COVID-19 has impacted the lives of people around the world. Many schools around the world are making the difficult decision to temporarily close for the health and safety of students, educators, and staff. Given this, schools are looking for ways to keep students engaged and learning.
We want to support public health and safety by simplifying remote learning, and empowering educators with tech that helps foster a positive learning environment grounded in collaboration, creation, and connection. That’s why we’re providing Microsoft Teams for free to schools as part of Office 365 A1.
Microsoft Teams brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place. As a virtual meeting platform, Teams is designed to enable discussion, and its features allow for easy assignment distribution—no matter where people are located. Teams also helps school administrators and staff stay connected and allows for real-time sharing of announcements.
Here are examples from how Wellington College international, and Gold Coast School have achieved this. I found them both inspiring and informative, and I wanted to share it with people worldwide who may benefit from their experience. If you are thinking about similar options and are interested in learning more, I am happy to support you and your staff.
Read more on how to get started with Microsoft Teams to support your educational needs, here. In addition, you may find the upcoming webinar on "A Guide to Remote Learning" helpful that will take place on September 15 at 11 am.
A Guide to Remote Learning
Tuesday, September 15
11 am (UTC-4)
This is a challenging time for all of us, and we are committed to taking constructive steps to support those we serve. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know.
Thank you for your continued partnership.