Microsoft Education Center Courses

  • Log into the Microsoft Education Center using your district Microsoft 335 account and take advantage of these free courses.  

     

     

  • Course Title

    Overview

    Length

    Fostering a Remote Learning Environment 

    In this 3-course series, teachers and administrators will learn how pedagogy needs to shift from the techniques uses in a face-to-face environment and how Office 365 and Microsoft Teams can be leveraged to empower student-centered learning in the remote classroom.  

    3 hours 

    Digital storytelling with Microsoft Sway

    From student reports to monthly newsletters, today's classrooms have many stories to tell. Digital storytelling with Microsoft Sway lets educators and students focus on the content and not worry about the format. This course will show how Sway can be used to capture and share the digital stories that need to be told.

    1 hour

    Transform Learning with Microsoft Team

    Learn about Microsoft Teams and how it can be used in classrooms and schools.

    1 hour

    OneNote Class Notebook: A teacher's all-in-one notebook for students

    OneNote Class Notebook provides a platform for teachers to prepare instructional materials and collaborate with students in an organized manner. In this training, participants create a Class Notebook and begin building instructional content they can use with their students.

    1 hour

    Microsoft Forms: Creating Authentic Assessments

    This introductory course will get you started using Microsoft Forms. With Microsoft Forms, you can create surveys, quizzes, and polls, and easily see results as they come in. When you create a quiz or survey, you can invite others to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading.

    1 hour

    Getting Started with OneNote

    With Microsoft OneNote, educators can create digital notebooks that support academic standards and education outcomes across disciplines and tasks, such as writing, reading, mathematics, science, history, CTE, and elective courses. Students may use OneNote across content areas and grade levels, and use OneNote to compile and organize unstructured information, research, and content. OneNote also supports research, collaboration, information management, communication, note taking, journaling, reflective writing, and academic requirements.

    1 hour

    Surf the 5 C's with Wakelet

    This Wakelet course will allow educators to unlock the power of the platform in their classrooms and use it to further improve student skills across the 5Cs – collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication and curation.

    .8 hour

    Engage and Amplify with Flipgrid

    Participants will learn how to create a Grid, Topics, and share with students as well as discover ways to use Flipgrid within their learning communities.

     1 hour

    Beyond the Basics with Flipgrid

    Go beyond the basics in this course as you will learn how to integrate Flipgrid into your classroom through some of the more advanced features of the platform. This course is designed for educators of all subject areas, early grades through higher education, who want to empower Student Voice and already have a working knowledge of Flipgrid.

    1 hour

    Flipped instruction with PowerPoint Recorder

    Many educators believe flipping their classroom is a beneficial practice. Providing content for students to consume outside of class allows students to practice concepts and apply what they have learned inside of class under the direction of their educator. This course will teach you how you can use PowerPoint Recorder to flip your instruction and improve student outcomes.

    1 hour

    Accessibility, Special Education, and online learning: Supporting equity in a remote learning environment

    Learn how Windows 10 and Office 365 can personalize learning for all students

    Explore the accessibility tools built in Windows 10 and Office 365

    Discover ways to make content accessible for all students

    Learn tips to help students transition to remote learning

    1 hour

     

    21st century learning design: Course 2 - collaboration

    This course explores the broader meaning of collaboration, and your understanding of it. In today's workplace young people are expected to collaborate and this course helps you to understand what we mean by collaboration. It helps you to design lessons where students can develop collaboration skills. It will also introduce you to the dimensions of collaboration which are: students working in groups or pairs, sharing responsibility, making substantive decisions together, and being co-dependent on one another.

     

    3 hours

     

     

    21st century learning design: Course 3 - skilled communication

    Skilled communication in the 21st century learning refers to the ability of individuals to communicate clearly, using oral, written, and non-verbal languages. Society now requires that everyone has these abilities, because the demands of social relations and the global economy call for a much more diverse set of communication skills. This course introduces the concept of skilled communication and supports educators to design learning activities where young people can develop this important skill.

    3 hours

     

    21st century learning design: Course 4 - knowledge construction

    Knowledge construction provides a rationale for giving young people an opportunity to move beyond memorizing facts and to develop their critical thinking and reasoning skills. The 21CLD: Knowledge Construction course introduces you to the dimensions of Knowledge Construction so that students can build deep knowledge that they can transfer and apply in practice.

    3 hours

    21st century learning design: Course 6 – real-world problem-solving and innovation

    Real world problem-solving and innovation are skills that are integral to living and working in the 21st century. Educators can provide young people with opportunities to engage in real world problems and to apply their solutions or ideas in practice. This course defines what we mean by problem-solving and the dimensions that should be present in such activities.

    3 hours