Apple Learning Coach

Empowering teachers to empower students.

Apple Learning Coach is a free professional learning program that trains instructional coaches, digital learning specialists, and other coaching educators to help teachers get more out of Apple technology. It’s a dynamic mix of self-paced lessons, workshop sessions, and personal creative projects — and participants may be eligible to receive continuing education credits.1

Learn more about Apple Learning Coach.

Become an Apple Learning Coach.

Qualified Applicants

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an instructional coacha digital learning specialista coaching educator

Apple Learning Coach is a good fit for an educator who has the capacity to coach colleagues in your school or district.2 Applicants must have Apple Teacher recognition and approval from school, district, or organization leadership.

Program Overview

Learn from the pros.

Collaborate with your peers.

Leave ready to inspire.

Engage in an online course including self-paced modules and two days of virtual workshops with Apple Professional Learning Specialists. This experience provides a cohort of fellow coaches, as well as Coaching Journals and actionable takeaways.

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Meet the Facilitators. Apple Professional Learning Specialists are educators uniquely qualified to demonstrate how to best use Apple products for learning and teaching. They coach, mentor, and support educators in advancing their technology skills with an emphasis on innovation — to engage students in deeper learning.

Meet Your Cohort. During workshops, participants have the chance to virtually meet and collaborate with fellow coaches across the country for a more personal, interactive learning experience.

The Learning Experience. Apple Learning Coach provides participants with a full course, actionable guides and templates, and a cohort of peers. The program has been awarded the ISTE Seal of Alignment for Coaches.

Course Expectations.
To successfully complete the course, candidates will:

  • Read all sections in every unit carefully
  • Earn 100% on all quizzes in each unit
  • Submit a completed Coaching Journal for each unit
  • Attend and actively participate in the two days of workshops
  • Submit a completed Coaching Portfolio at the end of Unit 6

Apple Learning Coach has been great for helping me build community with other coaches. Instead of feeling isolated, I’m surrounded by a village.

Amy Stevens, K-5 Technology Integration Specialist, Indiana, USA

Certification

Gain next-level
coaching skills.

As you work toward certification, you’ll learn how to guide effective coaching cycles with Apple resources. Throughout this course, you’ll build a portfolio demonstrating your coaching philosophy, the skills you’ve learned, and a plan to create a sustainable community of practice.

Coaching Portfolio. Each Apple Learning Coach will develop a Coaching Portfolio, including a Coaching Action Plan specific to the needs of the teachers at your school or district. At the end of the course, you’ll submit this portfolio for your final assessment.

Continuing Education Units. Candidates may be eligible to receive over 40 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) from a participating university, in recognition of their completion of the training and materials. Once the course is completed, candidates will receive instructions on how to request CEU credits directly from the university.

When I start a new coaching cycle with a teacher, I always use the resources from the Apple Learning Coach program. These have been invaluable to my planning process.

Steve Hartnett, Director of Digital Teaching & Learning, Pennsylvania, USA

More Professional Learning with Apple

In addition to Apple Learning Coach, we offer a range of experiences to support educators and administrators as they deploy, manage, and teach with Apple products.

Apple Teacher Program

Apple Teacher is a free, self-paced professional learning program designed to support and celebrate educators. With three recognitions to explore, the program offers resources and inspiration to help educators do their very best teaching with Apple technology.

Learn more about Apple Teacher Program

Apple Professional Learning Specialists

Bring Apple Professional Learning Specialists to your school, virtually and onsite, for additional support. They coach and mentor educators in using technology to engage students in deeper learning.

Learn more about Apple Professional Learning Specialists

Apple Distinguished Educators

Learn from a global community of mentor educators who share their expertise teaching with Apple products. They regularly write and publish digital books, post podcasts, and speak at educational events.

Learn more about Apple Distinguished Educators

Apple Distinguished Schools

These centers of leadership and educational excellence demonstrate Apple’s vision for learning with technology — and are some of the most innovative schools in the world.

Learn more about Apple Distinguished Schools