Microsoft at TCEA 2015 – February 2-6, 2015


TCEA 2015 Convention & Exposition
February 2 – 6, 2015
Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez. Austin, Texas

Join Microsoft at the Texas Computer Education Association Annual Conference & Exposition. Passionate teachers, campus and district leaders unite at this annual event to gather and share the latest trends and best practices for creating engaging classrooms that excite today's active and inspired learners. More than 8,000 attendees from across the state, country and internationally attend the annual conference and will hear from two great keynote speakers, Bill Nye and Fredi Lajvardi. Microsoft is participating as a Premier Sponsor and will provide on-site trainings and an interactive experience in the exposition.

Microsoft Booth

 Microsoft will be on the show floor – Booth #2139 – throughout the duration of the conference exhibiting our latest devices. Come learn more about Office 365 for Education, OneNote, and Office Mix from our product specialists as well as fellow educators who use these technologies in amazing ways.

Microsoft OneNote

Check out Microsoft OneNote Class Notebooks – a framework for teaching and learning with OneNote and Office 365. Use it as a way to take notes during the sessions at ISTE or back in the classroom to plan your lessons, organize materials and interactive with your students.

  • Download OneNote for FREE on all your devices – www.OneNote.com
  • Try FREE bite-sized interactive Teacher Training for OneNote in Education
  • Read OneNote in Education Blog for the latest news and stories
  • Install the OneNote Class Notebook app for Office 365 Education

Microsoft Experience Center (MEC)

Join us for a different kind of meeting, a Microsoft Experience Center (MEC). At a MEC we provide a skilled facilitator to walk you through everyday education-related scenarios using the latest Microsoft online services and some of the newest PCs, phones and tablet devices on the market to deliver invaluable insights into how Microsoft can immediately help accelerate and improve learning and meet student needs.

Whether you are experiencing it for the first time, or rediscovering, come see how Microsoft can transform your institution through technology. No slides, no scripts, just you experiencing for yourself what's possible.

You can register on-site at the Microsoft Booth.

Pre-conference Workshops, Training Sessions and On Site Certifications

We are delighted to offer hands-on training delivered by our Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts. In addition, we will be offering onsite testing and certifications through IT Academy.

Date

Start

End

Room

Presenter

Session title and description

 

Microsoft Train the Teacher Academy – All-Day, 2-Days

 

Monday, February 2 and Tuesday, February 3, 2015

8:00 AM

4:30 PM

SO 12

Jennifer Mitchell and
Lisa Simmons

Microsoft Train the Trainer. This in-depth, hands-on, two-day academy gives educator trainers the opportunity to learn from each other and discover how to utilize the Microsoft Educator Professional Development curricula, products, and services to build educator capacity and improve student acquisition of 21st century skills.

Microsoft Teacher Academies – Premium 3-Hour Hands-on Workshops

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

8:00 AM

11:00 AM

5A

Bradley Smrstick and
Joshua Sawyer

Reimagine Teaching and Learning with Windows 8.1. Come explore tools and technologies that energize and engage educators and students. Get the most out of Windows 8.1 and discover how the latest devices and software work together to unleash 21st century learning.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

1:30 PM

3:00 PM

4BC

David Squires

The Ultimate Collaboration Tool: An Introduction to OneNote. In this hands-on workshop, educators will develop the basic skills needed to use OneNote as a productivity tool for themselves and their students.

Friday, February 6, 2015

8:00 AM

9:30 AM

9C

Bradley Smrstick and
Joshua Sawyer

In the Cloud with Office 365. Lync provides a medium for meeting virtually for parent conferences, team or student meetings, or touching base with struggling students. Time-saving tricks for Outlook and Calendar, strategies for staying organized, and file sharing with OneDrive and Office Online will be discussed.

Microsoft Teacher Academy – Basic 50-Minute Long Sessions – All Sessions in Room 1

 

The Ultimate Collaboration Tool – OneNote

With Microsoft OneNote, you can create digital notebooks that support academic standards and education outcomes across disciplines and tasks, such as writing, reading, mathematics, science, history, CTE, and elective courses. Students may use OneNote across content areas and grade levels, and use OneNote to compile and organize unstructured information, research, and content. OneNote also supports research, collaboration, information management, communication, note taking, journaling, reflective writing, and academic requirements.

