The goal for each of our participants is to publish a book by the end of the year. The books will stem from the curriculum of each teacher's grade level and will be a compilation of contributions from both students and teachers. Each month's meeting will focus on one of the aspects of creating a book and the time between meetings will be spent exploring that aspect and collecting student work. During our first meeting, Laura helped them set up two iBook files: a sandbox file for them to practice creating the various parts of their final product and the file for the final product itself. The teachers left with instructions to explore their sandbox file before our next meeting.
This is a pilot program in this district and I will be using this blog to chronicle the progress that is made throughout the year.
Check out this List.ly list of resources for iBook creation.