ETHS named Google for Education District

Jake Holland, Copy Chief

Evanston Township High School joined a “select” group of Illinois schools chosen as a Google For Education Reference District, according to a Monday news release.

Google For Education Reference Districts are districts that “demonstrate excellence” through the implementation of technology that fosters learning. According to the news release, ETHS currently operates using a 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative, which gives each student access to a Chromebook. Teachers and students also have access to G Suite for Education, which includes popular tools like Gmail and Google Docs.

“Technology is rapidly changing how we communicate and how we learn,” ETHS superintendent Eric Witherspoon said in the release. “I am so proud that we are recognized by Google as a leader in educational innovation and transformation. Our students are benefiting greatly from this 21st century learning environment.”

Through its designation, ETHS and many of its “technology efforts” will be featured on Google for Education’s website, according to the release. The district may also have its best practice resources shared through keynotes, case studies and newsletters.

“This is a great honor and a testament to the outstanding work done by our instructional technology team, our faculty and staff, and ultimately, our students,” ETHS director of instructional technology David Chan said in the release. “ETHS is proud to share our district’s experiences learning and leading with technology, and how our classrooms and curriculum can truly be transformed, as we prepare our students for careers that may not currently exist.”

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