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  1. Microsoft IT Academy Program Getting Started with the IT Academy Virtual Training 8-2012

  2. Agenda What is the Microsoft IT Academy Program? 1 Who is using the IT Academy Program? IT Academy Benefit Overview 2 Tour of the IT Academy websites: Member, Instructor and Student 3 How to create an access code in E-Learning 4 5

  3. What? Technology Education Solution Why? Bridging the Gap Who? Accredited academic institutions

  4. IT ACADEMY GROWTH 10,400 IT ACADEMIES GLOBALLY 160 COUNTRIES 10,400 IT ACADEMIES GLOBALLY 160 COUNTRIES North Carolina First state-wide IT Academy adoption across all North Carolina High Schools Washington Second state-wide IT Academy adoption across all Washington High Schools 703 628 Virginia Third state-wide IT Academy adoption across all Virginia High Schools Hawaii Fourth state-wide IT Academy adoption across all Hawaii libraries 374 52

  5. IT ACADEMY GROWTH 10,400 IT ACADEMIES GLOBALLY 160 COUNTRIES Netherlands Covers every secondary school, every college, and every university, countrywide Netherlands Covers every secondary school, every college, and every university, countrywide North Carolina First state-wide IT Academy adoption across all North Carolina High Schools Puerto Rico Every middle school nationwide! Washington Second state-wide IT Academy adoption across all Washington High Schools Puerto Rico Every middle school nationwide! 703 628 406 406 950 950 UAE Every secondary school nationwide! UAE Every secondary school nationwide! Virginia Third state-wide IT Academy adoption across all Virginia High Schools Hawaii Fourth state-wide IT Academy adoption across all Hawaii libraries India Engineering and Computer Science Colleges across the country India Engineering and Computer Science Colleges across the country 650 650 250 250 374 52

  6. The Microsoft IT Academy provides students with the future ready technology skills they need to be successful in college and a career. Skills that enable them to collaborate, communicate, and be critical thinkers, innovators, problem solvers and citizens of a global economy.

  7. TECHNOLOGY SKILLS 2012-2020 More than 50% of today’s jobs require some technology skills, and experts say that percentage will increase to 77% in the next decade. Jobs requiring IT skills (%) 2012 2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics

  8. Microsoft IT Academy Program Objective Empower academic institutions to help students achieve industry recognized skills and reach their career potential through high-quality training and certification. EMPLOYERS WANT: TEACHERS WANT: INSTITUTIONS WANT: STUDENTS WANT: IT Academy delivers digital content solutions IT Academy delivers certified job candidates IT Academy delivers low cost volume licensing IT Academy delivers 21st Century Skills

  9. ITA Program Benefits Empowering academic institutions to help students achieve industry recognized skills and reach their career potential through high-quality training and certification.

  10. Microsoft IT Academy Benefits FOR EDUCATORS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Career development path for ongoing technology skills Career development path for ongoing technology skills Validate Knowledge Demonstrate Commitment Competitive Edge Validate Knowledge Member Web site MCT Membership Curriculum for all Curriculum for all Digital Literacy Curriculum Resources Certification Starter Kit Curriculum Resources Digital Literacy Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Low cost academic pricing Low cost academic pricing Logos and Posters FAQ Training Lesson Plans Test Banks E-Learning Students Staff Staff Faculty E-Learning E-reference E-reference • Curriculum • Lab Resources • Professional Development • Certification • Resources and Partnership Curriculum Curriculum Lab Resources Professional Development Professional Development Certification Certification Resources and Partnership Partnership with Microsoft

  11. Microsoft IT Academy Benefits FOR EDUCATORS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Career development path for ongoing technology skills Career development path for ongoing technology skills Validate Knowledge Demonstrate Commitment Competitive Edge Validate Knowledge Member Web site MCT Membership Curriculum for all Curriculum for all Digital Literacy Curriculum Resources Certification Starter Kit Curriculum Resources Digital Literacy Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Low cost academic pricing Low cost academic pricing Logos and Posters FAQ Training Lesson Plans Test Banks E-Learning Students Staff Staff Faculty E-Learning E-reference E-reference • Curriculum • Lab Resources • Professional Development • Certification • Resources and Partnership Curriculum Curriculum Lab Resources Professional Development Professional Development Certification Certification Resources and Partnership Partnership with Microsoft

