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Apple Digital Learning Series

The Apple Digital Learning Series is a collection of free events focused on introducing educators to the capabilities of the Mac and Apple’s mobile devices in the classroom. Each seminar focuses on a specific aspect of instruction and highlights some of the features of the Apple blended learning environment. All five of these events will be held at WHRO, 5200 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23508.

Leadership Forum

Janice Adams of Apple shares many instructional strategies for technology integration using the iPad, iPod Touch, and an Apple Computer at the Leadership Forum on January 21.


iOS Technical Session
Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:00AM to 12:00PM
This seminar will focus on the technical aspects of supporting a digital learning environment and iOS management of multiple devices in schools. In addition, this event will support schools who have technical questions about the security of our iOS devices, how to deploy devices and apps, and how to manage iOS devices.
Who Should Attend?
WHRO member school divisions: CTO, CIO, Director of Information Technology, Director of Instructional Technology
Leadership Forum

Friday, January 21, 2011 8:30AM to 12:30PM
The agenda includes discussion on how technology changes learning, the impact of professional development, key success factors, funding, and the digital tools today's students use to create knowledge. You will hear how schools are currently using technology in innovative ways and challenge participants’ thinking about today’s students and the instructional strategies for technology integration needed to significantly increase student engagement. The session will include hands-on with digital learning tools.
Who Should Attend?
WHRO member school districts: Superintendents, Board Members, Chief Academic Officers, Assistant Superintendents, Curriculum and Instruction Directors

Innovations in the STEM Classroom

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 9:30AM to 11:30AM
This seminar will provide a hands-on experience about how to create flexible learning environments that engage and motivate students and foster a culture of innovation and creativity in education. In addition, state-of-the-art technology is an essential tool for inquiry-based learning, advanced research, and collaboration within the STEM community. This seminar will focus on ideas for using Apple technologies--iPad and Mac OS devices--in a STEM classroom.
Who Should Attend?
WHRO School Divisions: STEM Coordinators, Directors, Principals

Special Needs Briefing

Friday, February 18, 2011 9:30AM to 2:00PM
The Apple Special Needs Briefing for K-12 gives education leaders the opportunity to experience the many features built into Mac, iPod, and iPad devices that accommodate special needs students. Every Mac comes equipped with dozens of assistive technologies, and now with the development of universal access features for iPod, iPhone, and iPad, Apple is taking these technologies - and the opportunities for all learners to succeed - to a new level. Hear from outstanding educators who use Apple technology to engage students, enhance their learning, and inspire them to achieve their best regardless of physical or learning disability. See the ease of use and quick customization for individual needs and learning styles. Explore how you can stretch your dollars and accommodate the needs of more students.
Who Should Attend? Special Education Directors, Principals, IDEA Coordinators, Assistive Technology Specialists

Learning Tour

Friday, March 11, 2011 8:30AM to 3:00PM
You’re invited to participate in a one-day, hands-on exploration of the latest Apple products for education. This interactive event is an opportunity to experience how the Mac, iPad, and iPod touch, as well as apps and digital content from iTunes U, can increase student achievement in every subject. Education leaders will experience innovative, new tools for personalized learning and increasing student engagement in language arts, math, and science. IT leaders will explore how to create and support a collaborative learning environment rich with mobile devices and digital content.
Who Should Attend? WHRO School Divisions: All Curriculum Directors, Principals, Asst. Principals, Chief Academic Officers


Ellen Loos
Phone: (703) 343-6832



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Ellen Loos
Phone: 703.343.6832