Butler Professor of Music Education and Technology Tim Brimmer has been selected to join the Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) program as a member of the Class of 2011.
This summer, the new members will attend the Apple Distinguished Educator Summer Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. This professional development event offers members the opportunity to collaborate and network with each other as well as a large group of ADE alumni nationwide.
Brimmer said the program will give him “the chance to spend a full year (and longer, if I wish) digging deeply into learning innovations alongside some of the world’s greatest teachers, cheered on by 80 of the most successful ADE’s from the last two decades.”
Brimmer built the Jordan College of Fine Arts’ first Prototype Multimedia Teaching Facility with external grant funding and in collaboration with Apple engineers shortly after arriving at Butler. In addition to supporting JCFA faculty, he has completely overhauled JCFA’s facilities and digital arts curriculum no less than six times.
Brimmer is currently on sabbatical, serving as a visiting scholar and designing facilities and curricula for K-12 and higher education institutions throughout the United States, South America and Asia.
ADE, which began in 1994, has grown into a worldwide community of more than 1,700 visionary educators and innovative leaders. More about the program is available at http://www.apple.com/education/ade.