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Sparking 21st Century Learning with Technology

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Sparking 21st Century Learning with Technology

Presented by Dr. Michelle Zimmerman, Chief Innovative Teaching and Learning Sciences Officer, Renton Prep
Hosted by Tricia Van Hollebeke, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Office 365 Education, Microsoft

Sponsored by Microsoft Education

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Educators are well aware of the responsibility to prepare today’s students for an uncertain future. Cultivating transferable skills, such as communication, creativity, and critical thinking are essential for future success in school, work, and life. But with all the technology available to students and teachers, in can be difficult to know how to best leverage it to develop those critical 21st century skills.

In this edWebinar, follow Dr. Michelle Zimmerman’s journey on creating a 21st century classroom at her school. Hear how she enhanced communication and creativity by leveraging technology like Office 365 Education, and see how she transforms the typical art museum field trip to an interactive, engaging, and modern experience for all her students. This presentation will provide you with inspiration and practical details on ways you can utilize technology in your classroom to enhance 21st century skills.

Students and educators are eligible for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. All you need is a valid school email address. Get started today.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, and school leaders.

About the Presenter

Michelle Zimmerman, Chief Innovative Teaching and Learning Sciences Officer at Renton Prep School and author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning, received her Ph.D. in learning sciences and human development from the University of Washington. With 18 years in the classroom (PreK -10th), her students gained international recognition through global school visits hosting Ministries of Education and Delegates from China, Pakistan, Serbia, Australia, UK, Japan, Brazil, France, Germany, Croatia, Taiwan, Czech Republic, South Africa, New Zealand, Wales, Netherlands, and U.S.A. She co-designed Renton Prep and is part of the leadership team in the first group of 17 Global Schools as part of the Microsoft Flagship Schools program. Renton Prep has won multiple awards including FETC STEM Excellence in the top three STEM middle schools in the United States in 2016. She and her students have presented at educational technology conferences, such as Macmillan and Scientific American STEM Summit at New York Academy of Medicine and New York Academy of Sciences.


About the Host

For Tricia Van Hollebeke, education has been a long-time passion. She brings that passion to her position as a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft for Office 365 Education. She studied early childhood development and holds a Master of Arts in teaching from Marylhurst University. She’s worked with a range of students through a variety of roles from a pre-K teacher to a high school education coach. After moving to Denmark, Tricia had an opportunity to develop engaging classroom experiences for teachers and students around the world at LEGO Education. As an education specialist and product developer there, Tricia created LEGO sets and learning solutions for several curriculum areas including language arts, STEM, and robotics.


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Microsoft in Education’s mission is to empower every student and educator to achieve more. The core of this mission is to create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, stimulate development of essential life skills, and support educators in guiding and nurturing student passions.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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