Apple on Thursday announced a new set of tools and resources for teachers and students as part of its Swift coding education initiatives.
One of those new resources is a professional learning course for Develop in Swift, which Apple is making available to educators for free. It’ll give educators the necessary skills needed to teach Swift and Xcode.
The professional course is launching alongside significant updates to the curricula of both Everyone Can Code and Develop in Swift.
The Develop in Swift curriculum, for example, has been revamped to “meet student learning styles, based on educator input.” There are now four new Swift-related books, which Apple will release for free on its Apple Books platform in the fall.
The Everyone Can Code program, which is geared toward students in grades 4 to 8, is also getting an update in the form of a new book called “Everyone Can Code Adventures.” The book will allow students to learn programming concepts as they move through lessons in Swift Playgrounds.