Monthly Webinar Agenda - all times listed are in PST

September Webinar: Training with Technology: Using technology within the classroom to engage and motivate students
Time Date Description

8:00 - 9:00 A.M.

09/12/2013

Devices in the classroom are enabling instructors to bring real-world applications to students. Hear how academic leaders within this movement are driving change through new policies and teacher professional development. Meet Peter Sigmund, CIO for LaSalle High School in Pennsylvania, and how he's working to boost student performance with Surface devices.

October Webinar: Guiding students down a path toward a successful career in technology
Time Date Description

8:00 - 9:00 A.M.

10/10/2013

The current cloud transformation is creating a skills gap that certified students are well suited to fulfill. Hear from experts in the technical certification field on how Microsoft Certifications are helping provide career-ready students an advantage.

November Webinar: Delivering cloud-based, immersive learning experiences for your students
Time Date Description

8:00 - 9:00 A.M.

11/14/2013

Technology training delivery methods have evolved considerably through the capabilities the cloud provides. See firsthand how Microsoft is creating a more immersive learning experience that you can utilize for your students.

December Webinar: Advancing your skill set through professional development opportunities.
Time Date Description

8:00 - 9:00 A.M.

12/12/2013

Staying ahead of the technology curve is critical to delivering current and compelling lessons. Hear from educators on how best they are advancing their skill sets.

February Webinar: Microsoft IT Academy Virtual 2-hour College and Career Readiness Event
Time Date Description

8:00 - 10:00 A.M.

02/13/2014

College and career ready students often need guidance to conjure up the motivation to achieve their goals. Educators and career counselors are core to guiding a student to achieve them. Hear innovative ideas currently in practice that can help you with your students.

February Webinar: Microsoft IT Academy Virtual 2-hour College and Career Readiness Event
Time Date Description

12:00-14:00 Asia/Singapore
15:00-17:00 Sydney

02/18/2014

College and career ready students often need guidance to conjure up the motivation to achieve their goals. Educators and career counselors are core to guiding a student to achieve them. Hear innovative ideas currently in practice that can help you with your students.

March Webinar: Beyond Search: The feature of asking and answering questions
Time Date Description

8:00 - 9:00 A.M.

03/13/2014

For many, Bing is a destination site that is explicitly about an idea of “search” that Google created ten years ago. But what if search wasn’t a verb? Behavioral scientist Matt Wallaert will talk about Bing as contextualizer, connective fabric, and classroom aid for inspiration, giving practical examples of where and how to think about the future of questions.

April Webinar: Making Learning Come Alive with Office 365 in the Classroom
Time Date Description

8:00 - 9:00 A.M.

04/10/2014

Discover how Office 365 is changing the way teachers work with students through new ways to communicate, collaborate and create. Mark Garcia, Cloud Architect for Microsoft US Education, will step us through classroom based scenarios including co-authoring, lecture capture, storing and more, demoing Office 365 along the way. Find out how IT Academy is providing teachers the Microsoft Office curriculum, lesson plans, and certification exams to teach and use Office 365 as well as the curriculum students can use to build their Office skills.

May Webinar: 1 to 1 Learning and IT Academy Program Road Ahead
Time Date Description

8:00 - 9:00 A.M.

05/08/2014

Are we into the next phase of 1-to-1 yet? Should we stop calling it 1-to-1? What if you’re just starting out – what should you watch for and expect? If you’re in a mature program, what is the 4 year slump and could it be happening to your school? What questions should teachers ask themselves when they’re designing units for their device-equipped students? Author Pamela Livingston started researching 1-to-1 in 2004 when she was running a laptop program and researching a book. She’s kept up with developments through two editions of her book “1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work” plus writing, blogging, tweeting and visiting many schools in the U.S. and internationally. Join in a conversation on 1-to-1, “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and more. In addition get a sneak peek into the IT Academy program’s road ahead.