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Apple’s free classes will expand your mind this summer


All you need to learn for free with Apple is an iPad.
All you need to learn for free with Apple this summer is an iPad.
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Apple trotted out a new list of free iPad-based virtual conferences this summer in its Professional Learning series. Topics cover subjects like photo storytelling, making music and learning the Swift programming language.

And best of all, they’re free. All you need to participate, once you register, is an iPad.

Enrich yourself for free with Apple’s Professional Learning series of summer conferences via iPad

Earlier this year, Apple said it would expand it professional training programs. This new schedule of free Professional Learning Virtual Conferences appears to be part of that.

You can choose from 11 class subjects. Topics range from telling captivating photo stories to making musical masterpieces. You can create audio and visual stories, learn with augmented reality, make math more meaningful, become a citizen scientist and program in Swift.

Here’s the full list of classes:

  • Tell Captivating Photo Stories
  • Tap Into Your Inner Artist
  • Make Musical Masterpieces
  • Create Audio and Video Stories
  • Dive Deep Into Learning with AR
  • Become a Citizen Scientist
  • Make Math More Meaningful
  • Take a Cultural and Historic Tour
  • Develop Language and Literacy Skills
  • Reach All Learners
  • Learn to Code with Swift
  • So it’s an interesting list. Who doesn’t want to learn how to “make musical masterpieces” in an hour or two on an iPad?

Twice daily, 60 minutes per session

“Explore helpful resources, practice new skills, and reflect on ways Apple technology can support great learning and teaching,” Apple wrote. “Hosted by Apple Professional Learning Specialists, these hands-on sessions are offered twice daily — Tuesday through Thursday — and run for approximately 60 minutes.”

The summer series kicks off with a session on telling captivating photo stories June 15. It ends with a Swift coding course on July 21.

If you’re interested, go here to learn more and register for sessions.