Distributor Maverick AV Solutions and unified communications specialist Collabtech have joined forces to launch expert training for teachers utilising the Microsoft Teams platform. David Johnson, general manager at Maverick AV Solutions, said:
“Microsoft Teams has become essential for modern learning at all stages of education. Many educators are familiar with the use of Microsoft Office, however the transition to hybrid working requires new skill sets. We have worked with the collaboration specialists at Collabtech to test and develop a set of training sessions for our integrators to deploy rapidly into the education market.”
The course, which will be delivered by the training experts at Collabtech is broken down into five modules starting with a basic introduction to Teams then develops into a full exploration of the platform. Throughout the modules, teachers will learn how to utilise and organise their students, empowering them to create their own methods of education. The final session contains a number of scenarios in which participants apply their knowledge as well as a whole platform review.
Jon Sidwick, President at Collabtech Group says of his training team:
“Our entire team are daily users and trained experts of the Microsoft Teams platform. They are ready to work with lecturers, teachers and students to develop regular workflows that are accessible to all levels of education across Europe.”
The course is being delivered in English, German, Spanish, French and Mandarin. Tutorials are accessed live through a Teams call to maximise usage of the platform and allow participants to ask any questions they have.
Bronagh O’Neill, deputy head at Dagenham Park School, which was the first education establishment to use the training, explains;
“The last few months have meant that the integration of Microsoft Teams has been essential to enable the teachers to collaborate and keep the school operating while we are all working remotely. We took this training as a group to enable us to make better use of it as a tool and are passing on our knowledge to the rest of the team.”
By enabling teachers to become confident with the Teams platform, lessons can be presented, and work managed more efficiently. This has a direct positive impact on the key performance indicators of students and will help to ensure that hybrid education is a viable and desirable method of teaching. The Teams training launch coincides with the launch of a smart learning bundle from Logitech, which enables video collaboration using Microsoft Teams in the classroom, available from Maverick throughout Europe.