As part of Verizon’s commitment to the ConnectED initiative, Verizon has launched an expansion of its Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program that will implement schoolwide 1-to-1 mobile technology learning environments.
Nonprofit Digital Promise will provide 5,000 students at eight schools with personal tablets, donated by Verizon, that have 24/7 Internet access, enhancing the students’ studies in the classroom and at home.
Teachers at the eight schools in the program will receive training in effectively using mobile technology for teaching STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects.
"We are thrilled to partner with Verizon on this unique program for middle school students that provides access to the mobile technology that can engage, support, and power up personalized learning," said Karen Cator, president and chief executive officer of Digital Promise. "We are looking forward to learning with teachers, leaders, students and families, and to publishing the stories of successes and challenges over the next two years."
Results from the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program show increases in standardized and classroom test scores as well as one-on-one teaching.