Apple Professional Development

Developed by Experts, Delivered by Professionals

Doug Loader is authorised to deliver Apple Professional Development courses which have been developed by Apple for educators who want to use modern tools to enhance learning activities. The sessions go beyond just learning how to use software, they explore learning activities that foster inquiry, creativity, and collaboration. The workshops demonstrate classroom management techniques, student tasks and learning models which can all be executed in the modern learning environment.

APD Course Overview

Doug Loader and Dawn Hallett have the experience to provide the following APD courses.
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Leadership

An Apple Professional Development Specialist guides education leaders through planning and implementing an iPad and/or Mac deployment based on best practices. Participants learn how technology impacts teaching and learning, and how to use it to engage today’s learners. Specific steps and resources are identified to move from vision to reality. A multiday workshop includes additional resources and leadership topics, support and follow-up, and analysis of the Education Technology Profile (ETP) results. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Explore examples of best practices in Apple recognised schools
  • Assess the current state of technology deployment across a school or district
  • Create an action plan with specific steps toward effective technology deployment
  • Identify and explore key resources for iPad and/or Mac deployment

Foundations

Participants gain experience using iOS devices such as iPad or iPod touch. They learn basic navigation and explore key accessibility features and apps as they apply to teaching and learning. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Explore basic navigation, native apps, and accessibility features of iPad or iPod touch
  • Learn how iOS devices can be used as personal tools for teaching and learning
  • Discover how to personalise learning with iOS devices, apps, and iTunes U

Participants gain fundamental skills with iOS creativity apps (iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie). Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience the various ways iOS creativity apps can be used in teaching and learning
  • Learn to create and share multimedia journals, slideshows, different types of audio recordings, and movies
  • Explore how iTunes U and other learning resources can enhance today’s teaching and learning

Participants gain fundamental skills with iOS productivity apps (Keynote, Pages, and Numbers). Learning outcomes for this workshop include: • Experience the various ways productivity apps can be used in teaching and learning

  • Learn to create and share content by making a multimedia presentation, a brochure or newsletter, and a data analysis and presentation
  • Use apps to customise student learning activities by addressing different learning styles, working strategies, and abilities

Participants learn how to use iPad for administrative tasks and as tools for daily school operations and management. They discover iPad features and functions, explore relevant apps, and practice using them for their own purposes in the areas of communication, collaboration and planning, presentation, and observation. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Use native apps, other apps, and accessibility features of iPad
  • Identify how to use iPad to improve the performance of administrative tasks such as communication, collaboration and planning, presentation, and accountability for teachers and students
  • Discover how to customise iPad, apps, and iTunes U for personal productivity
  • Develop a work project using iPad

Participants gain fundamental skills with the built-in applications and features of OS X as they apply to teaching and learning and professional productivity. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Explore basic navigation, native applications, and accessibility features of OS X
  • Understand how to use OS X to collaborate, create, and communicate

Participants gain fundamental skills with iLife apps (iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie). Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Understand the fundamentals of iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie
  • Get experience creating and sharing slideshows and storybooks, different types of podcasts, and movies
  • Explore how iTunes U and other learning resources can enhance today’s teaching and learning

Participants gain fundamental skills with iWork applications (Keynote, Pages, and Numbers). Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Understand the fundamentals of iWork applications
  • Get experience creating and sharing content with each iWork application. Create a multimedia presentation using Keynote; a brochure or newsletter (or both) using Pages; and a data collection and analysis project using Numbers
  • Use iWork apps to customise student learning activities and address different learning styles, working strategies, and abilities

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of creating interactive content and publishing with iBooks Author, focusing on best practices for engagement and learning. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience iBooks Author
  • Leverage content created in iWork and iLife applications
  • Create and publish content in iBooks Author

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of curating content and publishing with iTunes U Course Manager. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience iTunes U courses from the perspective of a course participant
  • Understand how to organise and publish content using iTunes U Course Manager
  • Use iTunes U courses to enhance learning experiences

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of how learning can be supported through an effective digital workflow using OS X Server and other Apple tools. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience digital workflow between iPad and Mac devices through OS X Server installed on a faculty Mac • Learn to set up and manage OS X Server on a Mac
  • See how to integrate other Apple tools and apps to support a learning workflow

