This summer, we will be investigating iTunes U and iBooks Author as course content delivery tools to bring content to students.
This PD model follows the 80/20 model many innovative companies use int heir work week, only in reverse. Basically, the teacher chooses the content creation delivery platform, (iTunes U, Wiki/Blog or iBooks Author) and spends ~80% of their time developing this platform to the specific needs of their classroom. The additional 20% time is spent exploring a variety of topics and participated in dialogue centered around personal growth and emerging technologies.
In a nutshel, Summer Institute provides the following:
- Opportunity for self-directed learning
- In-depth, personalized study drawing on knowledge areas and interests
- Create a culture of peer accountability through dialogue and discussion.
You can download the course and check it out yourself from iTunes U on an iOS device.