Michigan State University selects highly motivated and diverse mentors with industry and/or academic experience to the Apple Developer Academy. Successful mentors need to be critical thinkers in a fast-paced, flexible environment and work with the mentor team to create new learning experiences for students in the Apple Developer Academy and associated Foundations Program.
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What is the Apple Developer Academy with MSU?
The Academy is a space where students learn about coding, design, and entrepreneurship within the Apple ecosystem from mentors with related academic background or industry experience.
Where is the Academy?
The Apple Developer Academy with MSU is located in Downtown Detroit.
What happens in the Academy?
Mentors guide student teams as they work on real-world challenges and develop apps to solve them. Fundamentals of coding in Swift, app design, and marketing are covered. Apple representatives and other industry partners also have the unique opportunity to interact with students in the program.
When are classes?
The Academy begins on October 4, 2021 and ends on August 2, 2022. It requires students to attend 20 hours a week Monday-Friday, either during mornings or afternoons based on preference and availability. Mentor positions are full-time, covering both the morning and afternoon cohorts of students.
How do mentors work with each other and students?
Mentor candidates must be open to learning and exploring new pedagogical models, and candidates are expected to learn alongside students. They are expected to work with an extended team to build a strong collection of high-quality inclusive teaching practices and materials, including creating technical solutions for in-house use by students in the Apple Developer Academy and Foundation program.
How much does it pay?
Each mentor position is unique, and remuneration is commensurate with experience. Check out the details in the position posting. All needed technology is provided to mentors in the program.
The Gilbert Family Foundation, in partnership with Rocket Companies, proudly supports the Apple Developer Academy at Michigan State University in Detroit. GFF is committed to building access to opportunity and advancing equity for all members of the Detroit community by unlocking pathways to education and employment through intentional programming like the Academy.