High Point, Liberty named Apple Distinguished Schools
Over the last year, five Orland schools put together iBooks as part of their bid to become an Apple Distinguished School. Of those five schools, High Point and Liberty, both intermediate schools in District 135, received the recognition.
Apple Distinguished Schools are selected based on a variety of factors: the school must demonstrate a clear vision of how technology enhances learning, they must strive for continuous innovation, and they must do so using iPad or Mac products. Additionally, all teachers in the building must be Apple Teachers, meaning they have gone through many professional development courses to improve their own technology skills for the classroom. The final submission piece is an iBook that creatively and interactively portrays how the building uses technology in the ways mentioned above.
Winning schools receive a special plaque and banner to be displayed in their school, as well as personalized Apple Teacher certificates. The recognition will be good for two years, and then the schools would need to apply again to show that they are consistently developing innovation with technology in the classroom.
We are so proud of the work that our teachers and students are doing each day in the classroom. As they continue to innovate, learn, and grow together, we are excited to see more schools receive the Apple Distinguished School recognition.