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Durham District School Board Uses Low-Code Solution to Speed Up School Communication

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We bring you this installment in our Real-Life Citizen Development series to showcase great examples of citizen development in action. This case study was originally published online and is being re-published by PMI with full permission. PMI Citizen Developer is a vendor-agnostic approach and does not publish this example to promote or offer any evaluation of the particular software used, but to instead to highlight the challenge an organization faced, how it overcame it using citizen development, and the outcomes and benefits it has experienced as a result.

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Introduction
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is an organization that caters to public education in the Durham region of Ontario, Canada. It is responsible for 133 elementary,  secondary schools and learning centers. There are 7,600 teaching and educational services staff and more than 70,000 students enrolled in the schools.

The Challenges
DDSB’s “Leveraging Digital” initiative provides Chromebooks to every Grade 7 and Grade 10 student in elementary and secondary schools for learning purposes. The 2020-21 school year marked the fourth year of this initiative. Over 50,000 Chromebooks have been distributed by the board to families …


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