Consortium for Digital Learning

Preparing Alaska’s Students for Success in the Global Economy

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 workshops 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 learning and teaching 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: Leadership, Foundations, Curriculum, Support and Higher Education.

The APD catalog has a more detailed description of each workshop.

Leadership
These offerings assist education leaders in visioning and planning for transforming teaching and learning with technology.

Education Technology Profile
Education Leadership Profile
Education Strategic Planning

Foundations
Focused on technology skills, these foundational workshops help faculty become confident and comfortable using Apple products and integrating them into their teaching strategies.

iOS 7 for Education
iOS iLife for Education
iOS iWork for Education
iOS for Administration
OS X Mavericks for Education
OS X iLife for Education
OS X iWork for Education
iBooks Author for Education
iTunes U Course Manager for Education
Quick Start Series

Curriculum


These workshops focus on curricula, content design, and instruction with Apple products.

Language Development and Literacy
Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Reaching All Learners
Challenge Based Learning

Support


These offerings build capacity and provide special levels of instructional support.

Coaching and Mentoring*
Apple Academy
Custom Workshop Design

Higher Education

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.

Drop-In Days

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.

Additional Details

Workshops are hands-on and address a wide range of learning and teaching 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.

Contact Info


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  sjeberhart@apple.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.

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