  12. Microsoft IT Academy Benefits FOR EDUCATORS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Career development path for ongoing technology skills Career development path for ongoing technology skills Validate Knowledge Demonstrate Commitment Competitive Edge Validate Knowledge Member Web site MCT Membership Curriculum for all Curriculum for all Digital Literacy Curriculum Resources Certification Starter Kit Curriculum Resources Digital Literacy Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Low cost academic pricing Low cost academic pricing Logos and Posters FAQ Training Lesson Plans Test Banks E-Learning Students Staff Staff Faculty E-Learning E-reference E-reference • Curriculum • Many of the IT Academy Curriculum resources have been mapped to your State’s Standards and Objectives. Curriculum Curriculum Lab Resources Professional Development Professional Development Certification Certification Resources and Partnership Partnership with Microsoft

  13. The Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum provides essential computing skills for learners new to computing CURRICULUM IN THE BOX Digital Literacy E-learning Lesson plans Technologies Computer Basics E-reference The Internet and WWW • Digital Literacy can be used as a remedial tool for some students and as a means of exploring new topics for others. • Digital Literacy includes E-learning and assessments so students can skip concepts they have mastered and focus on the topics they need to round out their skills set. Productivity Programs Academic Curriculum (MOAC) Security and Privacy Professional Curriculum (MOC) Digital Lifestyles

  14. Microsoft Digital Literacy Welcome to the Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work. Standard Courses Learn about computer basics, the internet, productivity programs, security, privacy, and digital lifestyles. Basic Course Learn the value of computers in society and how to use a mouse and keyboard. Digital Literacy Certificate Test Pass this test to get a personalized certificate showing you have learned the basics of using computers! Advanced Courses Learn about creating an e-mail account and a great resume, searching the Web, and social networking. Quisque fringilla

  15. Digital Literacy Standard Courses Computer Basics The Internet and the World Wide Web English French Spanish Hindi Malayalam Brazilian Portuguese Arabic Russian Learn the fundamentals of computing, components of a computer, operating system basics, and how to use a mouse and a keyboard Learn how to connect to people and resources around the world. Productivity Programs Security and Privacy Learn the risks and threats to computer security and privacy so that you can understand and prevent them. Learn the fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and database programs used in business, in education, and at home. Certificate Test Digital Lifestyles Learn how digital audio, video, and photography, and other technologies are creating new career opportunities and shaping the world we live in. Take this test to receive a learning plan. Pass this test to get a personalized certificate showing you have learned computer basics!

  16. Instructor Resources Classroom Setup Guide Here’s a guide to using Digital Literacy in a classroom or lab, with an easy to follow guide for fast setup. Test Item File Curriculum Packages Instructors Manual Motivate and challenge your students with these bonus test questions. Build quizzes or tests to meet your needs. Deploy the curriculum to your Learning Management System (LMS) using these SCORM download packages. Learn how to design classes that include lectures, reviews, and hands on activities for your students. ? Contact Us Frequently Asked Questions Case Studies Print Student Certificates Technical difficulties? Have an idea or suggestion? Want our quarterly newsletter? Tap here :) Chances are, you’re not the first one to ask! Browse the questions and answers to your Digital Literacy questions. Learn best practices and be inspired by stories of Digital Literacy in action, in schools and community centers. Quickly and easily print new custom Digital Literacy Certificates for students.

