Teacher Coding Academies has been hosting the Apple Community this summer.educationPart of the Community Education Initiative begins. The new plan provides access to programming for underrepresented communities across the country.
From Houston, Austin, Texas, Boise, Idaho, Nashville, Tennessee, and Columbus, Ohio, educators from nearly 70 educational institutions attended the first course, all of which were related to programming teaching and connecting communities.
At the beginning of each week's meeting, members of the local community presented real-world challenges to the group and asked the teachers attending the course to use procedures to overcome the problem. Apple experts helped these teachers design their applications, introducing the construction of coding using Swift and Apple's Everyone Can Code course.
A few weeks later, the team demonstrated a variety of practical application solutions to the community. For example, in Ohio, educators designed an application to help firefighters record and monitor their exposure to dangerous carcinogens at work.
In Boise, the teacher designed an application for the police to help provide services to the homeless.
"I want to see strategically how we can build this application because they [design] a usable product in a week," said Bill Bones, Boise Police Chief. "It can not only help people get resources and eventually get rid of [homelessness], it is absolutely valuable in saving lives."
In Austin, teachers focused on Ronald McDonald House and created a prototype application to help families communicate with charities during their stay.
"Training makes you feel like you can really do anything," says Tara Bordeaux, Texas's Best Teacher of 2018. "It's a once in a lifetime experience."
When Bordeaux returned to Navarro Early College High School in Austin, she told Apple that she would introduce augmented reality and use Apple's Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create courses to open a Girls Who Code club.
Apple's Everyone Can Code project was launched in 2016 as an integrated training program for the Apple Swift language. Last November, Apple said there were more than 5,000 schools around the world, and community colleges and technical colleges used materials for the project.
According to Apple, the App Development with Swift project aims to develop students'key skills for high-demand and high-skilled jobs. The Summer Course aims to involve teachers in the program and show them how to use the course materials before introducing them to the school.
Everyone Can Create, launched in 2018, includes resources and guides to help teachers integrate elements such as music, painting, photography and film production. These courses cover a range of subjects - such as mathematics, history and Science - designed to enable students to use them in creative ways.IPadTo learn about Fractal and other topics.
Everyone can create tutors and student guides, courses, ideas and examples to help teachers bring creativity and new communication skills into their existing subjects, such as English, mathematics, science and history. For example, students can use built-in cameras in the iPad to understand fractals, or use applications such as Apple Pencil and Tayasui Sketches to understand symmetry.