Brooklyn Prospect Charter School students tackle global issues with Google for Education tools

Challenge

Brooklyn Prospect Charter needed a way to give its socially conscious student body access to the Internet and the cloud to research and collaborate on global issues. The technology-progressive school has a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programme to give high school students and staff the opportunity to choose the devices that work best for them. Because of this, they were looking for a technology solution that worked across devices. The faculty also wanted to provide teachers with more professional development resources

What teachers are saying

'Students are excited by technology. It motivates them to go above and beyond.'

Tyra Frederick, Educational Technology Coordinator and High School English Teacher, Brooklyn Prospect Charter

Solution

Brooklyn Prospect Charter schools launched G Suite for Education, Chromebooks and Google Classroom for all students and teachers. 'We had strong faculty buy-in. Teachers and staff have been using Gmail since day one and actively use G Suite for Education to share information and collaborate,' says Tyra Frederick, educational technology instructor and high school English teacher at Brooklyn Prospect Charter.

Organisation Profile

Brooklyn Prospect is nestled in New York City’s bustling, diverse Brooklyn borough and is home to approximately 1000 students from US grades K-12, and 200 teachers and staff. An International Baccalaureate World School, the school’s curriculum has a strong focus on developing students’ creativity and providing an international perspective. Its mission is to prepare students to 'become global citizens' by challenging them with project-based learning that centres on problem solving through critical thinking.

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