In 2007, under the direction of current Superintendent Dr. Ken Wallace and Dr. Hank Thiele, previously the Assistant Superintendent for Technology & Learning, District 207 reached out to Google and became Google’s first elementary and secondary school district Google Apps for Education partner. Today, as a result of that vision, G Suite for Education, the modern version of Google Apps, is used by millions of students and teachers each day. In District 207, having work available from any Internet-connected device in Google Drive, being able to simultaneously collaborate in G Suite, and the accessibility and affordability of Chromebooks continues to change learning on a daily basis for students and teachers.
Google has identified 10 high-performing districts from around the world and brought in outside consultants to study the processes and attributes that have led to their success. Maine Township High School District 207 is one of those districts and is featured here on Google’s new Education Impact portraits, which may; be found here.