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Join Microsoft Education at ISTE 2018

Please join us at the 2018 ISTE Conference & Expo taking place June 24th to June 27th in Chicago, Illinois.

Unlock Limitless Learning

Find sessions at ISTE that help you learn new ways to use technology to keep classrooms organized, improve collaboration, and increase the independence and engagement of all students.

Register for the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Academies

Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Teacher Academy

Bring your own device to this one-day training designed for K-12 classroom educators who want to learn more about Microsoft’s tools and resources for classroom learning.

Saturday, June 23
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainer Academy

This two-day in-depth training is exclusively for K-12 education teacher trainers responsible for delivering professional development training in their school districts.

Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Minecraft: Education Edition Training

Bring your Windows 10 device to this one-day training to learn how to use Minecraft in your classroom to promote creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving.

Sunday, June 24
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Plan your ISTE experience


Explore. Drop by booth #1102 to attend our booth sessions and demo our latest low cost education devices. Plus you can enter to win a Microsoft Surface!*

Expo Booth | Visit our STEM Experience in partnership with BBC Learning

Build. Visit booth #1102 to see how you can build future ready skills in your classroom with hands-on learning through educator built lesson plans that align to both ISTE and NGSS standards. Take your students on an underwater global odyssey in Oceans Our Blue Planet a BBC Earth and OCEANX film that reveals extraordinary discoveries and untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures.

Hands on Learning Lab | NEW!

Play. Explore the latest technology through an immersive experience in Convention Center Room 185A. Enter a drawing sweepstakes for a chance to win a Surface Studio, attend a hands-on learning MakeCode workshop, check out collaboration tools, and much more!

Hack the Classroom | LIVE!

Get Inspired. Broadcasting live Tuesday, June 26, this online event focuses on how educators can personalize learning to empower every student. Educators from across the globe will share what they are doing in their classrooms to make a positive impact on student learning and provide ideas you can immediately implement in your classroom!

Class of 2030 and Life Ready Learning

New research suggests today’s kindergartners will graduate better prepared for their futures if they have a strong social and emotional foundation, developed in a personalized learning environment. This session will examine the 2018 research findings developed in collaboration between Microsoft and McKinsey & Company, and invite leaders from Fresno Unified School District to share their approach to motivating and supporting teachers who improve their instructional practice in ways that better prepare young people.

Microsoft Partners

Explore and Learn. Visit the Microsoft booth #1102 to learn more about inspiring education apps available in the Microsoft Store for Education. There will be a blend of demos from teachers sharing their practices throughout the booth experience.

ISTE + Microsoft Collaboration

Collaborate. Join Microsoft Educators in the official ISTE + Microsoft Collaboration Room. We will cover various educational technology topics to keep you at the forefront of how students are learning in today’s modern classrooms. Join us in the Convention Center #184D.

Computer Science Firehose

Dig Deep. Please join Microsoft Educators for the CS Firehose Track. They will share all the latest on Minecraft: Education Edition with code builder,, #HackingSTEM, and Youthspark’s Make What’s Next Initiative, along with an overview of Microsoft Imagine Academy’s CS curriculum offerings.

Minecraft Photo Booth

Grow and Share. Minecraft will be hosting a photo booth with fun props for your #ISTE18 photos. Please join us to learn more about becoming a Microsoft Educator and Expert in your community. #MicrosoftEDU

Digital Transformation in Education

Technology has changed the way we all learn. Our schools and learning environments have greater potential to empower every student to learn at their own pace, in their own way, with insights driving a more personal connection. This session will share how technology will power the future of personalized and predictive learning environments and empower educators and schools to shift the dynamics of the traditional “school” and “classroom”. The era of automation is winding down…the time for true transformation is upon us. This session will continue the look to the class of 2030 and share how technology will power the future of personalized and predictive learning environments to empower educators and schools to shift the dynamics of the traditional “school” and “classroom”.

Free Certifications

Grow. In our mission to support educators, We are offering free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE), and Microsoft Technical Certified – Touch Develop (MTC) exam testing. Exam room will be in the Marriott Room Shedd AB. See below for required gifting letter and tips to prepare.

IT Bootcamp

Get Hands-on. Looking to experience an IT Bootcamp through the eyes of a student? Visit the IT Bootcamp Classroom in our Expo Floor Meeting Space area.

MIE Teacher Sessions

Listen and Learn. Join Microsoft Educators to learn what’s new in accessibility tools that support inclusive classrooms, as well as collaboration tools for teachers, students, and staff. You will also learn how to inspire creativity with digital inking, mixed reality, and 3D + STEM topics like Minecraft, MakeCode, Hacking STEM, and Girls in STEM and Computer Science. Visit the Hyatt Clark room.

Spotlight on Solutions

Share and Learn. Join our panel sessions in room 183B. Panel members will be a mix of school leaders, teachers, community members, and Microsoft team members to foster an open dialog with several points of view.

Join the conversation

Connect with us on Twitter @MicrosoftEDU and share your thoughts using #ISTE2018.

* Steps to prepare for certification exams:

1. Required gifting letter. Please download and complete the required gifting letter and fill in and include all necessary information (noted in red) and signed. This is REQUIRED to take the certification exam. Bring the completed letter with you to the certification room in the Marriott Hotel, Room Shedd AB.

2. Optional examination prep. Our partners, Jasperactive and LearnKey are offering free trial access to courseware to help you prepare for the test. To get access, provide the information required and receive an e-mail confirmation with a 30 day trial code. You will also be invited to view the Microsoft Value of Certification video which provides instructions on preparing for the exam. Once you receive the e-mail with the 30 day trial code, there will be instructions on how to proceed.

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