Apple Teacher

Apple Teacher is a free professional learning program designed to support and celebrate educators using Apple products for teaching and learning. As an educator you can build skills on iPad and Mac that directly apply to activities with your students, earn recognition for the new things you learn, and be rewarded for the great work you do every day.

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A professional learning journey.

When you sign up for Apple Teacher, you’ll start a self‑paced journey through the Apple Teacher Learning Center and Multi-Touch starter guides for iPad and Mac.

The program is open to all educators and is a great way for schools and districts to offer free professional learning that their staff can work through together. Whether you’re new to Apple products or have been using them for years, whether you have a single device or one for every student — Apple Teacher has the tools you need to use iPad and Mac to connect with all learners.

Apple Teacher at your school.

If you want to bring Apple Teacher professional learning to your school, we can help you get started.

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Build your skills.

The Apple Teacher Starter Guides teach you the basics when it comes to teaching and learning with iPad and Mac. These interactive guides give you multiple ways to learn and include all the materials and instructions you need to build projects in iMovie, GarageBand, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers. They also teach you how to use some of the apps together to be more creative and productive with lessons and student activities.

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Earn recognition.

When you’re ready, test the new skills you’ve learned by taking interactive quizzes in the Apple Teacher Learning Center. Pass a quiz, and earn a new badge. It’s a fun way to track and share your progress. Collect all eight badges on either iPad or Mac to be recognized with an official Apple Teacher logo that you can share with the world. And, as an Apple Teacher, you can go even further by learning and teaching coding with Swift Playgrounds.

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More learning opportunities.

Apple Store Sessions

You can get help from experienced Creatives by signing up for sessions on iPad, Mac, or Apple apps like iMovie, Keynote, GarageBand, and more. Select Apple Stores also host free Teacher Tuesday sessions and customized Field Trips that focus on a single app with a topic or project of your choice.

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Apple Professional Learning Provider

If you're looking for more guided professional learning, EdTechTeam offers online courses, workshops, and conferences aligned to building the skills you need to become an Apple Teacher. Sessions are led by Apple Distinguished Educators or exemplary Apple Teachers who can share their own classroom experiences.

Apple Distinguished Educators

Learn from mentor educators who share their expertise in integrating Apple products into teaching and learning. They regularly write and publish Multi-Touch books and courses in iTunes U, as well as speak at educational events. You can find ADEs on Twitter chats every Tuesday evening throughout the school year, where they answer questions and share ideas, tips, and experience teaching with Apple products.

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Apple Professional Learning Specialists

Once educators in your school have acquired core skills through the Apple Teacher program, they’ll be ready to focus on enhancing their instructional practice with the help of Apple Professional Learning Specialists. Our Specialists help educators support deeper student learning through research-based instructional technology practices. To learn more, call 800-800-2775 to talk to your Apple education representative.

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