Verizon Invests in ConnectED
July 10, 2014
by Rose Stuckey Kirk
By putting technology in K-12 students’ hands, President Obama’s ConnectED initiative takes practical steps to address US students’ achievement gap in STEM subjects, and will open STEM careers to graduates, especially those from underserved schools.
Verizon is uniquely positioned to help, but we’ve learned giving students technology isn’t enough; professional teacher development makes the crucial difference. Teachers in 24 U.S. schools are participating in intensive, personalized training in mobile technology to teach science and math, the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) - a partnership with the International Society for Technology in Education. Most of the program’s children face poverty, high dropout rates, truancy and instability at home...
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