2018 TCEA Microsoft Academy

Do you want be more efficient? Are your technology skills stretched to the limits when planning a project? Do you want to collaborate with like-minded educators? Now is the time to become a TCEA Microsoft Academy learner!

In two days of hands-on learning led by TCEA’s Microsoft Certified Trainers as well as Texas MIE Experts/Trainers, you will become a more effective creator and user of Microsoft productivity tools. No matter your educator role (teacher, librarian, administrator, clerical, and others), learn skills and strategies to empower you to become a TCEA Microsoft Academy learner and earn 12 CPE hours in the process.

$239 (member and non-member) includes a new one-year TCEA membership or one-year membership extension.

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker will be Texas educator and Microsoft Fellow Robyn Hrivnatz. In addition to sessions that will have an immediate impact on your classroom and use of Microsoft tools, attendees at the Academy will also be able to earn badges. Digital badges will be available in the Microsoft Education Community.

Two six-hour academies will be available. The first is the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Certified Trainer six-hour session. The second is the Minecraft: Education Edition Certified Teacher. Location: Austin, TX

Schedule

July 12, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

Pre-Function

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome, Announcements, and Keynote Speaker

Conference Room

Robyn Hrivnatz, Microsoft

0.5 CPE Credits

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Microsoft Teams - Your Room

Inspiration A

Kim James, Chino Valley Unified School District

If the smartest person in the room IS the room, make Teams YOUR room. Initiate district-wide conversation and collaboration among like-minded educators. Establish a PLN within Teams. STEM! Robotics! Makerspaces! Share inspiration for initiatives across school boundaries.

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

Broaden Your Brush: Introduction to Using Paint 3D

Dedication

Cori Coburn-Shiflett, Georgetown ISD

If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with 3D but found most modelling tools complicated, the new Paint 3D app in Windows 10 could be just what you’re looking for. It's ideal for sketching in 2D, modelling 3D objects, and bringing the two together in a 3D scene. This session is an introduction to Paint 3D.

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Office 365 101: This Ain't Your Momma's Version of Office

Innovation

Danielle Vogel, NCCE

Are you new to Office 365? In this session, you'll experience best practices for using Office 365 in your classroom or school from creating and sharing collaborative documents and setting up your OneDrive to building a OneNote Class Notebook and publishing a school newsletter with Sway. You'll even discover how assessment can be made easy with Forms and ways to connect to the world through Skype.

3 CPE Credits | Eligible for GT Credit

Microsoft Trainer Academy

Transformation

Miguel Guhlin, TCEA

3 CPE Credits | Eligible for GT Credit

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Best Practices: Explicitly Teaching the Littles

Inspiration A

Kim James, Chino Valley Unified School District

They may or may not be "digital natives" but our youngest students still need to be explicitly taught digital organization. We'll discuss naming conventions, files vs. folders, curating, sharing, and other basic but essential strategies.

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

Getting Started with Microsoft MakeCode

Dedication

Jennifer Mitchell, Ed to the Max

What is physical computing? What is its role in education? Learn why physical computing is a powerful teaching tool, how MakeCode.com and micro:bit support physical computing projects, and what resources are available to help teachers design content-based physical computer units. This session will explore physical computing through hands-on activities. Please BYOD.

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

What's New in #MicrosoftEdu

Inspiration A

Robyn Hrivnatz, Microsoft

Looking to spark student innovation and learn what’s new and what’s next in ed tech? Join a Microsoft Education team member as they share hot off the press Microsoft tech tips and tools that you can begin using in your classroom today!

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

My School Is a Microsoft School, Now What??

Dedication

Leigh Martin, Little Cypress- Mauriceville CISD

When "everyone" is using Google, we are using Microsoft. I would like to share some of the Microsoft 365 technology integration being used on our campuses. Collaboration and communication between students in a junior high classroom are possible with Microsoft 365 and not just at the substitution level--and we are not a 1:1!

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Provided

Conference Room

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Breakout with OneNote!

Inspiration A

Jennifer Mitchell, Ed to the Max

Learn how to use Microsoft OneNote to build a Breakout activity that engages students in their learning, leaving them begging for more! Attendees will get hands-on experience with a OneNote Breakout activity and learn tips and tricks for setting up a Breakout OneNote Notebook!

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

Accessible and Inclusive Learning with Office 365

Dedication

Andre Berry, Microsoft

Microsoft's mission is to empower all people and all organizations to achieve more. The classroom is no different. Microsoft Windows and Windows-based applications like Office, together with other assistive technologies, offer features that make computers easier to use for everyone. In this session, get accessibility in practice using Microsoft tools, apps and add-ins.

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Introduction to Computational Thinking

Innovation

Lemarr Treadwell, SCP17

With the rise in computer science education, educators across content areas are looking for ways to incorporate computer science principles into their curriculum. Computational thinking is a pedagogical model that teaches students to think like a computer scientist. Learning about computational thinking allows educators to easily introduce computer science principles across curricular settings.

3 CPE Credits | Eligible for GT Credit

Microsoft Trainer Academy Continued

Transformation

Miguel Guhlin, TCEA

3 CPE Credits | Eligible for GT Credit

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Let's Talk About Access, Baby!

