Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Apple Core

It's been announced that we will have an "Apple Core" training team in our school district for the first time staring this school year.  Twelve people working toward teaching other staff members in our district specific technology skills to enhance student learning.

Apple Core Technology Training Team

Engage, enhance and accelerate learning for all students with the iPad.

To accomplish our mission, your role would be to

  • Become experts in using iPads for student collaboration, creation, critical thinking, content consumption, digital citizenship
  • Assist staff in being effective users of iPads both personally and professionally as outlined above.  
  • Help build confidence of staff in using and integrating iPad apps and content with all curriculum through instructional coaching,  training, conversations and positive attitudes.  
  • Research and share best practices with technology integration and bring innovative ideas to the training team and all district staff
  • Assist in training staff, specifically those whose classroom would see an increase of devices each year

Being a member of an innovative group of people will continue to challenge and stretch me so that I can learn and instruct all at the same time.  As a member of the 2013 Apple Distinguished Educator class, I'm reminded of the saying on our shirts.

"To educate, I innovate."

I believe this group will be the essence of the same people that are ADEs.  How awesome will that be!

Some of our specific tasks include.

Apple Core Team Tasks
  • Train PCSD staff in iPad content and websites including but not limited to
    • District Apps
    • iTunes U
    • Integration with GAFE
    • Learning Management Program
  • Train staff on effective ways to integrate technology/personalize learning using the frameworks of SAMR model and 4 C’s.


  • Participate in planning around the implementation of the Pulaski Digital Learning Plan
  • Participate in the planning of professional development for professional staff

With this plan, our entire school district will move forward.  I look forward to the challenges that this responsibility provides.

Let's go!

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