Verizon Innovative Learning and Digital Promise
Roosevelt STEAM Academy is excited to be part of the Verizon Innovative Learning Program for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years!
Verizon, through its Verizon Innovative Learning initiative, brings free technology, free access, and immersive hands-on learning opportunities to kids in under-resourced schools and communities, inspiring tomorrow’s creators to use technology to build brighter futures for themselves, their families, and the world. That’s why Verizon, through its partnership with Digital Promise, equips every child and teacher at Roosevelt STEAM Academy with a device and a two-year data plan.
In addition to free technology and access, Verizon Innovative Learning schools (VILs) also receive extensive teacher training and support to leverage technology in their classrooms. Through Verizon Innovative Learning, students and teachers are taught to use powerful tools innovatively, and teachers receive comprehensive, ongoing professional development on how to effectively leverage mobile technology to improve learning.
How do students benefit?
Equipping middle school students at Roosevelt with always-available access to technology, STEM learning opportunities, and leadership skills empowers them to explore all the possibilities for building bright futures for themselves, their families and the world.
About Digital Promise
Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education in order to improve the opportunity to learn for all Americans. Through its work with educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and leading thinkers, Digital Promise supports a comprehensive agenda to benefit lifelong learning and provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy.
About Verizon Foundation
This project is made possible through the generous support of the Verizon Foundation. The Verizon Foundation is focused on accelerating social change by using advanced technology and financial resources to solve pressing problems in education, healthcare, and energy. Through this pioneering model, Verizon’s philanthropy is going beyond charitable contributions to deliver innovative technology solutions to transform lives. Verizon’s education programs focus on improving student engagement and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), with particular emphasis on under-resourced communities. We recognize that creating individualized instruction is the way to cultivate achievement, and view mobile technology – paired with professional development for teachers on the effective integration of mobile technology in the classroom – as a powerful tool to foster those environments. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com/about/responsibility/. To get the latest news, follow Verizon (@Verizon) on Twitter (https://twitter.com/verizon).
Learn more at VerizonInnovativeLearning.com.