The Microsoft Innovative Educator program at Microsoft is offering a number of two-day seminars for teacher trainers and technology integration specialists.
These seminars are designed for teacher trainers and those who have responsibilities training educators on the integration of technology in the classroom. It is encouraged to have teams from schools and districts attend as there will be time set aside to develop a teacher professional development action plan that can be used to train teachers how to incorporate Microsoft technologies into teaching and learning.
Teams attending should include those who have a responsibility for developing and/or implementing professional development in their district/region/state. Specifically, a strong team would include any combination of people representing education roles, including administrator, teacher trainer, education technology director, curriculum integration specialist, or master teacher.
In addition to learning new hands-on project-based, student-centered activities for K-12 classrooms, attendees will receive:
What does the schedule look like? There will be some variation by site but generally it will look something like this:
8:00-8:30 – Welcome & Breakfast
8:30- 9:00 – Breakfast
8:30-10:00 – Increasing Classroom Collaboration and Student Engagement – Project-based Learning Focus (cross-curriculum)
9:00-10:30 – Kodu – Game Design for Young Students
10:00-11:00 - Review of Seminar Training Materials, Goals and Expected Learning Outcomes
10:30-12:00 – Right Clicks, Tips & Tricks for Office 2007 & 2010
11:00-11:15 – Break
1:00-2:00 – Live@edu and Office Web Apps
11:15-12:45 – Microsoft OneNote in the Classroom
2:00-2:15 – Break
12:45-1:30 – Lunch
2:15-3:15 – Demo: Microsoft Free Tools for Teachers & Students
1:30-2:30 – Partners in Learning Network: Introduction and Demo of Teacher PD Community
3:15-4:30 – Design Your Own Teacher Training Session
2:30-2:45 – Break
2:45-4:15 – Intro. To Accessibility Features
4:15-4:30 – Reflection and Prep for Day Two
Locations and Dates
Tampa, FL March 24-25, 2011
Los Angeles, CA April 12-13, 2011
Houston, TX May 2-3, 2011
Austin, TX May 23-24, 2011
Rochester, NY June 23-24, 2011
All workshops will be held at Microsoft offices. Address and directions available on the registration site.
Register here: www.microsoft.com/innovativeeducator