Community Building Through Office 365

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 11
Experience live: All-Access Package

Participate and share : Poster

Melissa Zeitz  
We have learned how to involve the local community with what is going on in the school that serves their area. By using tools like PowerPoint Live, Sway, Microsoft Translator, Flipgrid and Minecraft, our school has developed a deeper connection to the parents and local businesses, which has helped strengthen the school.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Office 365
Topic: Communication & collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have skilled teachers who actively use technology to meet student learning needs.
Visionary Planner
  • Engage education stakeholders in developing and adopting a shared vision for using technology to improve student success, informed by the learning sciences.
Related exhibitors:
Microsoft Corporation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Our goal for the presentation is for the attendees to leave with an arsenal of tools that they can use to help grow their interactions with the community they live in. We will spend time getting educators into the programs, where they can find what they need to access each tool and how you can reach the larger community.

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Melissa Zeitz, Springfield Public School

Melissa Zeitz, PreK–8 Digital Literacy and Computer Science Teacher, has worked to support DLCS curricula in her school and across her district. Melissa is the technology and curriculum resource coordinator for the CSforALL Springfield NSF-funded grant which aims to write computer science curriculum to be integrated into the district’s academic curriculum. In these roles she has guided numerous teachers to different DLCS resources and curricula and advised the district in deciding what computer science resources may be beneficial for the elementary level. Melissa is the CSTA of Western Mass President and a MIEE Expert.

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