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Preparing for your ADE Class of 2019 application.

To help you get started with your ADE Class of 2019 application we've provided a helpful overview below. The most important part of your application is the creation of your 2-minute video. Follow the themes outlined below to get started on your video now. You may submit your video and complete the online application when the ADE application site opens in January 2019.


Review ADE application requirements.

Participating Member Countries

  • Applications for the Class of 2019 are available only in participating countries.
  • Applicants must work and reside in one of the following countries:
    • Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, 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.

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.
  • Review the general ADE Member Agreement to fully understand the benefits of becoming an ADE, what we ask of you, as well as other terms and conditions for membership.

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.
  • 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.
  • Becoming an Apple Teacher is a requirement for ADE applicants, provided the program is available in your country and language of fluency during the application period.
Apple Teacher

Become an Apple Teacher

Apple Teacher is a 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.

Sign up for the Apple Teacher program >

The Apple Teacher program is currently available in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.


Create 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 2-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 how 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.

Save the date for your ADE Institute.

Required ADE Institute Attendance

  • All new ADEs are required to attend the ADE Institute event which provides an initial orientation to the program and professional learning opportunities with other ADEs. If you cannot attend the Institute 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.

ADE Institute Americas 2019

July/August 2019 | United States

For attendees from: Brazil, Canada, Mexico, United States

ADE Institute Asia Pacific 2019

July/August 2019 | Australia

For attendees from: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

ADE Institute EMEIA 2019

July/August 2019 | Europe

For attendees from: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


Submit your Class of 2019 application.

You may submit your video and complete the online application when the ADE application site opens in January 2019.