Shape the Future

Building 21st Century Skills for K—12 students

Building 21st Centery Skills with Microsoft

Microsoft is rising to the challenge and shaping the future for today's students in K—12 schools. Microsoft's Education programs offer $1 billion in savings, and empower a new way of teaching and learning by bringing technology to students as well as faculty. Change is happening quickly, and CCSS (Common Core State Standards) & PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) standards are transforming the face of education, as we know it. With Microsoft’s Shape the Future program, they are helping K—12 children build the 21st century skills they need to succeed.


Program Includes:

  • Windows Devices for Schools: Your school can receive lower EDU/Academic prices for Windows Pro devices from your favorite hardware manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Toshiba.
  • Microsoft Office: Get Office 365 for all your students, at no additional cost for qualifying schools.
    K—12 schools can take advantage of this offer when they sign up for an EES or OVS-ES licensing agreement.
  • Free online professional development for teachers through Partners in Learning: Educators can access free tools and resources to ensure learners are prepared to thrive in the global economy.
  • Bing for Schools: A tailored, ad-free, strict filtered, privacy protected, search experience for
    K—12 students. This is an easy to implement, IP-based search solution that is completely free without a subscription.


“Microsoft Office was the only software package to appear among the top 20 skills required for high-growth/high-salary positions, coming in at number 3 on the list.”

—IDC, October 2013



At A Glance

Microsoft Windows for Education

Significantly lower EDU pice for Windows 8.1 Pro via OEMs: Single Letter of Eligibility for all K—12 public schools.


Microsoft Office for all students at no additonal cost for qualifying schools 5 free licenses per student of Office Pro Plus if the school also uses it.

Microsoft Office for Education

Bing Search for Education

Ad-free search with Bing for Schools.


Free professional development for teachers through Partners in Learning.

Professional Development for Teachers





Shape The Future with Microsoft partners


Lenovo HP


Call your Connection Account Manager today at 800.800.0019 to discuss how Microsoft’s Shape the Future program can benefit your K—12 school.