Apple Distinguished Educator: Festival of Learning

July 7, 2020

Apple is running a series of activities throughout July for its Apple Distinguished Educator community

Apple Education: Apple Distinguished Educator: Festival of Learning

Apple has launched a Festival of Learning for its Apple Distinguished Educator community during the month of July.  The theme for the event is community, learning and wellness. 

The events are organised into the following categories:

  • Product Spotlights
  • Regional Apple workshops
  • ADE Sessions
  • Creativity Challenges
  • Wellness

The events can be accessed through the ADE portal: https://ade.apple.com/

Each week a new creativity challenge will be announced.  This week’s challenge involves taking a selfie, hands-free.  Participants are allowed to use one of three methods to take the selfie:

  • Voice control
  • Switch control
  • Remote camera on Apple Watch

Everyone is encouraged to share their selfies on social media using the following hashtags: #ade2020 #EveryoneCanCreate #AppleEDUchat

The Product Spotlight category consists of a series of presentations from Apple product managers and the details can be viewed using the toggle below.

Product Spotlights

John Danty and David Earl: Music Apps Update

  • Wednesday July 8 at 9:00am PDT
  • Wednesday July 8 at 5:00pm PDT

Kady Robb: Schoolwork

Primary/K-5 Sessions:

  • Wednesday July 15 at 9:00am PDT
  • Wednesday July 15 at 5:00pm PDT

Secondary/6-12 Sessions:

  • Wednesday July 15 at 10:00am PDT
  • Wednesday July 15 at 6:00pm PDT

Michelle Doyle and Jonathan Cho: Pages

  • Wednesday July 22 at 9:00am PDT
  • Wednesday July 22 at 5:00pm PDT

Jay Welshofer: Keynote

  • Wednesday, July 29 at 9:00am PDT
  • Wednesday, July 29 at 5:00pm PDT

The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) program is a relationship program focused on educational excellence and leadership. ADEs are part of a global community of education leaders recognized for doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. They explore new ideas, seek new paths, and embrace new opportunities. That includes working with each other and with Apple to bring the freshest, most innovative ideas to learners everywhere. Being part of the ADE community is much more than an honor, it’s an opportunity to make a difference… ADE Community Online

The wellness category consists of three activities which everyone is encouraged to take part in:

  • ADEs on the move – Virtual distance challenge
  • Everyone can move – GPS doodling challenge
  • Ring-A-Ding-Ding Summer Watch challenge

More information on the ADE program can be accessed here: https://www.apple.com/education/k12/apple-distinguished-educator/