This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

After Achieving Early Success, Innovative Program That Helps Teachers Use Mobile Technology To Improve Student Learning Expands To 12 More Schools

Preliminary results from the VILS program are available at http://vz.to/11SIhce; the full set of results will be available this fall.

"The results we have seen to date are very encouraging," said Justina Nixon-Saintil, director of education and technology for the Verizon Foundation. "They show that technology in the classroom, when used effectively, can have a meaningful impact on student achievement.

"The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program seeks to level the playing field, providing the opportunity for teachers to receive training on how to use new and innovative technologies in the classroom, and for students in underserved schools to excel in math and science subjects," Nixon-Saintil said. 

Thinkfinity.org a Comprehensive Resource for VILS, Other Educators

In addition to the tailored professional development, VILS teachers can access the Verizon Foundation's Thinkfinity.org site, a free resource that enables them to collaborate with one another and with ISTE instructional consultants; find Common Core-aligned lesson plans; and participate in an online community where educators across the country share best practices on mobile learning.

About ISTEThe International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through the innovative and effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home to ISTE's annual conference and expo and the widely adopted NETS, ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. For more information, visit iste.org.

About Verizon FoundationThe Verizon Foundation is focused on accelerating social change by using the company's innovative technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management.  Since 2000, the Verizon Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars to improve the communities where Verizon employees work and live.  Verizon's employees are generous with their donations and their time, having logged more than 6.8 million hours of service to make a positive difference in their communities.  For more information about Verizon's philanthropic work, visit www.verizonfoundation.org; or for regular updates, visit the Foundation on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/verizonfoundation) and Twitter ( www.twitter.com/verizongiving).

VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at newscenter.verizon.com.  The news releases are available through an RSS feed.  To subscribe, visit newscenter.verizon.com/corporate/feeds.

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Cohort 1 (2012-2014)

Willis Junior High School, Chandler, Ariz.Niemes Elementary School of Environmental Science and Technology, Cerritos, Calif.Riverside Middle School, New Castle, Colo. Charles Carroll Middle School, New Carrollton, Md.Assabet Vocational High School, Marlborough, Mass.Washington-Parks Academy, Redford, Mich. Long Branch Middle School, Long Branch, N.J.Health Sciences Charter School, Buffalo, N.Y.Hartford Middle School, Canton, OhioLewis and Clark Elementary School, Astoria, Ore.Williamson County Middle School, Franklin, Tenn.Lewisville High School, Lewisville, Texas

Cohort 2 (2013-2015)

Piedmont Middle School, Piedmont, Ala.Central Middle School of Science, Anchorage, AlaskaCotter Junior/Senior High School, Cotter, Ark. John Muir Middle School, Corcoran, Calif.Sims-Fayola International Academy, Denver, Colo. Howard High School of Technology, Wilmington, Del.Greenville Middle School, Greenville, Mich. Hamline University Elementary School, St. Paul, Minn. Patrick Healy School, East Orange, N.J.Sharon Springs Central School, Sharon Springs, N.Y.Pittsburgh Perry Academy, Pittsburgh, Pa.San Jacinto Intermediate School, Pasadena, Texas

 

2 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,080.14 +21.45 0.12%
S&P 500 2,117.69 +4.76 0.23%
NASDAQ 5,092.0850 +36.0220 0.71%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs