Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed | 2013 Workshops in Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Auckland and Perth!

Two iPads in front of a blackboard with books and a sand clock

Helping you to make informed apps and technology choices for your students!

The iPad has turned even experienced technology users into beginners again! So much to learn. How do you make the BEST app choices when there are over 500,000 to choose from? How do you successfully embed iPads within your learning support programs? How are they best used in special ed classrooms and for students with autism?

So many questions! Join the Spectronics Consultancy Team to answer many of these questions and more for you. The workshop presenters, Greg O’ConnorAmanda Hartmann and Katie Lyon are all Apple Certified Trainers and have been working with apps and iPads from the time of their release in Australia and New Zealand in 2010! Added to the teams’ experience is the fact that they have each spent many years supporting implementation of pre-iPad learning support and special ed technologies too. So they understand where iPads fit within the technology toolkit for your classroom. And are keen to share their expertise with you in these information-packed workshops!

When and Where?

And in Round Two due to popular demands:

What’s covered in the program for this fast-paced information-packed day?

  • Customising the iPad to accommodate the needs of diverse learners.
  • Adding content to your iPads to support students in special ed classrooms.
  • Adding content to your iPads to support students with learning support needs in mainstream classrooms.
  • Adding content to your iPads to support students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
  • Creating customised content on iPads: Students and teachers as authors.
  • Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! The place for other technologies in your classroom toolkit.
  • Taking your learning further … today is just the beginning!

Other workshop inclusions?

  • Full catering for the day including arrival tea/coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Access to online resources to support your learning at the workshop and afterwards to share with your colleagues
  • Free wireless Internet connection for the duration of the workshop
  • Access to your presenters for personalised question and answer sessions in the breaks
  • PLUS as an added bonus all workshop attendees will be given a FREE 30-day Trial Spectronics Online Premium Subscription extending your iPad learning opportunities even further!

Bring along your iPad (or preferred mobile device) if you wish to be able to access resources online while the workshop is in progress. However, this is not a "hands-on" workshop so you will not be disadvantaged if you do not have an iPad in hand.


Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, and Perth
  • $195 (AUD) per workshop  
  • $325 (AUD) for the extended two-day workshop in Perth (More information coming very soon about the content of the Perth workshops with Perth-based Apple Distinguished Educators, Doug Loader and Dawn Hallett, to be joining the Spectronics team as presenters for the two days!)

$245 +GST (NZD) per day or $395 +GST (NZD) for both days

Click here to register online now!


We hope that you are able to join us at one of these sessions. They are sure to be popular and as there are limited spaces at the venues registering as soon as is possible will ensure you don’t miss out. This is why we have sent this advance notice to quickly catch your attention before the Christmas/New Year break.

If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate in contacting the Spectronics workshops team on email.
Or if you’re in New Zealand, contact Amanda in the Spectronics New Zealand office in Auckland on (09) 275 5744. We are all happy to help out!

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About Barbara Landsberg

Sales and Marketing Director
BOccThy, MBA

Barbara is an Occupational Therapist who joined the Spectronics team 14 years ago. Prior to that time, she spent 17 years in occupational therapy positions working with adults and children with a variety of physical disabilities and learning difficulties. She also held the position of Coordinator of the assistive technology service of the Independent Living Centre of Queensland for three years before moving to Spectronics. On completion of her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2010, she assumed the role of Sales and Marketing Director at the company and, among other roles, oversees running of the exciting and innovative Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference hosted every two years by Spectronics.

Barbara has a strong interest in the opportunities for students with disabilities or learning difficulties made possible through technology. She is also a passionate advocate of the use of social media tools to promote the power of inclusive learning technologies to enable independent achievement for all – whatever form that achievement might take.

5 Responses to Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed | 2013 Workshops in Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Auckland and Perth!

  1. Could you please put my name on your mailing list so I can hopefully attend this course next time it is offered in Perth.
    Cheryle Rudland

  2. Barbara Landsberg says:

    Will do Cheryle. It looks like it will be running again in September. We now have your name added to our list of people who have asked to be kept in the loop.


  3. Maree Hewitt says:

    Could you put me on the mail out list. I would like to attend a work shop in Melbourne. Just entered the world of iPads. Thanks maree

  4. Barbara Landsberg says:

    Hey Maree … our last introductory workshop in Melbourne is happening this Wednesday. Hope you can join us at such short notice!

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