Microsoft in Education


“Technology provides vital tools for 21st century learning... Used thoughtfully, these technologies can give students meaningful connections to people, places, and issues far beyond their own neighborhood.”

Why not take an immersive deep dive into Microsoft tools such as OneNote, Forms, Sway, Office 365 for Education and Microsoft Teams. Learn how to expand the walls of your classroom using Skype in the Classroom and the online Microsoft Educator Community. Microsoft Innovative Educators are teachers who have learned the fundamentals of Microsoft tools and use these innovatively in the classroom. The Microsoft MIE Teacher Academy delivered to you by Tablet Academy as a Microsoft Global Education Training Partner is the most cost effective way of upskilling your teaching staff to make use of the full range of Microsoft tools and discover new pedagogic practices through the ’21st Century Learning Design’ Academy.

On completion of the MIE Academies, teachers are well positioned to sit the Microsoft Certified Educator examination and become designated MCEs (Microsoft Certified Educators).


Our Half-Day Academies run from 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm covering the use of key Microsoft tools in the classroom.

Enhance Assessment for the 21st Century Classroom

Looking for effective, easy ways to assess learners and challenge students to demonstrate higher-level critical thinking skills? In this workshop, participants will learn how to create an Office Mix, organize, grade, and assess work in a OneNote Class Notebook, quickly collect data through Excel Survey, gather student artifacts using modern apps, and analyze results to impact instruction.

Empower Students with Workforce Ready Skills

Prepare today’s learners for their futures by leveraging communication and collaboration tools that extend learning opportunities beyond the walls of the classroom. In this workshop, participants will practice real time collaboration in Office 365, anytime communication with Skype, explore the endless possibilities with OneNote, and publish interactive content in a Sway.

A Teacher's Day Made Easier with OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook

In education, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! With OneNote it’s as easy as ONE. One place to create all your lessons, one place to share with students and one place to create student portfolios, projects and collaborative class creations. Discover how to create, organize and share dynamic notebooks rich with interactive content. Easily personalize the learning experience with Class Notebook, which provides each student with their own private notebook, viewable only by the teacher and individual. Use the Content Library to digitize your existing lessons, and easily communicate with the entire group using the Collaborative Space.

Lesson Design with OneNote

Let’s get digital! See how you can use OneNote paired with the free tools provided within the Microsoft Educator Community to digitize your lessons and artfully craft your way directly into 21st century learning. Learn how to create meaningful lesson springboards in the collaboration space of your OneNote Class Notebook, provide guided and leveled practice using the content library, and, link your students directly to the web, with screen clippings, hyperlinks, and more. Experience the many colors of OneNote with the Draw tab where digital inking brings new dimensions to once basic assignments. Get inspired to digitize your class with OneNote!

Do More with Office 2016

Office has always been the go-to tool for helping individuals do their best work – whether for professional documents, powerful analyses, or school presentations. Office 2016 continues to improve in ways that allows for improved productivity and collaboration. Learn how Office 2016 empowers you and your students to do more.

Windows 10 for Education

Using technology for the sake of technology is a thing of the past. Windows 10 provides the best platform for changing the way teachers teach and students learn. It is the platform for doing – helping educators and institutions unlock the potential of students and teachers. This session will take participants through the many features found in Windows 10 to enhance teaching and learning.


The One Day Teacher Academies offer a full 6 hours of training on a variety of Microsoft tools.

MIE Teacher Academy

Participants will spend the day getting excited about the many tools Microsoft has to offer students and teachers. Teachers will reflect and create a customized toolkit of resources to increase engagement, efficiency and develop modern skills for global classroom/society.
Throughout the day participants will engage in a series of immersive learning activities that will build a strong understanding of how to use technology to improve instruction and meet the learning needs of their students.

Note:This is an introductory course intended to expose educators to Microsoft offerings for education. This is not a deep-dive instruction into any one tool. Additional trainings and resources will be provided throughout the day for educators who would like to learn more about the topics presented in today’s training.

Minecraft: Education Edition

For Minecraft: Education Edition, we have provided a modular workshop approach that allows trainers to customize the materials to suit a variety of professional development opportunities. Using only the “Get to Know Minecraft” workshop, participants can complete the professional development in a 60-90 minute timeframe if necessary. For a full day approach, trainers will use all available modules, the last of which is a facilitated planning session for attendees to create one of their own lesson plans applicable to their applicable grade level and subject area.

Office 365 Teacher Academy

This six-hour academy is designed to give educators an understanding of how Office 365 can provide the right environment for better learning outcomes. With Office 365, educators will learn how to become more innovative with cloud-based tools, regardless of the device they use. It is aimed at educators for whom Office 365 is relatively new and who are looking to implement solutions to classroom problems right away. This training will explore Office 365 through hands-on activities that will introduce educators to OneDrive for BusinessOffice OnlineMicrosoft TeamsFormsSwayOneNote and Class Notebook, as well as get a high-level overview of other tools that can enhance a classroom environment.

OneNote Teacher Academy

Teachers and students will develop the basic skills needed to use OneNote as a productivity tool for both themselves and their students. Time will be devoted to assist a teacher in understanding how OneNote can be used as a true collaborative tool. Interactive lessons will be created using the tools in OneNote that will then immediately transfer to classroom practice. Finally, teachers will experience and discover how Professional Learning Communities can be more productive when using OneNote to drive content delivery and creation. At the end of the day, participants should leave feeling comfortable and knowledgeable in the basic skills necessary to be up and running successfully using OneNote in the classroom, and as a professional tool.


Two Day Academies

21st Century Learning Design

Attend this 2-day in-depth professional learning experience to understand how to design 21st Century learning opportunities for students. The 21CLD curriculum describes six dimensions of 21st century learning: Collaboration; Skilled communication; Knowledge construction; Self-regulation; Real-world problem-solving and innovation; and Use of ICT for learning, each of which represents an important skill for students to develop. The 21CLD Trainer Academy builds on the research methodology providing a collaborative, practice-based process to help educators transform how they design enriching learning activities for their students.

MIE Trainer Academy

The 2-Day Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainer Academy is designed for teacher trainers and those who are responsible for training educators on the integration of technology in the classroom. The goal is to provide trainers exposure to the many Microsoft technologies and resources that support student-centered learning based on authentic problems and projects while aligning to ISTE Standards for Coaches. The overall intent is to introduce trainers to the training materials through hands-on activities and conversation so that trainers may enable teachers to get more out of the Microsoft products they have today and take advantage of the many free tools available to students and educators. This program is fast-paced, covering content at a deeper level than the 1-day MIE Teacher Academy.



Introduction to Microsoft Teams

This session introduces Microsoft Teams and a walk through of its features and functionality.

Building a Digital Classroom with OneNote

Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!

Blending Learning: Fostering Student Success with Office 365

Office 365 is free for educators, and it includes a powerful, digital toolbox that helps teachers incorporate blended learning best practices into their classrooms. Using Microsoft ClassroomOffice Online, and OneNote Class Notebooks, you can build a robust learning environment that fosters student success. Let’s explore blended learning, its impact on teaching and learning, and the full suite of tools provided within Office 365.

Free Microsoft Office Mobile Apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Devices

Create a dynamic BYOD learning environment using Microsoft Office mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Empower learners by leveraging the devices they have in their pockets and using the tools we all love. Explore the Office you are familiar with plus the latest Office apps like Sway and Office Mix and see how they work seamlessly on any device in any classroom, even on the go!

Learning without Borders with Skype

Using Skype, you can bring in industry experts, take virtual field trips, or connect students from across town to around the world. Playing Mystery Skype, you can promote geography skills as well as global citizenship. Learn how you can connect with other educators, get lesson plans, start a project and more with Skype in the Classroom.

Engage Students and Inspire Learning with Digital Ink & Windows Store Apps

Digital inking isn’t just for doodles and stickies. With Windows 10, there are numerous ways to create, organize, and share digital ink content with students and colleagues. Join Microsoft Educators as they demonstrate ways to engage and inspire students with digital inking features in Windows 10 applications and apps from the Windows Store.

