Apple has announced a new set of tools to help educators teach coding to students from school to university.
In addition to significant enhancements to the Develop in Swift and Everyone Can Code curricula, Apple is also starting a new professional learning course for Develop in Swift, available to educators at no cost.
The course is designed to supplement the need for computer science educators, and helps instructors of all skill levels build foundational knowledge to teach app development with Swift.
In addition, with many institutions operating remotely, Apple is adding resources for educators and parents to help ensure they have the tools they need to help students learn and grow from anywhere.
Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Markets, Apps, and Services, said: “Apple has worked alongside educators for 40 years, and we’re especially proud to see how Develop in Swift and Everyone Can Code have been instrumental in helping teachers and students make an impact in their communities.”
“We’ve seen community college students build food security apps for their campus and watched middle school educators host virtual coding clubs over summer break.
“As part of our commitment to help expand access to computer science education, we are thrilled to be adding a new professional learning course to help more educators, regardless of their experience, have the opportunity to learn coding and teach the next generation of developers and designers.”