Google invited CCSD to apply to be a Google Reference District earlier this spring, and our application was accepted. This is very similar to the Apple Distinguished School title we were awarded in 2013. This is a nice recognition for all that we have done to move our digital learning plans forward. What’s particularly validating about this program is that we were asked to apply based upon Google’s perception that we were doing really good things with their products. Here’s a bit more info on the program from 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.”
In addition to the title, Google will no grant us access to some products in development and give us more insights into the direction the G Suite tools will be going. This is a nice bit of recognition to celebrate the end of the school year.