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Participate and share : Poster

Friday, December 4, 12:00–1:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Sachelle Dorencamp  
Erin Holland  
Christy Torres  

This session will detail how Microsoft Teams integration can foster effective communication and collaboration in the classroom, around the school and across the district. We will share ways Class, PLC and Staff Teams are used in Onslow County Schools, including facilitating classroom instruction, professional development and professional learning communities.

Audience: Teachers, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: A Microsoft account is not required, but may be helpful. The Microsoft Teams app is not required, but may be helpful.
Topic: Communication & collaboration
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Visionary Leadership
  • Contribute to the development, communication and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive use of technology to support a digital age education for all students.
For Educators:
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to demonstrate and share how Microsoft Teams can be used to improve communication and collaboration at the district, school and classroom level. Participants will learn ways Class Teams can redefine the traditional idea of a learning management system and become the digital hub of a blended learning classroom. Participants will understand how Teams can transform traditional teaching practices and allow teachers to utilize the Teams platform and integrated apps to open opportunities for students to communicate, collaborate, create and think critically. Participants will learn tips for how PLC and Staff Teams can streamline communication and foster spaces for teachers within a school and across a district to work together to share best practices, organize professional development activities, and ask and answer questions. The Digital Transformation blog and podcast resource being shared chronicles strategies for implementation, usage tips and success stories from actual classrooms and schools utilizing Microsoft Teams.


Presenters will share best practices for effective communication and collaboration through Class Teams, PLC Teams and Staff Teams.

Supporting research

Classroom Instruction that Works, 2nd edition By Ceri B. Dean, Elizabeth Ross Hubbell, Howard Pitler, Bj Stone

"What are the 4Cs of 21st century skills" By Applied Educational Systems -

"The 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn" By Abigail Hess -

Creating a 21st Century Classroom: Combining the 3Rs and the 4Cs from Tech4Learning -

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Sachelle Dorencamp, Onslow County Schools
Erin Holland, Onslow County Schools
Christy Torres, Onslow County Schools

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