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Curriculum Implementation & Consultation 

Conversations with school leaders, teachers and technicians around ‘why’ technology in education, is critical to the success of fully integrating information and communication learning technologies in education.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach for the successful design of strategic plans, including change management strategies, and designing professional learning models. We look forward forward to connecting with school leaders, teachers and community to discuss pedagogical and technological considerations:

Through hands-on workshops, our Apple Accredited Professional Development and Microsoft Innovative Educators will show you how to integrate hardware & software into your teaching practice, using 21st Century Learning and referencing the SAMR model for reference as developed by Dr Ruben Puentendura

Our facilitators are Apple Professional Development & Microsoft Innovative Educator certified and we offer an array of certified learning.

21st Century Learning Design (21CLD)

Recently our Professional Learning & Development Consultant, Karen Pastro, completed her certification in 21CLD, and is one of only five people in Australia with this status.

The 21CLD Program is a pedagogically focused professional development program, with tools and frameworks to best support and promote 21 century learning and teaching, in 6 different learning dimensions (including digital technologies.) It is ‘platform and device agnostic.’

Teachers work together using research-based definitions, rubrics, and lesson examples to recognise and design instruction that supports students in building important skills in:

    • Collaboration
    • Knowledge construction
    • Real-world problem-solving & innovation
    • Skilled communication
    • Use of ICT for learning
    • Self-regulation

Provide a process for ongoing teacher collaboration and use the tools and framework to build complementary skill development opportunities across the curriculum.

Enquire now >Arrange an appointment with our Professional Learning Facilitator


Everyone Can Code, Swift & iOS SDK

Apple’s coding curriculum from K – Career. We can discuss the pathway from basic Visual Programming languages, to the introduction to Swift text based coding using the Swift Playgrounds app, to consultation on how to implement Swift coding and iOS app development into your school’s curriculum.

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Assessment Applications for Mobile Devices

This hands on workshop will explore the use of a mobile device as an assessment tool and how certain assessment apps can guide and produce formal and informal student feedback, examine specific assessment apps to assist in teaching and learning.

Enquire now >More information, view our current Training Catalogue:pdf_downloadPDF

Augmented Reality in the Classroom

This hands on workshop will focus on the use of a mobile device, demonstrating how Augmented Reality (AR) and QR Codes are implemented in a classroom. In sharing this wonderful technology, the focus on how to effectively use and integrate AR apps from the App Store into teaching and learning and engage students.

Enquire now >More information, view our current Training Catalogue:pdf_downloadPDF

Sphero SPRK Education & STEM

With Spheros in student’s hands it makes the concepts of coding and the fascination of creative play more accessible for students. In addition to STEM and programming, this incursion will sharpen skills in math, science and critical thinking.

Enquire now >More information, view our current Training Catalogue:pdf_downloadPDF

Professional Learning Facilitator

Karen Pastro

DipTeach (Primary), GradCertEd (Computing), Advanced Skills Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple Teacher, Apple Learning Specialist

Karen PastroKaren is an experienced Professional Learning and Development Consultant, supporting educators to effectively integrate digital technologies in learning and teaching, promoting sound pedagogical practice. A qualified teacher with over 30 years experience, Karen has been working in a professional learning consultancy role, full time, for the last 5 years. Her passion lies in supporting educators through a journey of professional transformation, through the design and delivery of personalised learning plans, in support of the school’s Vision and Mission statements; where information and communication learning technologies (ICLTs) are authentically integrated in the learning and teaching environment, underpinned by sound pedagogical practice.



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Apps in the Classroom

Through hands-on workshops, our Apple Accredited Professional Development and Microsoft Innovative Educators will show you how to integrate hardware & software into your teaching practice, using 21st Century Learning and referencing the SAMR model for reference as developed by Dr Ruben Puentendura.

Our facilitators are Apple Professional Development & Microsoft Innovative Educator certified and we offer an array of certified learning.




 

trainingmie-logoMicrosoft Innovative Educator sessions

As a Microsoft in Education Global Training Partner and Microsoft Innovative Educator Training Centre, we offer a range of sessions that cover Microsoft products and how to best implement them. Educators & schools with an Office 365 environment wanting to utilise these 21st Century learning tools would most benefit from these courses.

Office365 training sessions can be delivered onsite or in our training rooms. We will tailor the sessions to your needs and work out a strategic training agenda that suits your needs. Sessions start with two hour sessions, and can also be run over half or full days.

