Our last day as a tour group brought us to the Microsoft Technology Centre in Alpharetta, Georgia. Travis Smith, Australia’s National Education Specialist hosted our group and introduced us to his colleagues from the Worldwide Education team; Dr Cathy Cavanaugh, Director of Teaching and Learning and Wole Moses, Americas Business Development Manager for Education.
Cathy began by presenting an overview of Microsoft in Education and their vision of the future of education. The session highlighted ways Microsoft in Education aims to lead effective engaging learning environments where teachers are empowered to focus on student and professional learning.
Cathy and Wole went on to showcase Microsoft in Education programs and products, exemplar scenarios and schools, supports for integration, and evidence for learning in a variety of educational settings that focused on collaboration, gamification, project based learning, data analytics and assessment.
Throughout the briefing and in the closing session AISWA delegates were invited to share their experiences, ask questions and engage in meaningful discussions.