The Barrington 220 School District is pleased to announce Barrington High School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2021.
BHS received the recognition for its implementation of the One to World initiative, which provides all students with a MacBook Air.
The One to World initiative is a learning program steeped in curriculum, pedagogy and professional learning. It integrates 24/7 availability of technology devices, provides ubiquitous access to the Internet, and delivers a set of innovative apps and services for learning and teaching. Teachers use Mac to rethink new forms of classroom instruction, supporting personalized learning opportunities for all students.
Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.
“We recognize that the changing needs of our students and the world for which we prepare them demand of us that we continually audit our practices and push ourselves to be better.” said BHS Principal Steve McWilliams. “At Barrington High School, our One to World vision allows every student to be immersed in a culture of learning in every classroom. Three key values drive our decision making: equal access to rigor, personalized learning and growth mindset.”
The BHS One to World program challenges traditional views of education by placing students at the center of the learning and shifting ownership of the learning process from teacher to student. Through the use of devices, students have access to course materials and online resources without the constraints of time or place. Students personalize their learning by controlling pace and developing an individualized path to understanding.
The One to World program was introduced at Barrington High School during the 2014-15 school year.