OneDrive

Understanding the best use for OneDrive is the key first step in moving to the cloud. OneDrive syncs across, and allows users to access their files from any device. OneDrive allows sharing & collaboration of files as well as version control and back up. Areas covered:

  • Set up One Drive & Accounts
  • What is the the cloud
  • Online docs
  • Syncing
  • Sharing
  • Versions & Recovery

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OneNote & Class Notes

OneNote and OneNote Class Notebooks enable teachers and students to collect and collate information and stay organised. OneNote sets students’ creativity free in their own space that is only shared with their teacher. Class Notes make creating and sharing lessons easy, enables real-time class collaboration, and facilitates collaboration amongst students and also between education staff. Areas covered:

  • Set up & shortcuts
  • Screen capture
  • Using OneNote tools
  • Annotations
  • Audio annotation
  • Importing web content
  • Importing with Lens
  • Email to me
  • Sharing notebooks
  • Class Notebooks

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Office 365 Online & Desktop apps

Use familiar Office 365 online apps to share and collaborate; use Office desktop apps for full featured work flows . Areas covered include:

  • One Drive
  • Screen capture
  • Sharing
  • Best practice for sharing
  • Versions

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams provides both a file & communication structure for documents, as well as communication via the cloud & multiple devices. Communicate directly with who you need, whilst keeping everyone up to date without flooding team members with emails. Share online interactive & essential documents and resources, plan and allocate tasks & assignments, all whilst automatically filing conversations and documents by subject.

  • Set up
  • Why use Teams
  • Communication channels & conversations
  • Chat & meetings
  • Sharing documents
  • Online docs
  • OneNote & Teams
  • Class Notes
  • Assignments
  • Which Team to use
  • Planner
  • Tabs
  • Syncing documents locally

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Introducing Windows 10 Anniversary & Inking

Learn the essentials of using the Windows 10 operating system using a touch enabled device. From Start up to configuring common settings, navigating  the interface and launching apps. We will explore desktop and tablet mode and look at the inking options built into Windows 10. Areas covered include:

  • Start & settings
  • Using Apps
  • Ink
  • File Explorer
  • Cortana, Edge, Maps & bundled apps
  • Connecting & sharing securely  

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Apple Teacher Workshops

Learn new skills through hands-on project based workshops. We’ll explore all the ways you can engage students ages 5 – 18, manage your classroom, and create learning experiences using Mac & iPad.

We run a series of 2 hour workshops to prepare for the Apple Teacher quizzes in each subject area. Our workshops review the study materials and work through each of the exercises. Successfully completing the quiz in a subject area gains an badge. Earn all eight iPad or Mac badges to become an Apple Teacher.

We can run full day workshops incorporating the workshops that best suit your need.

iPad

iPad creates an intuitive and immersive experience that allows you to bring new ideas and teaching methods to your class. With built-in features and apps, iPad can be anything you need it to be, from a musical instrument, to an art canvas, to a complete video production suite, or an interactive textbook. With iPad, your lessons come to life like never before.

Pages for iPad

Pages is a powerful word processing app that helps you produce and share your best work. Create beautifully organised documents using Apple-designed templates. Make learning materials more compelling with customised fonts, colours, and images. And engage your students with interactive reports and newsletters that you can share in a variety of ways.

Keynote for iPad

Keynote brings imagination to life in stunning presentations. Make history move with exciting animations. Share science projects step- by-step with seamless transitions. And make English lessons more engaging with eye-catching themes.

Numbers for iPad

Numbers lets you organise and present data in creative and personalised ways. Show students how to analyse and present data collected in a science lab. Track class fundraisers with charts and graphs that go beyond a mere spreadsheet. And use videos and images to teach fractions in a fraction of the time.

Productivity with iPad

Enhancing Productivity with iPad shows you how to help students get more done using multiple iOS apps in a connected workflow. You can use iPad to streamline learning processes, organise assignments, and save time so students can be more engaged in meaningful tasks. As you enhance productivity, you’ll discover new ways to help students collaborate and communicate.

iMovie for iPad

iMovie brings effortless filmmaking into the classroom to create engaging learning opportunities. Capture video of a chemical reaction and share it in slow-motion. Highlight key themes of a novel with a Hollywood-style trailer. And use titles and filters for a video report that will inspire and amaze your students.

