Join Microsoft at EduTECH 2022

Join us at EduTECH 2022

Mark your calendars! EduTECH, the largest gathering of the brightest minds in the education industry, returns on August 10-11 in Melbourne and we can’t wait to reconnect with our community after three years apart.  

EduDay at EduTECH in-person Teacher Professional Development

Wednesday 10th August, 2022

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EduDay Teams LIVE virtual Teacher Professional Development

Wednesday 10th August, 2022

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Our expert-led sessions will cover a range of topics where you can discover just how many tools Microsoft has to offer for creating the ultimate teaching and learning environment, where learning is inclusive, students are engaged, and real-time insights ensure every student is set up for success.  

To start planning your Microsoft EduTECH experience, check out our full schedule below, including our EduDay Teacher Professional Development sessions in-person at EduTECH or via Teams LIVE virtually, the Microsoft IT IQ Hub, and the Microsoft Digital Skills Certifications Testing Lab. 

For the latest Microsoft Education updates at EduTECH follow along on our socials on Facebook and Twitter and join the conversation with #EduTECHAU #MSAUEDU and #EduDay2022 

Next step, register to get your free expo pass for EduTECH 2022! 

Plan your Microsoft EduTECH schedule 

Microsoft’s featured Keynote  

Wednesday 10 August, 9:20am 

The Emotion Contagion: The Compelling Case for EdTech and Social Emotional Learning 

Presented by: Mark Sparvell, Education Director, Microsoft

We know that learning is a social activity and therefore emotions matter, but how do busy teachers in increasingly complex classrooms integrate the development of social-emotional learning into the ebb and flow of daily classroom life? How can technology be levered to support the development of capabilities like self-awareness and self-regulation, critical for academic, life, and work success?  

In this entertaining keynote, Mark Sparvell, award-winning Education Director at Microsoft and former Australian Principal, shares what we should all do Monday and not Someday to develop social and emotional skills in all young people.  


Leading Learning Acceleration: What Matters Most? 

Thursday 11 August, 10:40am 

Presented by: Mark Sparvell, Education Director, Microsoft 

In this engaging, practical, and evidence-based session, Mark Sparvell, will open a conversation on accelerating learning. Mark will highlight free, easy-to-use EdTech tools that will help you to create more inclusive learning environments, accelerate foundational skills, and support learner well-being. 


IT Avengers Assemble – Build and Empower Your IT Universe 

Thursday 11 August, 12:00pm 

Presented by: Dan Bowen, Education Technology Strategist, and Megan Townes, Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft Australia 

Come along to this seminar to learn what’s new from Microsoft Education through the lens of a technical leader or specialist! You can be the Tony Stark of your IT team after attending this session where Microsoft’s Dan Bowen and Megan Townes will share the latest megatrends in education and how you can support your team to make the most of them. They will also explore the hot topics of cyberthreats against the education sector, managing an ever-growing device fleet, supporting staff well-being, and the big data opportunities in schools, universities, and other education institutions. You will walk away from this session with resources and ideas to build the capacity of your IT team to grow, learn, and transform.   

Microsoft IT IQ Hub  

Thursday 11th August, session times 9:00am-3:30pm 

Location: Eureka Rooms at EduTECH  

Tailored for: IT Leaders & IT Admin 

Our expert-led sessions will cover a range of topics, so whether you’re looking for real time student insights, tools to keep your environment safe and secure, or want to take a deeper dive into what a connected school solution looks like, there’s plenty to explore. You’ll also hear from Australian IT pros and partners who use Microsoft solutions to transform schools. 

What will you learn? 