Core Institute is a four-consecutive-day immersive learning experience at your institution for up to 20 educators. The content covers all the basics of using either an iPad device or a Mac computer and the related iLife and iWork apps. Participants learn how the built-in features of iOS or OS X support teaching and learning and how Apple creativity and productivity apps enhance student engagement and achievement for all learners. It’s also an ideal solution if you’re implementing Apple products for the first time and are looking for a way to build a vanguard team of mentors. The advantage of a Core Institute is that it shortens the time it takes for educators to learn the basics of iOS or OS X and the related creativity and productivity apps. This allows faculty to begin teaching and learning with their new technology more quickly. The short timeframe also creates an environment that makes it easier to build on each day’s learning, which enables a more effective knowledge transfer between the topics.

Curriculum

Participants use apps, digital content and Apple technology to create and build math lessons. They will develop their own lessons, share ideas, and explore a variety of math learning and teaching tools. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience apps that inspire student learning and creativity in math
  • Design a technology-infused lesson that aligns with curriculum standards
  • Gain ideas for engaging students in the exploration of real-world issues and the use of math apps to solve authentic problems
  • Discover Apple learning resources that support math content and standards

Participants explore how to integrate iPad or Mac resources in science curriculum, using a variety of apps and resources as they learn about gathering, analysing, and sharing data. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience technologies that inspire creativity in teaching and learning science
  • Create activities that engage students as scientists
  • Help students become thoughtful producers and consumers of science knowledge
  • Discover Apple learning resources that support science content and standards

Participants learn strategies for using iPad or Mac apps to demonstrate learning in social studies. Content will also address literacy, primary sources, and student engagement. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

Learn how to enhance engagement in social studies instruction using Apple tools and resources • Create research-supported learning products that demonstrate social studies mastery

Discover Apple education resources that support social studies standards

Participants learn how Apple technology can support all learners, including those with visual, auditory, motor, and learning disabilities. They’ll also learn to use built-in Apple tools that provide students full access to the curriculum. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Match the features and tools of Apple technologies with the needs of all learners
  • Design experiences that scaffold and personalise learning, and empower learners
  • Discover Apple learning resources that support Special Education content and standards

Participants gain fundamental skills with the built-in applications and features of OS X as they apply to teaching and learning and professional productivity. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Explore basic navigation, native applications, and accessibility features of OS X
  • Understand how to use OS X to collaborate, create, and communicate

Participants gain fundamental skills with iLife apps (iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie). Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Understand the fundamentals of iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie
  • Get experience creating and sharing slideshows and storybooks, different types of podcasts, and movies
  • Explore how iTunes U and other learning resources can enhance today’s teaching and learning

Participants gain fundamental skills with iWork applications (Keynote, Pages, and Numbers). Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Understand the fundamentals of iWork applications
  • Get experience creating and sharing content with each iWork application. Create a multimedia presentation using Keynote; a brochure or newsletter (or both) using Pages; and a data collection and analysis project using Numbers
  • Use iWork apps to customise student learning activities and address different learning styles, working strategies, and abilities

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of creating interactive content and publishing with iBooks Author, focusing on best practices for engagement and learning. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience iBooks Author
  • Leverage content created in iWork and iLife applications
  • Create and publish content in iBooks Author

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of curating content and publishing with iTunes U Course Manager. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience iTunes U courses from the perspective of a course participant
  • Understand how to organise and publish content using iTunes U Course Manager
  • Use iTunes U courses to enhance learning experiences

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of how learning can be supported through an effective digital workflow using OS X Server and other Apple tools. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience digital workflow between iPad and Mac devices through OS X Server installed on a faculty Mac • Learn to set up and manage OS X Server on a Mac
  • See how to integrate other Apple tools and apps to support a learning workflow

Core Institute is a four-consecutive-day immersive learning experience at your institution for up to 20 educators. The content covers all the basics of using either an iPad device or a Mac computer and the related iLife and iWork apps. Participants learn how the built-in features of iOS or OS X support teaching and learning and how Apple creativity and productivity apps enhance student engagement and achievement for all learners. It’s also an ideal solution if you’re implementing Apple products for the first time and are looking for a way to build a vanguard team of mentors. The advantage of a Core Institute is that it shortens the time it takes for educators to learn the basics of iOS or OS X and the related creativity and productivity apps. This allows faculty to begin teaching and learning with their new technology more quickly. The short timeframe also creates an environment that makes it easier to build on each day’s learning, which enables a more effective knowledge transfer between the topics.

