The EHE–Apple Creative Educator Academy needs a few awesome students!

As many of you know, the Learning Technologies program is affiliated with the new Center for Technology and Innovation ( of which the EHE–Apple Creative Educator Academy is a signature program ( and scroll down for a brief program description.

If you are in need of a 3-hour class (i.e., an Independent Study with Dr. Tray) for the summer 2023, fall 2023 or, spring 2024 and have interest in getting real-world experience, this may be the opportunity for you! Students who enroll would be part of a team that designs and delivers professional learning and technology integration coaching to groups of practicing educators who are exploring creative, innovative, and technology-engaged solutions in their settings. There are opportunities for students to participate fully remotely or do some combination of remote and in-person work.

We’re hoping to recruit students with an interest/background in STEM education, Career Technical Education, technology integration, K12 online/hybrid learning, creativity/innovation/change in schools/education, and teacher professional learning/coaching. To let me know of your interest, please complete this form:

I look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Tray Stuckey (
Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor, Learning Technologies
Co-Director, Center for Technology & Innovation
Director, EHE-Apple Creative Educator Academy

Below is a brief description of the CEA program:

The Creative Educator Academy (CEA) is a year-long professional learning (PL) experience designed to expose educators to innovative thinking and creativity in educational problem-solving with an emphasis on STEAM (Code + Create) and hybrid learning. Ohio State is providing hardware, scholarships and professional learning and support in collaboration with Apple as part of its Community Education Initiative.

The program is open to ALL educators–classroom teachers, educational support professionals, and educational administrators. Using design thinking (Stanford’s model) as a guiding framework, we aim to train educators in the following foundational areas:​

  • Learning design & technology integration to transform instruction​ and student support initiatives
  • Data-driven educational planning​
  • Educational risk-taking and creativity​
  • Challenge-based learning
  • Evaluating instructional, learning, and school culture outcomes​
  • Use of Mac OS and iOS tools and apps​ to support educational improvement
  • Additional topics include, but are not limited to: Coding, visual design, media design, and use of Apple apps for assessment, student support, teaching for inclusion, family/community outreach, and school culture initiatives.​

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