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Skill up with the latest in AI, Microsoft 365, Windows, and security in education

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  • Module 1: Explore essential AI concepts, techniques, and tools that can support personalized learning, automate daily tasks, and provide insights for education.

    Upon completion of this module, you'll be able to:

    • Describe generative AI in the broader context of AI in terms of how these systems work and what they can do.
    • Explain what a large language model (LLM) is and the basics of how it works.
    • Use generative and summative capabilities of LLMs (generate text, expand from main points, condense into main points, answer questions based on given text, etc.).
    • Summarize potential impacts.
    • Explain how AI can be used to improve learning outcomes, reduce educator workload, and increase learner engagement.
    • Explain how the use of AI can help learning be more accessible and inclusive.

    ISTE Standards for Educators:

    • Educator - Designer

    • Educator - Learner

    UNESCO Standards for Educators:

    • Application of Digital skills

    • Organization and Administration

    • Understanding ICT in Education

  • Module 2: This module explores how educators transitioning to Microsoft 365 from other platforms can use Teams and OneNote, two comprehensive programs that offer diverse options and a variety of features.

    Upon completion of this module, you'll be able to:

    • Identify basic features and tools of Teams and OneNote.
    • Explain how Teams and OneNote compare to products found in other platforms.
    • Describe how to use Teams and OneNote to build a community of learning.
    • Explain how accessibility resources in Teams and OneNote benefit learners.

    ISTE Standards for Educators:

    • Educator - Collaborator

    • Educator - Learner

    UNESCO Standards for Educators:

    • Application of Digital skills
  • Module 3: This module explores how educators transitioning to Microsoft 365 from other platforms can increase productivity with Office tools, OneNote, and Edge browser in Windows 11.

    Upon completion of this module, you'll be able to:

    • Describe the basic features of and how to access Office tools including OneDrive and OneNote.
    • Show how Windows 11 features help increase productivity, especially Multiple Desktops and Split Screens.
    • Identify how Read Aloud, Inking, and Collections in Microsoft Edge to amplify content and productivity.

    ISTE Standards for Educators:

    • Educator - Learner

    UNESCO Standards for Educators:

    • Application of Digital skills
  • Module 4: This module explores how educators transitioning to Microsoft 365 from other platforms gain access to a powerful library of creativity tools and apps.

    Upon completion of this module, you'll be able to:

    • Identify basic features of Windows 11 and Microsoft 365 creativity tools.
    • Describe the power of digital inking to promote creativity.
    • Explain how file sharing contributes to collaborative and creative learning.

    ISTE Standards for Educators:

    • Educator - Learner

    UNESCO Standards for Educators:

    • Application of Digital skills
  • Module 5: Educators empower learners to build information literacy skills that transfer to all search engines with Search Coach in Microsoft Teams.

    Upon completion of this module, you'll be able to:

    • Describe the importance of effective search strategies.
    • Identify the search tools in Search Coach.
    • Identify Search Coach features and tips.
    • Explain how adding Search Coach to a class empowers learners.
    • Explain how Search Progress allows educators to assign research projects to learners.
    • Describe how Search Progress tracks learners' research practices.

    ISTE Standards for Educators:

    • Educator - Analyst

    • Educator - Citizen

    UNESCO Standards for Educators:

    • Application of Digital skills
  • Module 6: Understand the basics of cybersecurity to prepare for the fundamentals-level security, compliance, and identity course and prevent malicious attacks.

    Upon completion of this module, you'll be able to:

    • Define cybersecurity and cybercriminals
    • Explain how to defend against cyberattacks
    • Describe the principles of Zero Trust
    • Explain types of attacks, attack vectors, and the threat landscape
    • Identify mitigation strategies

    ISTE Standards for Educators:

    • Educator - Learner

    • Educator - Collaborator

Syllabus

  • Module 1: Module 1: Empower educators to explore the potential of artificial intelligence
    • Introduction
    • Introduction to AI
    • Generative AI
    • Large language models
    • Use AI-powered image generation capabilities effectively
    • AI in education
    • AI tools for educators and accessibility
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 2: Module 2: Build community with Teams and OneNote
    • Introduction
    • Teams and Channels build community
    • Assignments workflow
    • Reading Progress: A unique tool to build community
    • Use Forms to collect information
    • Use Forms to assess learning
    • Notetaking with OneNote: A crucial part of the learning process
    • OneNote Class Notebook: Build a community of learning
    • Address accessibility needs with Immersive Reader
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 3: Module 3: Increase productivity with Office, OneNote, and Edge browser in Windows 11
    • Introduction
    • Ease of access to Office.com
    • One-stop file access with OneDrive
    • Sharing made simple inside of Microsoft 365
    • Use OneNote to be more productive
    • Simplify tasks within Windows 11
    • Notetaking with OneNote: A crucial part of the learning process
    • Ink and annotate inside Microsoft Edge browser
    • Amplify productivity with Collections inside Microsoft Edge browser
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 4: Module 4: Enhance creativity to advance learning with Windows 11 and Microsoft 365 tools
    • Introduction
    • Minecraft: Education Edition: Creativity for all
    • Create with Windows 11 video editing tools
    • Create with Windows 11 video editing tools
    • Stimulate the creative mind with Paint 3D
    • Eliminate creator's block with Sway
    • Whiteboard: Digital canvas for creativity and collaboration
    • Digital inking spurs creative thinking
    • File sharing: Increase collaboration and creativity
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 5: Module 5: Develop search strategies with Search Coach and Search Progress
    • Introduction
    • Why search strategies matter
    • Search tools in Search Coach
    • Explore Search Coach tips and features
    • Learner empowerment and lateral reading
    • Track learners research process with Search Progress
    • Explore the learner's view in Search Progress
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 6: Module 6: Transition to and prepare for fundamentals-level security, compliance, and identity course
    • Introduction
    • What is cybersecurity?
    • Cyberattacks and cybercriminals
    • Understand basic terminologies
    • Principles of Zero Trust
    • Understand attack vectors
    • Understand types of attacks and threat landscape
    • What is malware?
    • What is a mitigation strategy?
    • What is prevention software?
    • How to defend against attackers
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary

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