  1. Hear about how Education Insights is transforming the classroom with real-time student data. 
  1. Discover how to leverage cloud-based technologies within the Microsoft stack to address endpoint management challenges in a hybrid learning environment  
  1. Learn about what’s new in Windows and how to upgrade your device fleet to Windows 11. 
  1. Explore the possibilities of your M365 investment to manage security, compliance and identity in your dynamic environment 
  1. See how a modern data platform can bring always-on assessment and a 360 view of your students to your teachers. 
9:05AM-9:25AMReducing Risk in Your IT Infrastructure
Learn about how Microsoft can help your institution to reduce risk of vulnerabilities due to ageing IT infrastructure, explore migration options and open up your educational organisation to innovation and modernisation.
9:25AM-9:40AM Enhance Digital Security & Compliance
For educators, security is one of the greatest concerns they face today. Explore how Microsoft Solutions can keep your students, teachers, and school safe with built-in capabilities, cloud-powered intelligence and the highest standards of security, privacy and compliance. Let’s explore how to use Microsoft Threat Protection to transform digital security for education organisations while also securing and protecting the data.
9:40AM-10:00AM Using Education Insights and Tracking Student Activity in Teams
Join Allan Sheffield from Brisbane Catholic Education to learn how Brisbane Catholic Education adopted Microsoft’s Education Insights Premium solution to gain access to student activity data in Teams – right across the organisation’s 146 schools. BCE and school leaders are now able to access big picture views on student workload and digital engagement and measure the impact of change management on a school’s digital transformation goals.
10:00AM-10:15AM Is upgrading to A5 worth it?
We believe that it is no longer acceptable to deliver anything less than comprehensive security against digital threats. A5 licensing delivers capabilities that can replace many of the costly solutions in your environment. Through consolidation, you can reduce costs and simplify management, making you more secure. With our integrated approach to security, organisations can replace up to 40 products. Join Microsoft Security Specialist Kanika Chauhan for this session to help you decide on whether it’s worth upgrading to A5 for your M365 licensing.
10:15AM-10:35AM A Microsoft Architecture for Education on a Single Page
Schools, school systems, and universities can be large and complex organisations, and the role that Microsoft technology can play in supporting schools can become quite complicated. If you’d like to have a clear picture of how the Microsoft cloud can empower schools to transform using technology, you should attend this session. We’ll take a step back to share a high-level overview of Microsoft’s architecture for Education, providing a single page view that brings together identity, security, compliance, collaboration, data platforms and advanced analytics. By understanding the relationship between these technology building blocks, you will understand the possibilities of the Microsoft cloud and how you can support the key stakeholders in your school, university or education institution. Explore what’s possible so you can decide what comes next!
10:35AM-10:55AM BREAK
10:55AM-11:15AM Deliver Finance and Operations Agility
Learn how Microsoft Intelligent Financial solutions can unify your schools in one platform, provide real-time visibility across all financial processes/projects with embedded analytics, and AI insights.
11:15AM-11:35AM Addressing Endpoint Challenges for Hybrid Learning
Are you responsible for managing the managed device fleet or BYOD devices in your school? Come along to this session with Microsoft Endpoint Specialist, Siddarth Dabrai, where you will learn why and how to leverage cloud based technologies within the Microsoft stack to address endpoint management challenges in a hybrid learning environment.
11:35AM-11:50AM What’s New in Endpoint Management
Catch up on all that’s new in the world of Microsoft and endpoint management. From Intune to manage your Windows and/or Apple fleet, to the latest and greatest security measures, and maybe a little bit of what’s coming soon. This session will arm you with all you need to know about endpoint management.
11:50AM-12:05PM Unlocking Innovation with a Modern Data Platform
Students, teachers, and school leaders are interacting with multiple systems and applications each day which contain critical data about all aspects of a school’s environment and student learning. Significant opportunities present themselves when teachers and school leaders have access to this data in a connected way. Come to this session to learn about how your educational organisation can overcome common challenges of siloed data through a modern data platform, which will enable you to deliver insight into student, cohort and institutional performance.
12:05PM-12:25PM Update Your Meeting and Learning Spaces with Teams Rooms
Many schools and universities are upgrading their meeting spaces and learning spaces to accommodate hybrid meetings and lessons! See how Microsoft Teams Rooms can change the way you work and learn in your school.
12:25PM-12:45PM Reimagine the Employee Experience
Microsoft Viva is designed for staff to connect, learn, and bring their best every day. With Viva, teaching and non-teaching staff alike can hone their skills and discover new ones. Come along to this session to see how Viva can support productivity and wellbeing, promote a vibrant and inclusive workplace culture by keeping employees informed and engaged with the latest news, content and resources wherever they are, and connect employees to the right knowledge, resources and learning experiences that they need from day one, whether they are onboarding or taking on a new role or project.
1:25PM-1:40PM Enable Flexible Learning and Work with Surface for Education
Discover Microsoft’s Surface portfolio of devices designed for flexible learning and work, built for Teams, while improving security, simplifying device deployment & management, increasing staff and student productivity, and aligning to your sustainability goals.
1:40PM-2:00PM How to transform education with the Connected School
Join this session to see how the Connected Schools Solution is harnessing the power of data analytics to give educators meaningful insight into the factors that affect their students’ learning outcomes. PwC Australia and Microsoft have jointly built an end-to-end school management solution built on Microsoft’s cloud platform, including Microsoft Dynamics 365, Azure, M365 and the Power Platform.
2:00PM-2:20PM Get Compliant and Protect Your Data with Microsoft Purview
In this session you will discover how the Microsoft Compliance Suite known as Purview, helps institutions to protect the privacy of students & faculty, safeguard data, and meet compliance with relevant regulations.
2:20PM-2:35PM Data & Analytics in Education
In this session we’ll discuss how Data Analytics is helping schools embrace their new normal with deeper insights into the student across areas like learning and well-being.
2:35PM-2:55PM Getting Started in Your Journey to Achieve Carbon Neutral
Introducing sustainability concepts and common challenges to developing a sustainability strategy. Learning how to measure and adjust your strategy is to key to achieving your sustainability goals – if you can’t measure it, you can’t control it. Explore the use of available tools to drive impact across your sustainability goals and strategy.
2:55PM-3:15PM Tech Intensity & Innovation for your IT Department
You’ve spent two days being inspired by all that is on offer at EduTECH and are ready to go back and share with your school but how can you maintain the tech intensity and innovation in your IT department in a world that moves so quickly? Join this session from the always energetic Dan Bowen as he talks about the importance of innovating and upskilling, and shares with you the wealth or resources you and your staff can tap into to remain innovative and always be upskilling.
3:15PM-3:20PMWrap Up

