CATTARAUGUS — Rick Wienberg, staff specialist for instructional technology at Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, has been accepted into the Apple Academy in Cupertino, Calif. Upon completion of the program, Wienberg will receive Apple-endorsed credentials, as a trainer for K-12 educators in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties.
Apple Academy is a hands-on, train-the-trainer program that is designed to build capacity in education organizations, that are one year or more past a large Apple implementation, and have previously had workshops delivered by Apple Professional Development personnel.
Each academy class is made up of individuals from K–12 districts, education service centers, schools and higher education institutions, across the United States. It prepares and authorizes these individuals to deliver Apple Professional Development Foundations workshops, to the educators in their organizations and regions.
The Apple Academy program provides an in-depth exploration of the built-in features of the iOS and OS X operating systems, as well as instruction on how to deliver workshops on iLife and iWork, iBooks Author and iTunes U Course Manager. The program also focuses on helping participants understand how the OS X server can be used to improve teaching and learning workflows.
Weinberg currently provides professional development to all regional teachers, in integrating technology into classroom instruction. He also specializes in assistive technology tools used in the instruction of special needs students.