Enhancing 21st Skills using Microsoft Tools

Office 365 for Education‘21st century skills” are the skills that today’s students will need to be successful in this ever changing world and include communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, social and emotional intelligence, technological literacy and problem solving. Learn how to develop and enhance 21st century skills in your classroom using Microsoft’s Office 365 tools in conjunction with the Microsoft Educator Community portal.’

Course Modules
  1. Introduction to Office 365 Education and the Microsoft Educator Community portal
  2. Office 365 Tools to help support numeracy and literacy – Word, Excel, Sway, PowerPoint & Office Mix
  3. Use OneNote to create lessons, collaborate and support students with literacy.
  4. ICT and School Self Evaluation (SSE) – The Bigger Picture
  5. Developing 21st century skills in your classroom
Technical Requirements

All our courses require broadband Internet access (Min of 2mb recommended) and participants need to be familiar with using the internet, downloading and installing software.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to introduce teachers to creative ways of developing 21st century skills such as collaboration, skilled communication, problem solving, knowledge construction and use of ICT for learning. Participants will exposed to variety of Office 365 tools and resources to support the development of these skills and have the opportunity to reflect and assess their use of ICT in their classrooms. Participants will also explore ways they can change their own practice to focus on students using technology to support their own learning and the development of their 21st century skills.

Expected Outcomes

Participants will be aware of the key 21st Century Skills: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, social and emotional intelligence, technological literacy and problem solving and understand how these relate to the key skills framework. Participants will learn how technology use can enhance opportunities to develop 21st century skills and assist in the creation challenging tasks that will motivate their students.

Course Duration

Face-to face workshops: July 3rd- 5th – Microsoft, Sandyford, Dublin
Online: July 6th to August 25th

This is a blended course, with face-to-face workshops July 3rd- 5th in Microsoft, Sandyford, Dublin (9.30 – 2.30) and online at cpd.teachnet.ie, anytime between July 6th and August 25th.  Participants are required to attend all workshops and engage meaningfully with online content for approximately 8 hours. Whilst participation and engagement with the course content will be primarily judged on the quality of their contributions, an attendance roll will be kept and a log of their time spent working online will be kept.

Cost:€49 | Enrol | Current Courses