UB Education Professor to Participate in Apple’s Distinguished Educators Program

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — An internationally respected University at Buffalo expert in the use of technology in education has been selected to participate in a prestigious institute that will bring together scholars considered among the nation’s top minds in technology education.

Randy Yerrick, UB professor of learning and instruction, will be among 100 individuals chosen to participate in the Apple Inc.’s Distinguished Educators program, to be held July 12-16 in Orlando, Fla. The conference will bring educators together to develop new content and curriculum, and to learn about state-of-the-art advancements in educational technology with other Apple Distinguished Educators.

It will be the 11th time Yerrick has been selected to participate. He has been a member of the Apple’s Distinguished Educators program since 1999, and is one of 1,500 kindergarten- to university-level educators from North America, Asia, Latin America and Australia specializing in educational technology leadership.

“It is, by far, the most creative, collaborative, synergistic and passionate collection of educators I have ever had the blessing of working with,” says Yerrick, who also serves as associate dean of educational technology in UB’s Graduate School of Education. Yerrick is widely respected for merging proven classroom methods with state-of-the-art technology, including podcasting, movie-making and digital photography.

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