What is an RTC?
An RTC will help you understand how Apple technology can help enrich, engage, and inspire learning in new, creative ways.
By Teachers for Teachers.
Apple and Tramscom supported.
Both beginner and pro focus.
An Apple Regional Training Centre is based within education establishment that has shown to demonstrate inspiring use of technology in their teaching and learning. Transcom and Apple are committed to supporting these schools, colleges, and local authorities to provide free training to practicing educators in education establishments from the surrounding areas. In turn, RTCs share their courses and findings amongst each other to grow their skillset and best practices.
The courses themselves are designed and implemented by teachers for teachers and it is this ethos that makes every visit to an RTC an inspirational experience. Typical courses are designed to inspire in the use of Apple into the creative remit but throw open the use of video and audio by demonstrating how easily these can be incorporated into the curriculum.
The focus for these training sessions is to provide creative, curriculum-enhancing opportunities of using Mac features and software such as iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto, or more professionally based applications such as Final Cut Pro X and Logic Studio to enrich classroom outcomes. Features within the Mac can also be shown, such as the exhaustive Accessibility features for the Special Education Needs environment straight out of the box, in every Mac. Many courses cover an introduction into using the Apple technology from a beginner’s perspective and will also occasionally offer courses that are aimed at IT support staff as well.
In recent years, our RTCs have also turned their attention to the explosion of the iPad in education, demonstrating the potential of the iPad as a state-of-the-art learning device. The built-in utilities such as the camera and also exploring the wealth of other Apps that might otherwise be considered to be educationally tenuous can actually take your class in an inspiring new direction. As a very young technology with educators still finding their feet in the mobile space, teachers have been extremely happy and receptive to see and understand how the iPad can add a new, engaging dimension to lessons.
When you leave an RTC you can expect to have a new, inspired insight into how best to utilize your establishment’s existing Apple technology to enrich classes.