Think Ahead

Time

Presentation

Opening Headline Presentation

14:00-14:15 (GMT +2)

Welcome and Opening

14:15 – 14:45 (GMT +2)

Although culture is hard to define, it is one of the most significant concepts within education. John will examine what culture means, its significance when adopting iPad and the tools available to create a positive digital culture that can have lasting effects on teaching and learning.

John Jones 

Apple Distinguished Educator at an Apple Distinguished School, Director of Innovation across the RGS Worcester Family of Schools, UK

SASL interpreters and Closed Captions will be available

Break-out Sessions Group 1

Please choose ONE of the following sessions to attend. Don’t worry, you will be able to view all the sessions on demand after summit.

Time

Presentation

Audience

14:45 – 15:15 (GMT +2)

Learn how to use Numbers as more than just a spreadsheet tool. Join Kurt and discover how Numbers can help you and your students brainstorm ideas together, foster critical thinking and document real learning.

Kurt Klynen

Apple Distinguished Educator

Learning Experience Architect, Belgium

Closed Captions will be available

Primary School & High School

Witness the power of the Apple Schoolwork and Apple Classroom ecosystem. Learn how to maximise the built in tools for collaboration, instant sharing between teacher and students, device locking and feedback.

Bronwyn Desjardins 

Apple Distinguished Educator & Apple Professional Learning Specialist

Digital Learning Coach at St. Stithians Girls’ Preparatory 

& Enrique Oompie

Think Ahead Technical Solutions expert, South Africa

Closed Captions will be available

Primary School & High School

Story telling creates interactive learning. Learn how to create your very own multi-ending interactive story books. Learn how to maximise the features of Keynote, learn how to use shapes and the multiple built in tools to bring stories alive in your lessons.

Miriam Walsh

Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Learning Specialist at St. John’s Central College, Ireland

SASL interpreters & Closed Captions will be available

Primary School

In Memoji Matters we will explore how to save and make use of Memoji stickers and videos to help engage, support and challenge our students in a range of curriculum areas. See how you can help teach basic concepts, allow for creativity and encourage student voice throughout your classroom.

Sabe Gnanam
Apple Distinguished Educator, Curriculum Innovator at Victoria International School of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Closed Captions will be available

Primary School

Creating memorable learning experiences improves students’ success in assessments. Join Nathan and learn how to create memorable learning resources through sound and music, easily using GarageBand. Improve student performance with specific examples from the languages classroom. All you need is an ounce of creativity, some subject knowledge and the ability to see things from your students’ perspective.

Nathan Ashman
Apple Distinguished Educator, Lead Teacher for New Technologies at St Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy,  Blackburn, UK.

Closed Captions will be available

High School

Learn how to use iPad as an assessment tool in your classroom. Using mostly out of the box apps, Rachel will demonstrate best practice tips and tricks to develop your students’ academic skills. Exploring free templates, sketch noting, and the use of media you will discover how iPad supports assessment in the high school classroom.

Rachel Smith

Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Modern languages teacher at St Ninian’s High School, Isle of Mann

Closed Captions will be available

High School

Break-out Sessions Group 2

Please choose ONE of the following sessions to attend. Don’t worry, you will be able to view all the sessions on demand after summit.

Time

Presentation

Audience

15:20 – 15:50 (GMT +2)

Visual learning is a powerful method of learning for students. In this session we will unpack the benefits of visual learning at every age and explore how iPad and Apple Pencil can make creating visual notes simple and intuitive. Discover practically how to create Sketchnotes, an alternative to writing notes and how to create animations to make learning fun and impactful with Demi.

Demi Swart

Think Ahead Ed Tech Coach, South Africa

Closed Captions will be available

Primary School & High School

Inspire creativity in the primary school classroom with iPad and the Everyone Can Create curriculum. Join Tom as he shares with you real life lesson examples of exciting and easy to use ideas – using simple apps that you can set up and use in seconds. 

Tom Konsek

Apple Distinguished Educator

Primary Futures Ambassador

GS Specialist Leader of Education 

Curriculum and Computing Lead at Leen Mills Primary School, UK

Closed Captions will be available

Primary School

Give your students an authentic voice via the medium of podcasting. Enhance learning and engagement by planning and creating a podcast which can be published to the world. Using Pages and GargeBand you will learn how to plan, prepare and record content for your podcast and use the Anchor app to publish.

