Apple Professional Development
Apple offers hands-on workshops tailored for your institution’s specific needs. These workshops are designed to help you use your Apple products to enhance teaching and learning.
Download a copy of the current Apple Professional Development Catalog containing detailed descriptions for each of the workshops and courses available to Alaska schools and districts.
Taught by educators for educators.
All Apple Professional Development Specialists are current or former educators, which gives them a personal understanding of teaching and learning with technology. Because they know what’s important in the curriculum, they can ensure that you learn about your Apple products and how they can best serve you and your students.
In addition, our team of Alaska-based Apple Professional Development Specialists understands the unique challenges and considerations facing Alaska’s school districts.
Apple offers workshops in the following categories: Leadership, Foundations, Curriculum, Support and Higher Education.
These offerings assist education leaders in visioning and planning for transforming teaching and learning with technology.
- Education Technology Profile
- Education Strategic Planning
Focused on technology skills, these foundational workshops help faculty become confident and comfortable using Apple products and integrating them into their teaching strategies.
- iOS Devices
- iOS Creativity
- iOS Productivity
- iOS for Administrators
- OS X
- iBooks Author
- iTunes U Course Manager
- Workflow for Teaching and Learning
- Core Institute
These workshops focus on curricula, content design, and instruction with Apple products.
- Language Development and Literacy
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Reaching All Learners
- Challenge Based Learning
- Common Core Coaching
These offerings build capacity and provide special levels of instructional support.
- Coaching and Mentoring*
- Apple Academy
- Custom Workshop Design
Designed to meet the schedules and needs of higher education faculty, these Drop-In Sessions are focused on enabling participants to acquire and apply skills in the use of iPad or Mac applications for personal productivity and instruction.
Please see the catalog for more detailed information.
Coaching and Mentoring
In consideration of Alaska’s unique geographical location and travel challenges, there is a great need for innovative professional development opportunities for staff. In addition to our onsite workshops, districts may want to consider using Apple Professional Development days for coaching and small-group mentoring.
These job-embedded sessions work with individual teachers or groups of teachers to strengthen existing skills, develop and/or co-deliver lessons.
Coaching and Mentoring sessions can be structured for a group of teachers during preparation times or planning periods to support planning and implementation of new skills.
- Workshops are hands-on and address a wide range of teaching and learning needs.
- All workshops are presented in a context that models technology implementation in a wide variety of curricular styles.
- Some workshops require prerequisite skills and apps.
- Workshop scheduling can be discussed after purchase.
- Workshops accommodate 20 participants.
- Common Core State Standards and National Content Area Standards are addressed throughout workshops.
- Workshops are for institutional/group purchase only.
Alaska has a dedicated in-state team of Apple Professional Development Specialists who are able to deliver workshops across the state in your schools and districts. To schedule an engagement, or for more information, contact Sally Eberhart, Alaska Team Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907-351-5019.
Download a copy of the current Apple Professional Development Catalog containing detailed descriptions for courses available to Alaska schools and districts.
Alaska is in the unique position of having a dedicated Apple-badged technical services engineer responsible for both scheduling and delivery of Apple Professional Services technical engagements. To schedule an engagement, or for more information, contact Ken Johnson, Apple Technical Services Consultant, at email@example.com or call 808-346-5703.