GarageBand for iPad

GarageBand turns your iPad into a musical instrument and a full- featured recording studio to bring lessons to life in the classroom. Create songs that make vocabulary and poetry verses easy to remember, or add a soundtrack to history class by mixing famous speeches and sound effects.

Creativity with iPad

Creativity with iPad shows you how to engage students in the creative process using multiple iOS apps in a connected workflow. Learn how to use iPad to help students generate innovative ideas, gather inspiration, and bring compelling stories to life. As you foster creativity, you’ll help them develop their critical thinking and problem- solving skills.


Mac

Mac makes it easy to bring new ideas and teaching methods to your class. Create inspired lessons with powerful apps. Use built-in features to manage time and increase productivity. With Mac, your classroom comes to life like never before.

Pages for Mac

Pages is a powerful word processing app that helps you produce and share your best work. Create beautifully organised documents using Apple-designed templates. Make learning materials more compelling with customised fonts, colours, and images. And engage your students with interactive reports and newsletters that you can share in a variety of ways.

Keynote for Mac

Keynote brings imagination to life in stunning presentations. Make history move with exciting animations. Share science projects step-by-step with seamless transitions. And make English lessons more engaging with eye-catching themes.

Numbers for Mac

Numbers lets you organise and present data in creative and personalised ways. Show students how to analyse and present data collected in a science lab. Track class fundraisers with charts and graphs that go beyond a mere spreadsheet. And use videos and images to teach fractions in a fraction of the time.

Productivity with Mac

Enhancing Productivity with Mac shows you how to help students get more done using multiple Mac apps in a connected workflow. You can use Mac to streamline learning processes, organise assignments, and save time so students can be more engaged in meaningful tasks. As you enhance productivity, you’ll discover new ways to help students collaborate and communicate.

iMovie for Mac

iMovie brings effortless filmmaking into the classroom to create engaging learning opportunities. Capture video of a chemical reaction and share it in slow-motion. Highlight key themes of a novel with a Hollywood-style trailer. And use titles and filters for a video report that will inspire and amaze your students.

GarageBand for Mac

GarageBand turns your Mac into a musical instrument and a full-featured recording studio to bring lessons to life in the classroom. Create songs that make vocabulary and poetry verses easy to remember, or add a soundtrack to history class by mixing famous speeches and sound effects.

Creativity with Mac

Creativity with Mac shows you how to engage students in the creative process using multiple Mac apps in a connected workflow. Learn how to use Mac to help students generate innovative ideas, gather inspiration, and bring compelling stories to life. As you foster creativity, you’ll help them develop their critical thinking and problem- solving skills.

Enquire now >More information, view our current Training Catalogue:pdf_downloadPDF


iBooks Authoring

A step by step guide to making an interactive iBook textbook for the iBooks store using iBooks Author. This course is designed for authors to create, design and publish interactive iBook textbooks to the iBooks app using the free software for macOS.

Book now >More information, view our current Training Catalogue:pdf_downloadPDF

 

Facilitators

Anton O’Callaghan

Ba Ed (Media), Cert IV Training & Assessment, Dip Interactive Media, Apple Professional Development, Digital Publishing Suite Adobe Certified Expert, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple Teacher, Swift & iOs SDK

Anton is a qualified teacher and trainer, with Adobe ACA Certification and over 15 years of experience. He has worked in the fields of video production, animation, web development and rich interactive media, incorporating both the Apple and Adobe software suites.

A professional multimedia practitioner with trainer certification, Anton has presented industry seminars and training, as well as developed curriculum and taught at tertiary level.

Anton is passionate about multimedia and the delivery of quality outcomes using efficient and best work practice. He is constantly evolving and developing his own skills and encourages others to join him in the pursuit of excellence.

Vicki Rumsey

BA (Multimedia) Cert IV (Multimedia), Apple Professional Development, Apple Teacher

Vicki is heavily involved in school strategic planning encompassing whole school community PD options, 1:1 and BYOD planning and infrastructure deployments. She is Apple ACN certified to deliver Apple Professional Development (APD), the iPad Learning Experience and 1:1 Strategic planning.

She has worked in a variety of settings including print, advertising, education and IT, and brings this experience to her role at CompNow. Vicki is passionate about film and animation particularly, but also all things multimedia, particularly in the area of education.


For detailed information, view our current Training Catalogue:pdf_downloadPDF

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We also have a Training & Professional Development page and a Certified Training web page.

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