Apple Professional Development
Apple offers onsite, hands-on workshops tailored to your school or district’s specific needs. These workshops are designed to help you use your Apple products to transform teaching and learning.
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.
We offer workshops in the following categories: Foundations, Curriculum, and Support.
Attached is a copy of the current APD catalog with a more detailed description of each workshop.
Focused on technology skills, these foundational workshops help teachers become confident and comfortable integrating Apple products 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
These workshops focus on curricula, content design, and instruction with all Apple products.
- Language Development and Literacy
- Language Arts
- Social Studies/History
- Special Education
- Challenge Based Learning
These offerings support teachers and administrators in technology visioning, planning, and building capacity.
- Educational Technology Profile
- Coaching and Mentoring*
- Education Strategic Planning
- Apple Academy
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.
Coaching and small-group mentoring is an alternative and augmentation to workshops. These job-embedded sessions bring an Apple Professional Development Specialist into the classroom to work with teachers to co-deliver lessons, work on specific skills or teaching strategies, deliver lessons to students, or provide best practice integration demonstrations. Coaching and Mentoring sessions can also 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.
- Select offerings depending on faculty needs and participants’ prerequisite skills.
- 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-346-5703.