Category Archives: Partnerships

L.A. Live DigiCamps Extravaganza teaches coding to underserved youth

The Digital Age has been in full swing for decades, but computer science education is still surprisingly absent from public schools: Less than one-quarter of U.S. high schools offer computer science instruction.

To expose students in Southern California to computer science, Microsoft, in partnership with AEG Worldwide, hosted the L.A. Live DigiCamps Extravaganza on October 19 and 20. More than 200 middle school students from diverse schools and education nonprofits across Los Angeles County learned the basics of coding and participated in a hackathon to dream up new technologies.Visit the author's original post

Announcing the 2016 Global Enterprise Challenge winners

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. That means cultivating curiosity and creativity in innovative new ways — and that’s just what the Global Enterprise Challenge is all about.

Developed by the Broadclyst Community Primary School, a UK-based Showcase School, the Global Enterprise Challenge has already inspired more than 1,000 nine- to 12-year-old entrepreneurs from 20 countries.

The mission of the Challenge? To increase students’ understanding of cultural diversity, entrepreneurial skills, economic awareness, communication and collaboration skills, problem-solving skills and creativity – all through the use of Office 365 technology.… Visit the author's original post

Looking back to move forward: A process for whole-school transformation

The following post originally appeared on the global Microsoft in Education blog.


Today’s schools are faced with extraordinary challenges and opportunities. Chief among these opportunities is the chance to rethink and reinvent education to support our most valuable asset: our youth.

Navigating the ever-changing world of school transformation, with the goal of improvement, requires understanding what must change and perhaps even more critically, how to best implement change.

As part of Microsoft’s mission to empower every educator and every student to achieve more, we have outlined both a framework and process to effectively help school leaders create whole school transformation.… Visit the author's original post

Coming Soon: Microsoft and edX partner to offer new professional learning courses for school leaders

As school leaders look to transform and modernize education, access to professional learning experiences is crucial. In order to support school leaders around the world, we are working closely with edX to create new professional learning courses for school leaders to support their leadership in education transformation. Starting in the fall of 2016 through spring 2017, five new online courses will be available to help guide school principals and headmasters, superintendents and school leaders enhance classroom learning and outcomes.

Two school leaders taking an online learning course

School leadership matters

We know behind every flourishing school is a leadership team with clarity of vision and tools to implement, navigate change processes and monitor improvement.… Visit the author's original post

Looking back to move forward: A process for whole-school transformation

Today’s schools are faced with extraordinary challenges and opportunities. Chief among these opportunities is the chance to rethink and reinvent education to support our most valuable asset: our youth.

Navigating the ever-changing world of school transformation, with the goal of improvement, requires understanding what must change and perhaps even more critically, how to best implement change.

As part of Microsoft’s mission to empower every educator and every student to achieve more, we have outlined both a framework and process to effectively help school leaders create whole school transformation.… Visit the author's original post

Fostering Collaborative Research

by Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft

To help support the emerging interest education institutions have in leveraging the power and efficiency of cloud services, I’m excited about our recent announcements on the extension of our  Internet Egress Fee Waiver for all academic customers in North America and Europe.  This is an important update to help institutions achieve even more with the cloud and do so more predictably.

Today, I am reminded of the critical work done by academic researchers and their breakthrough discoveries that save and improve lives. … Visit the author's original post

Microsoft at CUE 2016, March 18th-20th in Palm Springs, California

Join thousands of teachers, administrators, students and parents, and other professionals for Cue 2016, the 35th Annual Conference and Exposition held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, March 18th-20th.

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Microsoft at CUE 2016, March 18th-20th in Palm Springs, California

Join thousands of teachers, administrators, students and parents, and other professionals for Cue 2016, the 35th Annual Conference and Exposition held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, March 18th-20th.

Cue seeks to provide best-in-class professional development for educators, technology coordinators, TOSAs, administrators and anyone else interested in learning how technology can support student achievement. Many sessions and exhibits will be of special value to those involved in Title I, School Improvement Program, Data and Assessment, Future Ready, English Language Development (ELD), Special Needs, and GATE.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft at BETT 2016: Celebrate new ways of thinking, working and educating


The BETT London event, January 20-23, 2016, is always one of the year's highlights for Microsoft, because it brings us together with over 40,000 school leaders, educators and ministers of education from around the world. At BETT this year, Microsoft will be participating in a wide range of activities, all designed to deliver big change and transformation in learning. In addition, the show will feature inspiring speakers and education experts who will share their insights in keynote speeches and seminars. Join Microsoft at BETT 2016 to share and celebrate new ways of thinking, working and educating.… Visit the author's original post

Embracing a New Normal in Higher Ed: Educause 2015

Microsoft is at Educause this week. Read more about today’s announcements, including Blackboard's adoption of Office 365 plugins for Moodlerooms and an expansion of Microsoft in Education offerings.