Pick a session that works for you:

Date

Start

End

Room

Presenter

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

Room 1

Gloria Wood

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Room 1

Joshua Sawyer

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Room 1

Maria Turner

Thursday, February 5, 2015

1:15 PM

2:15 PM

Room 1

Maria Turner

Thursday, February 5, 2015

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Room 1

David Squires

Friday, February 6, 2015

9:15 AM

10:15 AM

Room 1

Jennifer Mitchell

 

30 Free Microsoft Tools in 60 minutes
Come for a whirlwind ride through 30 free tools from Microsoft. Find out about Photosynth, Photo Gallery, Chronozoom, Microsoft Math, AutoCollage, Songsmith and many more. Learn how these tools can engage students and be used in a problem-based learning environment.

Pick a session that works for you:

Date

Start

End

Room

Presenter

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

9:15 AM

10:15 AM

Room 1

Maria Turner

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2:30 PM

3:30 PM

Room 1

Joshua Sawyer

Thursday, February 5, 2015

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Room 1

Bradley Smrstick

Thursday, February 5, 2015

3:45 PM

4:45 PM

Room 1

Joshua Sawyer

Friday, February 6, 2015

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

Room 1

Maria Turner

 

Are you in the MIX? 
Turn your PowerPoint presentation into an interactive online lesson? Cool! We call this a mix. Everything you need to create and share your mix is included – right there inside PowerPoint. Add audio and video of yourself giving your presentation or add a video from elsewhere, write on slides as you talk to your students/colleagues, insert quizzes, practice exercises, and more – all from within PowerPoint. It’s like an AWESOME screencast.

Pick a session that works for you:

Date

Start

End

Room

Presenter

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

Room 1

Maria Turner

Thursday, February 5, 2015

9:15 AM

10:15 AM

Room 1

Joshua Sawyer

The Cloud Wars
What is the Cloud, and how do I ride? This session will explore several options using cloud technology, Pros & Cons, and how some cloud technologies can transform the classroom for collaboration projects.

Pick a session that works for you:

Date

Start

End

Room

Presenter

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

1:15 PM

2:15 PM

Room 1

Lisa Simmons

Thursday, February 5, 2015

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

Room 1

Lisa Simmons

 

Office 365 in the Classroom
Office 365 provides virtually anywhere access to familiar Office tools, free e-mail, sites, online document editing and storage, IM, and video conferencing for students, faculty, and staff – and it is FREE to your district. In addition, your district may be eligible to provide Office to your students for their HOME USE.

Pick a session that works for you:

Date

Start

End

Room

Presenter

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

3:45 PM

4:45 PM

Room 1

Jennifer Mitchell

Thursday, February 5, 2015`

2:30 PM

3:30 PM

Room 1

Jennifer Mitchell

Additional Microsoft Sessions in the Best Buy Booth

  • February 4th, Wednesday at12:30PM
    Getting Started with OneNote in the Classroom
    In this introductory session we will highlight some of the basic features of OneNote. See how OneNote is a powerful and flexible collaboration tool for educators and students. Explore best practices, lesson examples and exciting ways that OneNote can transform the way you interact with your students, colleagues and the community.
  • February 5th, Thursday at 12:30P
    OneNote: The Ultimate Collaboration Tool
    In this session we will explore how you can use features and tools to set up your OneNote to be the ultimate 21st century collaboration tool. You will experience how the OneNote Class Notebook Creator makes it easy for teachers to create, collaboration, manage, and assess student activities. Come see why OneNote is best collaboration tool that lets students type, ink, speak, and video their notes off-line or in the cloud.
  • February 5th, Thursday at 3:00PM
    Project Based Learning Through OneNote
    Students today learn by doing real-world activities. See how you can use OneNote to design project-based learning activities to help your students discover learning through problem solving and authentic scenarios. See why OneNote is the perfect tool for students to organize their thoughts and collaborate with others. OneNote teaches students 21st century skills to help them become career and college ready.

Office 365 in the Classroom

Comments (1)

  1. regan222 says:

    Had a great time with Microsoft at TCEA2015
    OneNote is a great education app. Thanks for sponsoring our convenion.

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