How do I learn technology

Learning with technology - setting new standards for teaching and further education

A look at the world today - and its effects on schools

When we think about a contemporary education for our students, one question inevitably arises for all of us: "How can we succeed in adequately preparing students for the world of tomorrow under the given conditions?"A real Herculean task, given that it is becoming increasingly difficult to predict what tomorrow's world will look like and what skills students will need in order to be successful in the future. And that's why the Society for Digital Education (GfdB) would like to add one more aspect to the question: "How can we achieve this without losing the second important protagonist in the school context, the teachers?" The GfdB would like to discuss these and other questions with you as part of its kick-off event in Pinneberg.

Reading, writing, arithmetic - and anything else?

If Chancellor Angela Merkel has his way, the classic pillars of education will grow in the future: “I believe that the ability to program will become one of the basic skills of young people, alongside reading, writing and arithmetic. They won't go away. But programming will come again "said Merkel at the end of last year. A remarkable statement - on the other hand, it is also a logical consequence in view of the rapidly developing world and the associated new challenges for our students. New challenges require new skills and where, if not in the school as a place of learning, should young people acquire at least the basics of these skills?

Programming in school? For all?

But the question arises as to how it can succeed in bringing a topic such as programming, which is perceived by the public as very - well, let's call it "special", to the school across the board: These are decisive for the success of this endeavor two factors: an adequate, age-appropriate approach to the topic of coding for students and new impulses and new possibilities for teachers to be able to convey the subject in a contemporary and practical way.

And that's exactly where Apple comes in with its Everyone can program -Initiative to: On the basis of the new SWIFT programming language, students can gradually build up basic coding skills - from the first simple line of code in elementary school to professional app development in high school.

Take teachers by the hand

New basic skills such as programming can only be successfully taught in school if we succeed in picking up colleagues where they are and taking away their fear of breaking new ground and integrating new things into the classroom. As part of the event, the Society for Digital Education would like to introduce you to two approaches that it is convinced that they can sustainably support teachers in this endeavor.

With the comprehensive, multimedia curriculum for everyone can program, Apple has succeeded in setting new standards in the area of ​​accompanying materials: intuitive to use, individually adaptable to the teaching situation and always with reference to real application situations. And with the new one Apple TeacherProgram, Apple offers for the first time a platform on which every teacher - regardless of their level of knowledge - can train themselves specifically and sustainably on the subject of "digitally supported teaching" - completely flexible and adapted to their own needs and possibilities.

At a glance

Learning with technology
- set new standards for teaching and further education
An exciting and varied afternoon on the subject of "learning with technology".

Executives; People who are active in teacher training and further education as well as interested teachers from all types of schools and subject combinations.

When and where?
June 15, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
International School Campus
Eggerstedter Weg 19
25421 Pinneberg

Register here (free of charge)
Participation in the event is free for teachers. You can register for the event until June 12, 2017.

The prelude to a whole series of events offers everyone interested in digital education the opportunity to find out about current topics and content and to exchange ideas with the experts from schools, universities and business. Get inspiration when schools demonstrate how they are already breaking new ground in the field of coding and take your own first steps with SWIFT Playgrounds on the iPad - from the first line of “real” code to programming robots and drones.