Microsoft’s free training courses help teachers get ‘back to school’ ready

As we make our way into August, we can almost hear the ring of the first school bells.

If you’re a teacher whose school has brought in new hardware or software over the summer break, you might want to swot up ahead of time to ensure you’re prepared from the very first day.

With 39% of Twitter respondents keen for some extra help in setting up their digital classrooms, Microsoft is more than happy to help prepare teachers for the new school year, with its new Back to School LIVE interactive online workshop.

Highlights of the training sessions include how to integrate your OneNote Class Notebook into Microsoft Teams, allowing you to give out and grade assignments in addition to having real-time conversations with your students during classes, as well as posting videos and other media content.

A session on the new Code Builder extension Minecraft: Education Edition is also included, letting students dip their toes into the limitless world of coding, as well as help on how to setup a classroom with minimal hassle using Microsoft Intune for Education.

There will be plenty more sessions available too, covering all the topics you’ll need to start the new school year with confidence.

The series will kick off on 15 August with a global #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet at 10am PDT / 6pm BST / 7pm CET.

Next, the training sessions will kick off on 16 August from 11am – 5pm PDT, with a series of Facebook Live videos on Microsoft Education’s Facebook page.  Videos will also be recorded and available to watch after broadcasting, so there’s no need to worry if you’re not in the same time zone.

For the full list of sessions and schedules please visit the official Back to School LIVE website.