Fall 2013 Virtual Training

See the list below to view the upcoming virtual training opportunities. Multiple dates/times are offered to accommodate various schedules. All sessions will be recorded and available for anytime viewing. Schedules are listed in the link below each session description.


 Microsoft IT Academy:  IT Readiness

During this session we will discuss the requirements necessary to run the software and E-Learning courses associated with IT Academy (ITA) program, the following items will be discussed in detail:  Downloading and setting up the lab licenses in the classroom;  identifying, communicating, and mitigating any known firewalls that prevent access to the ITA E-Learning courses; unblocking key URL’s necessary to successfully run the IT Academy E-Learning courses  and identifying the Live ID identity creation process. Click the link below to view available dates and times and to register now:


Getting Started Teacher First Steps – Planning your MSITA Curriculum 

Learn best practices for using Microsoft IT Academy (MSITA) curriculum in the classroom. Learn where to locate and how to use all of the needed resources for your first day and first semester teaching MSITA. The session will cover the steps for getting started and strategies for certification testing. We will discuss how to access and utilize MOAC (Microsoft Official Academic Courseware), Lesson Plans, E-Learning, Projects and other resources. Teachers will leave this session with an understanding of how to pace learning in the classroom, and how to find the right balance of resources to achieve optimal student performance. Click the link below to view available dates and times and to register now:


 Getting Started with the Microsoft IT Academy Program

Join this session to learn all about the Microsoft IT Academy  (ITA)and the many tools and benefits now available to you! During this Live Meeting webinar, we will give you a high-level overview of the program, demonstrate how to access the benefits along   with a tour of the IT Academy websites, and a brief demonstration on how to set up an e-Learning course.  Click the link below to view available dates and times and to register now:


DreamSpark: Understanding and Activating your Benefit

Join this training to learn more about the DreamSpark benefit. With this benefit students and teachers have access to Microsoft’s key developer and designer tools and platforms for learning and research purposes. Some of the DreamSpark software titles include Windows Server 2012, SQL Server, Visual Studio 2012 Professional, Expression and the Kinect for Windows SDK. To learn more and understand the step by step activation steps please join us for this session. Click the link below to view available dates and times and to register now:


MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate): Preparing your Students for Certification

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) was designed specifically for high school students as a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. Providing your students MTA curriculum and the chance to earn a certification allows them to take their first step toward a career in technology. MTA is an industry-recognized certification for those pursuing a career path in IT infrastructure, database design, or software development using Microsoft technologies.  Click the link below to view available dates and times and to register now:


First Time Live Meeting Users

At least 30 minutes before the meeting,

If you experience any technical difficulties with the Live Meeting Client, please contact the Technical Support Team for real time assistance:  866-493-2825


Microsoft is hosting 2013-2014 IT Academy Webinar Series

It’s that time! Register now for the 2013-14 IT Academy Webinar Series, a free, monthly virtual event that provides the latest information on skills development, certifications and exams, training curriculum, best practices in the classroom and job opportunities. Sign up to take advantage of this year’s series, packed with insight and relevance that can help you stay in the know.

Each month’s webinar will focus on a set of topics that matter most to today’s educator…

  • September 12: Training with Technology: Using technology within the classroom to engage and motivate students
  • October 10: Guiding students down a path toward a successful career in technology
  • November 14: Delivering cloud-based, immersive learning experiences for your students
  • December 12: Advancing your skill set through professional development opportunities
  • January 9: Boosting students’ confidence and motivation to achieve their academic goals
  • February 13: Top ten classroom enhancements
  • March 13: Instruction Innovation: Next-generation classrooms
  • April 10: Countdown to Graduation: Motivating your students to go the last mile
  • May 8: The Road Ahead: Taking technology to the next level
  • June 12: Deploying IT Academy 101: A guide for benefits administrators

View the monthly webinar agenda for more details.

Q. Why are IT Academy Webinars a worthwhile investment of my time?
A. You gain access to technology education “insider information” that can help inform and shape your curriculum, and help students get the skills they need for today’s marketplace. Register now to receive updates about each webinar and reminders to tune in.

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