Apple Vanguard Program

Vanguard Teachers

In the next two days, the world will create as much information as had been created from the dawn of civilization through 2003.  We live in a constantly evolving world! To navigate and succeed in this “new world”, students must be equipped with a modern set of skills.  Some have labeled these “survival skills”, others have called them “21st-century skills” or the 4C’s. Regardless of what we call them, we know all graduates must be fluent in these new skills.  

In this Vanguard program, we will explore instructional strategies, tools and apps specific to an Apple device that will help increase students’ fluency in the skills needed for the 21st century.  Specifically, in this 1.5 credit class teachers will:

  • Learn how to use the Apple Creativity & Productivity tools with instructional goals in mind
  • Identify and design units that incorporate the four C’s (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication)
  • Develop a library of student products that showcase the four C’s
  • Become Apple Vanguard Members with a certificate affirming your knowledge and instructional application of Apple tools.

Application 

This course is available for both elementary and secondary teachers and is grounded in classroom application so we ask that you apply in school teams of four.  For more information please visit our application at http://tinyurl.com/VrainVanguardTeacher.  Deadline to apply is May 12th.