Office 365: 10 Things You Can Do with Office Online that You Never Knew

Are you familiar with Office Online but ready to take the next step in utilizing the suite to its fullest capability? Join our Microsoft Expert Educators to learn how Office Online can help you and your students work smarter with the best tools available for collaborating, analyzing and creating.

Office 365: Authentic Assessments with Forms, Sway, and More

Are you looking for ways to make your formative and summative assessments more effective? Join our Microsoft Expert Educators to learn how to use Office 365 tools, including FormsPowerPointOneNote, and Sway, to create authentic assessments from the beginning to the end of a unit.

Reimagine the Writing Process with Microsoft Education

Successful writers are not born, they learn by doing. They develop, practice, reflect and grow. The writing process is being reimagined with tools like MinecraftWord and OneNote. Join Microsoft Educators as they show you how teaching the writing process has evolved to fit every type of learner.

Office 365: The What, Why and How of the Free Tools

Did you know that Office 365 is a one-stop solution for educators and students to manage learning and increase productivity? Join our Microsoft Expert Educators to learn how Office 365‘s tools for organizing, presenting, and collaborating can help everyone achieve more.

Office 365: Six steps for creating more collaborative schools and classrooms

Has your school or district just adopted Office 365, or are they thinking about it? Then join our Microsoft Expert Educators as they take you from the staffroom to the classroom; exploring how digital tools and blended learning can positively impact teaching and learning outcomes.

7 Steps to make learning more accessible

Making a learning environment accessible for everyone is a must as today’s classrooms are diversive and include English Language Learners and students with special needs. In fact, teachers already have technologies to help with this at their disposal. This session will help teachers recognize just how easy it is to ensure that all learning materials are accessible to everyone. These 7 simple steps could make a significant impact for the people who need accessible materials.

Blended learning: FREE Microsoft Tools that Make Learning Fun

Who doesn’t love free tools? Come join us as we take a look at some of Microsoft’s top free tools for empowering teachers and students and making learning fun. Learn how these tools can be used across the curriculum to increase productivity and student engagement.

30 Apps to Transform Learning

Embrace your inner geek and check our how these 30 Microsoft apps are being used by some of the world’s most innovative educators in their classrooms. See examples of how these educators are not only transforming teaching and learning, but also growing learners from consumers of content to creators of knowledge.

Personalizing Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook

Using the OneNote Class Notebook, you can make every learning experience personal. Learn how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and the student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location.

Blended Learning: Providing Quality Feedback with OneNote

Providing students with timely, quality feedback is one of the single most important factors for improving student learning. Learn how you can utilize built-in features within OneNote to easily guide students through assignments, scaffold learning opportunities and provided quality feedback to immediately enhance the level of understanding and clarify misconceptions. Use Inking and Draw features to script fluidly over any existing file, or add audio to simply say what you mean. Better yet, embed a quick video tutorial on the student page for immediate, anytime assistance. Increase the quality of your feedback, and watch as students rise to the occasion.

10 Class Hacks Using Microsoft Online

Would you like to hack your classroom and gain more instructional time with your students? Learn 10 tricks and tips for using Microsoft Office more efficiently so that you can hack your classroom, save time, and gain more time to spend on what matters the most – your students!

Digital Storytelling on ANY device with Sway

Want to help students develop their most creative and innovative abilities? Introduce them to digital storytelling, regardless of their digital device! Students can use digital tools to create and share their own stories or experiences, or reflect on what they’ve learned. Join us as we learn about how you can use Sway, a NEW innovative web-based learning tool that can be used on any device your students may have access to in the classroom. Kids love to be creative and share stories about themselves… digital storytelling is the perfect way to let them do it!

Engaging Students and Inspire Learning with Digital Ink & Windows 10 Apps

Digital Inking isn’t just for doodles and stickies. With Windows 10, there are numerous ways to create, organize, and share digital ink content with students and colleagues. Join Microsoft Educators as they demonstrate ways to engage and inspire students with digital inking features in Windows 10 applications and apps from the Windows Store.