Welcome to our weekly review of news and events for Microsoft IT Academy members.

Microsoft IT Academy Public Website Has Been Redesigned

We hope you agree that the newly designed website provides clear messaging on the value of Microsoft IT Academy as told through the voice of the customers on video.  You will notice that the “Benefits” page features a cost comparison that really drives home the low cost/high value of the IT Academy program.  Check out the student videos on the “Certification” page and hear how certification is integral to bridging the skills gap. The navigation on the “Become a Member” page has been simplified and the purchase process is easier than ever.  Check it Out!  

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A Teacher’s Perspective:  Building Confidence Through Certification

Jason Majors, the Internet Marketing Academy Instructor at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida, USA, was our guest blogger last weekJason shared how IT Academy and certification provide students with the ability to achieve new goal, develop confidence in their skills and an academic experience that will follow them out of the classroom and throughout their lives.

Learn how Jason’s students achieved a 75% certification rate the first year with IT Academy!

Brazil:  Growing Economy, Real World Education

Professor of Education James G. Lengel, from Hunter College, City University, New York, made a recent trip to Brazil. Learn about his perspective on this country’s approach to education. 

 

Upcoming Education Events

Building Educator Capacity: Digital Literacy and Teaching with Technology

Virtual University Workshop Webcasts
Partners in Learning offers quality, ready-to-go professional development resources to enhance your current training offerings or create new ones. In this first of three webcasts, we will explore Level 100: Digital Literacy and Level 200: Teaching with Technology (TwT). Both provide ICT skills development in the context of education. 

 

Other Education News

Global Knowledge 2013 Skills & Salary Report

The 6th annual Skills & Salary Report incorporates the feedback of 12,000 IT Pros and compiles their real-world experiences about the value of certification and the impact it has on their career.  Share this valuable information with your students to help them plan for the future.

 

Share Your Success Story

How has IT Academy made a difference to you and your students?  We’d like to hear from you!  Share your inspiring story in a brief email with photos and your contact information to ITASuccessStories@microsoft.com.

 

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