Due to COVID-19, these training sessions will be held over video conferences.
Mac Choice often runs professional development events in partnership with our wonderful Apple Professional Learning Specialist (APLS). Our events are well received and they typically sell out very quickly. Coming into 2020 and beyond we plan to host even more education events, and look forward to seeing you there!
Our Apple qualified trainer guides fellow educators to reignite their love of learning – providing the skills necessary to deepen learning by introducing inspirational, innovative and exciting ways to use iPad and Mac, integrating it into their current practises to ultimately transform the way their students interact and learn with Apple technology.
iPad 101 – A Beginner’s Guide for Teachers
Length: 2 Hours
Who is it for? Teachers who are new to iPads
What should I bring to the event? An iPad with wifi capabilities and preferably with the most recent iOS update.
This session demonstrates the very basics about navigating through the settings, using an iPad, how to connect to wifi and some other simple tips, and basic troubleshooting.
It also covers iPad Accessibility features that can help assist students with learning difficulties as well as some simple cross-curricular apps and how they can be utilised in the classroom.
Coding and Robotics P-6
Length: 5 Hours
Who is it for? Teachers who teach from P-6
What should I bring to the event? An iPad with wifi capabilities and preferably with the most recent iOS update. A laptop is also recommended.
This course teaches you about coding and computer programming with fun, easy-to-use iPad apps and web resources that encourage critical thinking skills. It introduces coding concepts and pedagogy for teachers P-6 school students with activities that include problem-solving, sequencing, designing, mathematical and computational skills and simple code which is presented in a fun and interactive way that helps engage younger students.
It also includes an introduction to robotics and resources for use in education. Experience robotics in action with Sphero SPRK+, Dash and Dot, and more, and imagine the fun and learning it could bring to your classroom!
Everyone Can Code
Length: 2 Hours after school
Who is it for? Teachers who teach K-6 and are beginners to coding
Learn how you can engage students from Year K to Year 6 in the world of coding on an iPad, using visual-based apps, Swift Playgrounds and Everyone Can Code resources designed for teachers. And discover how Apple Teacher, a free professional learning program, can guide you in your journey in learning how to teach code.
Create Your Own iBooks and iPad Resources
Length: 1 Full Day
Who is it for? Teachers/Educators
What should I bring to the event? An iPad with wifi capabilities and preferably with the latest iOS update. Bring a laptop if possible. An Apple computer is not required for all content, only the iBooks Author portion.
A course to learn how to create your own iBooks using Book Creator app and iBooks Author with creative ways to use iBooks in the classroom as resources.
Also learn how to create other interactive resources that are cross-platform (not just iPads) and can be used in all curriculum areas.
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