Creative Springboards Festival September/October 2020
Are you searching for new and authentic ways to teach and learn more creatively with iPad and Mac?
Join our team of Apple Professional Learning Specialists for this unique online event to discover how to enhance the creative potential of Apple technology in your learning environment. During the virtual conference of engaging, hands-on learning, we will guide you through a broad range of practical strategies and resources to support and enhance your practice.
With a choice of more than 20 different sessions designed to inject creativity, inspire innovation and offer deeper learning experiences for your students, there really is something for everyone!
The Creative Springboards Festival is completely free and you can join us online from wherever you are. Choose your Daytime Sessions on 29th and 30th September, or join the series of repeated Twilight Sessions from 6th – 15th October. Explore what’s on offer and tailor your own program to suit your role, level of confidence and specific areas of interest.
Why do we need more creativity in learning?
When schools place creativity at the heart of learning, students thrive. Students in creative classrooms show increases in critical skills.
Apple Professional Learning Specialists are educators who have been inspired by the creativity of their students. They coach and mentor educators in combining powerful pedagogies with simple, flexible and reliable technologies to engage students in creative learning.
The Gallup “Creativity in Learning” report highlights the importance of understanding the value of creativity in learning and how to enable it in the classroom by leveraging the full potential of technology.
Eighty-seven percent of teachers and 77% of parents agree that teaching approaches that inspire creativity in the learning process have a bigger payoff for students. Yet, students spend most of their time on traditional lessons that do little to encourage creativity, even though the growing availability of technology promises new ways of learning.
of teachers fostering creativity in learning say their students often demonstrate problem-solving skills
of students say they often work on projects with real-world applications
of teachers say lesson plans that make transformative use of technology are better for students to connect their learning to the real world