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Professional Development Program: Plan and implement iPad for classroom and remote learning.

Eight sessions across four terms ensure your school gets the best outcomes from iPad whether your pupils are in-class or at home.

Who is this program designed for?

If your school is making an investment in iPad then you'll need to ensure you get maximum benefit for pupils, staff and the wider community. You may also be considering your contingency plan for Remote Learning and wondering how iPad can help with that.

This program shares best-practise in the use of Apple technology when teaching pupils in the classroom, or working remotely, using experience gained by Apple and KRCS over many years. We’ll guide you from the planning stage through to implementation and ongoing improvement over the coming years.

The program is designed for larger scale projects, such as one-to-one iPad or a large number of class sets across your school. It is these higher-density deployments that ultimately give the greatest benefit to learning outcomes.

We really hope we can share our knowledge and passion for Apple in Education with you.

The structure of our program.

We normally deliver these eight sessions over four terms to give you time to reflect-on and embed your learning. However, if you would like to compress the program into a shorter time then we can accommodate that.

Training timeline

Term 1

Vision & Plan: We guide you through the decisions & requirements that will shape your iPad program. We help you to select the best workflow tools for your school to use for both classroom and remote learning.

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Term 2

Teaching & Learning: iPads are deployed to staff and pupils and staff are given the key skills they will need in the classroom. In-class mentoring is provided by our qualified teacher and Apple professional Learning specialist.

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Term 3

Curriculum & Subject Planning: With the right tools in place we can shift our focus to the curriculum and key subjects and see how best iPad can enhance the pedagogy. Subject Leaders get time to discuss their specific areas of interest.

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Term 4

Review & Revise: After completing the curriculum planning we review the data and understand where improvements can be made. Make plans to drive the next innovations with Apple in your classrooms.

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Our program in detail.

Term 1 Vision & Plan

Term One

Project kick-off: Your engagement with KRCS Professional Learning Team begins

 

Vision and Planning

  • We develop a project plan to ensure a successful deployment of iPad targets and timescales to suit your school. The headteacher, curriculum-lead and school technician must be involved at this stage to assign responsibility and delegate actions.
  • We call-out and explain all aspects of leadership, teaching, learning and technical readiness that your school will need to consider to achieve success.
  • Outcome: A detailed timeline with all required actions, and named individuals to deliver each action. This will act as a useful progress-checker, and enable leadership to keep everyone on track.

 

Before this session: School begins to implement the early actions from session one

 

Decide on Teaching Tools for Classroom and Remote Learning Workflow

  • Establish culture & expectations with SLT - what is the ambition for modifications to classroom practise with iPad?
  • KRCS demonstrate workflow tools such as Apple Classroom, SeeSaw, Showbie, SchoolWork and others to determine the chosen tool for your school. Special focus is given to how these tools allow you to continue teaching even when your pupils are learning from home.
  • Understand these tools work with existing cloud services from Google or Microsoft to give teachers access to all their existing resources
  • Select a range of cross-curricular apps that will form the basis of the student and staff toolkit on the iPads
  • Plan how to share the new vision of how teaching and learning will look in the future with staff
  • Confirm measurement of success criteria and establish a base measurement

 

Term 2 Teaching & Learning

Term Two

Staff iPads delivered prior to this session to allow familiarisation with new tools

 

Understand the Tools and apps

  • Introduction to the built-in tools on the iPad
  • Understand how to share images, worksheets, documents and activities amongst staff and pupils
  • Learn how to perform common classroom tasks such as marking and providing feedback to pupils
  • See how you can continue to teach effectively even when your pupils are working remotely using the same tools that you use in class.
  • Discover how to use iPad for effective explanation, modelling & pupil learning
  • Build staff confidence on iPad prior to pupil device deployment

 

Pupil iPads are delivered at this time and your school begins to implement the classroom vision

 

Putting the new tools into practise

  • Work alongside up to four teaching staff in the classroom as mentor throughout the school day for around 1 hour each
  • Support and model good practise to develop teacher confidence
  • Demonstrate Apple Classroom in a live environment and show how all it's feature can be used to aid teaching
  • Provide an opportunity for teachers and SLT to observe best practise with iPad 'live' in the classroom.
  • Host a twilight session for all staff to introduce Apple Teacher & work through one of it's sections
  • Apple Teacher becomes an ongoing self-paced CPD for teachers and support staff

 

Term 3 Curriculum & Subject Planning

Term Three

Focus shifts to the curriculum and subject leads whilst your teachers continue to grow as iPad practitioners

 

Curriculum overview

  • Review current plans on how to integrate iPad technology into the delivery of the curriculum
  • Look at where iPad can be utilised to enhance curriculum plans
  • Establish a computer science curriculum that takes full advantage of Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' curriculum
  • Deliver twilight session to all teaching and support staff outlining to communicate the learnings from todays session

 

You choose a subject (or two) to focus on in this session. Session Seven will repeat this for a different subject or subjects.

 

Subject Planning and Mentoring

  • We work with one or two of your subject leaders to develop and improve the use of iPad in their area of the curriculum
  • Identify how key curriculum concepts can be enlivened and delivered in a way that more pupils will engage with the learning
  • Review Apple's 'Everyone Can Create' curriculum content and map it onto key curriculum areas across the key stages
  • Specific examples of lesson plans using the schools chosen tools and apps will be modelled
  • Deliver further in-class mentoring to staff specifically on the subject areas(s) covered today

 

Term 4 Review & Revise

Term Four

Repeat Session Six but with one or two further subject areas

 

Subject Planning and Mentoring

  • We work with one or two of your subject leaders to develop and improve the use of iPad in their area of the curriculum
  • Identify how key curriculum concepts can be enlivened and delivered in a way that more pupils will engage with the learning
  • Review Apple's 'Everyone Can Create' curriculum content and map it onto key curriculum areas across the key stages
  • Specific examples of lesson plans using the schools chosen tools and apps will be modelled
  • Deliver further in-class mentoring to staff specifically on the subject areas(s) covered today

 

Prior to this session the school should gather feedback from teachers ready for review

 

Review, Planning and Feedback

  • Review the success of the iPad deployment based on the measurable objective set during the initial sessions
  • Review the workflow tools and apps that have been deployed and identify areas for improvement
  • Plan for next phase of iPad deployment and Professional Learning
  • Communicate revised plan to all teaching and support staff at twilight session and introduce the next phase in the iPad deployment rollout

 

Eight Day Apple Professional Learning Program £1,300

Includes a subsidy of 75% provided by KRCS and Apple

KRCS believe that the success of any deployment of technology in schools is dependant on the quality of the planning and professional development that accompanies it. To support this view we ask only that you fund two days of this program, and the other six days are funded by Apple and KRCS.

Please get in touch with us to discuss starting your program in the near future email edsales@krcs.co.uk or give the team a call on 0115 985 1797.


Terms & Conditions

Program must be purchased in conjunction with a minimum of 100 Apple devices from KRCS. The whole amount of £1,300 + VAT will be invoiced at the beginning of the program, and must be paid within KRCS’s normal credit terms. Eight Day program must be completed within 15 months from commencement, but may be completed sooner if required. Program is intended for a single school but may be extended to multiple schools within a trust, please ask us for details.