Edit: Apparently there were 76 applicants. Applications were judged on a rubric from other people outside of Korea. That’s what our Apple Education Representative says. There were multiple people who have applied 2, 3, times and then got in.
I applied for Apple Distinguished Educator and I got rejected this morning.
There were 15 slots for Korea – I just hope one person from Seoul International School got in.
I’m not distinguished enough for Apple. It’s also a good reminder that I’m not perfect and that I still fail.
Here’s the letter they sent me:
Thank you for your interest in and application for the Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Class of 2013. We received a record number of applications and were pleased and encouraged with the high quality of applicants. We can’t begin to describe the difficulty we had in selecting the new Class of 2013.
Unfortunately, your application was not selected for this year’s program.
There are myriad other opportunities for you to engage directly with Apple such as participating in our many educational seminars and events, visiting one of our 350+ Apple Retail Stores worldwide. We also invite you to enjoy the extensive collection of educational content now available in iTunes U.
Because of the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide individual feedback on your particular application. We welcome future applications as we continually evolve the ADE program and the profile for each new class.
We applaud your efforts and wish you continued success.
It is unlikely that I will apply again, because it took me a good 6 hours to put everything(thoughts, words, filming, and editing) together.
That and the fact they “unable to provide individual feedback.”
I hate it when companies do this, but I completely understand – they don’t have the “resources.”