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Microsoft to hold expert classes in Norwich exploring technology in education

16 May 2019

People can book on to a free day of events held by Microsoft on how devices and cloud technology can empower students, bring lessons to life, and address key challenges in education.

Microsoft’s Education team will next week be sharing tips on reducing costs, saving teachers’ time, and helping students become work-ready with IT skills.

The events are aimed at primary school children, secondary school learners, senior leadership teams, teachers, PTA chairs, and governors. The day will be split into three different sessions:

  • Unlocking your school’s digital learning potential - for senior leadership teams looking for how to get the most from technology in their schools
  • Experience Minecraft: Education edition - an opportunity for students (7-11) to see the water cycle brought to life in a fun and engaging way using Minecraft and experiencing coding
  • Microsoft Training Academy – Train the trainer - for teachers that are looking to learn how to get the most from Microsoft 365; sharing online resources to upskill their teams, tips and tricks to using accessibility tools to achieve better learning outcomes for all students.

The Microsoft Education Live Tour 'Be the start of something' events will run from 9.30am - 7pm on Tuesday 21 May at Norwich City Football Club.  Book now via the Microsoft website.

Councillor John Fisher, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, will be opening the event.  He said:  “We are thrilled to be bringing these Microsoft events to Norwich for what is sure to be an enlightening day.  We want to empower students and teachers to use technology in creative ways, so this event will be a great opportunity to look at how to increase collaboration and prepare students for life with great IT skills.”

Chris Rothwell, Director of Education, Microsoft UK said:  “We are thrilled to be able to start a conversation amongst schools and colleges about the role technology can play in transforming the learning experience.  When educational institutions think about the role of technology, it can seem like an insurmountable and expensive task.  But the schools and colleges that are truly transforming the learning experience through technology are taking small steps that lead to great gains in learning outcomes.  It is the teachers from these schools and colleges that will be the real stars of the day and we hope their stories will help to spur other schools and colleges on to transform the learning environment for students and teachers alike.”

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