Apple has announced a collection of new tools to help educators who teach programming from elementary school through college. In addition, Apple has also launched a new course called “Development in Swift” available to teachers at no cost . A course designed to improve the skills of teachers who teach Swift. Apple has also added resources to make this teaching available online.
As expressed by Susan Prescott, Apple’s Vice President of Markets, Applications and Services, the company renews its commitment to expanding access to computer science education :
Apple has also enhanced the curriculum of Develop with Swift and Everyone Can Code. The former focuses on higher education , while the latter focuses on younger students and uses puzzles and games to teach block building in Swift through the Swift Playgrounds app. Both can be downloaded for free from Apple Books.
At the same time, Apple has presented the new books of the Everyone Can Code collection: Everyone Can Code Adventures. Designed for students who have already passed the previous levels , it offers more advanced options for programming with Swift. Jessica Bibbs-Fox, who teaches eighth grade science and math at Kelly Elementary School in the Compton Unified School District in California, refers to programming in these terms:
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Everyone Can Code is a program that Apple launched in 2016 and runs from kindergarten to university. Today, more than 9,000 primary and secondary schools around the world use the Everyone Can Code and Apple’s Develop in Swift curriculum for their training, which is great news.