05.08.2016
       

Microsoft Imagine Academy Newsletter: August 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the August 2016 edition of the monthly Microsoft Imagine Academy newsletter—news and information to help you get the most out of your Imagine Academy membership. Help keep your team informed—please forward this newsletter to educators in your school.

Feature Story

OneNote Versions of the MOAC 2016 and 2016 MOS Certification Exams!

 

Exciting news: OneNote versions of the MOAC 2016 books are now available on the Member site! This includes all titles supported – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Word and Excel Expert. And, the full curriculum kit has been updated with a course syllabus which includes mapping to Common Core standards. This can be found in the Instructor Guide folder (Download the “Full curriculum kit” then you’ll find the Instructor Guides folder).

 
We are also excited to announce the availability of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016 certification, the official standards-based credential for validating Microsoft Office 2016 skills. MOS certification is recognized globally as the premier credential for individuals seeking to validate their Microsoft Office skills. With more than one million exams taken annually, MOS leads the IT industry in performance-based testing. The new MOS 2016 exams improve upon the previous versions by migrating from a single, large project to multiple, smaller projects. The new format allows teachers to devote more time to practicing and mastering the specific skills tested in each smaller project.
 

Note: the download page shows multiple selections for the student textbook and the full curriculum kit. Select the top two for the most up to date files. The very top student textbook folder contains both the PDF and OneNote versions.

 

Try Minecraft:Education Edition for Free

 

Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.

Educators, administrators, and students at eligible academic institutions can try Minecraft: Education Edition for free.

 

What's New/Program Updates

Coding Camps for your Classroom: Resources

 

Never Coded? No Problem! With Microsoft’s coding camp curriculum, you’ll be on your way to engaging and exciting your students to learn to code. That’s because we provide all the teacher and student resources you need to get started and get good at coding.
 

Choose from Make Your Own Game – Learn to Code Flatverse!, Dream it, Make it, or KODU Makerspace. Each camp has session overviews, PowerPoint presentations, engaging hands on videos, and student workbooks.

 

Benefit Highlights

Summer Time = Professional Development Time

 

Schedule time this summer to take advantage of the Professional Development opportunities available to you through your Microsoft Imagine Academy program subscription. Here’s a quick list of places to start:

 

  • Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)

MCE enables educators to differentiate themselves in the education arena, enhancing their value, through valid and reliable competency-based professional certification. The MCE Study Guide explores the specific measures to demonstrate competencies as outlined in the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers.
 

MCE Professional Development Guide

The MCE Professional Development Guide provides the simple steps to prepare for the exam. It includes information on how to use a variety of learning resources, including Teaching with Technology.

Prepare for my exam
 

MCE Vouchers

10 MCE exam vouchers for Faculty and Staff use are available annually as part of the Imagine Academy membership. Each year this benefit is renewed, aligned with the expiration date of your Imagine Academy membership.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Educators of every subject can increase and demonstrate their Office skills. Preparing and passing MOS certification exams will increase your productivity and empower you to effectively integrate Office within your classroom.
 

MOS Professional Development Guide


The resources to help you prepare for MOS exams are detailed within the MOS professional development guides along with the recommended steps for successful certification.

Prepare for my exam
 

MOS Vouchers

10 MOS exam vouchers for Faculty and Staff use are available annually as part of the Imagine Academy membership. Each year this benefit is renewed, aligned with the expiration date of your Imagine Academy membership.

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Educators can increase and validate knowledge of essentials in Computer Science and IT Infrastructure.
 

MTA Professional Development Guide

The resources to help you prepare for MTA certification exams are detailed within the MTA professional development guides along with the recommended steps for successful certification.
 

Prepare for my exam
 

MTA Vouchers

10 MTA exam vouchers for Faculty and Staff use are available annually as part of the Imagine Academy membership. Each year this benefit is renewed, aligned with the expiration date of your Imagine Academy membership.

  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

The MCT program is an annual membership with access to benefits which support your professional development.

Each Imagine Academy subscription receives 50% off memberships to the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) program for qualified Educators.

Apply now

Share your knowledge and enthusiasm for innovative teaching and learning by supporting the development of other educators in your community. Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer and access Microsoft professional development resources. There are many benefits and applying is easy.

Connect with other educators from around the world to share, learn and grow with Microsoft’s Educator Community. To gain access to the Imagine Academy member community use the promo code: IACommunity to connect with your peers around the world to share, learn and grow. Follow this step-by-step guide to complete the code redemption.

 

Resources

Learning Tools for OneNote

 

Making it easier to read and write: Learning Tools for OneNote help everyone improve their reading and writing skills, including gifted learners, students with learning differences or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities.
 

"Students spend so much energy decoding that they can't focus on content. This tool will help making learning more efficient."
 

Joel Reese, teacher Sammamish High School 
 

Learning Tools For Microsoft OneNote May Be One Of The Most Disruptive Education Technologies Yet
Jordan Shaprio, Forbes Magazine 
 

Learning Tools for OneNote - Top Dyslexia apps of 2016
Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, leading Dyslexia authors and researchers 

 

Success Stories

Thank you Note to my High School Teacher

 


Read Daniel Hill’s inspiring letter to his former High School Teacher who helped him focus and succeed with Microsoft Imagine Academy and Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.

 





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