Mark your calendars! ISTELive, a conference that brings educators, leaders, and industry reps together, returns June 26-29 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and we at Microsoft can’t wait to connect with our global community.
This year’s conference attendees will share the latest EdTech designed to help bridge the equitable education gap—and we sure have a lot in store.
Our expert-led sessions will cover a range of topics, so whether you’re looking for accessible reading fluency tools, resources to support social and emotional learning, or want to take a deeper dive into gamified learning, there’s plenty to explore.
Where to Find Us
Visit the Microsoft Booth #1417 for interactive demos
Here, you will find our Microsoft Learn Educator Theatre and interactive demo stations where you can connect with product experts and get hands-on experience with top classroom tools like Minecraft: Education Edition, Microsoft MakeCode, Office 365, and more!
Visit the Microsoft Content Room (Room 265/6) for content sessions
Drop by the Microsoft Content Room (Room 265/6) to hear from educators who use Microsoft solutions to transform learning. With over 20 sessions to choose from, you’ll have your pick of engaging content that will leave you inspired and excited for the next school year. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few sessions:
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 8:30–9:25 AM CST
Critical Thinking and The Web: Why search is the most important skill we are not teaching
In this session, learn why the process of searching for information, and then validating it, has become an international crisis. Find out how you can help students and teachers perform a well-executed search that is followed by a framework for validating that information. This could be one of the most important sessions you attend.
Presenter: Holly Clark from the Infused Classroom
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 8:30–9:25 AM CST
A Statewide Approach to K-12 Computer Science with ‘Coding in Minecraft’ (Prodigy Learning)
North Carolina has partnered with Microsoft and Prodigy Learning to provide all middle school students in the state access to the award-winning ‘Coding in Minecraft’ computer science credential solution. Join this interactive discussion to learn about this coordinated statewide approach to Computer Science to using Minecraft as an immersive innovative solution!
Presenters: Dr. Mary Hemphill from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Andrew Flood from Prodigy Learning
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 9:30–10:25 AM CST
Inclusion, Accessibility, Culture, Language & More: Meet the Needs of All Learners with Flipgrid
Learn how to leverage built-in Flipgrid features to connect, engage, empower, and amplify your community.
Presenters: Yaritza Villalba, Fely Garcia Lopez, Elizabeth Schmuhl, Virginia Nguyen from Flipgrid
(Pro tip: Attend one of the above sessions and you’ll walk away with one of our exclusive fanny packs!)
Spotlight on Solutions Sessions
Sit in on conferences highlighting how school leaders and experts found answers to challenges in their communities with the assistance of Microsoft tools.
Hurricanes, Floods, and Pandemics, Oh My! How digital transformation allowed one school district to beat the odds
Presented by Stephen Taylor and Jeff Pittman from Onslow County School District
Monday, June 27, 2022, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM CST
Learn how one North Carolina school district stayed the course of digital transformation despite facing multiple natural disasters before the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll also hear how the school’s consistent use of Microsoft Teams implemented greater student achievement.
5 Things Every Microsoft Educator Should Know About Hyperdocs
Presented by Holly Clark from the Infused Classroom and Lisa Highfill from HyperDocs
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM CST
Discover the five things to know and understand about HyperDocs to create powerful blended learning experiences with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Teams. Watch student work come to life while working inside of a HyperDoc.
Celebrate the MIE Community
We know our Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Community has been working incredibly hard, and your ability to adapt and innovate is nothing short of extraordinary. Join us for the MIE Community Celebration honoring our 2021-22 class of US MIE Experts and Incubator School Leaders, Microsoft Learning Consultants, and Microsoft Global Training Partners.
Sunday, June 26, 2022, 6:30–9:30 PM CST
Riverview Room at 600 Decatur St. 4th Level
FlipFest: An Ultimate Celebration of YOU
Kick off your ISTELive experience with an evening full of fun and community building, and an exclusive sneak peek at what’s coming next for Flipgrid. Register in advance—the first 250 sign-ups will get access to digital swag!
Monday, June 27, 2022, 7:00–9:00 PM CST
River City Ballroom at 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
With so many different offerings this year, make sure you add your favorite Microsoft content sessions to your tailored conference program here. And don’t forget to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to stay in the know during the conference.
ISTELive ‘22 is all about sharing inspiration, reimagining what’s possible with technology, and achieving more together.
See you in New Orleans!