Apple offers free events to support teachers

To support teachers who aim to achieve the goals of the Digital Action Plan, Apple is offering a series of free events.

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Technology has the power to transform learning and teaching. In order to support educators working towards achieving the goals of the Digital Action Plan, Apple is offering a series of free events that will provide you with basic knowledge and show you how to integrate Apple technologies into your lessons.

As part of these events for teachers and pedagogical advisers, you'll have the opportunity to learn through hands-on workshops and come away with ideas for using Apple tools in the classroom.

IPad Basics Workshop

Effectively use iPad as a teaching and learning tool. Learn about the basics, accessibility features, settings, and learning resources built into all iPads. This two-hour after-class workshop is designed for teachers who are just starting to use iPad in the classroom.

You can choose from one of the following options:

Becancour
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday March 12, 2019
Auberge Godefroy in Trois-Rivières
Register now

Quebec
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Courtyard Marriott
Register now

Teachers conference

This one-day conference teaches basic skills teachers need to get the most out of iPad. The various workshops will focus on creativity, programming and the Apple Teacher professional development program. You will be able to choose which workshops to participate in according to your preparation and your fields of interest.

Five conferences are offered:

Brossard
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday 23 February 2019
ALT Hotel
Register now

Montreal
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday March 16, 2019
Courtyard
Register now

Nicolet
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday 23 March 2019
Hotel Montfort
Register now

Quebec
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday March 30, 2019
Grand Times Hotel
Register now

Laval
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday April 6, 2019
To be determined
Register now

Programming day

Programming is an essential skill that stimulates creativity and develops problem-solving skills. Knowing how to code is essential to prepare students for a future shaped by technology. Apple invites teachers, educational advisers, administrators and anyone involved in the educational integration of ICT in their establishment or school board to the workshop Programming for everyone.  There you will find a comprehensive set of resources that make it easy to teach programming from Kindergarten to college.

With the workshop First steps in programming in the morning, you can:

  • Learn how to help kindergarten to grade 4 studentse year of thinking like programmers with visual apps like Tynker and codeSpark Academy;
  • Explore lesson plans designed to help students solve problems with logical steps and understand programming through offline lessons;
  • Discuss ways to take advantage of these resources with other teachers in your area.

Thanks to the teacher's guides and lessons, you will be equipped to present the basics to elementary students visually on iPad.

With the workshop Learn to code in the afternoon you can:

  • Explore programming with Swift Playgrounds on iPad, an app that makes learning to code fun and interactive;
  • Discover lesson plans and teaching guides designed to introduce the programming of the 5e year of primary to 3e year of secondary school;
  • Stimulate students by showing them how to program robots and connected devices interactively with Swift Playgrounds

With the Swift Playgrounds app, students learn to control characters with real code and become familiar with the basics of programming. Whether your students are coding apprentices or interested in piloting robots or drones, you will have all the resources to teach programming in the classroom.

Tuesday February 26, 2019
Hotel Montfort Nicolet
1141, Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Nicolet, QC, J3T 1W4
Register now at the workshop First steps in programming 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Register now at the workshop Learn to code 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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