Microsoft Day

Join us for a day of Microsoft sessions!  No registration required – First-Come-First-Serve.  Capacity of 40 people per session. Sessions run from 12:00pm-3:45pm.

12:00pm – 1:00 pm (Lunch provided)
Microsoft Security 101
Presented by: Nick Caromano, Microsoft
The cybersecurity landscape is ever changing and with that comes new challenges. Learn what Microsoft is doing to help you protect your organization utilizing AI powered technologies all while helping to create a near seamless security story.
Room: Rio Grande

12:00pm – 1:00pm (Lunch provided)
STEM/STEAM Integration with Minecraft
Presented by Brittnie Hebnes, Microsoft Learning Consultant
Minecraft Education Edition empowers educators and students to engage in student-centered, collaborative, and global environments. Through this session, participants will see the various ways that Minecraft lends itself to embedding multiple STEAM elements across disciplines. This session shares tips, advice, and resources for educators who are new to Minecraft, or those who need a refresher on controls, crafting, and basics of the game.
Room: Bosque


1:30pm – 2:30pm
Microsoft Identity – Protecting at the Front Door
Presented by: Nick Caromano, Microsoft
Did you like the Security 101 presentation? Well join in on the fun as we dive a bit deeper into the world of Identity as it is the forefront of all security stories and the foundation in which your organization runs on top of. Learn how Microsoft Azure Active Directory can help you improve your security posture while reducing end user inconveniences.
Room: Rio Grande

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Build a School to Career Pipeline with Esports and Gaming Concepts
Presented by Brittnie Hebnes, Microsoft Learning Consultant
This session is designed for educators from all subject areas who would like to know more about esports and how it leads to improved learning outcomes within cross-curricular educational settings. Using the Gaming Concepts curriculum, educators can utilize the high-interest platform of esports while teaching college and career ready as well as social-emotional skills. At the end of the session participants will l know: What esports is and what it isn’t; What esports looks like in an educational setting ; How to get started implementing esports in a school.
Location: Bosque


2:45pm – 3:45pm
What’s new in Microsoft Teams including Best Practices, Applications, and Transitioning from Skype
Presented by: Jennifer Bucich and Nick Caromano, Microsoft
Teams is purpose-built for Education and customized for the way schools collaborate.  In this session you’ll learn about some amazing new features, how to create collaborative classrooms, connect educators in professional learning communities, and streamline staff communication on campus-wide initiatives.  Additionally, we’ll touch on the latest update of the Skype to Teams transition.
Room: Rio Grande

2:45pm – 3:45pm
Streamline Efficiency with Office 365 Apps
Presented by Brittnie Hebnes, Microsoft Learning Consultant
Office 365 provides the right environment for better learning outcomes. In this introduction to Office 365, educators will learn how to become more innovative with cloud-based tools, regardless of the device they use. This course is aimed at educators for whom Office 365 is relatively new and who are looking to implement solutions to classroom problems right away. With Office 365, educators will learn how to become more innovative with cloud-based tools, regardless of the device they use. (Learning objectives: Learn how to create, share and sync a document on OneDrive for Business, and use other OneDrive & Office Online features; Explore key features in Office 365; and Discover how Office 365 apps can support student learning.)
Location: Bosque

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