Support

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. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Reinforce the implementation of new skills
  • Provide feedback on teaching strategies
  • Opportunity to co-plan and co-deliver a learning activity

Participants explore how to integrate iPad or Mac resources in science curriculum, using a variety of apps and resources as they learn about gathering, analysing, and sharing data. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience technologies that inspire creativity in teaching and learning science
  • Create activities that engage students as scientists
  • Help students become thoughtful producers and consumers of science knowledge
  • Discover Apple learning resources that support science content and standards

Participants learn strategies for using iPad or Mac apps to demonstrate learning in social studies. Content will also address literacy, primary sources, and student engagement. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

Learn how to enhance engagement in social studies instruction using Apple tools and resources • Create research-supported learning products that demonstrate social studies mastery

Discover Apple education resources that support social studies standards

Participants learn how Apple technology can support all learners, including those with visual, auditory, motor, and learning disabilities. They’ll also learn to use built-in Apple tools that provide students full access to the curriculum. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Match the features and tools of Apple technologies with the needs of all learners
  • Design experiences that scaffold and personalise learning, and empower learners
  • Discover Apple learning resources that support Special Education content and standards

Participants gain fundamental skills with the built-in applications and features of OS X as they apply to teaching and learning and professional productivity. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Explore basic navigation, native applications, and accessibility features of OS X
  • Understand how to use OS X to collaborate, create, and communicate

Participants gain fundamental skills with iLife apps (iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie). Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Understand the fundamentals of iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie
  • Get experience creating and sharing slideshows and storybooks, different types of podcasts, and movies
  • Explore how iTunes U and other learning resources can enhance today’s teaching and learning

Participants gain fundamental skills with iWork applications (Keynote, Pages, and Numbers). Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Understand the fundamentals of iWork applications
  • Get experience creating and sharing content with each iWork application. Create a multimedia presentation using Keynote; a brochure or newsletter (or both) using Pages; and a data collection and analysis project using Numbers
  • Use iWork apps to customise student learning activities and address different learning styles, working strategies, and abilities

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of creating interactive content and publishing with iBooks Author, focusing on best practices for engagement and learning. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience iBooks Author
  • Leverage content created in iWork and iLife applications
  • Create and publish content in iBooks Author

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of curating content and publishing with iTunes U Course Manager. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience iTunes U courses from the perspective of a course participant
  • Understand how to organise and publish content using iTunes U Course Manager
  • Use iTunes U courses to enhance learning experiences

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of how learning can be supported through an effective digital workflow using OS X Server and other Apple tools. Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Experience digital workflow between iPad and Mac devices through OS X Server installed on a faculty Mac • Learn to set up and manage OS X Server on a Mac
  • See how to integrate other Apple tools and apps to support a learning workflow

Core Institute is a four-consecutive-day immersive learning experience at your institution for up to 20 educators. The content covers all the basics of using either an iPad device or a Mac computer and the related iLife and iWork apps. Participants learn how the built-in features of iOS or OS X support teaching and learning and how Apple creativity and productivity apps enhance student engagement and achievement for all learners. It’s also an ideal solution if you’re implementing Apple products for the first time and are looking for a way to build a vanguard team of mentors. The advantage of a Core Institute is that it shortens the time it takes for educators to learn the basics of iOS or OS X and the related creativity and productivity apps. This allows faculty to begin teaching and learning with their new technology more quickly. The short timeframe also creates an environment that makes it easier to build on each day’s learning, which enables a more effective knowledge transfer between the topics.

Management and Leadership Teams

If you are thinking about using Apple technologies at your school please contact me first to discuss your needs. I have extensive experience preparing, and executing successful Apple roll outs at schools and in business. I understand the concerns which some staff have, and building trust with your colleagues is probably the most important part of the process.

Below are the 9 key considerations which make up the keystones of a successful device roll out. Contact me now to discuss further.

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9 Key Considerations

Mission & Vision

Strategic Planning

Deployment & Planning

Financing & Funding

I.T. Considerations

Engaging the Community

Content & Instructional Practice

Professional Development

Measuring Success