5 Reasons Why YOU should become an #AppleTeacher
1. You and your students use Apple products for teaching and learning.
Apple (appleteacher.apple.com) says it best, “Teach in ways you’ve always imagined. As a teacher, you inspire the next generation of leaders. You make complex ideas easy to understand. And you’re always looking for new ways to engage your students. So, we’ve gathered a series of tips, stories, and other helpful materials on this page to keep you inspired. And we’ve created the Apple Teacher program to help you get the most from our products, and celebrate the work you do every day.”
2. You want to learn how to transform teaching and learning through technology integration.
Currently, Apple allows educators to earn Badges for Swift Playgrounds, Badges for Mac, and Badges for iPad. To become an Apple Teacher, you have to review a series of topics and pass the corresponding quizzes associated with each topic. Some topics that stand out are Productivity with iPad, Creativity with iPad, Coding Concepts, and Coding in the Classroom. This can all be done at your on pace and anytime and anywhere.
3. You want to be one of the first to know about Apple news and resources for educators.
Apple Teachers get access to the Apple Teacher Learning Center which is full of tips, tricks, and resources to help educators improve their practice. In addition, Apple provides access to special stories from other Apple Teachers and Apple Distinguished Educators on how they are transforming teaching and learning using Apple hardware and software.
4. You want to be a part of a community of educators dedicated to student improvement.
When you become an Apple Teacher, you become a part of a Professional Learning Network (PLN) of educators dedicated to improving student performance through technology integration with Apple products. Connect with other Apple Teachers on social media using the hashtag #AppleTeacher and follow Apple Education on Twitter at @AppleEDU.
5. You want to become an Apple Distinguished Educator.
If you want to become an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE), the world’s most innovative educators using Apple products to improve teaching and learning, you must now become an Apple Teacher first. ADEs are leaders, innovators, and evangelist in education technology. They help educators rethink what can be accomplished using Apple products in education. There are currently just over 2,000 of these passionate global ambassadors worldwide, so becoming an ADE is definitely an elite club.