Apple has announced that it’s expanding its “Today at Apple” educational sessions to all of its 495 retail stores around the world in May.
Which is pretty sweet, because not only are they free (score), they’re on topics that are incredibly interesting, and will be taught by highly-trained ‘Creative Pros’, or as Apple calls them, the “liberal arts equivalent” to its technical Geniuses. In select cities, Apple has also said that world-class artists, photographers, and musicians will teach sessions from “basics and how-to lessons” to “professional-level programs.”
For the subjects themselves? You’re looking at photography, videography, music, coding, art, and design.
From the Sauce, Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president, Retail:
“At the heart of every Apple Store is the desire to educate and inspire the communities we serve. ‘Today at Apple’ is one of the ways we’re evolving our experience to better serve local customers and entrepreneurs. We’re creating a modern-day town square, where everyone is welcome in a space where the best of Apple comes together to connect with one another, discover a new passion, or take their skill to the next level. We think it will be a fun and enlightening experience for everyone who joins.”
This is something everyone at all ages is encouraged to participate in.
There’ll be special programs such as Teacher Tuesday where educators can learn new ways to incorporate technology into their classrooms, Kids Hour is targeted towards families and will feature music awesomeness like making and robotics, and anyone who’s interested can learn about pro software such as Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, or coding with the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad.