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.

A flexible professional learning experience.

When you sign up for Apple Teacher, you'll start a self-paced journey through the Apple Teacher Learning Center, a personalized online learning experience that you can access from anywhere!

The program 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.

Becoming an Apple Teacher is rewarding.


The Apple Teacher Learning Center has everything teachers need to build a strong foundation for using iPad, Mac, and Apple apps like Pages, Keynote, Numbers, GarageBand, and iMovie in the classroom. Discover skill-building tutorials, lesson ideas and inspiration to deepen student learning. Join Apple Teacher or sign in to explore new resources.


When you’re ready, test the new skills you’ve learned and put your lesson ideas into practice. Three recognitions offer different ways to be rewarded for doing your very best teaching — teaching that gives students more connected, creative, collaborative, and personal learning experiences.

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Apple Teacher

Becoming an Apple Teacher starts with learning foundational skills on iPad, Mac, and Apple apps, and taking interactive quizzes to earn your badges. Collect all six badges on either iPad or Mac to get recognized as an Apple Teacher.

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Apple Teacher Portfolio

To earn your Apple Teacher Portfolio recognition, explore sample activities and templates to spark new ideas, design your own series of creative lessons, and earn badges along the way. You’ll build nine lessons to complete your portfolio — a body of work ready to share with leadership, peers, and beyond.

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Apple Teacher Swift Playgrounds

Explore how to bring coding to your classes with Everyone Can Code curriculum and the Swift Playgrounds app. After becoming an Apple Teacher, pass four interactive quizzes to earn badges and gain your Apple Teacher Swift Playgrounds recognition.

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Get Inspired.

Discover fun and creative ways to use Apple technology throughout Apple Teacher Learning Center. From the worldwide community of educators who share their stories and ideas to helpful guides for teachers and parents, this free resource is updated often with new inspiring content.

More learning opportunities.

We are committed to helping educators get the most from Apple technology at every point in their professional learning journey. Apple Professional Learning offerings provide educators with many ways to build foundational skills with Apple products, integrate them into class activities, and create innovative instruction that deeply engages your students, no matter where learning happens.

Apple Distinguished Educators

Learn from mentor educators who share their expertise in integrating Apple products into teaching and learning. They regularly write and publish digital books created with Pages and speak at educational events. You can find ADEs on Twitter chats the first Tuesday of each month during 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 foundational skills through the Apple Teacher program and integrated them into their everyday practice, they’ll be ready to focus on innovation with the help of Apple Professional Learning Specialists. Our Specialists help educators build deeper student learning experiences through research-based instructional technology practices. To learn more, call 800-800-2775 to talk to your Apple education representative.

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Today at Apple

Educators can join free sessions in-store and online that inspire hands-on creativity in photography, art, design, coding, music, and more using iPad, iPhone, and Mac.

Find Today at Apple sessions