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LTC Microsoft Master – Spring 2022 Cohort

January 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Is your Microsoft school looking for new ways to utilize the learning tools at its disposal? Are you interested in earning a brand-new certification geared toward helping educators like you fully utilize Microsoft’s education offerings? Either way, the LTC is proud to announce a brand new program that’ll help you blaze a new professional learning trail and raise the flag as a newly minted Microsoft Master!

Starting January 2022, the LTC will launch the Microsoft Master certification, a first-of-its-kind program designed with Microsoft schools and educators in mind. Over the course of this 22-week cohort, participants will grow their understanding of Microsoft’s current educational offerings, starting with Microsoft Office 365 basics and continuing all the way through Microsoft Teams’ most advanced features. By the end, participants will walk away with the knowledge and expertise needed to reach even higher in their Microsoft learning journey, including the option to apply to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) through Microsoft EDU.

In total, participants will have the chance to earn up to 30 PD credit hours as well as a verified credential that can be publically displayed to further their professional careers. Seats in this spring 2022 cohort are limited, though, so don’t wait to join this program and take the first step toward becoming the kind of Microsoft Master your students and your district deserve.

Individual session dates:

  • January 4, 2022
  • January 18, 2022
  • February 1, 2022
  • February 15, 2022
  • March 1, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • April 5, 2022
  • April 19, 2022
  • May 3, 2022
  • May 17, 2022

All sessions will run from 3:30 PM to 5 PM.

Colleen Kaplan

Colleen Kaplan serves as the LTC Digital Learning Outreach Specialist.  In this role, Colleen leads the SPARK program (Supporting Parents and Remote Kids), which aims to provide support and resources created specifically for parents and caregivers during remote and hybrid learning.  Additionally, Colleen is a self-proclaimed Microsoft evangelist and covers many of the Microsoft trainings the LTC offers.

Prior to joining the LTC in August 2020, Colleen spent 10 years in various roles, including a high school technology integration specialist, CTE, and English teacher.  She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Fellow, a Microsoft Certified Educator, and an ISTE Certified Educator.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in educational leadership. Colleen works with schools across the state but is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.


January 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am
May 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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