Join us January 30th for Hack the Classroom, a digital event

Are you looking to be more innovative in the classroom? Creative? Inspired?

On January 30th, Microsoft is bringing together inspiring "education hackers" to help put a spark in your classroom. Microsoft's Hack the Classroom is a free, digital event for educators and school leaders designed to provide insights into the latest trends in education so you can make your teaching more creative and compelling.

Educators who attend Hack the Classroom will leave with new ideas and tools to incorporate into their classroom, helping their students achieve more. Hear from Hadi Partovi (founder of and Dale Dougherty (founder of MAKE Magazine), who have hacked learning spaces across the globe, providing experiences for students that allow them to improve computational thinking, critical thinking skills, and creativity.

Rafranz Davis (Executive Director of Professional and Digital Learning for Lufkin ISD) will share how Minecraft can change the way we think about learning, creativity in learning, critical thinking, and collaboration.

We will also take a deep look inside two classrooms where teachers are using technology in innovative ways to gain more instructional time with their students and promote student-centered learning environments.

Find out how Jeff Kash, middle school social studies teacher:

  • Gains back instructional time at the beginning of class by using tools that allow his students to be self-starters
  • Organizes content so his students can focus on the learning
  • Provides real-time feedback so that students can work to mastery
  • Easily revises units and lessons for the following year

See how Leah Obach went from not knowing anything about coding, to using it in her grade 1 classroom so her students can:

  • Practice multiple subject areas to improve literacy skills
  • Demonstrate leadership and inspire global and digital citizenship
  • Develop tenacity and grit as they persist working on a task that isn't easy and requires multiple attempts to complete successfully

We're bringing these trailblazers in education to you to spark a two-way dialogue. Hear their stories and ask them questions through live Q&A while connecting with other educators around the world. Don't miss it! Sign up now for this free digital event happening January 30, 2016.

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