The 2017 Spring Summit was designed to cater for the professional development and training needs of teachers beginning their iPad journey and those who wanted to refresh their skills in the use of iPads in the classroom. The Spring Summit looked to enable these teachers to imagine, practice and implement strategies that transform teaching, learning and assessment practices. The Law Society of Ireland is home to an Apple Distinguished Programme with its Mobile Professional Learning programme and a pioneer in the use of mobile devices in education in Ireland, and host venue of the iPad Learning Summit, on February 24th 2017.
Every journey must start somewhere. The Spring programme was designed to build the confidence and competency of teachers who were starting out on their journey of adopting iPads into their classroom. From the initial beginnings of learning the fundamental skills needed for using the iPad in everyday lessons right through to developing more involved lesson plans for students that will support their needs, develop their productivity and creative muscles, and ensure that real learning takes place.
- Foundations for Teaching & Learning (The fundamental tools you will need for everyday teaching)
- Enhancing Productivity/Fostering Creativity (Building lesson plans that develop your students productivity and creativity which complement your subjects and not detract)
- Supporting Learning (Building the support structures for students with additional needs)
- Assessment Toolkits (Ensuring learning takes place)