EdTechTeam now offers Apple Professional Learning experiences focused on building core skills recognized in the Apple Teacher program — a new professional learning program designed to celebrate educators and help them make the most of Mac, iPad and built-in apps to enhance student learning. A variety of learning experiences are offered to support teachers on their path to becoming recognized as an Apple Teacher, in the style that meets their needs.
As an Apple Professional Learning Provider and trusted solution, EdTechTeam offers facilitated online courses for educators to pursue recognition remotely, full day workshops for those who want face-to-face support, and larger conference style events for inspiring communities of professionals. EdTechTeam also provides ongoing support to teachers with a free, open, and international community for anyone interested in learning more about iPad and Mac in the classroom.
Building upon the Apple Teacher Starter Guides, these professional learning experiences introduce key features and skills on iPad and Mac, such as using Magic Move in Keynote to visualize change over time, Instant Alpha in Pages to create beautiful visuals that focus on the subject of a student report, and workflows for getting organized or telling compelling stories using multiple apps. Participants also explore the new real-time collaboration features in iWork, allowing them to collaboratively edit documents with colleagues and students.
Online cohort dates not working for you? Don’t see a workshop or conference near you? EdTechTeam can provide a custom event just for your school or district. Or, your school can host an event for the region.
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Online Course - $149
The EdTechTeam Online Course featuring Apple Teacher is the best support for educators pursuing Apple Teacher recognition independently. Cohorts of 25 participants are brought together online and led through a four-week program by an Apple Distinguished Educator. Requiring only three hours of commitment per week, the program introduces participants to the Apple Teacher Learning Center, and to popular apps relevant to various grade levels and subject areas. Through a series of hands-on challenges, participants will earn eight badges on either iPad or Mac toward Apple Teacher recognition. Each activity is rich with inspiring ideas, providing participants with a positive hands-on experience and the confidence to immediately apply their new knowledge in the classroom.
The online course offers an opportunity to ask questions, receive remote support from the facilitator, and collaborate with other cohort members. All participants are also invited to join EdTechTeam’s Community for Apple Teachers where members receive ongoing support to continue their learning and application of new skills.
Pricing: $149 per participant for the 4 week course with an optional Continuing Education Unit (1) available for an additional fee.
Online Mac Cohort coming soon!
Workshop - $199
Face-to-face professional development provided by EdTechTeam is the best preparation for educators pursuing Apple Teacher recognition. This full-day (six-hour) workshop is lead by an Apple Distinguished Educator. Participants are introduced to the Apple Teacher Learning Center and to popular apps relevant to many grade levels or subject areas. Through a series of hands-on challenges, participants are prepared to earn at least two badges on either Mac or iPad toward Apple Teacher recognition. Each activity is rich with inspiring ideas, providing participants with a positive hands-on experience and the confidence to immediately apply their new knowledge in the classroom.
The face-to face workshop offers an opportunity to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from the facilitator. All participants are also invited to join EdTechTeam’s Community for Apple Teachers, where members receive ongoing support to continue their learning, earn their badges, and achieve Apple Teacher recognition.
Current Workshop Dates
Colorado Springs (CO) November 19, 2016
Oahu (HI) December 17, 2016
Lafayette (IN) January 28, 2017
Des Plaines (IL) February 10, 2017
Hopkinton (MA) Spring 2017
Falls Church (VA) February 18, 2017
Conference - $249
A conference-style event is ideal for engaging and motivating hundreds of educators! Each full-day conference features an inspiring keynote, world-class spotlight speakers, and local success stories. Participants choose from a full range of hands-on breakout sessions for various grades, subject areas, and skill levels. A complete strand of sessions will be available to introduce participants to the Apple Teacher Learning Center and support them in their efforts to earn the badges necessary to achieve Apple Teacher recognition. Additional sessions include popular topics such as editing video with iMovie, coding with Swift Playgrounds, visual storytelling, green screening, publishing, and much more. These sessions go beyond “how-to” workshops, focusing also on meaningful application with students.
The conference offers an opportunity to connect with a community of like minded educators. Attendees share resources and answer each others’ questions – and also have easy access to the expertise of presenters from around the world. All participants are also invited to join EdTechTeam’s Community for Apple Teachers, where members receive ongoing support to continue their learning, earn their badges, and achieve recognition as an Apple Teacher.
A photo booth, technology sandbox, and fun collaborative activities allow for an individualized experience at the conference. A continental breakfast and catered lunch are provided, along with conference swag and opportunities to earn additional prizes.
Pricing: $249 for Individual Tickets, with early-bird, group, and host discounts available.
Las Vegas (NV) January 21, 2017
Minnetonka (MN) February 4, 2017
Fresno (CA) February 25, 2017
Kansas City (MO) April 1,2017