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Apple RTC



The Burton-On-Trent Apple Regional Training Centre (RTC) opened at The de Ferrers Academy Trent Campus in September 2013 and during the last 4 years, over 1000 educators from across the UK and Europe have visted and taken part in our free workshops. We have also run some bespoke workshops at several Midland schools, for Initial Teacher Education students at The University of Nottingham and The University of Derby and for groups of teachers in Ireland, Denmark, Germany and Hong Kong.

Apple Regional Training Centres deliver courses to build the skills and confidence of educators to use Apple technology inside and outside the classroom. We are a community who share best practices and inspire excellence through teaching with Apple technology.

All of our workshops are run by highly experienced teachers and focus on learning and pegagogy with digital tools, not just the technical aspects. Our trainers are all Apple Teachers and include 2 Apple Distinguished Educators and an Apple Education Trainer/Education Strategic Planning expert.

Several of the courses and workshops this year can help delegates with earning their badges towards gaining official Apple Teacher status (see ).

Why book a place on our workshops?

  • Experienced trainers based at a leading 1:1 iPad school
  • Innovative and inspirational ideas
  • Material and ideas aimed at all levels of education, from early years to Higher Education
  • Course materials and refreshments provided
  • Excellent feedback
  • All workshops are FREE!

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You can book up to 3 places on each course, using the links to the Eventbrite booking website. There are limited places available and we ask that you please let us know in advance if someone is unable to turn up, so we can offer the place to someone else.

Workshops are open to anyone involved in education, including school leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, ICT technicians and student teachers.

All delegates will be encouraged to bring their own iPad, so that we can share workshop resources via iTunes U and AirDrop, although we can provide iPads with apps preinstalled for anyone that does not have one.

All workshops will take place on Trent Campus, The de Ferrers Academy, Burton-On-Trent (DE13 0LL).


Workshops for 2017 - 2018:

1. Introduction to iPad - Wednesday 27th September 2017  [3:00pm - 5:00pm]

Get to grips with how to use your iPad as a powerful teaching & learning tool. This workshop will include: (a) iPad orientation tour (b) hands-on guide to using the built-in tools (c) A quick look at free Apple apps (d) Some quick win ideas for using your iPad as a teacher and as a learner. We will help you to earn your first Apple Teacher badge.

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2. Assessment For Learning with iPad - Monday 9th October 2017  [9:00am - 11:00am]

In this workshop, we will guide you through a wide range of approaches to leveraging the power of iPad to transform Assessment For Learning approaches and develop effective digital workflows in and out of the classroom. We will look at quick wins for differentiation, personalisation, flipped learning and peer assessment. Discover the power of using audio and video feedback with a range of free tools and apps in any subject or key stage.

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3. Fostering Creativity with iPad -  Wednesday 15th November 2017  [3:00pm - 5:00pm]

Discover the awesome creative power of the iPad, as we take you through some of the tools that you can use to capture great images and make movies, animations, music and digital sketches. Find out to plan creative workflows in lessons and get the best quality work out of students. We will help you to earn your Apple Teacher ‘Creativity with iPad’ badge.

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4. EAL and storytelling with iPad - Wednesday 9th January 2018   [1:30pm - 3:30pm]

The iPad has enormous potential to develop language skills, especially speaking and listening, though content creation and storytelling. In this sessions, our trainers will share with you lots of ideas and examples of how to create, share and use student stories to develop these skills. It will cover all phases but is especially useful for anyone support SEN and EAL students or those teaching literacy.

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5. Productivity with iPad - Wednesday 14th February 2018   [3:00pm - 5:00pm]

Find out how iPad can help develop efficiencies and save time by using a wide range of productivity tools. The trainers will share loads of tips and ideas to get the most out of your iPad and also share with you the best apps, from free Apple tools to a range of paid ones. We will help you to earn your Apple Teacher ‘Productivity with iPad’ badge.

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6. Digital Hooks and exciting lesson planning - Wednesday 28th March 2018  [1:00pm - 3:30pm]

This workshop will guide you through how to embed a wide variety of digital tools and activities as ‘learning hooks’ to engage students in exciting lessons, covering both primary and secondary curricula. The sessions will be hands-on to allow delegates to experience things first hand but also include time to reflect and focus upon lesson planning and embedding best practice.

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7. Coding with Swift Playgrounds - Wednesday 2nd May 2018  [3:00pm - 5:00pm]

Playgrounds is a complete coding solution that covers large parts of the computing curriculum for Key stages 1 to 4. Find out how to use the Playground app and the teacher tools and resources to help your students learn to code, from simple block code to building apps. The workshop will also touch upon other coding apps and devices that can be integrated into the curriculum and how to use them. We can help you to earn your Apple Teacher ‘Swift Playgrounds’ badges.

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8. Summer iPad Festival of Learning - Thursday 28th June  [9:00am - 3:30pm]

Join us for a whole day series of talks, subject workshops, skill surgeries and discovery sessions for staff to develop expertise and confidence in using iPad for learning.Take a deeper dive into assessment, content creation, literacy, STEM and leadership of digital technologies.This whole day event will suit teachers, teaching assistants and school leaders from primary, secondary and FE/HE.

Several staff and students from The de Ferrers Academy will take part as well as invited guests/Apple Distinguished Educators and some global video chats, giving you access to a wide range of experts. We'll also focus on digital pedagogies and approaches to teachign and learning.

Weather permitting, we will hold some sessions outside in a marque/and provide seasonal snacks and Strawberry teas.

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We also have 1 extra workshop:

9. Transforming Digital Learning with LEGO - Date TBA

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