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EU Code Week

We live in an increasingly digital age. To thrive and succeed, all Europeans, particularly the young, need new skills, resources and training in the area of computer science. European policymakers have an essential role to play in advancing awareness of the value of digital skills and ensuring education systems focus on developing them. But they cannot do this without experiencing the transformative power of technology for themselves.

Read how the #EUDojo event gave Members of the European Parliament the opportunity to prepare for this year's EU Code Week.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft Answers the ConnectED Challenge, Delivers Technology and Devices to Schools Across America

When President Obama issued his ConnectED Challenge to make sure all students have access to the technology and devices they need to succeed, Microsoft took action. Read about progress since Microsoft joined the ConnectED initiative including the over 3 million students who have received access to Office 365 in K--12 schools across the U.S.

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Guest blog by Carmen Fariña, New York City Schools Chancellor: Excitement about SUMMER STEM

Guest blog by Carmen Fariña, New York City Schools Chancellor, about NYC SUMMER STEM 2015, a new Citywide pilot program to deliver high-quality STEM instruction for students moving up from 2nd, 7th, and 10th grades. In New York City this summer, 1200 students will have several weeks of hands-on STEM learning this July and August.

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Microsoft at ASCD Conference, March 21-23, 2015

Join Microsoft at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Conference and Exhibit, March 21-23, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Mark your calendar and join for three Microsoft sessions at ASCD.

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Work towards M.Ed qualifications through Microsoft, Tablet Academy and Lamar University global partnership

Microsoft has recently announced a global partnership with Lamar University, the largest teacher training University in the United States, in order for  teachers world-wide to gain post-graduate academic recognition for their participation in continued personal development courses provided by Microsoft. The programme has been developed with the combined efforts of Professors George Saltsman and Steve Molyneux of Lamar University. UK readers will recognise Steve as a long-time advocate of technology enriched education and as CEO of the Tablet Academy, one of the largest platform agnostic Teacher Training organisations in the UK.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft at NCCE 2015 – March 18-20, 2015 in Portland Oregon

With less than two weeks until NCCE 2015 in the City of Roses , we are happy to announce the many opportunities to engage with Microsoft at NCCE where Microsoft is an exclusive tier 1 sponsor this year. Please join us at NCCE 2015 held March 18-20, 2015...(read more)Visit the author's original post

Estella’s Brilliant Bus – Hear More about this Mobile Classroom and Watch the Super Bowl Commercial Again

Meet Estella Pyfrom, the woman behind Estella’s Brilliant Bus, featured in the Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial 2015. Estella brings technology access to kids, literally. Her Brilliant Bus is a mobile learning station that gives underserved communities access to the technology that will help them reach their potential.

 

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Guest Post by Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Education: Big Week for Education – Live from London

I always get excited when the topic of education is discussed – whether I’m having that discussion with students, teachers, or some of world’s most innovative educators and government leaders.  This week, I’m in London for the Education World Forum (EWF) and the British Education Technology & Training (BETT) Show, two of the most important education events of the year. I will be sharing information from both the EWF and BETT throughout the week, both right here and on Daily Edventures.… Visit the author's original post

Education Leaders from More than 33 Countries Gather at the 2015 Microsoft Education Leaders Briefing

On Sunday, January 18th nearly 100 top-level education leaders gathered in London, representing Argentina to Zimbabwe and 33 countries in between. They attended the Education Leaders Briefing at the Cardinal Place Immersive Classroom, Microsoft Executive Briefing Centre.  These decision makers engaged in dialog with colleagues and experts about transforming education with 1:1 and mobile learning programs.

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By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education: Office 365 and Moodle: An Open Approach to Transforming Classrooms

Today we announce that Microsoft, in partnership with certified Moodle partner Remote-Learner, is working to make tasks like managing calendars, creating content and improving workflows easier and more efficient for teachers.

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