Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE)



Apple Distinguished Educators
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 its an opportunity to make a difference.

In 1994, Apple created the Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) program to recognize K–12 and higher-education pioneers who are using Apple technology to transform teaching and learning. These are the educators who are looking to change the world. They are active leaders from around the world helping other educators rethink what’s possible with iPad and Mac to make learning deeply personal for every student.

The best educators are true innovators.

Trusted advisors
ADEs are experts on the realities of integrating technology into learning environments, and they work closely with Apple to foster innovation in education.

Authentic authors
ADEs provide best practices and leadership in education through published lessons, courses, books, and more.

Passionate advocates
ADEs share their expertise in using technology to help engage students in new ways with other educators around the globe.

Global ambassadors
ADEs work together to develop and promote powerful ideas for improving teaching and learning worldwide.

Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsApple