West London RTC
At Godolphin & Latymer, we began our journey with Apple iPads in 2013-14, when every teacher was issued with their own device. Since then we have expanded our deployment to meet a 1:1 ratio, where all staff and pupils have their own iPad device. We have a strong pedagogy-first ethos that drives our iPad program, ensuring that technology is used when it is the best tool for the job, and where it will add to students' learning.
Beginning in the autumn term of 2017, we are proud to host the West London Regional Training Centre for Apple. The RTC program offers us the opportunity to share what we have learned in our iPad program with other schools, introduce fellow educators to the Apple Teacher program, and give back to the local community.
In the 2018-2019 academic year, our RTC ran a Teacher Learning Community, "Redefining Teaching and Learning Using Technology," and for this year we have now expanded our TLC offerings to cover several other topics, including metacognition, cognitive load theory, and assessment.
What is an Apple RTC?
Apple Regional Training Centres deliver courses to build the skills and confidence of educators to use Apple technology inside and outside the classroom. They are a community who share best practices and inspire excellence through teaching with Apple technology.
Being selected as an Apple Regional Training Centre highlights our commitment to facilitating training for teachers to develop skills and build confidence to use Apple technology in the classroom.
Apple Regional Training Centres create a community to share best practice and support teaching staff to attain Apple Teacher status, a professional learning programme designed to support and celebrate educators.
Teachers from across the region can attend courses to build their knowledge and skills using technology in the classroom and earn badges to achieve their Apple Teacher recognition.
Across the UK and Ireland, the goals of all Apple Regional Training Centres are to:
- Facilitate training opportunities for teachers to develop skills using Apple technology in the classroom
- Promote Apple in Education and share new products and innovations with educators
- Build Apple Teacher across the region
- Share best practices, build community and inspire excellence.
To find out more, please visit the Apple Teacher website: https://www.apple.com/uk/education/apple-teacher/