We transform schools into collaborative learning environments with the use of technology, connecting the educational process to the world of future generations.
By thoughtfully integrating technology, we reinvent traditional education to promote sustainable development, improve access to opportunities, and create purposeful learning solutions that catalyze individual and social transformation.
- Consulting: We transform institutions for relevance in the 21st Century.
- Professional Development: We think ahead by introducing new ways of learning about our world.
- Digital Learning: We integrate the most innovative technology in education with purpose.
- Learning Spaces: We co-create learning spaces in schools and elsewhere.
- Enhanced Networks: We engage with relevant stakeholders to encourage synergies for quality education.
Education for the 21st Century
“The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge.” —Seymour Paper
The world our students are preparing for is changing faster than ever before and technology is driving this change. It’s part of almost every aspect of our lives, from helping us figure out the fastest way to get to work, keeping track of our day, and connecting us with colleagues, friends, and family. It’s changing the way the whole world works.
When we look a little closer at the changing role technology has played in the workplace over the years, we can see an evolution. Technology was the machinery that drove productivity in the Industrial Age. In the Information Age, data and information drove efficiency, but also dehumanized the workplace. And now in the People Age, workers use technology to do new things that weren’t possible before. The best technology today works in the service of people and their purpose.
Modern technologies like AI and machine learning are increasing the role of automation. We don’t need to be afraid of this. Automation is taking over the non-cognitive, routine, mundane tasks—giving us time to do the things humans do best. Like problem solving, creating, collaborating and hopefully making the world a better place. Which means we need to think differently about what skills our learners need.
The World Economic Forum has identified these skills as being most in demand in 2022 and we couldn’t agree more. These skills are at the centre of the new roles in the workplace—roles that require innovation, flexibility and creativity. It’s a pretty amazing world, and there are great opportunities for creative thinkers and problem solvers.
All around the world, the most innovative schools we know have something in common—strong leadership. Their leaders are deeply committed to exploring all possibilities and bridging the gap between students’ current lives and the future they’ll graduate into. Their vision shapes the entire school community and the school culture. These leaders are excellent communicators. They engage all stakeholders. And they set meaningful goals to identify progress, celebrate success, make adjustments, and continuously innovate.
(Excerpt From: Apple Education. “Elements of Leadership.” Apple Education, 2017. Apple Books.)
Apple Distinguished School
We believe Apple Distinguished Schools are some of the most innovative schools in the world. They’re centers of leadership and educational excellence that demonstrate our vision of exemplary learning environments. They use Apple products to inspire student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.
These schools also pay a lot of attention to the environment they create—the physical spaces, the infrastructure, and the experiences technologies provide—not just to support learning and teaching, but also to inspire it. To inspire everyone to do more.
IT & Deployment
Apple has built powerful tools specifically for schools to support administrators with deployment, help teachers with classroom workflows and personalize learning for every student.
Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal that lets IT administrators deploy iPad and Mac in schools. You can easily provide students and staff with access to Apple services, set up devices, get apps and books, and enable teachers with tools to create engaging learning experiences – all from one place.
Shared iPad enables multiple students to use the same iPad while ensuring a personal learning experience and keeping each student’s data separate and secure.
Classroom lets teachers manage classroom iPad devices. They can open apps and links to guide students through a lesson, send and receive documents with everyone in the class, and view iPad screens to keep an eye on student work.
Schoolwork enables teachers to share and receive instructional materials, review student progress, provide instant feedback and personalise instruction. Students have one place to see assignments, submit their work and see their progress. Learn more at www.apple.com/uk/education/teaching-tools.
Inside and outside of the classroom, students need active, personal, collaborative, and relevant learning experiences, designed to empower learners to be creators who believe their work matters. In the meantime, teaching is celebrated and inspired by a growth mindset and a school culture that supports the teacher as a learning experience designer.
Apple Teacher is a free professional learning programme designed to support and celebrate educators who use Apple products for teaching and learning. The self-paced learning journey helps educators build skills on iPad and Mac and earn recognition for the new things they learn. It’s easy, flexible, fun and inspiring — just the way professional learning should be.
Apple Distinguished Educators
The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) program is a select group of K-12 and Higher Education professionals around the world possessing an identified expertise in educational technology leadership.
Our ADEs provide a critical role in differentiating Apple solutions available for education. By selecting high calibre educators who use Apple products in innovative ways, we have created a vibrant community that provides an authentic context of how our solutions make a difference in the classroom and in educational environments.
Apple Professional Learning
We are committed to helping educators get the most from Apple technology. And our Apple Professional Learning offerings include comprehensive resources and services to help build foundational skills with Apple products and integrate them into learning, so you can create innovative instruction that engages students more deeply.
We believe privacy is a fundamental human right, so we build privacy and security into all our products from the ground up, including our apps and services for education. When schools set up accounts, devices and apps for their students in Apple School Manager, they can be sure that Apple will use any data for educational purposes only.
Privacy and Security
Apple builds privacy and security into all their products from the ground up, including apps and services for education. When schools set up accounts, devices and content for their students in Apple School Manager, they can be sure that Apple will never sell student information and will never share it with third parties to use for marketing or advertising. They never build profiles of students based on their online behaviour and they don’t collect or use student information other than to provide relevant educational services.
Apple believes every student has the right to a quality education — an education that’s creative, collaborative, engaging and relevant. And technology can enable and allow all students, with every type of learning style, to explore and open new doors to possibilities.
Apple’s approach to accessibility is different from many other companies. Accessibility is part of the hardware, software and operating system design process so it’s an integral element of the user experience. The breadth and depth of accessibility features have been built to address a wide array of special needs and help students who experience challenges with vision, hearing, motor skills, and learning and literacy.
At the heart of everything Apple does is a single vision — to create amazing products that enrich people’s lives. It shapes not only what they make, but how it’s made and what they care about. Apple technology is designed to give students new ways to experience and demonstrate their learning — no matter what type of learners they are.
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro can become anything you want it to be, for anything you want to learn. Write a thesis, research an essay, paint a portrait and edit a film on a device more powerful than most PC laptops. Combined with the new Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard Folio and amazing apps on the App Store, iPad Pro is a transformative tool for learning anything. Anywhere.
iPad Pro 11-inch
The new 11-inch iPad Pro can become anything you want it to be, for anything you want to learn. Write a thesis, research an essay, paint a portrait and edit a film on a device more powerful than most PC laptops. Combined with the new Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard Folio and amazing apps on the App Store, iPad Pro is a transformative tool for learning anything. Anywhere.
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
Thin and light, with more power than most PC laptops, iPad Pro is built for higher education. And with Apple Pencil, the Smart Keyboard and amazing apps on the App Store, iPad Pro can become anything you want it to be, for anything you want to learn.
iPad (6th generation)
Students love learning with iPad because it’s portable, powerful and easy to use. With iOS 12, support for Apple Pencil and amazing educational apps on the App Store, iPad is built for all the ways you love to learn.
With a durable and portable design, a brilliant Retina display and secure Touch ID, the new MacBook Air is ready for class and everything else.
MacBook Air and MacBook Pro (13- and 15-inch) with Touch Bar
With durable and portable designs, gorgeous Retina displays and all-day battery life, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are ready to take on any course load.