2 What is IT Academy?A Technology Education Program available to Schools, designed to ensure students are Career Ready and College Ready upon graduation and to provide the local community with an opportunity to develop the 21st century skills necessary to be competitive in the rapidly evolving workplace.
3 Professional Development : Partnership with Microsoft: IT Academy At A GlanceSave Teachers Time through Curriculum:E-Learning, Lesson Plans, Test Bank, Digital Literacy, Career ForwardLower Institution Costs through Lab Resources:MSDNAA, Lab LicensesProvide EducatorProfessional Development :MCT, and access to E-Learning and E-ReferenceValidating Skills through Certification:MOS, MTA,MCP discountsPartnership with Microsoft:Training, FAQ, Best Practices, Member Website, Moodle PLC, Marketing ResourcesProviding industry-leading IT training and Microsoft certification to enhance employability, college success and encourage life-long learning
4 IT Academy Curriculum Solutions “In the box”… with membership“Preferred Benefit”… discounted rateE-LearningLesson PlansAcademic CurriculumProfessional CurriculumCareer ForwardDigital LiteracyTest Bank
5 Goal Enable students to acquire technology skills that will benefit their current and future projectsWhat do I do now?
6 Better Together eLearning Projects Certification Pre-assess Post-assessLesson Plans
7 Test Bank Word 2010 containing 200 test items Excel containing 200 test itemsPowerPoint containing 100 test itemsAccess containing 200 test itemsPublisher containing 100 test itemsSharePoint containing 100 test items
8 Curriculum: E-Learning Benefit OverviewWhat is it:Unlimited internet access to up to 250 award-winning internet accessible Microsoft E-Learning coursesAvailable in 17 languagesValue to Educator:Educators can use E-Learning as the core curriculum or supplementary to an existing curriculum both in and out of the classroomEducators can manage multiple E-Learning courses for a single class and easily assign activities using the group-level messaging featureEducators can access usage reports for each of their students to ensure progressValue to Student:E-Learning provides students with more hands-on practice through a multimedia learning experienceCan be used as self-study in and out of the classroom allowing the student to capture concepts at their own paceTechnologies Covered:Office, Windows client, Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio and DynamicsFast Facts:Educators and other staff employed at the institution can use E-Learning for Professional Development – which helps to lower PD budgetsCan be used as a standalone self-study course or as supplementary to classroom instructionTakes only a few minutes to provision a course to multiple studentsFor an additional fee, IT Academy members can purchase non-Microsoft E-Learning
9 Curriculum: Lesson Plans Benefit OverviewWhat is it:Supplemental lessons based upon certification exam objectives and include links to relevant E-Learning, free demos and videosValue to Educator:Saves time with ready to use lesson plans to use as is, or to customize for specific teaching and learning goalsSupplements E-Learning and maps to CertificationIncludes ready to use project-based learning activities for higher education, high school and middle school studentsValue to Student:Allows students to use project-based learning activities to demonstrate and practice skills on Microsoft Technologies and prepare for certificationTechnologies Covered:Specialized Lesson Plans on Office 2010, SharePoint, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Expression WebExam Readiness Kits (ERK) mapping to Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) are also availableFast Facts:Lesson plans Include:Links to E-LearningQuiz materialStudent projectsReferences to videos to be used in class or out of class for reinforcementFree with ITA membershipAccessed via Member site
10 Lesson Plan Coverage Office IT 2010 Introduction to Office Word Excel PowerPointAccessPublisher (no exam)SharePointITWindows 7Expression Web 4Windows Server 2008 Active DirectoryWindows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
11 Lesson Plan Components PowerPoint Example ElementsLesson ObjectivesLesson Discussion and Demonstration topicsQuizzesStudent ProjectsE-Learning and video linksAdditional ResourcesAnswer KeysProjects by AudienceQuizzesE-Learning lab mapping
13 Project Examples for High School & Middle School PowerPoint / PublisherExcelAccessWordHometown attraction/event presentationSales presentation for a fund raiserClub membership drive presentationPresentation of events in your state during your high school termPresentation of recent family vacation or recent tripHow to do somethingDecision Making Skills PresentationHealthy Eating Habits for teenagersKeys to successful testingSlide Show MovieClub BudgetPersonal BudgetFast Food Nutritional DataSports Team Statistics ReportGraph student demographics in your schoolCreate a plan for financing your dream carWin a $1,000 shopping spree at the mall – create a spreadsheet of your planned purchasesMP3/Music collection spreadsheetFitness ChartPhoto collection inventoryBaseball Card CollectionSchool sports databaseSchool club databaseVideo Game databaseAddress and Telephone database of friends and familyNewspaper route databaseMovie database (including genres and review scale)Club Membership DatabaseClub community service project databasePoster for School FundraiserFamily NewsletterWrite a Movie ReviewCreate a mail merge to student body for the purpose of increasing club membership (Student Government)Create a report layout school trends (technology or fashion) for the current school year.Plan your family vacationCreate a Family TreeClub NewsletterCreate a greeting card from a templateCreate a brochure
14 Putting It All Together eLearningCertificationLesson PlansPre-assessPost-assessProjects1. Use the Lesson Plan to determine which eLearning courses to setup for students2. Students take the pre-assessment (Elements)3. Students access eLearning4. Use Lesson Plans to supplement the eLearningUse additional videos to enhance learningPrint or use the quizzes as a class discussion5. Use the Projects for additional hands-on learning6. Students take the post-assessment (Elements)7. Students get Certified
15 MOS Certification Alignment SPECIALISTMicrosoft OfficeEXPERTMicrosoft Office SpecialistMASTERValidated through multiple specialist and expert examsValidates breadth and depth of Office suite skillsWord Expert, Excel Expert, PPT, & Outlook or AccessMASTEREXPERTComputer Based Hands-on ExamsWord and Excel OnlyValidates advanced Office skills (depth)COREComputer Based Hands-on ExamsFocuses on single Office suite productValidates Office skills (what & how)Eligible for college creditLesson Plans
16 Microsoft Certification Family ASSOCIATEMicrosoft TechnologyTECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTMicrosoft CertifiedIT PROFESSIONAL /PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPERMASTERARCHITECTSPECIALISTMicrosoft OfficeEXPERTMicrosoft Office SpecialistMASTERMOS CertificationsIT Certifications