The Verizon Foundation commits to be the first to introduce 5G technology to schools across the U.S. in 2019.
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – TThe Verizon Foundation, in partnership with NYC Media Lab, announced the ten winners of the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge. From AR and VR experiences, to machine learning, AI and mixed reality, projects were chosen for their ability to solve for student engagement, teacher preparedness and special needs support.
Verizon teamed up with the NFL to host the Super Kids Super Sharing Event.
20 years ago, the program began as an experiment with just three schools participating and donating 200 pieces of equipment. This year, over 100 schools participated, donating more than 40,000 items including toys, games and sports equipment to under-resourced schools across Atlanta.
Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy in Harlem Earns National Center for Urban School Transformation’s Highest Honor
School is a lot different today than it was two years ago at P.S. 171, Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy in Harlem, NY. In 2016, when teachers wanted students to use computers in class, they rolled in the computer cart. Students lined up, took the laptops from the cart and brought them back to their seats. At the end of class, students lined up again to put the laptops back in the cart so they could be rolled over to the next classroom.
Daniel Webster Middle School in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has just begun a transformation to a new era of learning.
Last spring, the school won a nationwide contest, and ultimately was given the opportunity to take part in Verizon Innovative Learning, the signature program of the Verizon Foundation. This week, Daniel Webster got the first taste of what being a Verizon Innovative Learning school means, as students were treated to an immersive virtual reality field trip.
Ten most compelling projects will receive funding and tools to bring concepts to life using 5G in under-resourced middle schools across the country
NEW YORK – Verizon Innovative Learning, the signature program of the Verizon Foundation, announced the launch of the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge in partnership with NYC Media Lab. The first of its kind nationwide challenge calls for EdTech nonprofits including enterprise organizations, start-ups, research groups and universities including Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as Hispanic Serving Institutions to create powerful, transformative education solutions that leverage 5G connectivity to solve challenges in under-resourced middle schools throughout the U.S.
This STEM program is empowering boys to put their world-changing ideas into action
“He became a leader.” Jean Nicoleau talked about her student, Tyghe, and his transformation after his first summer with Verizon Innovative Learning as if she were describing two different people. One version of Tyghe had an energy and attitude that were disruptive at times. Prior to Verizon Innovative Learning, Nicoleau had known Tyghe for several years and watched him struggle in school. But during the past school year, his grades, confidence and sense of responsibility all improved. New Tyghe was someone with a purpose; someone teachers wanted in their classrooms.
by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
A recent report by the Institute for the Future notes that the ability and motivation to self-direct one’s learning path will be among the most important traits of successful workers in the future. Because advancements in technology will change jobs and create new ones at such a rapid pace, future workers will be in a continual state of on-the-job-training.
“I read somewhere that for every one girl that’s in a STEM career, there’s like five boys,” says sixth grader Danielle, looking around the classroom with eyes filled with wonder. “To see that there are 50 girls who want to partake in this is just crazy.”
All across the U.S. this week, kids arriving for their first day of school are being met with cheers, applause and high fives. It’s part of a nationwide “Clap-In” given by Verizon employees to welcome students into Verizon Innovative Learning, a transformative program that gives a free tablet and internet access to every student and teacher, and provides extensive teacher training, support, and a unique, immersive curriculum.