Verizon Innovative Learning

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Making STEM work for everyone

How do we ensure that young Latinos and Hispanics have digital access and adequate representation in science and technology? Key leaders in the field share their experience.

By: Yolanda Parks

Diana Trujillo’s Instagram handle is @fromcalitomar. That’s not Cali for California. It’s Cali, Colombia, her hometown, and she made it to Mars. The Colombia native was NASA’s flight director for the Mars 2020 mission.

Verizon Expands Free Home Internet Program To Help Bridge Digital Divide

With the Verizon Forward Program and the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program, more families can access the network America relies on

NEW YORK, November 4, 2022 /3BL Media/ - As part of its ongoing mission to help ensure equal and affordable access to internet for all, Verizon has announced select 5G Home and LTE Home Internet services are available for free to qualifying households through the new Verizon Forward Program. Now, qualified customers can take advantage of fast, reliable Verizon Home Internet via 5G Home, LTE Home or Fios at no cost.

Tech-Centric Teaching: STEM Lessons Encourage Differentiated Learning

From novice to expert techie, 4 cross-curriculum lessons for diverse learners

By: Erin Schoen Marsh

It’s no secret that students seize the opportunity to use technology in the classroom. But for educators, the appeal of tech-based learning is a little different. Technology allows students to progress at their own pace while keeping them engaged with the work. With students learning independently, educators have the freedom to interact with students one-on-one, guiding their individual learning.

Virtual Conference Provides Free Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators on Election Day

Press Release

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Educators can learn directly from leading edtech experts on Tuesday, November 8, at the inaugural Elevating Innovation virtual conference presented by Digital Promise and Verizon. This professional learning opportunity is free to all educators as part of Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon’s award-winning education initiative focused on addressing the barriers to digital inclusion.

Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Offers Free Enrichment Program

Middle school students gain access to emerging tech at college campuses nationwide
Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Verizon Innovative Learning, the company’s signature education initiative focused on addressing barriers to digital inclusion for more than a decade, through a suite of programs and resources, is expanding its free project-based enrichment program: Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers.

With New Tech, Cleveland Students Leave the Digital Desert Behind

Verizon Innovative Learning transforms the middle school experience for students and their families.

Miles Park School student Anthony Black explores a virtual reality experience.

Anthony Black, a 7th-grade student at Miles Park School in Cleveland, remembers what it was like before his school became a Verizon Innovative Learning School. To get online, Black would need to wait for an open desktop in the shared computer lab. At home, he and his three siblings shared the family computer, rushing to finish their homework so the next child could have a turn.

You've Got Moxie! Veteran Teachers Say Tech Changes the Game

Giving students a chance to thrive with the help of technology and a healthy dose of fun.

Even after working in education for 38 years each, Beatriz Llano-Scherker, a Verizon Innovative Learning School Coach at Hammocks Middle School in Miami, and Lois Seaman, Verizon Innovative Learning Lab Mentor, show no signs of slowing down.

Students Share How Access to Digital Learning Tools Sets Them Up for Success

As the school year ends, students reflect on their time with Verizon Innovative Learning.

Mater Academy Bay sophomore Angelica Mesa used a 3D printer to create a model of a neuron.

As spring fever sets in and another school year comes to a close, we asked students at Mater Academy Bay Middle School and High School, a Verizon Innovative Learning school, to share what it’s really like to attend a school where connected tablets and innovative learning apps have replaced paper and pencil assignments in various subject electives.

Where Are They Now? Students' Future Goals Influenced by Immersive Stem Program

Five alums reflect on Verizon Innovative Learning experience

Before participating in Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers, Cerenity Brant struggled through middle school science, squeaking by with a 69% average. After attending the STEM-enriched educational experience, which aims to empower middle school students from under-resourced schools to build STEM and entrepreneurship skills, her mindset changed. “When I did the program, I was like, ‘Wow! Science is important. I do need to learn this,’” Cerenity says. She now proudly reports she is a steady A and B student.

Texas Students Create Assistive Technology for Classmates With Disabilities

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Rosemary Parker, Active Learning teacher, explains how the 3D printed keyguard is useful to Jayden Hernandez in the classroom.

In 2019, a Texas middle school student with a limb difference had dreams of playing the cello in the orchestra. She shared her wishes with teachers at Austin Middle School, and without having a tangible solution, they promised they’d find a way.


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