Inspiration A

Danielle Vogel, NCCE

In today's multi-ability classroom, a teacher must meet the needs of all students including English Language Learners and students with special needs. In this session, you will experience how tools like Office Lens, OneNote Class Notebook, Microsoft Translator, and others make it easy to provide learning materials that are accessible for all students.

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

Too Much to Do? Excel Right Through It!

Dedication

Theresa Ellington, EllingtonEdTech Consulting

Excel is more than a collection of cells! Learn how to save time analyzing data by filtering, sorting, formatting, and calculating data in Excel. Learn how to utilize formulas to restructure text and data so you can move through projects more efficiently! Welcome to Excel 101.2 where we will go beyond the basics to work smarter, not harder!

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

More Power to the Presentation: Tricks for Visually Impressive PowerPoints

Inspiration A

Cori Coburn-Shiflett, Georgetown ISD

Too much text? Too many transitions? *YAWN!* Join this hands-on session to learn more about a few of the lesser-known tricks and techniques for creating visually impressive effects in PowerPoint. Appropriate for non-beginners. Bring your creativity and prepare to wow the crowds and engage your audience.

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

3:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Reflection and Day 1 Wrap-Up

Conference Room


July 13, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Coffee and Networking

Pre-Function

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Reaching All Learners with Microsoft Applications

Dedication

Deana Jullie, Explorations Prep School

Looking to challenge a student or support a struggling student? Office 365 is your answer. Dip your toe into Fresh Paint, Learning Tools, Researcher, Forms, and Sway as possibilities to reach all the students in your class.

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Enhance Assessment for Your 21st Century Classroom

Innovation

Lemarr Treadwell, SCP17

Looking for effective, easy ways to access learners and challenge students to demonstrate higher level critical thinking skills? In this workshop, participants will learn difference with formative and summative assessments, how to create using Microsoft apps to organize, grade, and access work, and how to quickly collect data and analyze results to impact instruction.

3 CPE Credits | Eligible for GT Credit

Microsoft Minecraft Academy

Transformation

Miguel Guhlin, TCEA

3 CPE Credits | Eligible for GT Credit

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Escape the Notebook! It's a OneNote Breakout

Inspiration A

Shana Ellason, Fort Worth ISD

Join this interactive session to experience a new twist on the Breakout sensation! We will learn how to capture the excitement of a classic Breakout by creating a digital version within OneNote. We will share ideas on how OneNote Breakouts can be used to teach, review, or introduce various content or topics with students and staff.

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

Getting Started with OneNote in the Classroom

Dedication

Andre Berry, Microsoft

Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

21st Century Skills... as a Class?

Inspiration A

Leigh Martin, Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD

In this session, we will look at ways to use the Technology TEKS as a basis for creating a curriculum. I will show examples (and non-examples) of what our students have accomplished in presentations (non-linear and linear), spreadsheets, stop-motion video, video editing, coding, programming of calculators and robots, and 3D design and printing.

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

7 Steps to Make Learning More Accessible

Dedication

Jennifer Mitchell, Ed to the Max

Making your learning environment accessible for everyone is a must as today's classrooms are diverse and include English Language Learners and students with special needs. In fact, teachers already have technologies to help with accessibility at their disposal. In this session, we will look at seven simple steps that will have a significant impact on accessibility in your classroom.

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Provided

Conference Room

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This Sway to Digital Storytelling

Inspiration A

Shana Ellason, Fort Worth ISD

Sway is an online tool for creating interactive, web-based presentations. It is digital storytelling simplicity. Communicate your ideas by integrating documents, videos, images, and audio files. It's simple, quick, and can be easily shared via multiple platforms. You will leave this session feeling Sway better!

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

Interdisciplinary Teaching with Office Applications

Dedication

Deana Jullie, Explorations Prep School

The Office Suite makes setting up, distributing, and teaching interdisciplinary units a breeze. Learn how the Classroom OneNote Notebook, Microsoft Forms, and Skype can be game changers in the classroom.

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Class Notebook and Assessment: A Match Made in Microsoft Heaven

Innovation

Danielle Vogel, NCCE

Does your school bag count as your afternoon workout as you lug home papers to grade day after day? This session will show you how Class Notebook makes collecting and assessing student work a breeze, allows for immediate feedback, and saves you and your students valuable time for experiencing learning (not to mention lightening your load)!

3 CPE Credits | Eligible for GT Credit

Microsoft Minecraft Academy Continued

Transformation

Miguel Guhlin, TCEA

3 CPE Credits | Eligible for GT Credit

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Building a Digital Classroom with OneNote

Inspiration A

Jennifer Mitchell, Ed to the Max

Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! It's a free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

Don't BCC emails - Save Time and Personalize with Mail Merge

Dedication

Theresa Ellington, EllingtonEdTech Consulting

If you've ever heard a parent complaint about being CC'd on a classwide email, than this session is for you! Learn how to create group emails such as weekly class updates, campus newsletters, or student assignments in Word and how to send them as individual emails to each recipient using Mail Merge and Excel.

1 CPE Credit

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Making + Coding = Microsoft MakeCode

Inspiration A

Robyn Hrivnatz, Microsoft

Get hands-on with computing education! Microsoft MakeCode brings computer science to life for all students with fun maker projects, immediate results, and both block and text editors for learners at different levels. Participant Requirements: growth mindset and a web browser!

1 CPE Credit | Eligible for GT Credit

3:40 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Reflection and Day 2 Wrap-Up

Conference Room