Lee County Schools personalizes learning using Google solutions

Challenge

The state of Florida is at the cutting edge of digital learning, and recent state mandates encourage schools to shift from paper-based to digital education. The School District of Lee County needed to provide students with technology that enables them to access digital textbooks, complete their assignments digitally and conduct online research. They also wanted to provide teachers with tools to use videos, interactive activities and shared documents in their lesson plans while staying within the same budget.

"G Suite for Education changes how teachers teach because they can quickly identify when students are struggling and customize content accordingly."

Dwayne Alton, Director of IT support, The School District of Lee County

Solution

The School District of Lee County piloted G Suite for Education and introduced 2,000 Chromebooks one year ago. Today, the entire district uses G Suite and Google Classroom, and the middle schools rolled out 18,000 Chromebooks. Teachers who previously used G Suite served as mentors for others, sharing best practices they learned during the pilot. The district introduced these three technologies without additional budget or technical support.

Organization Profile

Located on the southwest coast of Florida, the School District of Lee County educates 94,000 students and employs 12,000 staff. The district’s 120 schools include 44 elementary schools, 16 middle schools, 13 high schools and several special education schools and charter schools. The district’s mission is to encourage each student to reach his or her full potential.

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