Learning with Apple Distinguished Educators — Inspiring Creativity and Collaboration
Explore and create : Playground
Wednesday, June 26, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Playground C, Street Level, Broad Street Atrium
Discover how educators all over the world are using technology to enhance creativity and collaboration. Join Apple Distinguished Educators for a thematic experience celebrating the history of Philadelphia, with hands-on activities that transform teaching and learning.
|Audience:||Teachers, Principals/head teachers, Professional developers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: iOS
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Camera
Green Screen by DoInk
|Topic:||Professional learning models|
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Digital Age Learning Culture
The purpose of this thematic playground is to provide the audience with a hands on experience and basic overview of how Apple Distinguished Educators are transforming education. Educators are becoming content creators, providing personalized learning experiences for their learners. We will explore the various ways in which drawing, photography, video, music and coding can be used to enhance the classroom experience linking it to the theme of Independence Day. Authentic examples will be provided from across a wide variety of classrooms as well as hands on experiences creating content on the devices.
Exploring Creative Storytelling
Developing Multisensory Learning
Elevating Ideas to Action
Getting Started with Coding and Robots
Recording Audio Projects
Creating Photo Essays and Stories
Making Movies Together
App Design and Coding Basics
Why Creativity Matters
Research has shown — that creative expression leads to deeper student engagement. And when students are more engaged, they take more ownership of their learning. Students become better problem solvers, communicators, and collaborators. They explore more and experiment more. They tell richer stories and find their own unique voices. They stretch their imaginations and make connections they might not otherwise make — and carry all these skills through everything they’ll do in school. And beyond.
Drawing encourages the mind to observe the world more closely, consider how things are put together and how they work. It lets students articulate concepts that exist only in their imaginations, in ways words just can’t.
By exploring and capturing photos, students can better understand the realities of the world around them.
Video gives students a powerful means of interpreting ideas, expressing their thoughts, informing, influencing, and inspiring their audience.
Music helps us enrich and tell more powerful stories.
Coding is essential to help students thrive in a future driven by technology. When you teach coding, you also teach skills like critical thinking and problem solving.