Professional Development for Educators

Become truly innovative by bridging the gap between technology and teaching.

Professional Development for Educators

Innovative teaching practices, along with access to technology, supports student acquisition of 21st century skills. Those skills can mean the difference between being successful in school, or struggling every day, and having a career, or simply getting a job.
Microsoft Partners in Learning offers a range of professional development programs to bridge the gap between technology skills and innovative teaching. It reaches beyond traditional software training to provide a scaffold that supports educators of all skill levels on their learning journey.
Partners in Learning supports the success of each educator through world-class, research-based professional development, online communities, and exclusive recognition programs for the most innovative educators in the world. Learn about the professional development opportunities below.

While each of these resources can be utilized independently, one before the other, many find utilizing the resources together highly beneficial.

Level 100: Microsoft Digital Literacy

Digital_LiteracyThis curriculum, available both online and offline, helps educators develop a fundamental understanding of computers and productivity software. These courses help them get the essential skills they need to begin computing with confidence.
The Standard Curriculum features five courses that cover computer basics: Using the Internet, Using Productivity Programs, Security, Privacy and Digital Lifestyles. The Advanced Curriculum features four courses, including Creating an Email Account, Creating a Great Resume, Searching for Content on the Web, and Social Networking.
While not specific to the education context, the Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum can be a great place to start when new to computing or to productivity applications. Supplementary resources are now available to trainers to help extend learning to the classroom context. Become a Partners in Learning Training Provider.
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Microsoft Digital Literacy is just one part of a rich set of professional development, assessment, and measurement resources that Microsoft offers educators and school leaders. Explore more at