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Microsoft is currently booking virtual field trips Monday-Friday between 9-5 pm. Once the field trip has been scheduled you will receive instructions you can share with your students on how to join the session. All that is needed to participate is the ability to join via a web browser.  They require at least 10 students per session.

Virtual Student Camp – Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade, ages 8+ (2 days, 1 hour each day)
In this free two-hour workshop, students use block coding to create a video game with MakeCode Arcade. Students learn the fundamental game and coding concepts—like sprites, variables, and coordinates—and use their new skills to create and customize a playable game.

Start Your Own Business, ages 10-14 (2 days, 1 hour each day)
Learn how to turn your students’ passions into an entrepreneurial business idea. Students get guidance on how to create a business plan and a polished pitch ready to share with others. By the end of the workshop, students will have: Learned what makes a great product or service idea, completed a simple business plan, and learned key presentation skills to be able to pitch their business idea.

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s “Hall of Fossils” Tour, ages 8-12 (1 day, 90 minutes)
Travel millions of years to the past without leaving your home. In this workshop, students ages 8+ are transported to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History right from their web browser using 360-degree interactive imagery. Students will: Explore the Smithsonian’s famous “Hall of Fossils” in 360-degrees virtually, learn about natural history in the Jurassic age , and complete a fun virtual discovery hunt throughout the museum.
FREE Microsoft Educator Training
For a full description, class day, and time, or to register for a session please contact Emily at empricol@microsoft.com.

Educator Classes offered:
Microsoft Teams Training for Educators – 100 Level & 200 Level
OneNote Class Notebook
Assignments and Grading within Teams
Navigating the Office 365 Portal, OneDrive, and Windows 10
Using Forms and Sway in Your Virtual Classroom
Utilizing Flipgrid to Keep Your Students Engaged Remotely

To book a session for a group of students, please contact Emily at empricol@microsoft.com.

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