The second UK Apple Teacher Institute (ATI) was held April 8-11 at Cheltenham College with almost 150 “creative educators” in attendance. That’s up about 50 percent from the 2002 show. Apple Distinguished Educator David Baugh told MacCentral that the four-day event was “brilliant.”
“It was great to see people who had little or no Mac experience (which was about 50 percent of those attending) become totally involved in the whole digital literacy process,” he said. “The buzz on the final night when everyone showed off their projects was electrifying. Representatives from BECTA [the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency] and Apple Europe left in awe at what could be achieved in very a short time.”
Last year BECTA
released a report, in conjunction with the British Film Institute, that showed integration of digital video into teaching and learning “has the potential to enhance learning across the curriculum.” At ATI 2003 Apple education staff and 12 Apple Distinguished Educators were on-hand to instruct and train on a variety of different tools and solutions, including iMovie, iDVD, Final Cut Express, QuickTime Pro, and Live Channel.
ATI is “fast becoming an annual pilgrimage for the digerati of the UK education community, many of whom will return to their schools after the Easter break with renewed vigor and an even greater passion for media rich learning,” Apple said in
a Hot News article.