“We have invested in education initiatives that inspire and support teachers to effectively integrate technology in the classroom, all leading to a positive impact on student achievement.”
Director, Education, Verizon Foundation
We're using technology to prepare students for success in the 21st century. Our comprehensive strategy leverages mobile technology, award-winning free digital content, and teacher training for schools and organizations; all focused on increasing student interest and achievement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Verizon Innovative Learning Schools
In partnership with ISTE (International Society for Technology Education), teams of math and science teachers from 24 underserved schools around the country are participating in intensive professional development to help them leverage innovative technologies to improve student outcomes in STEM.
Verizon Innovative App Challenge
Created to drive students' interest in STEM, the App Challenge is a national competition for middle and high school students. Students design an original concept for a mobile app that addresses a need or problem in their school or community. Our App challenge partner is TSA (Technology Student Association). Visit the contest website to learn more and see this year’s winners.
Thinkfinity Online Community and Free Content
Our award-winning Thinkfinity.org website gives teachers access to thousands of free, Common Core standards aligned resources designed in partnership with the nation’s leading education experts. The site offers comprehensive lesson plans, interactive games and tools, webinars on important topics and more. Over 65,000+ members connect and collaborate in Thinkfinity’s professional learning community. Join now!