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Newark Hill Academy

Using Microsoft Learn

At the Newark Hill Academy, we believe that using the Microsoft Learn is integral to our professional development. We are fully committed to using the website to support our teaching and learning. Here are some case studies explaining how:

Mrs King- KS2 Teacher Assistant    

The training through Microsoft Learn has opened my eyes to many professional development opportunities. From my very first Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Badge, to the many I have earnt since, I have been enjoying my Microsoft journey and learning new things. During our time as a Showcase school my practice has also changed and developed. I developed my expertise of Microsoft Teams, Flip, OneNote, Office 365 and many more, which enabled me to transform my teaching and learning, as well as changed my perceptions of technology used in education. 


With Microsoft Learn, I have gained and incredible amount of valuable Microsoft knowledge. Impossible became achievable! I soon became a Flip Certified Educator and continued developing children’s reading skills, monitoring their reading progress and offering feedback on how to improve. 

Although I had observed the class teacher using OneNote for teaching, completing Microsoft Learn OneNote trainings extended my proficiency, which I look forward to use in the classroom now. Microsoft Teams has been a lifesaver. It allowed me to stay connected with staff and students through chat, video meetings as well as use file storage effectively. It is really the ultimate hub for teamwork and intelligent communications. I have been attending staff meetings to be briefed and to catch up with my line manager and other team members.

The development of 21st Century Learning courses has helped me to see how technology can be used more effectively to support our children's learning. Completing online Microsoft courses I have found new ways to engage our children in learning and have really boosted my confidence of using Microsoft tools in my practice and I definitely will carry on my professional development through Microsoft Learn.