  17. CURRICULUM IN THE BOX The Microsoft E-Learning curriculum provides unlimited access to up to 250 courses aligning with Microsoft IT Academy programs Digital Literacy E-learning Lesson plans Technologies Office 2010 | Windows7 E-reference Windows Server Exchange Server • E-Learning provides students with more hands-on practice through a multimedia learning experience. • Educators can select E-Learning courses, create access codes for the classroom, manage group-level messaging, and access usage reports for each of their classes. Academic Curriculum (MOAC) SQL Server | ASP.NET Visual Studio Professional Curriculum (MOC) Microsoft Dynamics

  18. No Access Codes Required

  19. Student View

  20. CURRICULUM IN THE BOX Ready-to-use, customizable lesson plans including links to relevant ITA E-Learning and free demos and videos Digital Literacy E-learning Lesson plans Technologies Office 2010 E-reference Microsoft SharePoint • Connects to E-Learning and Certification, and included project-based learning projects • Allows students to use project-based learning activities to demonstrate and practice skills on Microsoft technologies. Windows Server Academic Curriculum (MOAC) Expression Web Professional Curriculum (MOC) Windows 7

  21. How to Use Lesson Plans Go through objectives and demonstrations with students Go through MS Exercises and Projects as guided practice independent practice Lesson Quizzes and Elements questions for assessments

  22. CURRICULUM IN THE BOX E-reference provides digital access for educators to over 700 technology books, searchable by topic, technology, and subject Digital Literacy E-learning Lesson plans Technologies Office & Productivity | Database & Reporting E-reference Applications & OS • e-book format published on topics to teach in the classroom as well as leverage for professional development • Can be used as a standalone self-study course or as supplementary to classroom instruction Academic Curriculum (MOAC) Entertainment & Gaming Web Apps & Services Professional Curriculum (MOC) Home Network & Security

  23. CURRICULUM IN THE BOX The Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) series, delivers a complete learning and teaching framework developed specifically for use in an academic setting. Digital Literacy E-learning Lesson plans Technologies Microsoft Office E-reference Windows Client and Server SQL Server Academic Curriculum (MOAC) • Plan, prepare, and conduct hands‐on classes covering Microsoft technologies. • Includes textbooks, lab manuals, online labs and practice certification exams for specific titles Visual Studio Professional Curriculum (MOC) MTA

  24. CURRICULUM IN THE BOX Microsoft Official Courseware (MOC) is instructor led training intended for IT professionals and developers who build, support, and implement solutions by using Microsoft products and technologies Digital Literacy E-learning Lesson plans E-reference Technologies Academic Curriculum (MOAC) • Opportunity to learn and experience hands-on Microsoft technologies • MOC includes student workbook, lab setup guide, instructor guide, and hands-on labs to help prepare students for the given technology. • Maps to Microsoft Technology Specialist, IT Professional, and Professional Developer certification exams. Professional Curriculum (MOC)

  25. Additional Resources For Your Students • Ribbon Hero • Office Training • Office YouTube Better Together + Some Projects eLearning Certification Pre-assess Post-assess Lesson Plans • Additional Resources For You • eReference • Office Training • Interactive Guides • LCDS • Learning Suite E-Reference

  26. Microsoft IT Academy Benefits Provide: • Microsoft IT Academy and English I Paired Course • Microsoft IT Academy and Earth Science • Endless possibilities…. • Flexibility • Customization • New ideas • New Opportunities in the classroom

  27. Microsoft IT Academy Benefits FOR EDUCATORS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Career development path for ongoing technology skills Career development path for ongoing technology skills Validate Knowledge Demonstrate Commitment Competitive Edge Validate Knowledge Member Web site MCT Membership Curriculum for all Curriculum for all Digital Literacy Curriculum Resources Certification Starter Kit Curriculum Resources Digital Literacy Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Low cost academic pricing Low cost academic pricing Logos and Posters FAQ Training Lesson Plans Test Banks E-Learning Students Staff Staff Faculty E-Learning E-reference E-reference • Curriculum • Lab Resources • Professional Development • Certification • Resources and Partnership Curriculum Curriculum Lab Resources Professional Development Professional Development Certification Certification Resources and Partnership Partnership with Microsoft

  28. Lab Resources • Lab Licenses • Free Office 2010 Lab Licenses per High School- for more information contact your State DOE. • DreamSpark • 1 Free Subscription per High School • Top developer and designer software available at no charge for your school lab machines, such as: AutoCollage, Expression, Robotics Developer Studio, Songsmith Academic, SQL Server, Virtual PC, Visual Studio, Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Development Kit ,Windows Server, XNAGame Studio • Available on students and teachers personal computers • Create for Xbox Live, Kinect, and more

