My principal in Waukesha sent this email / link out:
Apple just announced Apple Teacher, a new program created to support and celebrate educators. The program provides a self-paced learning experience with tips, inspiration, news, and learning materials to help teachers unlock the magic of iPad, Mac, and built-in apps in the classroom. Earn badges and an official Apple Teacher logo so you can share your achievement with the world. Sign up today!
To learn more and sign up, visit the Apple Teacher webpage.
I imagine that it is Apple’s take on Google’s comparable teacher program and that it is Apple’s attempt to provide some certification / recognition to teachers that is less involved than their Apple Distinguished Educator program.
In any case, there are modules, quizzes, and badges, the earning of the latter of which makes one an Apple Teacher. All eight must be earned (through the quizzes) to be certified as Mac or iPad (8 for each).
I signed up for the program and received the email below that gives a good overview of what’s involved and provided: