BNDee hailed “Apple Distinguished Educator” (ADE) for 2013

Mr. Michael Joseph Diño, the Assistant Research Director of the university Research Development and Innovation Center and concurrent NCM 106-107 and Informatics coordinator recently joined the roster of Apple’s most innovative educators around the world. His innovative integration of Apple Technologies to teaching and research was named as one of the best from several entries accepted worldwide. According to Apple, the ADE of 2013 represents a very talented cross-section from the education community.

The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) program is a relationship program focused on educational excellence and leadership. ADEs are members of a select group of K-12 and Higher Education professionals possessing an identified expertise in educational technology leadership. This group of over 1,500 educators spans the globe with membership in the USA, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand. The recognition program began in 1994, when Apple recognized K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community of over 2,000 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things with technology in and out of the classroom since its conception in 1994.
The new ADEs for 2013 will formally convene in the ADE Institute 2013 event, which will be held in Bali, Indonesia on March 24, 2013. The occasion will be followed by a week-long professional development, content creation and collaboration sessions between and among the alumni and new ADEs.
Congrats Mike!