Google has named Prosper ISD as a Google for Education Reference District. According to Google, “Google for Education Reference Districts are districts that demonstrate excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology, including G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education) and Chromebooks, to drive impact and positive learning outcomes.” Currently, there are fewer than 100 school districts in the United States that have been recognized with this honor.
Prosper ISD’s “Story of Impact” will be shared on the Google for Education website and the district will become part of Google’s Trusted Tester program. District resources will also be shared in various ways including events, workshops, and keynote presentations.
Prosper ISD’s technology integration vision is to facilitate student and teacher growth and to cultivate connected learners through the transformation of teacher-driven technology use into student-centered, collaborative learning experiences. To achieve this goal, the district has created a classroom cart model and put Chromebooks into students’ hands. The creation of new professional learning opportunities has also assisted teachers as they integrate technology in their classrooms.
All professional staff and 2nd-12th grade students have access to a district G Suite for Education account. In order to utilize these accounts and district technology resources to the fullest, a large number of Prosper ISD professional staff have become Google Certified Educators in the past two years to show their proficiency with Google tools. That number is growing every day due to Prosper ISD’s commitment to excellence and technology innovation.
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