Microsoft Education Shares New Vision Ahead Of 140 Sessions At ISTE 2017

ISTE 2017: Microsoft Gears Up For 140 New Sessions With Windows 10S To Empower Students of Today To Create The World of Tomorrow

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Earlier this month at an event in New York City, Microsoft Education unveiled their new vision for helping empower students of today to create the world of tomorrow. They shared an inclusive, immersive learning. They announced a new affordable line of devices and a new version of Windows 10 for education, inspired by students and called Windows 10S.

The new Windows 10S is feature packed and powering a new line of devices that have the bells and whistles of fully priced consumer devices, at rates affordable to education. Microsoft is aggressively competing with the Google Chromebook now with fully operational machines, including a new Surface laptop.

‘Many computers have a use in the classroom, but not all are built with students and educators in mind. We believe in the power of simplicity, which is why we’ve announced Windows 10 S, a bespoke version of Windows inspired by students and teachers. Windows 10 S, coming in time for the new school year, is designed to run only Windows Store apps verified for security by Microsoft, which makes software secure without compromising performance.” the company said.

Microsoft-EDU-2 Microsoft Education Shares New Vision Ahead Of 140 Sessions At ISTE 2017In addition to more power, better software and affordable pricing, deployment of these new devices is a breeze. Microsoft reported on their education blog that two teachers were able to deploy 24 Windows 10s machines in under an hour. Giving less time to set up and more time to explore.

Exploring is what teachers, administrators and technology implementers will do at ISTE 2017. Microsoft has been a great partner to ISTE for years. This year they’re bringing 140 different sessions along with a hands on experience room. They’ll also offer sessions online to those who can’t attend ISTE 2017 in San Antonio in person.

Microsoft’s ISTE 2017 themes include:

1. Affordable and accessible learning

  • Discovering Windows 10 and affordable devices starting at $189
  • Setting up School PCs in one hour alongside Intune for Education
  • Learning about Windows 10 S and the new lineup of devices, including the Surface Laptop

2. Modern tools for a collaborative classroom

  • Creating hubs for students, teachers and staff with Microsoft Teams in Office 365 for Education
  • Enabling students to be career ready with Office 365
  • Seeing how Digital Inking improves comprehension with math and science
  • Making learning environments more inclusive and accessible
  • Embracing STEM education with lesson plans and hands-on projects:
    • Minecraft: Education Edition with Code Builder
    • Hacking Stem
    • Make Code
    • Make What’s Next
    • Academy Programs & Computer Science

3. Experiences that spark creativity

  • Teaching lessons in a new way with Minecraft: Education Edition
  • Creating and learning in 3D with Paint 3D
  • Making learning more immersive with a mixed reality platform via Windows 10 and HoloLens

Here’s the Microsoft Education Schedule for ISTE 2017:


  • MIE Trainer Academy | Sat/Sun Jun 24-25 8:30-3:30pm > Register Now
  • MIE Teacher Academy | Sat Jun 24 8:30-3:30pm > Register Now
  • Minecraft: Education Edition Teacher Academy | Sun Jun 25 8:30-3:30pm > Register Now
  • Computer Science Firehose Sessions | Sat Jun 24 12-5pm > Register Now

During Conference

  • Free Certifications for Educators (MOS, MCE, MTA) > Register Now
  • Microsoft Session Room 221B: 1-hour sessions by MIEs > Session List
  • Microsoft Experience Room 221A: hands on interactive learning experiences by MIEs and Microsoft (NEW!) > Session List
  • Booth Experience: Mini MIE Sessions, Device Bar with MIEs & Microsoft, plus #hackingstem makerspace > Session List
  • Hack the Classroom Live Streaming Event in Experience Room (NEW!) > Register Now
  • Minecraft: Education Edition Classroom and Meeting Space (NEW!) > Session List
  • Minecraft: Education Edition Live Streaming in Experience Room (NEW!) > Session List
  • Panel Sessions (Spotlight on Solutions/ Corporate panels by ISTE) > Session List
  • Community Sessions on Microsoft Topics > Session List
  • MIE Sessions at various Partner Booths
  • Customer and Partner Meeting Rooms
  • Giveaways: Surface Book / Surface Studio (NEW!) / OneNote capes
  • Microsoft Partner Booth featuring Education App Partners (NEW!) > Session List
  • MIE Photo booth + a chance to win a Microsoft Experience (NEW!) > Session List

You can check out Microsoft Education’s complete ISTE schedule grid here. 

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