Paul Tullock

Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Learning Specialist, 

Professional Development Consultant at Jigsaw24, UK.

Closed Captions will be available

Primary School

Take your students around the world with Virtual Field trips. Join Laura as she explores different applications and webpages to take your iPad users around the world, right from a seat of your classroom. Allowing students to experience a world and gain factual knowledge covering both geographical features and social economic ones. No matter the subject, virtual tours can bring lessons and stories to life.

Laura George
Apple Distinguished Educator , Junior Subject Coordinator at King’s Rochester Preparatory School, UK

SASL interpreters & Closed Captions will be available

High School

Learn how to use specific Shortcuts to maximise productivity with iPad in the high school classroom. Shortcuts deliver a quick way to get things done with your apps with just a tap – making it idea for any classroom environment. If you have ever wondered how a shortcut should be used or are not quite sure what you want to do with them, then this session is for you.

Martin Coutts

Independent Professional Learning Specialist, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, UK

Closed Captions will be available

High School

Break-out Sessions Group 3

Please choose ONE of the following sessions to attend. Don’t worry, you will be able to view all the sessions on demand after summit.

Time

Presentation

Audience

16:00- 16:30 (GMT +2)

For visual learners, mind maps can be a particularly effective method for organising and absorbing information. Mind mapping is an arresting way to help you memorise information, brainstorm ideas and solve complex problems. Explore how to make fun and exciting mind maps for visual learners using iPad.

Chelsea Williamson

Think Ahead Accessibility and Inclusion Specialist, South Africa

Closed Captions will be available

Primary School & High School

Bring coding to your classroom with iPad and Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum. The curriculum takes students and teachers from beginner level right up to building their very own app. Explore the best apps for teaching code at every grade as well as look at how you can take students through the design process and get them started with creating their very own app prototype.

Demi Swart

Think Ahead Ed Tech Coach, South Africa

Closed Captions will be available

Primary School & High School

Explore how creating your own unique digital library can transform your teaching. Using the BookCreator app, teachers can easily create their own work books for every subject that students can use for their learning. During this session you will see examples of digital books and see how easy it is to create them.

Hannah Croskery

Deputy Headteacher and Apple Distinguished Educator at Dalton St Mary’s CE Primary School in Cumbria, UK

Closed Captions will be available

Primary School

We aren’t all fortunate enough to have a professionally made green screen studio in our schools, but luckily you don’t need it. Join Jacob Woolcock as he teaches you how to master the Green Screen Effect in iMovie – sharing creative and fun ways to integrate Green Screen into your daily teaching. Learn how to use the green screen effect to bring learning to life with normal classroom objects and a little bit of imagination.

Jacob Woolcock

Apple Distinguished Educator, Head of computing & digital learning at Penpol school, UK

Closed Captions will be available

Primary School

iPad allows students to share knowledge in a way that makes sense to them by personalising their choice of learning style. Animations can be an effective way to showcase this knowledge in a fun and visually descriptive way. Explore how out-of-the box apps like Keynote can be used to make animations that share learning outcomes across the curriculum. 

Miriam Walsh

Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Learning Specialist at St. John’s Central College, Ireland

Closed Captions will be available

High School

 

Learn how the Clips app can be used to ignite creativity in your high school classroom. Using Clips, students can visually share their learning, express ideas and create fun and engaging stories. Learn how to use Clips to create videos that can empower students and develop new skills and ideas when sharing their knowledge.

Pedro Lobo
Apple Distinguished Educator,

Computational Thinking & ESL teacher, Brazil

SASL interpreters & Closed Captions will be available

High School

Time

Presentation

Closing Headline Presentation

16:35 – 17:05 (GMT +2)

Ensure your students are future ready for for any digital environment – learn how from Lyndsey as she showcases the 1:1 iPad programme at her school, Swords Community College in Ireland. The programme is designed to support individual learning needs using only the out of box apps. Join as she takes us on their schools journey and shares examples of students’ innovative work with iPad.

Lyndsey Balfe 

Apple Distinguished Educator, Digital Lead Educator at Swords Community College, Ireland 

SASL interpreters & Closed Captions will be available

17:05 – 17:15 (GMT +2)

Conference close and prizes

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