"Power Up Your Pedagogy With Office 365"

Using Technology Better is holding a unique 1 day event at the Microsoft Offices in Auckland! This day will showcase how Office 365 and Microsoft supports the latest research on intrinsic motivation with students. You will learn some great skills and leave with ideas for how you can use these tools in your classroom and school.

This day is suitable for all primary and secondary school educators, from those who have little or no experience with Office 365 (email, sites, online document editing and storage, IM, and web conferencing) through to those who are using Office 365 already but would like to consolidate their practice.

Event details

Monday, June 22
9am - 3pm

Microsoft NZ, Auckland offices
Level 5, 22 Viaduct Harbour Ave
Auckland Central

$229 per person, morning tea and lunch provided


The session will cover how to use Office 365 to increase student engagement and motivation. You will look at the various online tools available in Office 365 and see how these tools allow for real time collaboration, immediate feedback between staff and students, and allowing students to self-select their information whilst learning. In addition to the Office 365 tools, you will discover how to use OneNote Staff/Class Notebook creator to create collaborative OneNote files for students.

This pedagogy first approach to professional development will be infused with real classroom examples to show you how student outcomes can be improved when you use the right technology the right way.

In addition, the session will take you through a number of great Windows apps available to staff and students that will facilitate literacy development, content creation and more.


To register, simply fill out this form. You will be emailed a confirmation of enrolment, and an invoice.

Please note: 

  • Places are strictly limited to 22 people. Register early to avoid disappointment
  • Schools who are part of the Digital Leadership For Learning Program can send 1 staff member for free - just email Mike from Using Technology Better at mike@usingtechnologybetter.com and let him know you will be attending (no need to register via the registration form)

About Mike Reading and Using Technology Better

Mike Reading is the founder and lead trainer at Using Technology Better. As an experienced teacher with over 13 years of teaching experience in NSW Government schools, Mike now speaks to thousands of teachers each year about how they can better use technology to increase the motivation and engagement of their students. 

Mike is Australia and New Zealand’s only Microsoft Education Master Trainer & Google Certified Teacher & Trainer. This has enabled Mike to work with every possible type of school technology environment and understand the unique challenges all classroom teachers face. 

Mike brings a unique perspective to his work with educators. Having worked for a number of years with teachers helping them increase the engagement and motivation of their students, Mike is able to show you how small changes in classroom practice can yield great results.