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What's on - in the Microsoft Classroom


Keen to learn more about embedding Microsoft Technologies in your Teaching and Learning? Check out our Professional Development sessions for educators from K-12, University and TAFE in our Microsoft Classroom below.

Discover just how many tools Microsoft has to offer for creating the ultimate teaching and learning environment within your school. And then, learn how these tools can be used across the curriculum to engage your students.

Create a one-stop-shop for everything digital in your school, so your students can focus on learning.


Microsoft's featured Keynote: What happens when you keep books off the booklist?

Microsoft's featured Keynote:
What happens when you keep books off the booklist?


Join Tamara Sullivan, Deputy Principal, Brisbane South State Secondary College, as she shares her experience of running a completely digital school.

Tamara will share her learning journey, the challenges, and practical strategies on how to streamline digital platforms using the stylus and Office 365 to support learning needs now, and in the future.


Session time: Tuesday 17 August, 8:55am





Education Technology, Trends & the Future for K-12 leaders


Join Microsoft’s K-12 Industry Executive, Travis Smith for a deep dive as we look back at what has shaped the educational technology landscape in Australia to uncover how we got here, as well as looking ahead to what the future holds.


Session time: Wednesday 18 August, 11:35am


 Trends & the Future






Sessions On Demand


Check out our On Demand sessions below that you can choose to watch

from the comfort of your home (or school).

Our Microsoft presenters will be on standby during the allocated

session times to answer your burning questions and discuss your tech needs.




Microsoft Classroom, Tuesday 17 August 2021

Panel discussion
Microsoft Classroom

What's New in EDU

Join Megan and Andrew in this What's New in Edu session where you will discover new features, new tools, and new content for teachers to implement in the Classroom!
Amanda Frampton
Microsoft Classroom

Creativity with Windows

Bring new realities into your classroom with Paint 3D. Learn how to create 3D structures and scenes and view them in Mixed Reality on your Windows PC. Learn how to weave downloadable or custom 3D objects and effects into videos to add dimension and pizza!! Incorporate Minecraft Builds into your units and export as 3D objects to interact with as well.
Steven Payne
Microsoft Classroom

Authentic assessments with Microsoft Teams

Did you know that Microsoft Teams has a variety of tools that keep assessments engaging for students and grading easy for teachers? In this session, we will cover creating, tracking, and reviewing assignments in a Class Team. We will also share top tips for checking student understanding and improving student outcomes with the feedback cycle.
Andrew Balzer
Microsoft Classroom

Microsoft 365 Apps - tips and tricks

Did you know that Office 365 is free for teachers and students? Office 365 has so many features in it an hour is simply not enough, but we will cover as much as we can including tips and tricks in Office 365 overall, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote and Microsoft Forms. If time allows, maybe some Sway as well. This session always surprises people with something they had no idea about or just makes them happy with all the features of Office 365. Everything discussed and demonstrated is free!
Steven Payne
Microsoft Classroom

Enriching the learning experience with Microsoft Edge

Make online learning easy, safe, and fun for students and teachers with the high performance and compatibility of the modern browser for education: Microsoft Edge. Increase accessibility using the Edge browser's built in tools and features; research and organise websites with collections; quickly share content with QR codes, use Math Solver to provide maths help online; and lots more!
Panel discussion
Microsoft Classroom

Minecraft and Esports

Playful learning is powerful learning as it bypasses student frustrations and incentivizes their willingness to take on new challenges. You don’t need to be a gamer or even very familiar to dive deeply with your students into creative and collaborative lessons across subjects and accessible across for all students.
last published: 16/Aug/21 10:05

Microsoft Classroom, Wednesday 18 August 2021

Nathan Richards
Microsoft Classroom

OneNote to Visible Learning

How can OneNote Class Notebook support your teaching through the lens of visible learning? Let's consider what OneNote can do to support students in their learning, allowing you as the educator to consider the impact these strategies might have on your teaching and how you think about the way you teach. See practical hands-on examples that align with strategies to maximize learning that engage students with OneNote content.
Mike Tholfsen
Microsoft Classroom

Reading Progress in MS Teams

Reading Progress in Teams supports students in building fluency through independent reading practice, educator review, and educator insights. Educators can upload a single reading fluency assignment or differentiate for their class’ many levels. Students read their passages out loud, creating an audio/video recording teachers can access and review at their convenience. We are excited to introduce Reading Progress as a resource to help build opportunities for students and educators to get back on track in a non-stigmatising and highly customisable way.
Troy Waller
Microsoft Classroom

Teacher collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Educators can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff – all from a single experience in Office 365 Education. This session will explore the use of Teams as educators and school staff.
Amanda Frampton
Microsoft Classroom

Go Team! Your Hybrid classroom made easy with Microsoft Teams

With Microsoft Teams, everything you need for your hybrid classroom is at your fingertips. In this session, explore the Teams dashboard, assignments, grades, and Insights as well as embedded apps for inclusivity and equity like Immersive Reader and Reading Progress.
Panel discussion
Microsoft Classroom

Supporting social and emotional learning with Microsoft tools

This course will help to introduce you to social and emotional learning and give you practical ways to use Microsoft tools such as Minecraft and Flipgrid to augment and enhance this learning in your school.
Panel discussion
Microsoft Classroom

Coding in Minecraft

Coding in Minecraft is an award-winning computer science credential program with supporting curriculum, delivered through Minecraft: Education Edition and hosted on Azure. Are you struggling to engage learners with a fun and immersive computer science curriculum? Do you want to validate your learners’ skills in coding? Join us to discover how easy it is to teach coding with Coding in Minecraft—an innovative and easy way for teachers from with limited coding experience to teach coding like a seasoned pro.
last published: 16/Aug/21 10:05



Meet our experts


Our Microsoft experts are ready to answer your burning questions

and discuss your tech needs during scheduled times.

Get insights into the latest education tech available, save teachers’ time and

provide better learning outcomes for students.


Andrew Balzer, Learning Delivery Specialist, Microsoft Australia

Peter Doherty, Product Manager, Prodigy Learning

Amanda Frampton, Learning Delivery Specialist, Microsoft Australia

Eimer Henderson, Account Manager, Prodigy Learning

Jason Lane, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft Australia

Steven Payne, Learning Delivery Specialist, Microsoft Australia

Nathan Richards, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft Australia

Mark Savery, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft Australia

Mike Tholfsen, Principal Group Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Megan Townes, Learning Delivery Specialist, Microsoft Australia

Troy Waller, Learning Delivery Specialist, Microsoft Australia

last published: 16/Aug/21 09:06 GMT


In partnership with Prodigy Learning, we’re delighted to offer free access to the Virtual Microsoft Digital Skills Certifications Testing Lab.

You have the chance to sit one of the brand-new Microsoft Certified Fundamentals certification exams including Data/AI/Cloud Skills in Azure, along with the highly sought-after Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Certified Educator exams.

Virtual Exam spaces are limited, so register now to secure your seat!


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