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

 

Teacher Testimonial:  Advancing Middle School Students with Certification

Last week, Stephanie Boyett, a Microsoft IT Academy teacher at Ferry Pass Middle School in Pensacola, Florida was our guest blogger and shared how her middle school students are benefiting from certification.  Learn more about the difference certification is making to her young students.

Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator Program

The Innovative Expert Educator Program is Microsoft's exclusive one year program, created to recognize pioneering educators globally who are using technology to transform education. Learn more about the program and how to apply.

New MOS Exams Offer Real World Testing

Guest blogger, Professor James G. Lengel, professor at Hunter College School of Education, New York reported on the new Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam format and how it improves the testing process by incorporating real-world functionality.  Learn how you can prepare your students for the new MOS exams.

 

Other Education News

IT Academy Benefits Youth in Tough Job Markets

The relevant skills provided by IT Academy become even more important to students when job markets are negatively impacted. Check out the Microsoft UK’s HeadsUp YouTube channel and the most current video on Youth Opportunity and IT Careers.

 

Tell Us Your Story

Share Your Success Story

How has IT Academy made a difference to you and your students?  How are you implementing IT Academy resources in your classroom? Share your story and best practices in a brief email with photos and your contact information to ITASuccessStories@microsoft.com.

 

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