Register for the Apple Summer Semester Webcast Series

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, you’ll explore exciting new ways technology can be used to enrich your curriculum. After hearing inspiring success stories, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with some of the most innovative educators in the country. You’ll learn how their use of iPad, iPod touch, and MacBook can be applied in your own classroom for personalized, anytime learning. So get a head start on fall. Register now for one or more of the following webcasts:

Science
June 21, 2011, 10–11:15 a.m. PDT
In this webcast, you’ll learn how MacBook, iLife, and a Challenge Based Learning approach have helped eliminate the use of textbooks, create a digital classroom, and empower Greene County Middle School students to be responsible for their learning. You’ll also hear how Lenape High School ninth graders have used Apple products to author their own textbook chapters—maximizing individual contributions to group-based research and strengthening their organizational, research, and communication skills in the process.

Reaching All Learners
June 28, 2011, 10–11:15 a.m. PDT
Here you’ll discover how Canby School District’s one-to-one iPod and iPad program has significantly increased math and reading scores for students in elementary grades, including special education and English language learners. You’ll learn how the built-in features on Mac computers and iOS devices are allowing Anne Carlsen Center students with a wide range of sensory and learning challenges to use the same Apple technology as their peers, building empowerment, creativity, and collaboration for all. And you’ll hear how Corcoran Unified School District is also using a one-to-one program to close the achievement gap in their rural community.

Language Arts
July 12, 2011, 10–11:15 a.m. PDT
Explore how Apple technology helps engage students, enrich language arts instruction, and support language 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 High School students are using iPad to study literature, perform character analysis, build visual literacy, and acquire foreign language skills.

Social Studies
July 19, 2011, from 10–11:15 a.m. PDT
Find out how teachers at Henry County Public Schools use iPad as an extension of their digital textbook lessons to provide new ways for students to create and share their work, resulting in improvement on benchmark tests. And learn how the integration of MacBook, iLife, and wikis into Del Mar Middle School’s U.S. History classes has transformed the learning process and created a more engaging experience for diverse learners.

Math
July 26, 2011, from 10–11:15 a.m. PDT
You’ll learn how expert teachers are using digital tools to connect math concepts with real-world applications. They’ll share how their use of Apple products has transformed textbook math instruction into a more engaging experience where students are in charge of and accountable for their learning. They will also highlight how the use of technology in small group settings provides differentiated experiences for students at all levels.

Learn more at education.apple.com/summer.

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