iPads in the Classrooms

Course Number: EDU 5515 C58
Instructor: Clarena M. Renfrow
Location: Castleton University
Dates and Times: Monday, July 10, 2017 and online until August 18, 2017. July 10 from 9 am to 3 pm in classroom and 9 hours online
Credits: 1 credit
Tuition: $950 including a new iPad with 128 gigs of storage

Note: Please register online. Purchase order or payment of $950, payable to RRWIB, is due at the time of registration. Please mail check to the Castleton Center for Schools, PO Box 6049, Rutland, VT 05701. If you wish to pay by credit card, please call the Center for Schools at (802) 770-7060.

Course Description

iPads for the Classroom is intended to provide educators with basic expertise in using the iPad to facilitate learning for students that will engage and inspire them. We will learn how to set them up, change settings to meet classroom/student needs, how to find resources and apps as well as pedagogy. iPads are powerful teaching and learning tools that naturally differentiate learning.

You will receive an iPad on the first day of class. Note: iPad delivery cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after June 26, 2017.

Course Goals

iPads in the Classroom is designed to meet the following goals:

1. To provide teachers with exposure and experience in using iPads for teaching and learning.

2. To assist teachers in creating an engaging lesson using the iPad as the tool for learning.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to help educators learn about iPads and create a lesson using the iPad that they can integrate into their classroom curriculum.

• Complete/watch all of the assigned readings/videos for the course.
• Develop a lesson plan that you will use in your classroom.
• Participation in on-line assignments (7 hours from March to May)
• There will be a hands-on portion of class as well as an on-line portion of the class.

Course Schedule
Class 1 Introduction to course, registering your iPad, getting an Apple ID, iPad set-up, basics of using the iPad, changing settings, assistive technology settings, purchasing apps, using the iPad in the classroom, educational app resources and Q and A time. We will also go over specific apps that have been identified as sound Educational tools, i.e. creating digital textbooks in real-time, apps for assistive technologies and others.

Online You will complete various readings, and watch videos regarding: pedagogy and the iPad, tutorials for the iPad, finding apps for your content area/grade level, differentiating with the iPad, and you will create a lesson that uses the iPad for use in your classroom. You will also take part in an on-going discussion forum regarding your assigned readings/videos as well as support your colleagues in their learning.

For additional course information


Clarena M. Renfrow
(802) 770-8478

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 770-7060

Register online now!