As we previously reported, Tim Cook is in his home state of Alabama today to make an education-related announcement. Now we’ve learned that he shared in a keynote about educational firm Ed Farm planning to use augmented reality to “bring Civil Rights history to life” in Birmingham along with Apple’s Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create curriculum.

Ed Farm is a Birmingham based education-focused nonprofit with Apple listed as its key partner. Here is Ed Farm’s mission and vision:

mission

Ed Farm equips educators in schools and communities with innovative tools and strategies that support active learning for all students.

vision

An inventive world where all people have access to everything they need to fill or create the jobs of the future.

At an event today, Tim Cook highlighted the importance of Civil Rights education and the goal of designing a new future around education, innovation, and technology.

It’s the story about Civil Rights about education about this city and its centrality to the American project of forming a more perfect union. So in our common quest to build a new future defined by education, innovation, and technology, we have to meet today’s enduring injustices with the enduring commitment to equality that the city has long embodied.

It sounds like Ed Farm will be leveraging ARKit along with Apple’s Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create curriculum to offer education, schools, and communities with engaging resources.

Further, as a partner, Apple is giving not only support through its sofware, but also donating “hardware, funding, and professional learning support.”

Ed Farm will equip educators in schools and communities with innovative tools and strategies that support active learning for all students, including providing opportunities for students of all ages to learn to code using Swift, Apple’s easy-to-learn coding language. As part of its Community Education Initiative, Apple is providing Ed Farm with hardware, software, funding and professional learning support. Apple has granted Birmingham City Schools with more than 400 new devices being used in classrooms today.

Tim Cook also visited a local elementary school:

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