Verizon bridges digital divide for four SAISD schools
Four middle schools in San Antonio ISD received tablet devices through a program under Verizon Innovative Learning.
Verizon Innovative Learning, in partnership with the nonprofit Digital Promise, equipped 3,100 students and 130 teachers at four schools – Harris, Longfellow, Rhodes and Whittier middle schools – with 1-to-1 mobile devices and two-year Verizon Wireless 4G LTE data plans, for 24/7 internet access both in the classroom and at home. The rollout of technology to students and teachers occurred Sept. 21, 2018.
Additionally, the schools are each receiving a full-time technology coach from Digital Promise for two years to ensure that students are taught how to use these tools and that teachers receive comprehensive, ongoing professional development on how to effectively integrate mobile technology in their lessons.
The total Verizon investment in STEM initiatives in the District is $1.8 million per school, totaling $7.2 million across four campuses.
Powered by next-gen, technology-infused curriculum that fundamentally changes the way teachers teach and students learn, Verizon Innovative Learning is giving kids the ability to do more. As of today, there are more than 4 million jobs in science, technology engineering and math fields.
Students in Verizon Innovative Learning show improvements in math and reading, and they’re more engaged in school. Since 2012, Verizon Innovative Learning has committed a total of $400 million. It has helped more than 100 million students get free tech education, and will help 2 million more by 20121.