ADE Class of 2017 Application Process Overview

Thanks for your interest in becoming an ADE.

The formal ADE application period will open in early January 2017. To help you get started and prepare for the application process, we've provided important information below. It details application requirements, eligibility, and dates for the required ADE Academy in your country. And, we've provided you with details to guide you on creating your 2-minute application video.

Participating Countries

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.


Class of 2017 - Application Details

Participating Member Countries

  • Applications for the Class of 2017 are available only in participating countries.
  • Applicants must work and reside in the country in which they apply.

Application Requirements

  • Applying to be an ADE requires the creation and submission of an original 2-minute video documenting your current work. Videos from previous applications may not be submitted.
  • Becoming an Apple Teacher is a new requirement for ADE applicants, provided the program is available in your country and language of fluency during the application period.
  • The Apple Teacher program is currently available in the following countries:
    • Australia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Become an Apple Teacher

Apple Teacher is a new professional learning program designed to support and celebrate teachers. It offers self-paced learning with free learning materials, tips, inspiration and news. It's a great way for leaders in schools and districts to offer a free professional learning program that helps teachers make the most of Mac, iPad and built-in apps for their students in the classroom.

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Eligibility & Educational Roles

  • Applicants must be employed by a public or private school, college, university or non-profit agency/organization.
  • To avoid conflicts of interest, school superintendents, college or university presidents and other top level leaders of organizations are ineligible for membership given their official roles for purchasing decisions.
  • Each applicant must submit an individual application. No team or group applications will be considered. If educators from a single school apply, all applicants much submit individual applications and original application videos.

Required Academy Attendance

  • All new ADEs are required to attend the ADE Academy event which provides an initial orientation to the program and professional learning opportunities with other ADEs. Academy dates and locations are below. If you cannot attend the Academy in your region, you must reapply for membership in a subsequent year.
  • ADEs are responsible for travel to and from the event. Apple may provide lodging, meals and ground transportation to and from the event venue, as well as professional learning content and materials.

Your Application Video

Innovative educators have amazing stories of how they've transformed learning to make an impact with students and extend their reach by sharing these insights with their peers. We can't wait to see how your story comes to life through your two-minute application video.

Please review the 3 themes below and respond to these in your video:

Transforming your learning environment

Share how you have transformed your learning environment to engage learners. How have the Apple products you have access to uniquely helped you achieve your learning goals?

Evidence of your success

Share data or new learnings that provide evidence of the impact you are making. Are there examples of student work or innovative strategies that you can highlight?

Extending your reach

Share examples of you have extended the reach of your professional work beyond your own classroom, campus, or community to empower other educators. Are there presentations, published content, or interactions in social media that show your leadership outside of the classroom?

Some tips to get you started

  • Because we are interested in educators who have hands-on experience with Apple technologies, we'll leave the creativity up to you.
  • Your video may be as simple or as elaborate as you desire and can be created on your iPhone, iPad or Mac or a combination of all three.
  • You should definitely appear in the video, or, at a minimum include images of yourself and your voice narrating or telling your story.
  • A creative video that provides a glimpse into your classroom or learning environment is much more engaging than a "talking head" video.
  • Please, only include images, music, artwork and other content that you have permission to share. Be authentic and avoid uses of copy-protected music, video and other content.

Academy Dates and Locations

I live and work in this countryEvent NameDate RangeAirport - City/Country
Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, VietnamADE Academy Australia 2017July 6 Attendee Arrival
July 7-9 ADE Academy
July 9 Departures
Tullamarine Airport (MEL)
Melbourne, Australia
CanadaADE Academy Canada 2017July 8 Attendee Arrival
July 9-11 ADE Academy
July 11 Departures
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Toronto, Canada
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, TurkeyADE Academy The Netherlands 2017July 12 Attendee Arrival
July 13-15 ADE Academy
July 15 Departures
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
United StatesADE Academy USA 2017July 17 Attendee Arrival
July 18-20 Academy
July 20 Departures
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Houston, Texas, USA
Finland, Greenland, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United KingdomADE Academy United Kingdom 2017July 18 Attendee Arrival
July 19-21 Academy
July 21 Departures
Heathrow Airport (LHR)
London, United Kingdom
China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Korea, TaiwanADE Academy Japan 2017July 23 Attendee Arrival
July 24-26 Academy
July 26 Academy/Departures
Kansai International Airport (KIX)
Osaka/Kyoto, Japan

Class of 2017 Application Site

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