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MICROSOFT TEACHERs’ ACADEMY AT BETT MEA 2019

The Microsoft Teachers’ academy will focus on four main topics: Microsoft TeamsMinecraft: Education EditionHacking STEM, and LinkedIn Learning. These sessions will start with the basics and proceed to cover some very advanced use cases and features, please find a breakdown of the sessions below.

Attending the sessions listed below will provide you with many badges on your new Microsoft Educator Community (MEC) profile, as well as a total of 2,625 points on the portal! Please note that Sessions 3 + 4  will take place twice a day and will occur concurrently with Session 1, so ensure you plan your attendance based on which session is most appropriate for you. This format will repeat on the second day of BETT, which will allow you to attend all sessions over two days:

You must be registered to attend the Teachers' Academy

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Session covered

Time slot

Room

Session 1: Classroom tools for the 21st Century – Collaboration & Communication with Microsoft Teams 

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Conference Room B
Teachers' Academy Room 1

Break

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

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Session 2: Build it, make it, know it: Creative thinking and Coding with Minecraft: Education Edition

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Conference Room B
Teachers' Academy Room 1

 

Session 3: Hacking STEM and Robotics

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Conference Room B
Teachers' Academy Room 2

Session 4: LinkedIn Learning for Teachers

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Conference Room B
Teachers' Academy Room 2

 

Session 3: Hacking STEM and Robotics (repetition)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Conference Room B
Teachers' Academy Room 2

Session 4: LinkedIn Learning for Teachers (repetition)

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Conference Room B
Teachers' Academy Room 2

MS-MIE.png​At the end of each session you’ll be obtaining the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) badge, shown to the right. This is a badge of recognition and is an indication that you’ve taken an official training course by Microsoft and is a great start to your path to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE). We will be explaining the different programs briefly during the sessions to ensure you’re ready to properly develop your applications and profiles.

You must be registered to attend these sessions. Register now to secure your place!

Details of each session:

Session 1: Classroom tools for the 21st Century – Collaboration & Communication with Microsoft Teams (10:00AM – 12:30PM)


The first session of the day will be focused on Microsoft Teams and its different uses in a school – including use case scenarios between teachers and students, teachers and teachers, and teachers and management. You will be taking part in activities throughout the sessions so make sure to have a Windows 10 device with you with Microsoft Teams installed. You can also prepare by going through the links in the Resources column in the below table.

You’ll also be earning certificates, badges and points by attending and participating in these sessions, so ensure your Microsoft Educator Community (MEC) profile has been already set up.

During the sessions we will be working together on Microsoft Teams To prepare, please be sure to:

  • Download and install Microsoft Teams on your device from here: Download Microsoft Teams 
  • Bring a mouse with you to the session. 

Sub Session

Duration

Points to Earn

Badge Earnt

Resources

Meet Microsoft Teams

The digital hub for teachers and students in Office 365 for Education

15 min

125 Points

 

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Meet Microsoft Teams

Introduction to Teams

A brief intro on Teams and its features

45 min

500 Points

 

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Intro to Microsoft Teams

Advanced Teams Course

All about Teams (presenter-led training)

90 min

1000 Points

 

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Course 1: All about Teams

This session will be presented by:

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Bassel Ajlani
 

Education Solution Specialist
UAE, Bahrain, Oman
Microsoft

Solange%20Jarjour

Solange Jarjour

​Education Solution Specialist
Qatar, Kuwait
Microsoft

Andrew%20Turner

Andrew Turner

Head of Education Technology & Innovation
Aldar Academies

 

Session 2: Build it, make it, know it: Creative thinking and Coding with Minecraft: Education Edition (1:00PM – 3:30PM)


The second session of the day will focus on Minecraft: Education Edition. M:EE allows you to build educational projects with your students, allowing them to create 3D objects and complete activities relating directly to the subject you teach using lesson plans and learning outcomes. This session will also include an introduction to coding through M: EE, taking you through different ways of coding through Minecraft’s Code Builder based on the age group, including different coding platforms such as Scratch and Tynker.

