COVID-19 has impacted the lives of people around the world. Microsoft is aware that schools across Ireland are working extremely hard during these challenging times to implement contingency plans in reaction to this crisis. We are also aware that there is a huge amount of shared resources and support available to educators and sometimes it can be hard to know where to start.
Getting Started with Remote Learning
If you are looking for a resource to start your remote learning journey, read the blog “How schools can ramp up remote learning programs quickly with Microsoft Teams”.
Microsoft Ireland Remote Learning Home
Further to this, Microsoft Ireland has created a curated resource page for school leaders, educators and students to provide online PD courses, on-demand and live webinars & local resources to provide guidance at all levels for remote teaching at Microsoft Ireland remote learning and learning continuity home page
Family Learning Resources
You will also see links on this page to support parents/guardians who also find themselves in unknown territory to support their children with education in the home with our Family Learning Centre. We will continuously update this home page so that the Irish education community have the most up-to-date and valuable resources available in one place.
DreamSpace HomeSpace Series
The DreamSpace team is also delivering three hours of STE(A)M content for kids aged from 6 to 16 in a new DreamSpace HomeSpace webinar series every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1pm. This content is aimed at supporting both teacher and parents with guiding their children’s learning from home. Please visit the HomeSpace series page here for full information.
Global Remote Learning Community
To support remote learning in schools around the world, the Microsoft Education team has created an open global community for academic institutions to connect with each other and our Microsoft education experts, on best practices, tips & tricks, and personal learnings on how to enable distance learning for schools. To join this team, please go here.
Finally, to stay up to date with the latest content, resources and announcements from us follow and/or talk to us via the Microsoft Ireland Education team on Twitter.
Our team wishes you well on the journey you currently find yourselves on and please be assured that our team is here to help you at any point in that journey.
Stay safe and stay well.