Tuesday, October 18, 2016

EdTechTeam: An Apple Professional Learning Provider

EdTechTeam is proud to become an Apple Professional Learning Provider. With a track record of producing conference-style iOS Summits and custom workshops featuring Apple products in education, EdTechTeam builds on their success to offer unique professional learning opportunities in support of the Apple Teacher Program - a new professional learning program designed to celebrate educators and help them make the most of Mac, iPad and built-in apps to Enhance student learning.

EdTechTeam offers a four-week online course for those pursuing Apple Teacher Recognition independently, a full-day workshop for those who want face-to-face support, and a conference for motivating larger communities of educators. Custom solutions are also available to meet the specific needs of a school or district. In addition, the EdTechTeam Community for Apple Teachers is free and open to all educators wanting to learn more about innovative best practices using iPad, Mac and Apple apps for teaching and learning. Learn More ...

About EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam is a global network of education technologists dedicated to inspiring and empowering educators. With 30 full-time employees and over 200 contractors, EdTechTeam provides professional learning services for over 50 thousand educators per year in about two dozen countries. The founders, as well as almost all employees and contractors, are former or practicing teachers and school leaders. Many of them are Apple Distinguished Educators, and others are exemplary Apple Teachers - among the first to earn recognition through the program.

EdTechTeam is best known for producing an annual series of conference-style summits. The team also provides popular workshop-style bootcamps that help teachers earn a variety of certifications. The EdTechTeam Online program offers moderated courses as well as self-paced programs for individuals. In addition, EdTechTeam's Teaching and Learning Division provides a broad selection of custom services directly to schools and districts, including workshops, consulting, and support for change initiatives. School change is never easy, so EdTechTeam encourages a holistic approach focusing on Courageous Leadership, Empowered Teachers, Student Agency, Inspiring Spaces, Engaged Community, and Robust Infrastructure.

Launched in late June 2016, EdTechTeam Press now offers 12 titles and has sold over ten thousand books in the three months since the program launched. EdTechTeam also hosts a widely read blog, and an active online community with over ten thousand members. Also, launched by EdTechTeam 2015, Breakout EDU is now an independent company with another prolific community of about ten thousand members.

A California Benefit Corporation, EdTechTeam donates a percentage of net revenue to a grant initiative that puts devices into the hands of students, and that provides free training to students and their teachers. EdTechTeam also offers free or reduced-price tickets in economically depressed regions and emerging markets so that the people who need it most can also benefit from the learning technologies of today. EdTechTeam encourages educators to "dream out loud" and "be architects of what's possible" in order to create a better future for the students of the world.

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