Over the past three years, Antioch School District 34 has partnered with Apple Professional Learning services to help our educators get the most from Apple technology. The Apple Professional Learning offerings have included comprehensive resources and services to help build foundational skills with Apple products and integrate them into learning, so our staff can create innovative instruction that engages students more deeply.
When Apple technology is deeply integrated into learning, students can find new ways to work together, to communicate and create, and to develop personalized paths for understanding and applying their knowledge to the world around them. The Apple Professional Learning resources are designed to support and enhance the instructional practice in our classrooms.
Antioch School District 34 teachers have been working with Hovan Zadourian, and Apple Professional Learning Specialist. This year, teachers have been engaging a three day coaching session with Hovan, consisting of the following:
Day 1: Meet with individual teachers during their planning period to enhance a lesson with technology that they are going to teach the next day. We can also design a new tech infused lesson if necessary and if it meets the learning goals for the unit.
Day 2: In-class support for the tech infused lesson planned on day 1.
Day 3: Reflection, learning journal and continuation of in-class support (if needed.)