The California State University's (CSU) CalStateTEACH program has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017-2019 for its innovative one-to-one iPad implementation. The program's mobile learning initiative provides access to CalStateTEACH candidates so that they can learn anywhere at any time as the curriculum is delivered on iPads.
"As the entire CalStateTEACH curriculum is delivered online, the use of cutting-edge technology is critical to the success of our students," said Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, CSU assistant vice chancellor for Teacher Education and Public School Programs. "Recognition as an Apple Distinguished School reflects the innovative efforts of our faculty and the engaging learning environment CalStateTEACH provides for students across California."
CalStateTEACH has integrated new models of educational technology – including the creation of multi-touch books and the development of applications to deliver instruction – that foster critical thinking, group problem solving and collaboration, and reinforce core and interdisciplinary content knowledge.
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On March 1st, 2014 CalStateTEACH received the Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology for from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) at the organization's annual meeting in Indianapolis. The prestigious national award honors the program's success in bridging the theory and practice of educator preparation through the use of technology.