  29. Microsoft IT Academy Benefits FOR EDUCATORS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Career development path for ongoing technology skills Career development path for ongoing technology skills Validate Knowledge Demonstrate Commitment Competitive Edge Validate Knowledge Member Web site MCT Membership Curriculum for all Curriculum for all Digital Literacy Curriculum Resources Certification Starter Kit Curriculum Resources Digital Literacy Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Low cost academic pricing Low cost academic pricing Logos and Posters FAQ Training Lesson Plans Test Banks E-Learning Students Staff Staff Faculty E-Learning E-reference E-reference • Curriculum • Lab Resources • Professional Development • Certification • Resources and Partnership Curriculum Curriculum Lab Resources Professional Development Professional Development Certification Certification Resources and Partnership Partnership with Microsoft

  30. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The Teaching with Technology Curriculum is online learning that helps educators integrate ICT into their teaching and learning practice Teaching with Technology Microsoft Innovative Educator Courses MOS Teacher Starter Kit Why Does the UNESCO ICT CFT Promote Technology Literacy? Selecting ICT Resources to Support Curriculum Outcomes How Technology and Pedagogy Mix Using Basic ICT Tools to Support Teaching and Learning Organize and Manage the Use of ICT in the Classroom Technology Literacy and Your Professional Development • Aligned to the global standards of the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (UNESCO ICT-CFT), Technology Literacy Approach. • Created to help set a foundation beyond learning to use technology tools. MCT Membership MTA Teacher Starter Kit

  31. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) program provides trainers the opportunity to deepen and expand their skills on integrating technology in their teacher training to positively impact teaching and learning Teaching with Technology Microsoft Innovative Educator MOS Teacher Starter Kit Technologies Office 2010 MCT Membership • Teacher trainers gain access to hours of professional development materials deliverable to teachers • Focus is on learning activities that lead to students learning 21st century skills MTA Teacher Starter Kit Project Based Learning Office 365 OneNote Windows 7

  32. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Teacher Starter Kit enables world-recognized standards-based certification credentials PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Teaching with Technology Microsoft Innovative Educator MOS Teacher Starter Kit MTA Teacher Starter Kit Technologies Microsoft Office MCT Membership • Teachers have a better understanding of the products and the certification process, because they are certified. • 10 MOS exam vouchers provided annually for educator professional development. Word, Excel, PowerPoint Access Outlook SharePoint

  33. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Teacher Starter Kit enables world-recognized standards-based certification credentials Teaching with Technology Microsoft Innovative Educator MOS Teacher Starter Kit Technologies Windows Fundamentals MTA Teacher Starter Kit Software Development MCT Membership Database Administration • Exam Review Kits are available to assist educators in implementing MTA in the classroom. • 20 MTA exam vouchers provided annually for educator professional development Networking and Security Mobile, Gaming, and HTML 5 Application Dev

  34. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) provides tools, resources, and other benefits to help Microsoft IT Academy educators thrive as both technologists and educators Teaching with Technology Microsoft Innovative Educator MOS Teacher Starter Kit Access to MST Download Center MTA Teacher Starter Kit Trainer Preparation MCT Membership Microsoft E-Learning • One voucher to cover Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) application fee for one qualified faculty member. • 25% discount on all additional MCT membership requests. MCT community MCT Certification Requirements

  35. Microsoft IT Academy Benefits FOR EDUCATORS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Career development path for ongoing technology skills Career development path for ongoing technology skills Validate Knowledge Demonstrate Commitment Competitive Edge Validate Knowledge Member Web site MCT Membership Curriculum for all Curriculum for all Digital Literacy Curriculum Resources Certification Starter Kit Curriculum Resources Digital Literacy Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Low cost academic pricing Low cost academic pricing Logos and Posters FAQ Training Lesson Plans Test Banks E-Learning Students Staff Staff Faculty E-Learning E-reference E-reference • Curriculum • Lab Resources • Professional Development • Certification • Resources and Partnership Curriculum Curriculum Lab Resources Professional Development Professional Development Certification Certification Resources and Partnership Partnership with Microsoft

