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GEMS Teachers Earn National Geographic Honor

Peg Keiner, the director of innovation at GEMS World Academy Chicago, has been named a 2019 Apple Distinguished Educator.

Apple created the ADE program in 1994 to honor those educators who use technology in innovative ways to transform learning.

"It is an honor to be selected as a 2019 Apple Distinguished Educator," Ms. Keiner said. "I am ecstatic to join this 25-year-old program and collaborate with ADEs globally on innovative projects that will impact our GEMS students."

The ADE program has grown into a worldwide community of more than 2,800 visionary and innovative leaders in education who are helping other educators rethink what’s possible with tools like iPad and Mac. Learn more about the contributions of ADEs worldwide here.

"Through this opportunity, I will have direct access to some of the most imaginative educators using Apple technology around the world," Ms. Keiner said. "I am excited to see where the next year takes us!"

GEMS World Academy Chicago, an International Bacclaureate World School and an Apple Distinguished School, serves students in preschool through grade 12.

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