Teacher Training

To ensure your staff development needs are met, we pride ourselves in being able to offer professional development and skills that are closely aligned with Apple’s education curriculum. We bring to you facilitators with real classroom experience, to promote transforming your teaching and learning with technology.

iStore Education (unifying Think Ahead and iStore) brings to South African schools the following professional development programmes:

Curriculum Overview

Apple Teacher

Critical as a basis for all teachers using Apple devices. Designed by Apple to provide the foundation of how to use your device and integrate it into your classroom. Apple recognition and badges received as you become part of this global community. 

Free online self-placed professional learning programme.

  • iPad
  • MacBook
  • Pages
  • Keynote
  • Numbers
  • iMovie
  • GarageBand
  • Swift Code

  • Competency in basic functionality of device and built in productivity creativity and coding apps.
  • Ability to integrate into teaching and learning.

25-30 Hours

Everyone Can Create

A professional development programme that guides teachers on using creativity tools to support all subjects, and integrate tools within project based learning. Creative integration across all subjects, topics and levels.

Course material and face-to-face sessions.

Teaching and learning on iPad through: 

  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Music

  • Fluency in camera, Clips, iMovie, GarageBand and Tayasui Sketches School.
  • Ability to integrate creative tools into teaching  and learning - across all subjects, levels and topics. 

Beginner Level: 10 Sessions

Intermediate Level: 10 Sessions

Master Level: 12 Sessions

Everyone Can Code

Comprehensive programme to teach coding to students from Grade R upwards. Includes STEAM integration, project based learning, computational thinking and robotics. 

Course material and face-to-face sessions.

  • Coding concepts
  • Visual-based apps
  • Swift Code
  • App prototyping
  • STEAM applications
  • Robotics

  • Understanding approaches to teaching coding
  • Application of Everyone Can Code curriculum into your classroom as integrated subject or stand alone lesson

Get started with Code 1 & 2: 10 Sessions

Learn to code 1, 2 & 3: 15 Sessions

Intro to App Development: 20 Sessions

Robotics & STEAM: 10 Sessions

Tech Team Training

Guidelines and support around best practice for integrated Apple products into the existing school environment. In depth training on Apple software and management. 


  • Apple School Manager
  • Mobile Device Management guidelines
  • Microsoft to Apple manual
  • Apple School Work
  • Classroom management guidelines

  • Ability to deploy and fully integrate Apple hardware and software
  • Understanding Apple education ecosystem
  • Application of best practice around content management and security requirements

4-5 Hours

SACE Accredited

iStore Education (unifying Think Ahead and iStore) courses are SACE accredited, affording your teachers the opportunity to claim SACE points.

Our professional learning workshops are conveniently brought to your school and are available in half-day, full-day and multi-day formats.

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