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 Apple Professional Learning

Professional Learning Opportunities for CSU Faculty & Staff

Use an iPad or a Mac? Join Apple® Professional Learning Specialist, Dr. Laura Good, for hands-on virtual learning sessions with your colleagues from across the CSU. During each one-hour session, we’ll explore resources, practice new skills, and reflect on how technology can support great teaching and learning in higher education.

Pre-register per session by clicking your desired date and time below (all times Pacific).

To prepare for a session:

  • Have your iPad/Mac on hand and fully charged for an optimal experience
  • Make sure your device is updated to the latest OS version and all Apple apps are up-to-date
  • Download the Pages, Freeform, and GarageBand apps as appropriate from the App Store, if not already on your device

Questions? Please contact Dr. Good.

Week 1 Increase Your Productivity with iPad

Explore how to plan, collaborate, and communicate on iPad. We’ll learn how to personalize iPad settings and use built-in apps to increase productivity for your daily needs.

Week 2 Promote Active Learning with iPad

Increase engagement and encourage learner conversation using iPad. We’ll review elements of learning resources, and consider interactive classroom opportunities using mobile technologies.

Week 3 Design Accessible Learning Resources

Using the Pages app, we’ll explore Accessibility features that address learning challenges for those with vision, hearing, mobility and cognitive needs, to help you design accessible resources for your courses

Week 4 Annotate for Understanding

Examine creative ways to annotate learning resources in Photos and Notes using Markup. We’ll discuss annotation strategies as a metacognition tool for teaching and learning.

Week 5 Visual Thinking with Freeform

Explore thinking routines using the Freeform app. You’ll learn how to gather ideas and collaborate via boards, to create dynamic visuals that illustrate those ideas, and share understanding.

Week 6 Explore Podcasts for Teaching and Learning

Ever wondered how to create a podcast? Using GarageBand, we’ll take a guided tour through creating these unique multimedia tools, and discuss creative ways to apply them in college courses.

Week 7 Animate with Keynote

Using Keynote, we’ll examine to create elegant and engaging presentations with built-in animation and transition tools, as well as your own drawings, videos, and images.

Week 8 Personalize Presentations with Live Video

Week 8: Personalize Presentations with Live Video Building on our presentation skills in Keynote, we’ll explore how to create more powerful and personal presentations with the live video feature, useful for both synchronous and asynchronous instruction.