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CalStateTEACH named Apple Distinguished Program

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The California State University today announced that CalStateTEACH has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for the 2012-2013 school year for its innovative design of one-to-one iPad implementation.

The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a consistent vision of exemplary learning environments.

“Since its initial launch more than 12 years ago, CalStateTEACH has produced some of the best new teachers in California,’ said CSU Assistant Vice Chancellor for Teacher Education Programs Dr. Beverly Young. “This prestigious award appropriately recognizes one of the program’s many areas of excellence.”

The selection of CalStateTEACH as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights its success in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology.

Through the iPad initiative and the creation of iBooks and iTunesU courses, the program has integrated new models of educational technology that foster creative critical thinking, group problem solving and collaboration, and reinforce core and interdisciplinary content knowledge. Faculty and staff have created e-Supervision software to streamline the work of faculty and deepen the reflective process for candidates. CalStateTEACH teacher candidates use interactive technology to engage students in critical thinking and learning.

CalStateTEACH is an online site-based Multiple Subject Teacher Preparation program serving the entire state of California. The program is eco-sensitive and techno-inventive. It has a complex mobile learning initiative dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s teachers and eliminating the digital divide in rural remote and urban underserved schools.

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