Apple launched a portfolio of templates and lesson plans for educators as part of its self-paced Apple Teacher Learning Center.
According to a new press release from the Cupertino company, the so-called Apple Teacher Portfolio is a self-paced professional learning offering to help educators make the most of using Apple technology in their classrooms. When an educator creates a portfolio they are encouraged to integrate creativity into their lessons to help students.
“For more than 40 years, Apple has worked alongside educators and made products that enhance learning for every student,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Product Marketing for Enterprise and Education. “To support schools in getting the most from Apple products, we developed professional learning as an essential part of our education offering. The new Apple Teacher Portfolio helps build educators’ confidence in reimagining their lessons and recognizes them for the great work they do every day. After this unprecedented year, we want to continue to inspire every educator as much as they inspire us.”
The Everyone Can Create curriculum provides a collection of resources for teachers for using drawing, music, filmmaking or photography in lesson plans. It has been updated to use the latest features of iPads and apps like iMovie, Clips, and GarageBand.
The journal-like Apple Teacher Portfolio offers a “compilation of [teachers’] most creative and engaging lessons, a body of work ready to share with leadership and peers.”
In addition, there are new updates across Apple’s Everyone Can Create curriculum. For example, Apple has updated the Drawing guide to include motion graphics and animation in Keynote. Meanwhile, Photos now covers the creation of animated GIFs using Keynote, as well as the Camera and Photos apps.
Apple Teacher Portfolio is available starting today through the Apple Teacher Learning Center. The updated Everyone Can Create guides are available as a free download on Apple Books.