Inspired by #ADE2019

What is #ADE2019 and ADE Institute all about? The problem is, if you’ve been to one, then you know what it’s like. If you’ve never been, it’s hard to imagine it.

The hashtag stands for the current institute or event for educators who have had experience with teaching with iPads or Macs from a certain region. There are currently three regions – EMEIA, Asia-Pacific and the America. I was inducted into the community in Europe in 2017 and was privileged to attend the global event last year in Texas as well. This year’s EMEIA event was again in Noordwijkerhout in the beautiful Netherlands.

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Austin, oh Austin! Reflections on the Worldwide ADE Institute 2018

Austin, Texas (USA) was the place chosen as a backdrop for this year’s Worldwide ADE Institute, an conference for teachers and educational professionals, who specialise in using Apple technologies for teaching and learning (called Apple Distinguished Educator – ADE). Going from Monday to Thursday, it was jam packed with workshops, presentations, conversations and new connections – a week of impressions, inspiration and ideation on a most intense, pleasurable level. #SPOILERALERT It was a fantastic experience!   „Austin, oh Austin! Reflections on the Worldwide ADE Institute 2018“ weiterlesen

How attending an Apple conference transformed my teaching

It’s been about a month but I am still glowing from what I experienced at the Apple Education Leadership Summit in London on 20 January 2016. It’s hard to describe what I saw and heard at the summit without using too many superlatives. It was extremely well-organized and coordinated. It was inspiring, eye-opening and transformative. It was future-oriented and full of practical recommendations. A meeting of the minds and hearts at the highest level. Following the ingenious motto: “Create. Change.” those who were there had the chance to reflect on what we’d like to transform in education and why. The focus was always on us educators being courageous, creative and innovative when we design transformative learning experiences for our students. As the eLearning and eLSA Coordinator at my school RGORG Anton-Krieger-Gasse I was lucky enough to be invited to this conference, which had a few hundred educators from across Europe in attendance. It was a single day in January, but it immediately impacted my practice and teacher persona, in primarily three ways.

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