During the sessions we will be working on Minecraft: Education Edition. To prepare, please be sure to:

  • Download and install Minecraft: Education Edition on your device from here: Download M:EE
  • Bring a mouse with you to the session. You will need a mouse to navigate through our Minecraft: Education Edition session

Sub Session

Duration

Points to Earn

Badge Earnt

Resources

Minecraft: Education Edition basics

Hear and learn about the basics of Minecraft: EE

60 mins

500 Points

 

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My Minecraft Journey 

Classroom Minecraft: Education Edition examples

Examples of some ambitious projects used in classrooms worldwide and in the UAE

15 mins

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Minecraft: EE lesson plans 

Coding through Minecraft

Learn to code through Minecraft using different platforms and examples

45 mins

500 Points

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Building Blocks of Code

This session will be presented by:

Bassel%20Ajlani

Bassel Ajlani
 

Education Solution Specialist
UAE, Bahrain, Oman
Microsoft

Solange%20Jarjour

Solange Jarjour

​Education Solution Specialist
Qatar, Kuwait
Microsoft

Andrew%20Turner

Andrew Turner

Head of Education Technology & Innovation
Aldar Academies

 

Session 3: Hacking STEM and Robotics


Hacking STEM bridges the gap between hands-on learning and digital technology with full and ready-to-teach lesson plans. Highlighting the application of 21st century skills such as electrical engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering, and data science in classrooms, Hacking STEM lessons help students build the ingenuity they need to become leaders in today's workforce. Hacking STEM works through offering affordable inquiry and project-based activities. By visualizing data across science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), the curriculum's lesson plans meet middle school standards. Each lesson is written by teachers, for teachers. During this session you’ll experience examples and demos of usage of such models in the classroom with students and learn about how usage in the classroom can help revolutionize learning.

Sub Session

Duration

EBC style presentation

Introduction and overview of Hacking STEM philosophy

30 mins

Robotic Hand Demo

Introduction to the hands-on activity that brings the Hacking STEM Philosophy to life

10 mins

Hacking STEM Hands on Activity

Learn to build a flex sensor using everyday objects and test it by using it to control a robotic finger (with live data in Excel)

45 mins

Q&A

5 mins

This session will be presented by:

Nicola%20Doherty

Adi Azulay

Design developer

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Ting-Fang Cha

Sr. business development Manager

 

Session 4: LinkedIn Learnings for Teachers


The fourth session of the day will focus on LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 610 million users across 200 countries and territories worldwide. A LinkedIn profile allows you to create an online professional brand which can help open doors to opportunities and networks that you may not have been aware of without the help of social media. LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform with over 13,000 courses relevant to faculty, staff and students. This session will include an introduction to LinkedIn and how to build a high quality, relevant profile. This session will also include an introduction on how to incorporate digital learning resources like LinkedIn Learning into your personal development and school curriculum.

Sub Session

Duration

Introduction to LinkedIn & Economic Graph

10 mins

Building a professional online presence

Learn how to build a member profile that allows you to showcase your profile, expertise, recommendations and connections, and highlights your achievements.

30 mins

Introduction to LinkedIn Learning

Overview of LinkedIn Learning and examples of how education institutions are using LinkedIn to develop their staff and students.

20 mins

This session will be presented by:

Nicola%20Doherty

Nikola Doherty
 

Head of Higher Education & Public Sector
Europe, Middle East, Africa & Latin America
LinkedIn Learning

Solange%20Jarjour

Laura Kidd

Senior Account Executive

Africa & Growth Markets

LinkedIn Learning

Andrew%20Turner

Simon Howson-Boggott

Senior Customer Success Manager in Education
 
 
LinkedIn Learning

 

By attending sessions in the BETT conference presented by Microsoft and a few spectacular educators, you’ll be earning a certificate, labeled as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) certificate. To obtain this certificate, you will need to follow the steps below to create your account on our Microsoft Educator Community (MEC). Please ensure you take 10 minutes to complete this before you attend BETT:

  • Open a web browser, and go to http://education.microsoft.com
  • Click on Sign In at the top right of the page
  • You will get two options:
    • If you have an Office 365 account (such as an MOE email), select Office 365, and sign in with your school email
    • If you do not have an Office 365 account, click on Microsoft Account, and sign in with your Hotmail account
  • You will see a page asking you to enter your details, please fill the page with all required details, and click on Join the Community

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