Master Microsoft Teams for any learning environment

Intermediate
K-12 Educator
Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams makes teaching and learning easier with all your content, apps, and tools always there, in one place, designed to help teachers and students get the most out each day. This training will help you master Teams and enable you to teach other educators.

Learning objectives

  • Describe how the tools in Microsoft Teams assist educators and learners to get the most out of the classroom.

Prerequisites

None

Modules in this learning path

Besides the people, what makes up a team in Microsoft Teams? We examine the structure and components of a team that make Teams such an efficient place for Class, Staff and PLC Teams.

Education colleagues collaborate using Microsoft Teams PLC Teams and Staff Teams. PLC Teams are for Personal Learning Communities to engage in professional and personal growth. Staff Teams are designed for school faculties, departments, and district offices.

Staff Teams and PLC Teams in Microsoft Teams facilitate collaboration between professional colleagues and incorporate file sharing and organization.

Class Teams have all the tools educators need from course curriculum, down to daily lesson content, right to the details of the assignment workflow. Put another way, from introducing a topic to assessing it, everything has a place in Microsoft Teams. This module will demonstrate creating, distributing, collecting, and grading assignments. Microsoft Forms offers assessments built right into a Class Team. The feedback process in Teams is efficient for educators and meaningful for students. The grade book in Teams can integrate with many external grade book apps. Teams also offers Insights to track trends in students’ work and online behaviors. Those trends can include SEL components thanks to the Reflect app that can be added to Class Teams as well.

Microsoft Teams in educational settings is a hub for content and the centerpiece for collaboration. Teams facilitates communication between educators and students, families, colleagues, and the larger school community.

Discover new ways to create and share Microsoft Teams meetings that facilitate sharing different types of content from various sources. Explore the granular controls educators need while meeting students.

Did your school see radical shifts in technology implementation during the pandemic? Are you wondering how to take the best of the tools and techniques from pandemic learning and create sustainable practices that increase student engagement and instructional personalization? Blended learning isn't a new concept, but it's an instructional innovation that we're now uniquely positioned to adopt in our classrooms across the board in ways we may have previously found impractical. The influx of new technologies and incredible capacity for innovation that has been honed is ripe for transition into a classroom with the intentional flexibility of blended learning. Blended learning combines the best of whole-group instruction, independent learning, small group work, and assessment aided by authentic technology integration. This course walks you through the arc of blended learning models and offers specific technology tool examples to inspire your own plans.

Blending learning environments offers students the best of all worlds of learning. Blended learning incorporates direct instruction in a face-to-face setting, indirect online instruction, collaborative teaching, and individualized computer-assisted learning to ensure students grow along their own learning paths. This module is designed to help school leaders assess, implement, navigate, and sustain a blended learning environment in their schools in a quest to improve every student’s learning outcomes and ensure high student agency.