Apple Announces that their 'Develop in Swift' Curriculum has been Completely Redesigned for Educators and Students
This morning Apple announced a new set of tools to help educators teach coding to students from grade school to college. 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 in the US, 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: "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."
(Click on image above to Enlarge)
The Develop in Swift curriculum is now completely redesigned to meet student learning styles, based on educator input continuously sourced by Apple. The new series includes four books: 1) Develop in Swift Explorations, 2) Develop in Swift AP CS Principles, 3) and Develop in Swift Fundamentals are live today. Later this fall the "Develop in Swift Data Collection" will be made available. The curriculum is available free in Apple Books. For more on this, read the full Apple press release.