Microsoft Educator academy

K-12 Educator
School Leader
Microsoft Teams

Investing in teachers’ growth to help them be more effective is key to improving student learning. The reason: teacher quality has more impact on students than any school education program or policy does, and in fact, teacher effectiveness is the largest factor influencing student outcomes, outside of family background.

To transform education, it’s critical that all teachers, leaders and staff have the ability and capacity to continually evolve their methods and adopt new technologies as lifelong learners. Microsoft has developed many resources for educators and other school staff, whether they're classroom teachers, school leaders, or in other roles.

If an educator or school leader is new to Microsoft teaching and learning tools, this learning path we have curated will help get you started. Focused on best practice and some basics for facilitating a blended or hybrid learning environment, this is the first step in a professional growth journey. To unlock the Microsoft Educator badge, successfully complete this online through the Learn Educator Center, or through one of our training partners in an instructor-led setting.



Modules in this learning path

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.

This module explores accessibility through several foundational concepts. Learn to create an inclusive learning environment through consideration of each accessibility principle.

This module is designed for educators of all subject areas who want to empower students to utilize tools to unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs.

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.

Use PowerPoint Recorder to flip instruction, provide content for students outside of class, and help improve student outcomes.

Make learning more powerful and dynamic with Microsoft OneNote digital notebooks. Use OneNote to compile and organize information, research, and content; support research, collaboration, note taking, journaling, and reflection.