The Apple Teacher Institute program that’s been successful in the US is coming to Europe.
Apple launched the Apple Teacher Institutes, a series of hands-on technology workshops for K-12 educators, last summer. The goal is for workshop participants to learn to effectively utilize technology to maximize planning and instructional time, expand their individual areas of expertise, engage an increasingly diverse student body, and discover new ways to individualize instruction.
“Apple understands the many challenges educators face today,” said Cheryl Vedoe, Apple’s VP of Education Marketing and Solutions, in announcing the program. “We want to give teachers the chance to use technology in an environment where they can explore, question, learn and then return to their classrooms feeling empowered.”
The Apple Teacher Institutes highlight the potential of digital media, the Internet, mobile and wireless computing. According to Apple, they’re led by a team of educators who have effectively integrated these technologies into their classrooms.
Apple Teacher Institute 2002 is a residential course that will take place at Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire, UK, March 25-28. The four day course will cover subjects such as: using digital video in education; in-depth studies of creative education solutions; skill development in subject/age group relevant projects; and sharing of experiences, action planning and portfolio development
The cost for the four days, including full board and accommodation is £99. Places are limited. Registration will begin shortly. Keep an eye on the
Apple Teacher Institute 2002 UK Web site for details. (Thanks to MacCentral reader David Vaugh for the heads-up on this item.)