On Friday, March 24, Microsoft, in partnership with the New Jersey School Boards Association and SHI, is offering a free mini-conference from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The program will take place at the Microsoft Office located at 101 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ. This program is designed for school curriculum and IT staff, and other school leaders looking to learn more about software available through the NJSBA TEC Microsoft EES program.

Following is a list of the sessions that will be available:

Windows 10 Features and Deployment ​Learn about Windows 10 features and deployment strategies.

MineCraft: Education Edition How can your school use Minecraft to engage students? Get a look at the new Minecraft for Education Edition program.

New to O365 – Advanced Threat Protection and Enhanced Skype for Business Learn how Advanced Threat Protection can protect your organization and how the new Skype for Business functionality can become your communication strategy for mobile workers and learners.

Introduction to Azure for IT This session highlights how educational institutions across the country are using Azure for additional infrastructure, disaster recovery and even student coursework.

EMS Overview The Enterprise Mobility Suite is the fastest-growing technology in education because of mobile technology, and is part of the K12 bundle. Microsoft’s trusted EMS partners, the BT Pros will provide an overview of AADP, InTune and RMS so you will see how these technologies fit into your technology initiatives.

O365 for Administrators and Educators O365 for education has a rich set of free tools to empower district leaders, at all levels, to communicate and collaborate well. Explore the educational focus Microsoft has with PLC groups, Staff OneNote Notebook, Delve and Sway.

Microsoft Classroom and School Data Sync – Microsoft’s Newest Learning Technologies Explore Microsoft Classroom and see how it gives educators the ability to personalize learning, teach to mastery, and keep students organized. Used in conjunction with OneNote Classroom Notebook and Microsoft School Data Sync, institutions now have more free O365 tools to make their educators and learners successful.

OneNote Class Notebook – Personalization and Enhanced Feedback Learning Tool OneNote Classroom Notebook is Microsoft’s mobile learning solution that allows educators to personalize instruction and link assignments and grades to your learning management system.

Sway and Office Mix – Flip Your Class or Meeting with Microsoft’s Free Tools Sway and Office Mix are Microsoft’s free educational tools to equip educators with mobile learning tools to reach their learners anytime and on any device.

Registration This mini-conference is free, but you must reserve your seat online. For more information on the NJSBA TEC program, contact Lou Schimenti, NJSBA products and services specialist.