Developing strategies around vision, culture, capacity, team, community, finance, and measure is the work of leaders. These elements of leadership influence learning, teaching, and the environment of your school, and help establish and sustain a commitment to continuous innovation. In this book you’ll have opportunities to engage with each element through interactive widgets, guiding questions, and downloadable resources, including a planning tool that can help you raise the bar for how technology enables your learning community.
Apple Leading Innovation
"The Elements of Learning is part of the Leading Innovation book series, designed for education leaders. It presents essential learnings from over 40 years of working alongside educators in schools around the world. These resources offer ideas and guidance for innovating with Apple at your school" (Apple Books).
The Elements of Learning provides research-based strategies for designing student learning experiences with iPad and Mac. The book covers five elements of deeper learning, supported by a rubric, interactive examples, and 19 downloadable lessons, designed by teachers around the world. Teachers and technology esecialists can use this book to design innovative and effective learning experiences with Apple technology.
Innovation in Schools shows how innovative leaders leverage technology to develop learning, teaching, and their school environment. It outlines the stages of innovation we see schools go through when they introduce, integrate, then innovate with new technology. The book includes real stories and examples from our Apple Distinguished Schools that demonstrate not only innovative practices, but also what schools can do to grow and evolve the use of technology. Interactive widgets allow readers to explore concepts more deeply. And two downloadable tools—the School Snapshot Tool and the Stages of Innovation Overview—help leadership teams make observations, identify where they are, and consider where they want to go.
With the help of academic researchers, we created this book to give you a few ideas about how to conduct research in your classroom, school, or even district. They’re basic, easy-to-conduct studies that you can use as is or adapt to your own needs. We hope that by investing time to conduct one or more of these studies, you’ll get a better understanding of how iPad is impacting your students and school and what your next steps might be.