Audience: This course is suitable for teachers and support workers in Primary, Secondary and Special Education. Please note this is a beginner's course only!
Participants will need access to an iPad and selected apps to complete this online course.
I will be providing app suggestions throughout the course, but you are under no obligation to purchase any. If you are on a strict budget, it might be beneficial to take a look at the apps and make a list of the ones you would like to use for your classroom.
The iPad technology has extraordinary implications for education and its design, functionality and capabilities enhance the possibility of a technology-based classroom.
This is a beginner's course for anyone who has a minimal knowledge as to how to use an iPad. The course will cover lesson and curriculum content, but will also provide instruction on how to use the Settings section and hidden uses of the iPad.
This PD will focus on:
*iPads and how they work
*Applications - how they fit into The Australian Curriculum & learning outcomes.
*What can an iPad based classroom look like?
*What do students think?
This PD will provide hands-on experiences and ideas for use when you return to your classroom.
About the instructor
Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioural, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.
In addition, Ms Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought-after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.
She is now undertaking her PhD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.