Rankin named to Apple Distinguished Educator Advisory Board

Posted February 18, 2010

Bill Rankin Dr. Bill Rankin has been named to the Apple Distinguished Educator Advisory Board for 2010-11.

Rankin, who serves as ACU's Director of Educational Innovation, is one of fifteen educators who will provide peer input for the Apple Distinguished Educator program, and help keep the activities of the program grounded in the realities of the challenges and opportunities facing educators every day.

"My task as part of this team is to work with outstanding educators here and abroad to provide the support and resources that will help them as they continue their groundbreaking work," says Rankin. "We help to create events and spaces where they can collaborate, share ideas and inspire one another, and then they take that energy back to their own schools, serving their students in new, exciting ways."

Rankin is one of two Texas educators selected for the advisory board of this program, which includes educators from more than 35 countries.

"This is one of the most inspiring groups of teachers I’ve ever known. To be selected for this board is a great honor, but also a huge challenge and responsibility," says Rankin. "My challenge is to help these people do what they’re already doing even better."

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