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Apple Distinguished Program

Students with iPadCalStateTEACH has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2015 school years for its innovative design of one-to-one iPad implementation. Learn more

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.

Blueprint for Transformation

The CalStateTEACH Program Faculty and Administration created a blueprint for transformation; incorporating 21st century knowledge and skills, research in cognition and brain function, and the revolutionary interface of the iPad. With the support of its Apple Development Team it launched a one-to-one mobile learning initiative dedicated to preparing tomorrow's teachers and reducing the digital divide across urban and rural California.

Chancellor Timothy P. White
California State University, Chancellor, Timothy P. White displays the Apple Distinguished Program award presented by Jay Matheson, Apple Education Development Executive, to CalStateTEACH represented by Statewide Director Dr. Sharon Russell.


CalStateTEACH/Apple Team
The Apple/CalStateTEACH Team (left to right)
Marlene Garcia, Apple Manager, Higher Education Strategic Initiatives
Scott Hayes, Apple Senior Account Executive
Jay Matheson, Apple Education Development Executive
Dr. Sharon Russell, CalStateTEACH Systemwide Director
Dr. Robin Chiero, CalStateTEACH Fresno Regional Director
Dr. Ernest Black, CalStateTEACH Los Angeles Regional Director
Dr. John Ittelson, Apple Distinguished Educator, Professor Emeritus, CalStateTEACH Monterey Bay Representative