iPad Essentials for School Leaders

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The iPad is a powerful tool in the hands of school leaders—but only those who know how to make the most of this transformative device. If you’re using it as nothing more than a $500 day-planner, it’s time to discover what your iPad can truly do for your leadership.

Join Justin Baeder for iPad Essentials for School Leaders, the #1 iPad workshop for principals, to learn the most up-to-date, high-impact strategies for using the iPad to increase your productivity.

Designed especially for administrators, this workshop has helped over 700 principals around the world make the most of this ultimate productivity tool. Now it’s been completely updated for iOS 7, so you can make the most of the iPad’s newest features.

What Will I Learn?

In iPad Essentials for School Leaders, you’ll learn:

  • How the iPad can make a difference in your day
  • iPad interface basics, hidden features, and advanced techniques
  • How to sync your calendar and manage your time with the iPad
  • What you must do to secure your data in the cloud
  • The most effective ways to effortlessly sync your data to all the devices you use
  • How to manage your most critical work on the iPad with your core apps
  • How to set up the missing file system for your iPad
  • Why you should stop using the yellow “legal pad” notebook app—and what you should use instead

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Designed for School Leaders

This workshop goes beyond basic how-to help, and delves deep into the core work of instructional leaders. You’ll discover:

  • How to take better notes in classroom observations—with less typing
  • How to create an advanced documentation and feedback workflow with forms
  • How to handle your immense volume of email using your iPad
  • How to use cutting-edge apps for handling tasks & projects
  • The best apps to instantly document critical issues you encounter
  • How the iPad can help you with coaching staff for continuous improvement
  • How to project your iPad on a large screen to teach or lead professional development

What’s Included?

This workshop will include:

  • Three 60-minute sessions in which you’ll see Justin’s iPad onscreen
  • Bonus how-to videos demonstrating advanced techniques
  • Discussion with Justin Baeder & other participants in the group forum on The Principal Center
  • Ongoing access to all course recordings and materials

Registration Fees

sign up nowIndividual: $249
Group rate: $375 for 2 registrants; discounts available on larger groups—request a quote below
District site license: Special pricing available—request a quote below

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 1-800-861-5172.

Money-Back Guarantee

We believe this workshop will transform your productivity as a school leader and increase your effectiveness in using the iPad to support your work. If you are not satisfied with this workshop for any reason,* let us know and we will issue a full refund.

*Note: Because we can’t ensure that every computer everywhere works with our online meeting software, nor can we prevent potential issues such as power/internet outages and technical glitches, we do not guarantee that you will be able to participate live. However, we will make every effort to support you in connecting successfully (via PC, Mac, or iPad), and we will also send you the recordings afterward so you can review the entire workshop at your convenience. » Read more about our guarantee and cancellation policy

Who Should Participate?

  • School administrators – principals, assistant principals, deans, interns, etc.
  • Central office administrators & superintendents
  • Instructional coaches, education consultants, and others who work with adults in schools
  • Anyone interested in using the iPad to make their work day more productive
  • Note: This training does not discuss using iPads with students or how to teach with the iPad. Please contact us for more information.

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Justin Baeder, Principal NewsExpert Guidance

Justin Baeder is Director of The Principal Center. A former Seattle Public Schools principal and teacher, his professional mission is to improve the efficiency of schools by helping educational leaders maximize the impact of their work.

His presentations, online and at major national conventions such as ASCD and NAESP, have helped thousands of school administrators increase their productivity

Justin writes about principal performance and productivity at eduleadership.org and is a doctoral candidate researching principal productivity at the University of Washington.

What Participants Are Saying

This was an incredible training. The customer service of your company is second to none, and I have been recommending that all of my colleagues sign up for your trainings.

—Heather, NH Principal

I found your workshop to be very informative and valuable to the work that I do as a principal. Thanks so much for offering this.

—Joanne, CT Principal

I really enjoyed it and learned so much really good practical, usable information. I’m an older principal who was surprised my iPad could actually make my job easier.

—Barbara, TX Principal

I was very impressed not only with your presentation style but with the time saving ideas you shared with us. It is going to take some training and work on my part, but everything made such good sense.

—Bob, Executive Director, WA

Paying via Purchase Order

To register an individual or group via Purchase Order, use our registration form and select the Purchase Order option during checkout. We will send you an invoice via email. We do not need a copy of your PO, unless your district requires that we sign it or provide some other type of information. Please note that we do not ship any physical products, so we will not send an additional copy of the invoice to your purchasing department unless you ask us to. If you have a vendor packet for us to fill out, please send it to [email protected] or fax it to 1-800-861-8239. If you need our W-9, it is available here

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My schedule won't allow me to participate in the live web conferences. Will they be recorded?
A: Yes, all of the web conferences will be recorded and archived for later review.

Q: How long can I keep the recordings, and what format are they in?
A: The recordings are in MP4 video format, playable on virtually any device. You can keep them forever and watch them as many times as you’d like.

Q: How can I stay up to date with new apps and ways to use the iPad?
A: We maintain an active members-only forum that you’ll be given access to when the workshop begins. This is where we post new material, and you can share ideas with other administrators who use the iPad. In addition, you can repeat the workshop when it’s offered again at no additional cost.

Q: Can I pay with a purchase order?
A: Yes, and here is our W-9 if you need it. Simply select the PO option on our registration form.

Q: I'm pretty proficient with the iPad already. Will you include advanced techniques?
A: Absolutely – this workshop will go into significant depth, and if you have particular topics, you can request that extra attention be paid to them.

Q: I'm a complete beginner with the iPad. Will I be lost?
A: We'll start with the basics, and you'll also have a chance to get 1-on-1 help via email or our online forum. Please make sure your iPad is activated and that you can download apps before the workshop begins; contact us in advance at [email protected] if you need help. 


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Thanks for your interest in iPad Essentials for School Leaders. As of September 2014, this course has been retired. We encourage you to check out Advanced iPad Productivity for High-Performance Instructional Leaders, our most up-to-date course for school administrators.

Please make sure you understand our policies regarding cancellations and changes to your registration

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