iTunes U - Intermediate Unit 10

iTunes U
Pennsylvania Learns: Biology, ELA, and Mathematics
Overview of Pennsylvania Learns
• Funded by Race to the Top Grant
• Focus on Keystone Courses
• No cost for school districts
• Created by Pennsylvania teachers
Overview of Pennsylvania Learns
• Multi-functional and designed for use in a variety of settings – hybrid,
personalized, traditional, supplemental, and remedial.
• These are not facilitated courses, but they can be included in a course
created by a teacher to be graded
• Rubrics are included for self-assessment
• The application includes lectures, assignments, books, activities, and
• iTunes Apps that are incorporated into the courses are free or low cost
• Students must have their own Apple ID (Free)
 Biology – Organized by modules consistent with the Pennsylvania Keystone
Biology blueprint
 Each unit is designed to last approximately 4 weeks that together is a year long course
o Module A – Cells and Cell Processes
Bioenergetics Unit
Homeostasis and Transport Unit
Basic Biological Principles Unit
Chemical Basis of Life Unit
o Module B – Continuity and Unity of Life
Evolution Unit
Ecology Unit
Genetics Unit
Cell and Cycle Reproduction Unit
o When taken together, students will be engaged in assignments that address all of the
Biology Keystone Assessment Anchors.
English Language Arts
• ELA Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
• Expected duration 36 weeks
• Organized around modules available in Standards Aligned System
• Intended to help teachers teach and students understand essential
concepts and competencies
• Mathematics 6, 7, 8, and Algebra 1
• Expected duration – 36 weeks
• Based on Curriculum Instructional
Framework housed on the SAS portal
and PA Core Standards
• Within the overview there is a link
to Focus Standards and Eligible
• Eight Mathematical Practices
integrated into every lesson
Explore Pennsylvania Learns
ACCESSING Pennsylvania Learn iTunes U Courses
1. Open the iTunes application installed on your device.
2. Select the K-12 button located on the right side of the screen
OR using the search tab at the top right of the screen search
“Pennsylvania Learns”.
3. Select Pennsylvania Learns from the pop-up menu. You should
see the Pennsylvania Learns welcome page.
Explore Pennsylvania Learns
SUBSCRIBING to Pennsylvania Learn iTunes U Courses
1. While on the Pennsylvania Learns welcome page, click on either
the course title or the course book cover.
2. Click Subscribe
3. Click Get Course
Setting up an iTunes Account
Explore Pennsylvania Learns Courses
• Info
For Teachers
For Students
About Pennsylvania Learns
• Posts
• Where you will find the materials and activities within the course
• Notes
• Students can take notes on the course in general, on specific course content,
and on books within each course
• Materials
• Includes a comprehensive list of all of the materials that are found within the

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