Apple is offering an amazing summer program for professional development that you don’t want to miss. Their free webcast series covers a wide range of topics, from innovative iPad techniques to strategies for using new technology in small groups. You will get fresh ideas on how to incorporate emerging technologies at your museum or institution!
In the Apple Summer Semester webcast series, youâll explore exciting new ways technology can be used toÂ enrich your curriculum. After hearing inspiring success stories, youâll have the opportunity to interact withÂ some of the most innovative educators in the country. Youâll learn how their use of iPad, iPod touch, andÂ MacBook can be applied in your own classroom for personalized, anytime learning. So get a head start on fall.Â Register now for one or more of the following webcasts:
June 21, 2011, 10â11:15 a.m. PDT
In this webcast, youâll learn how MacBook, iLife, and a Challenge Based Learning approach have helpedÂ eliminate the use of textbooks, create a digital classroom, and empower Greene County Middle SchoolÂ students to be responsible for their learning. Youâll also hear how Lenape High School ninth graders have usedÂ Apple products to author their own textbook chaptersâmaximizing individual contributions to group-basedÂ research and strengthening their organizational, research, and communication skills in the process.
Reaching All Learners
June 28, 2011, 10â11:15 a.m. PDT
Here youâll discover how Canby School Districtâs one-to-one iPod and iPad program has significantly increasedÂ math and reading scores for students in elementary grades, including special education and English languageÂ learners. Youâll learn how the built-in features on Mac computers and iOS devices are allowing Anne CarlsenÂ Center students with a wide range of sensory and learning challenges to use the same Apple technology asÂ their peers, building empowerment, creativity, and collaboration for all. And youâll hear how Corcoran UnifiedÂ School District is alsoÂ using a one-to-one program to close the achievement gap in their rural community.
July 12, 2011, 10â11:15 a.m. PDT
Explore how Apple technology helps engage students, enrich language arts instruction, and support languageÂ learners. Learn about the iREAD project, in which Escondido Union elementary students achieved three- to six-times growth in word comprehension and fluency using iPod touch. And find out how Adlai E. Stevenson HighÂ School students are using iPad to study literature, perform character analysis, build visual literacy, and acquireÂ foreign language skills.
July 19, 2011, from 10â11:15 a.m. PDT
Find out how teachers at Henry County Public Schools use iPad as an extension of their digital textbookÂ lessons to provide new ways for students to create and share their work, resulting in improvement onÂ benchmark tests. And learn how the integration of MacBook, iLife, and wikis into Del Mar Middle Schoolâs U.S.Â History classes has transformed the learning process and created a more engaging experience for diverseÂ learners.
July 26, 2011, from 10â11:15 a.m. PDT
Youâll learn how expert teachers are using digital tools to connect math concepts with real-world applications.Â Theyâll share how their use of Apple products has transformed textbook math instruction into a moreÂ engaging experience where students are in charge of and accountable for their learning. They will alsoÂ highlight how the use of technology in small group settings provides differentiated experiences for studentsÂ at all levels.
Learn more atÂ education.apple.com/summer.