Microsoft EduDay Teacher Professional Development 

Wednesday 10th August, session times 11:00am-4:30pm  

Location: Eureka Rooms at EduTECH and Teams LIVE virtual 

Tailored for: Educators & eLibrarians 

In addition to registering for a free EduTECH pass, you will need to register for Microsoft EduDay to secure a seat. 

Microsoft specialists and experienced Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts will introduce you to new features within Microsoft 365 and share how you can make the most of the educational technologies you already know and love. Be equipped with a variety of tools that are inclusively designed to help accelerate learning and foster well-being in the classroom. 

What will you learn? 

  1. Learn how to use Microsoft Teams and the Office 365 suite to support blended and hybrid learning. 
  1. Hear about Microsoft’s vision for the Inclusive Classroom and how you can empower every student in 2022, with technologies like Immersive Reader, Learning Tools, Reflect and more. 
  1. Discover how Minecraft is helping students develop problem solving skills and Flipgrid is giving every student a voice. 
Time (AEST)SessionDescription
Blended and hybrid learning with Microsoft 

Support hybrid and blended learning. Learn how Microsoft Teams provides innovative learning tools for both remote and physical environments.
Identify and build social and emotional skills with Reflect 

Learn how Reflect, built-into Teams, helps learners navigate their emotions, broaden their emotional vocabulary, and deepen empathy for their peers.
What’s now What’s next with OneNote 

See some of your favourite features reinvented and discover what’s new in one of our all-time favourite tools for the classroom.
Foster inclusive classrooms with Microsoft 365 

Explore how free Microsoft 365 tools can create inclusivity and support special education needs in reading, writing, math, and communication.
Microsoft Learn, Your New CPD Platform 

Find interactive lessons, earn professional development hours, acquire certifications & find programs that help meet your goals with the new Microsoft Learn Educator Centre.

Powerful insights made simple with Education Insights for Microsoft Teams

Explore how Education Insights can empower educators with actionable data and analytics about student engagement, well-being, performance, and more.
Introducing the all-new Flipgrid! 

