Apple Regional Training Centres deliver courses to build the skills and confidence of educators to use Apple technology inside and outside the classroom. They are a community who share best practices and inspire excellence through teaching with Apple technology.
Being selected as an Apple Regional Training Centre highlights our commitment to facilitating training for teachers to develop skills and build confidence to use Apple technology in the classroom.
Apple Regional Training Centres create a community to share best practice and support teaching staff to attain Apple Teacher status, a professional learning programme designed to support and celebrate educators.
Teachers from across the region can attend courses to build their knowledge and skills using technology in the classroom and earn badges to achieve their Apple Teacher recognition.
Across the UK and Ireland, the goals of all Apple Regional Training Centres are to:
- facilitate training opportunities for teachers to develop skills using Apple technology in the classroom
- promote Apple in Education and share new products and innovations with educators
- build Apple Teacher across the region
- share best practices, build community and inspire excellence.
To find out more, please visit the Apple Teacher website:
Starter for Ten: Easy ways that iPad can make a difference in your classroom.
Tuesday 20th September 2016, 4pm-5pm
Do you have an iPad to use in the school but you’re not sure how to best make use of it? This twilight session will give helpful starters and some ‘quick wins’ on making the most of iPad in the classroom.
Computing with iPad
Wednesday 12th October 2016, 9am-12pm
Daunted by the 2014 National Curriculum subject ‘Computing’? This half-day course will equip you with a curriculum approach and a range of suitable iPad apps that can help you teach Computing in an engaging and fun way.
Rethinking the Teaching Space: iPad as an Interactive Whiteboard
Tuesday 8th November 2016, 4pm-5pm
The ‘Interactive Whiteboard’ is in nearly every classroom, but can chain the teacher to the front of the classroom. Come along to this twilight session and learn how iPad can provide and rich and powerful IWB alternative.
Mastering Maths: deepening learning using iPad
Tuesday 6th December 2016, 4pm-5pm
Looking for ways to help your children deepen conceptual understanding and procedural fluency in maths? In this twilight session, discover how iPad and a variety of apps and approaches can help your students ‘master’ mathematics.
Creative Curation: using Book Creator to showcase learning
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 4pm-5pm
Wondering how to pull together and present all the different learning that’s happening in your classroom? Discover in this twilight session how the versatile Book Creator can be used for making student-curated e-books.
Tool for Learning: iPad across the curriculum
Wednesday 1st February 2017, 9am-12pm
Teachers are always looking for ways to make learning deeper and richer in all subjects. This half-day course will give you a ‘toolkit’ of useful iPad apps that can be used as powerful tools for learning across the curriculum.
Easy Yet Memorable: movie-making on iPad
Wednesday 26th April 2017, 9am-12pm
Film-making in the classroom can be such a memorable way for students to engage with learning, but it can be hard to know where to begin. This half-day session will give you confidence in planning, filming and editing video on iPad.
Virtual Field Trips: using Green Screen to fire imaginations
Tuesday 16th May 2017, 4pm-5pm (note change of date)
Going on school trips is a great stimulus for learning, but there are so many places it’s just too expensive to visit. This twilight session will show how easily ‘green screen’ can be done on iPad to transport learners anywhere!
Learning Technology: deploying and managing iPad in the classroom
Wednesday 24th May 2017, 9am-12pm
Do you want to better setup and maintain iPads in your school? This half-day course will equip you with an understanding of the latest tools, systems and best practice strategies for effectively deploying and managing iOS devices.
No More Post-Its! Paperless observations in EYFS
Tuesday 13th June 2017, 4pm-5pm
The Digital Exercise Book: feedback and evidence using iPad
Wednesday 21st June 2017, 9am-12pm (note change of date)
Wondering how you can demonstrating progress in your classroom when using iPad? During this half-day course, learn how apps like Showbie and Seesaw can help with powerful assessment, feedback and portfolio tools.
LEGO WeDo: Primary robotics made simple
Wednesday 5th July 2017, 9am-12pm