Category Archives: high school

North Carolina Celebrates Its Student Milestone – 200,000 Microsoft Certifications

Seeing young people learning and achieving more in schools is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work. This week, some wonderful news came from the schools in North Carolina, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.


Today, the state superintendent of North Carolina announced that North Carolina schools have achieved the significant milestone of more than 200,000 Microsoft certifications!


In the fall of 2010, Microsoft and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction piloted the first-ever statewide Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) program in the United States. In the span of just five years, students and teachers in North Carolina have earned more than 200,000 professional certifications in Microsoft technologies.Visit the author's original post

A Special Invitation | Attend Harvard’s CS50 Educator Bootcamp

What: Harvard's CS50 Educator Bootcamp
: Microsoft Corporate Headquarters, Redmond, WA
When: Thursday, June 25 – Friday, June 26
Cost: No cost for bootcamp. Participants responsible for travel/expenses.
Questions? Contact


I would like to extend to you a personal invitation to attend the CS50 Introduction to Computer Science Educator Bootcamp on June 25-26 in Redmond, Washington—a special opportunity to bring Harvard University’s wildly successful introductory computer science course to your secondary school classroom this fall.… Visit the author's original post

Masters of MOS Certification: Copper Hills High School

Copper Hills High School in West Jordan, Utah is a Microsoft IT Academy dedicated to certifying its students in Microsoft Office to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

In a new video produced by Certiport, teachers and administrators share how they've rallied together to foster an environment that supports students’ efforts to become Microsoft Office Specialists, Experts and Masters in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint and OneNote.

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A Classroom Reviews Hour of Code with TouchDevelop

Millions of students will participate in Hour of Code the week of December 8, but we're already hearing from classrooms getting an early start. This week, 6th- and 9th-grade students at Kalama Middle/High School in Washington State experienced an Hour of Code firsthand using TouchDevelop. As you prepare your own Hour of Code event using our three simple steps, let the perspectives from students and Business & Technology Instructor Katherine Schmit inspire and guide your classroom’s experience! 

Students’ Perspectives

“My Hour of Code experience was pleasant and easy to learn.… Visit the author's original post