experiences to support students learning from anywhere.