Monday, November 7, 2016

Barrington 220 One to World Named Apple Distinguished Program

Barrington School District 220 is pleased to announce that our One to World program has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2015–2017. This recognition is due to the district’s innovative approach to integrate Apple technology for students and staff from preschool through grade 12.

The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.

“Our goal as a district is to prepare students to be successful in their future endeavors, and that would not be possible without the One to World program and the opportunities it provides our students,” said Dr. Brian Harris, Superintendent of Schools.

The selection of Barrington 220’s One to World program as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.

Barrington 220 identified that the best possible method to deliver a global education, provide individualized learning, and ensure optimal time for learning in the digital age includes 24/7 access to technology devices, ubiquitous availability to the Internet, and a set of innovative apps and services for teaching and learning. The rollout of One to World over a three-year period has been extremely successful, with final implementation at the elementary level taking place during the 2016-2017 school year.

The One to World program has enhanced our students’ ability to communicate, collaborate, create, and develop critical thinking skills. The program plays a significant role in making Barrington 220 a destination school district.

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