Dr. Marsha McFalls Receives Apple's Distinguished Educator Award
Mylan School of Pharmacy's Dr. Marsha McFalls was recently recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE), Class of 2013. As part of a global community of educators, ADEs are advancing learning experiences and doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. Out of a worldwide-selection, Dr. McFalls was one of the 75 educators chosen from the United States.
"It is an extreme honor to receive this award. I have been using various forms of educational technology in my classes for years. It is exciting to see students become more engaged in the learning process. To be recognized for this, however, is truly amazing," stated Dr. McFalls.
The Apple Distinguished Educator Program began in 1994, when Apple began recognizing K - 12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways.
After submitting a two-minute video showcasing her teaching methods and Apple product integration into the classrooms, applicants answered a series of questions and gave detailed accounts of how Apple has helped to enhance the learning experience. Currently there are over 1,500 Apple Distinguished Educators worldwide who share their visions, strategies and philosophies about teaching and learning in the 21st century.
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