‘Apple Learning Coach’ Program Shows Teachers How to Use Apple Tech

Apple just launched a new coaching program for teachers that’s designed to help educators make the most of Apple tech in the classroom.

In a press release, Apple today announced the program called Apple Learning Coach. The free program, slated to begin this fall, began accepting applications Tuesday.

The free program trains instructional technologists, digital learning specialists, and other educators in coaching roles to learn how to best help teachers maximize Apple technology, emphasizing “classroom creation instead of just classroom consumption.”

“We know that professional learning opportunities — from educators, for educators — make all the difference in unlocking the potential in every student. Apple Learning Coach is designed to do just that, and we are thrilled to offer this new program today,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Education and Enterprise Marketing.

“We also look forward to bringing the new Apple Education Community online, as a vibrant space for educators to learn from and connect with one another, and we think educators are going to love the new features coming to Classroom and Schoolwork to make learning even more interactive.”

Apple Learning Coach includes self-paced lessons and two days of virtual workshops with Apple Professional Learning Specialists, according to the program website.

ALC is open to employees of K–12 schools and districts in the United States who have an iPad and have earned their Apple Teacher recognition, a course in the Apple Teacher Learning Center that teaches foundational skills with Apple technology.

Educators wishing to participate in Apple Learning Coach must submit an application and obtain written approval from their school or district administration, Apple said. Applications will be accepted through April 19 for the next ALC program.

Additionally, the Apple Education Community, coming this fall, will be a new hub for Apple professional learning resources and a collaborative space where educators will be able to connect and share ideas.

Apple also announced that Managed Apple IDs will integrate with Google Workspace, making it easy for users and IT to keep their organizational accounts in sync, along with updates coming to Apple’s Classroom and Schoolwork apps to help educators keep lessons engaging.