Discover how Flipgrid’s updates and new, easy-to-use features can amplify and empower every student’s voice!
Improve reading fluency: Reading Progress and Reading Coach in Microsoft Teams 

Learn how you can help readers build confidence and accelerate reading fluency using exciting features of Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams.
Solving the world’s toughest problems with Minecraft 

Climate change is reshaping our environment. Discover how Minecraft helps students engage in creative problem solving for today’s toughest issues.
4:10PM-4:20PMWrap Up

Microsoft EduDay 2022 Participation Certificate

If you attended our EduDay 2022 learning sessions you can download your participation certificate.

Microsoft Education Digital Sticker Pack

Download our exclusive Microsoft Education digital sticker pack to use in Microsoft Teams and reward your students for their achievements.

Earn your Microsoft Certifications for FREE 

In partnership with Prodigy Learning, we’re delighted to offer free access to the Microsoft Digital Skills Certifications Testing Lab – taking place in the Eureka rooms at EduTECH. 

You can sit one of the Microsoft Certified Fundamentals certification exams, including Data/AI/Cloud Skills in Azure, along with the highly sought-after Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Certified Educator exams. Exam spaces are limited, so register now to secure your seat! 

Competition alert, WIN Surface prizes!

If you’re joining us at EduTECH we’ve got not one, not two, but three competitions running, which means you’ve got three chances to take home one of our Surface devices along with a swag of other goodies! See how you can get involved and be sure to check the T&Cs to make your entry count.

WIN a Surface Pro 8

Take a picture with the Surface Pro and give us a 4-bar poem that uses the Oh/So/Pro sound only. All entries must be submitted on Twitter tagging @MSAUEDU and using the hashtags #CreateWithSurface #EduTECHAU

The most creative entry will win the Microsoft Surface Pro 8, plus the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard, and a Surface Slim Pen 2. We also five Microsoft swag packs for our runners up which include Microsoft Socks, Microsoft Screen Cleaner, EDU Sustainable Kit, and a Microsoft Backpack.

The competition opens at 9:00am (AEST) on August 10 and closes at 3:00pm (AEST) on August 11.

EduDay 2022 Live from EduTECH, WIN a Surface Duo 2

Educators, if your attending our EduDay learning sessions on August 10 in person at EduTECH or virtually on the Teams LIVE event, this competition is for you.

Post to Twitter tagging @MSAUEDU and using the hashtags #EduDay2022 #EduTECHAU #TeachWithSurface and answer the following question: ‘What new skills or strategies did you learn at Microsoft’s EduDay at EduTECH that will help you to enable effective teaching and lasting learning in your classroom?’

The winner will take home a Surface Duo 2, Surface Duo 2 Pen Cover, plus a Surface Slim Pen 2. For our five runners up there’s a Microsoft swag pack which includes Microsoft Socks, Microsoft Screen Cleaner, EDU Sustainable Kit, and a Microsoft Backpack.

The competition opens at 11:00am (AEST) on August 10 and closes at 3:30pm (AEST) on August 10.

EduTECH 2022 IT IQ Hub, WIN a Surface Laptop Studio

If your attending our IT IQ Hub sessions at EduTECH on August 11, here’s your chance to win.

Post to Twitter tagging @MSAUEDU and using the hashtags #ITIQ #EduTECHAU #TeachWithSurface and answer the following question: ‘What new skills or strategies did you learn at the Microsoft’s IT IQ sessions at EduTECH that will help you empower your institution?’

The winner will be awarded the Surface Laptop Studio and the Surface Slim Pen 2 and five runners up will take home a Microsoft swag pack which includes Microsoft Socks, Microsoft Screen Cleaner, EDU Sustainable Kit, and a Microsoft Backpack.

The competition opens at 9:00am (AEST) on August 11 and closes at 2:00pm (AEST) on August 11.

We can’t wait to see you at EduTECH 2022. Grab your ticket now and follow us on our socials on Facebook and Twitter for our latest updates.  

Join the conversation with #EduTECHAU #MSAUEDU and #EduDay2022