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We Use Mobile Technology To Prepare Students for Success

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The Verizon Foundation is using our digital know-how to boost student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Education

Invested in Technology-Enabled
Learning

Over the next three years, Verizon will invest up to $100 million
in education.

  • Expand the impact of our programs to more schools and communities
  • Innovate new ways to improve student achievement through mobile technology
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Verizon is supporting a national program to train teachers in the effective use of mobile technology in the classroom.

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) Program trains
teachers in 24 schools across the country to take our mobile
technology into the classroom. A survey of VILS teachers in 2013
showed that:

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Teachers at Charles Carroll Middle School in Prince George’s County, MD, are part of a year-long training program that prepares them to effectively use mobile technology and digital content.

Verizon Innovative App Challenge

This challenge encourages interest in STEM subjects and careers by challenging middle-and-high-school students to create a mobile app concept that solves a problem in their school or community.

  • 86 percent of winners said they were more interested in taking programming classes in the future
  • 60 percent of winners are more likely to pursue a STEM-related career
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A seventh grade team from Cheney Middle School, North Dakota shown receiving news that they were named as one of 10 winners of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, for devising an app concept, Snap Docs, which converts hard copy text to editable documents using mobile technology.
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