Connect with Microsoft Canada at Bring IT Together

November 5, 2018

Microsoft in Education Canada is at Bring IT, Together in Niagara Falls! If you're attending BIT18, we're excited to connect with you as part of our sessions on future-ready teaching tools and technology. Whether you're looking for support on classroom organization, game-based learning, or your school's IT infrastructure, we've got experts onsite to answer your questions and introduce fresh new ideas, with sessions stretching over both days of BIT.
Take a look at our sessions or stop by our booth in the main vendor hall, and let's connect!

Wednesday, November 7th

Let’s Team Up! Getting Started with Microsoft Teams
Mario Asta, Learning Development Specialist
10:00 AM at the Microsoft Booth, main vendor hall

Join us and learn about how Microsoft Teams will allow you to collaborate, create, and connect with your school on a single platform. Teams encourages modern learners to come together in interactive ways in order to achieve more by integrating multiple apps and programs into one sleek space. In this workshop, we will discuss the scope of possibilities within the platform and get a glimpse at a world where a virtual, paperless classroom is a possibility. Come and discover how Teams can transform the way you and your students learn in today's future-ready learning environment.

Let's Talk Modern Classroom Devices!
Steven Stronach, National Lead – Education Device Strategy
10:00 AM, Fallsview Theatre B

Come on by and join in the discussion! In this session, we're going to talk about the next generation of low-cost  Windows devices, as well as the latest in upcoming procurement trends. I'll touch on current and upcoming Microsoft programs, and also give you the inside scoop on some not too distant (and very exciting) future investments that Microsoft has planned for the Canadian K-12 EDU landscape. You seriously won't want to miss this session!

Minecraft: Education Edition - Coding for Creativity
Ammar Aquil, Learning Development Specialist
11:00 AM at the Microsoft Booth, main vendor hall
Make your students' dreams come true by bringing the video game Minecraft into the classroom. Minecraft: Education Edition allows educators to create fun, engaging and collaborative lessons using game-based learning. Find out how students can document their learning to make deeper and more meaningful connections. The possibilities are endless! We'll share how Minecraft: EE's accessibility features are available to provide all students with an opportunity to demonstrate their learning. You'll also learn how you can join the Minecraft Educator Community to access free lesson plans and curriculum connections.

What's New with Modern Device Management for Classroom Devices
David Kozera, National Technology Strategist - Education
11:00 AM, Fallsview Theatre B
If you’re just getting started with Windows 10 Modern Management or you're currently in-production, you need to attend this session. There are four principles of modern management: easy to deploy and manage, always up-to-date, intelligent, built-in security, and insights you can use.

Doodling with Paint 3D & PowerPoint
Coulter Lewis, Learning Development Specialist
1:00 PM at the Microsoft Booth, main vendor hall
Support your students' creativity with Paint 3D and let them showcase their work using new features in the classic PowerPoint. Whether you’re an artist or just want to try out some doodles, Paint 3D and Photos for Windows 10 make it easy to unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life.  Create in every dimension with 2D masterpieces or 3D models that you can play with from all angles. Easily create multimedia movies from photos and videos. Include 3D effects, filters, music, and more. Learn how to connect your curriculum to these creative programs!

Flipping the Classroom with FlipGrid
Ammar Aquil, Learning Development Specialist
2:00 PM at the Microsoft Booth, main vendor hall
Watch as the classroom is flipped by Flipgrid. Pose open-ended questions for students, and have students record videos showing their thinking and explaining their answers. Students become not only the learners but also the sharers of knowledge. Did we mention this is entirely free for all educators? You'll leave the session ready to engage in your very own Fliphunt, which uses the students' video-recording abilities to engage in a scavenger hunt. Uploaded videos can be shared with the entire class, meaning multiple presentations can be delivered in half the time. Try not to flip out with all the possibilities!

Thursday, November 8th

Digital Escape Rooms with OneNote & Sway: Elevating Student Voice
Mario Asta, Learning Development Specialist
9:00 AM at the Microsoft Booth, main vendor hall
Join us to discover how you can create dynamic and interactive presentations for your students and community. It only takes a few minutes, with no design skills required! Learn how to create reports, share newsletters, post bulletin boards, and showcase presentations that look great on any device. The second part of this session will slide across the Office 365 suite to create an exciting and interactive escape room in a OneNote. See how students can complete a series of challenges using OneNote's interactive features. Use it as an engaging lesson, a virtual KWL chart, or a pre-test assessment tool; just come prepared to explore OneNote in a way you've never seen before!

Azure AD as the Control Plane
David Kozera, National Technology Strategist - Education
10:00 AM, Fallsview Theatre B
Identity is the core: come and learn how to use Azure AD for conditional access (MFA) to hundreds of thousands of applications, authentication (Hash vs PTA vs ADFS), self-service password reset, detecting risk-events like breached accounts, and lots more!

Minecraft: Education Edition - Coding for Creativity
Coulter Lewis, Learning Development Specialist
10:00 AM at the Microsoft Booth, main vendor hall

Make your students' dreams come true by bringing the video game Minecraft into the classroom. Minecraft: Education Edition allows educators to create fun, engaging, and collaborative lessons using game-based learning. Find out how students can document their learning to make deeper and more meaningful connections. The possibilities are endless! We'll share how Minecraft: EE's accessibility features are available to provide all students with an opportunity to demonstrate their learning. You'll also learn how you can Join the Minecraft Educator Community and access free lesson plans and curriculum connections.

Flipping the Classroom with FlipGrid
Ammar Aquil, Learning Development Specialist
11:00 AM at the Microsoft Booth, main vendor hall
Watch as the classroom is flipped by Flipgrid. Pose open-ended questions for students, and have students record videos showing their thinking and explaining their answers. Students become not only the learners but also the sharers of knowledge. Did we mention this is entirely free for all educators? You'll leave the session ready to engage in your very own Fliphunt, which uses the students' video-recording abilities to engage in a scavenger hunt. Uploaded videos can be shared with the entire class, meaning multiple presentations can be delivered in half the time. Try not to flip out with all the possibilities!

Managing Office 365
Greg Milligan, Office 365 Lead
1:00 PM at the Microsoft Booth, main vendor hall

Learn best practices for managing the Office 365 ecosystem, from client distribution to storage retention, eDiscovery and change management.

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Whether you're a teacher, school leader, or IT professional, we're excited to support your school's education journey. To learn more about Microsoft tools and training, head to microsoft.ca/education. Free PD, resources, and networking opportunities with educators around the world can be found at education.microsoft.com. Discover the latest research about the skills that the students of today will need to succeed in the world of tomorrow by accessing our Class of 2030 research.

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