Apple ad Thursday, updates to its coding programs and resources for teachers and students. The Develop in Swift and Everyone Can Code programs have been redesigned. In addition, he launched a new professional learning course for Develop in Swift for educators.
New Apple Swift Learning Resources Available Now
The Develop in Swift program is aimed at secondary and higher education students and has been redesigned based on feedback from educators. It includes a series of four books:
- Develop in rapid explorations
- Develop in Swift AP CS principles
- Develop in Swift Fundamentals
- Develop in Swift data collections
The first three of these books are available for free today in Apple Books. The fourth will be available in the fall.
Apple has also announced a new online professional learning course for teachers that will be free. The Apple experts who teach the course will help instructors teach Swift and Xcode. Those interested can register today to participate in the course and it will be available July 13 via the web-based learning management system.
In addition, a new resource called “A quick start to code” is now available as part of efforts to support parents with children studying at home. It offers 10 coding challenges for ages 10 and up, on iPad or Mac.
Susan Prescott, vice president of markets, apps and services for Apple, said:
Apple has worked with teachers for 40 years, and we are particularly proud to see how Develop in Swift and Everyone Can Code have helped teachers and students make an impact in their communities. We saw community college students building food security apps for their campuses and college teachers hosting virtual coding clubs during the summer vacation. As part of our commitment to help expand access to computer education, we are pleased to add a new professional learning course to help more educators, regardless of experience, have an opportunity to learn coding and to teach the next generation of developers and designers. .