It’s finally that time of year! School is out for the summer! It’s an exciting time for all, and a chance for a much-needed and deserved break. It’s a time to relax, slow the pace, and spend valuable time with friends and family.
But we know the work doesn’t stop, and here at Microsoft Canada we’ve been gearing up to provide you with the resources you need to sharpen your skills over the summer months, so come the end of summer, you can start the new year off with your best foot forward.
Summer break is a time for reflection on the past school year and goal setting and planning for the new one. It is also a great time to take advantage of professional learning and skill development. You’ve stuck with us through the months learning about the various stages of school transformation in the Transformation Corner, and now we’d like to turn the spotlight on you and your personal growth and development, while keeping the transformation momentum going.
Just because classes are out, it doesn’t mean we stop learning over the summer. The role of a school leader is critical in shaping learning environments which are purposeful, innovative, and engaging. It is also crucial that we continue to have access to professional development as education modernizes. Just as many Educators have enrolled in and begun their Summer School journey, School Leaders can look to learn with the Microsoft Educator Community and the new School Leader’s Toolkit! Here you’ll find a variety of programs, resources, and EDX courses to develop your skills over the summer, as well as the opportunity to connect with global Educators and School Leaders to share best practices.
No matter what stage of personal growth or school transformation you’re at, we have a variety of resources to guide you through whatever journey you and your school system are embarking on.
So what’s your summer goal for your school system? What about your professional growth and skill development goals? We’d love to hear from you @MicrosoftEduCa!