  36. Certification All IT Academy Curriculum formats prepare for certification Training Lab Exam Exam MCSE Master Master ReCert Exam Exam MCSA Expert Expert Exam Exam Associate Specialist Information Worker Track IT Professional Track

  37. MOS Certification Progression Testing with Certiport – MS Partner MASTER EXPERT CORE • Validated through multiple specialist and expert exams • Validates breadth and depth of Office suite skills • Word Expert, Excel Expert, PPT, & Outlook or Access Microsoft Office Specialist MASTER • Computer Based Hands-on Exams • Word and Excel Only • Validates advanced Office skills (depth) Microsoft Office Specialist EXPERT • Computer Based Hands-on Exams • Focuses on single Office suite product • Validates Office skills (what & how) • Any Single Exam on 1 Office Product = MOS Microsoft Office SPECIALIST

  38. Tips for Certification Success • Take the exam yourself utilizing free voucher offers • Hands-on, hands-on, hands-on • Use the week before the certification exam to review and prep students for exam using demonstrations and performance driven tasks • Practice testing with a clock displayed on the desktop to get students accustomed to timed exams • Pair up students who pass with students who do not to mentor • If student does not pass, look at their certification report and see which competency they need to work on before retesting

  39. Microsoft IT Academy Benefits FOR EDUCATORS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Career development path for ongoing technology skills Career development path for ongoing technology skills Validate Knowledge Demonstrate Commitment Competitive Edge Validate Knowledge Member Web site MCT Membership Curriculum for all Curriculum for all Digital Literacy Curriculum Resources Certification Starter Kit Curriculum Resources Digital Literacy Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Low cost academic pricing Low cost academic pricing Logos and Posters FAQ Training Lesson Plans Test Banks E-Learning Students Staff Staff Faculty E-Learning E-reference E-reference • Curriculum • Lab Resources • Professional Development • Certification • Resources and Partnership Curriculum Curriculum Lab Resources Professional Development Professional Development Certification Certification Resources and Partnership Partnership with Microsoft

  40. MICROSOFT IT ACADEMY PROGRAM MARKETING BENEFITS INCLUDE: Resources | Partnership Private Members Site – all program information, support, and resources in one place A listing in the online IT Academy locator for discovery by millions of potential students Welcome Kit Monthly IT Academy Newsletters keeping ITAs up-to-date with offers and best practices Download and print co-branded ‘Certificate of Completion’ certificates for students Marketing Collateral: posters, datasheets, videos to help promote your ITA membership Marketing campaigns, offers for teachers & students and early visibility to IDC research & white papers Regional support center for program enquiries and assistance

  41. RECAP

  42. Microsoft IT Academy Benefits FOR EDUCATORS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Academic Pricing on MCP exam Vouchers Career development path for ongoing technology skills Career development path for ongoing technology skills Validate Knowledge Demonstrate Commitment Competitive Edge Validate Knowledge Member Web site MCT Membership Curriculum for all Curriculum for all Digital Literacy Curriculum Resources Certification Starter Kit Curriculum Resources Digital Literacy Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Beginner to advanced full spectrum curriculum Low cost academic pricing Low cost academic pricing Logos and Posters FAQ Training Lesson Plans Test Banks E-Learning Students Staff Staff Faculty E-Learning E-reference E-reference • Curriculum • Lab Resources • Professional Development • Certification • Resources and Partnership • Decide where you want to begin… Curriculum Curriculum Lab Resources Professional Development Professional Development Certification Certification Resources and Partnership Partnership with Microsoft

  43. Miscellaneous Information

  44. All IT Academy Sites require a Microsoft account to access the site. Microsoft account

  45. There is a IT Readiness component to the IT Academy Program. You will need to create a working relationship with your IT Department and work together to get computers labs prepared to run the IT Academy Program.

  46. Important contact information: • IT Academy Customer Support: • Hours: 9:30am - 8:30pm EST Phone: 1-800-508-8454 • *You will need to validate your identify by answering 3 of the 6 questions: • ITA member ID number • ITA School Name • School Address • School Phone Number • Program Administrator (principal) Email Address • Program Administrators (principal/school)Phone Number • Email: acadsupp@microsoft.comexpect 24-48 hour response time