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How to Become an Apple Teacher

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Did you know that the Apple Teacher Learning Program recently launched in Canada? I finally sat down to my computer this morning and set out to become an Apple Teacher by earning a series of badges via the Apple Teacher Learning Center. After successfully completing 13 quizzes, I am now an Apple Teacher with Swift Playgrounds Recognition and have myself a shiny new signature to add to my little collection. If you are interested in becoming an #AppleTeacher, you can do so in six easy steps:

  1. Sign up for the Apple Teacher program at using your personal Apple ID. If you do not have one, click here to create an Apple ID. And yes, it's free!
  2. Create a profile by completing the required information, such as your school and school board.
  3. Choose either Badges for iPad or Badges for Mac. You must earn all eight badges by successfully completing quizzes in either one or the other to receive your Apple Teacher recognition. It cannot be a combination of both. However, you can always complete both collections should you feel so inclined. Badges for iPad include: iPad - Pages for iPad -Keynote for iPad - Numbers for iPad - iMovie for iPad - GarageBand for iPad - Productivity with iPad - Creativity with iPad. Badges for Mac are similar to Badges for iPad.
  4. Select a badge and click on "View" in the pop-up window. You can then either download the corresponding Apple Teacher guide into iBooks, refer to the online help pages or attend in-store workshops to become more familiar with the content. 
  5. Once you are ready, you can complete the quiz at the bottom of the badge page. There are typically five questions that are either fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, or re-order sequence questions. You must receive 80% to receive the badge, which means you can get by if you make one mistake. The good news is you can always review the content and restart the quiz again if you need to. 
  6. After completing all eight badges, you will earn your Apple Teacher recognition. You will receive an email with information on how to download the signature and guidelines on how to use it. 
As an Apple Teacher, you will now have access to Badges for Swift Playgrounds. Earning Apple Teacher with Swift Playgrounds Recognition follows the same format as Apple Teacher. The main difference is that there are only four badges required, as opposed to eight. I do recommend that you download Swift Playgrounds onto your iPad if you haven't already done so and explore the Learn to Code 1 lessons, especially if you are new to programming.

Our school is getting a series of new iPads and I can't wait to share some of the tips I've learned so far. And I also look forward to learning more on the Apple Teacher Learning Center. But could we just get an extra week of summer vacation? I still have so much more to learn!

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  1. Now that is interesting. I'm not a teacher though and wouldn't have a chance of doing this anyway, I'm barely computer literate, LOL

    1. I beg to differ. My mother doesn't even own a computer or even know how to turn one on! Ha ha!

  2. Sounds interesting and another great resource for teachers. (Judy Cowan)

  3. The Learning Centre sounds like a great idea for teachers!

  4. oh this is cool! I had no idea there was anything like this. I will have to let my daughters E.I know about it

  5. I did not know Apple Teacher Learning Program recently launched in Canada. It looks like it has great incentives.

  6. Awesome post thanks for sharing with us keep posting.


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