Apple Is Building A Coding Center For Teachers In Chicago
The tech company wants to train instructors how to code so that they can pass on their skills to students and teach them about programming
Apple has announced that it is working with Northwestern University and Chicago Public Schools to create a place where teachers are trained on coding. Based on its Everyone Can Code program, this education hub is called the Center for Excellence.
“At Apple we believe coding is an essential skill, so we’ve designed Everyone Can Code to give everyone the power to learn, write and teach coding,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re thrilled to be working with our friends and partners in the great city of Chicago on this initiative. Together with Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges, we look forward to helping students learn Swift and build the skills they need to thrive in today’s workplace.”
The Everyone Can Code program in Chicago is an initiative to get 500,000 Chicago students to learn Swift (Apple’s programming language). The company hopes that the Center for Education is a place where teachers can come to learn, later passing on their skills. The company will work with Northwestern to develop free teacher trainings that are taught by Northwestern professors. Teachers will also have the opportunity to learn about how to develop an app with Swift and will be equipped with all sorts of Apple products to learn on.