Verizon has a long history of supporting quality educational resources and programs.
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).
In the section you'll discover just a few examples of our commitment to lifelong learning.
Featured Grants and Events
International Guests Explore Verizon Innovative Learning Program at San Jacinto Intermediate
San Jacinto Intermediate School is working toward improving academic achievement and engagement in math and science courses by providing STEM-based mobile technology for students and teachers.
Recently, educators from France, Germany, the Netherlands and Scotland, visited San Jacinto to learn the campus’ best practices for effectively using technology to improve student learning. [ Learn More ]
Powerful Answers Awards
On Jan. 8, 2014, Verizon announced the five Powerful Answers Award winners in the education category.
They winning teams delivered a wide range of solutions, from apps to help children with autism and those who teach them, to apps that teach financial literacy to students, to apps that help children with developmental delays. The other winners are a solution that lets kids build their own apps and an online educational platform focused on women’s advancement as leaders. [ Learn More ]
Verizon, UTeach Institute Launch Program to Help Future Teachers Integrate Mobile Tech Into Math and Science Teaching
The UTeach Institute, a notable teacher-preparation organization at the University of Texas at Austin, has teamed up with Verizon to launch a program that is helping tomorrow’s educators effectively use mobile technology to improve student learning and interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math). [ Learn More ]
LHS Killough Enters Second Year as Verizon ILS
The Verizon Foundation presented Lewisville High School Killough with a $15,000 grant for their second year as a Verizon Innovative Learning School (VILS). The program is designed to prepare students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) using mobile technologies. Only twelve schools across the country received this grant last year and twelve more schools were added this year. [ Learn More ]
Boys & Girls Clubs of Collins County
Verizon presented a $15,000 grant for the Robotics Club program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collins County. To learn more about the great work they're doing, please visithttp://www.bgccc.org/.
Pictured are E. Michael Simpson (BGCCC), Chris White, Verizon IT, Debra Sweezer (BGCCC), Don Burgio Verizon IT, Joan Roe (BGCCC), and Barbara Walker Verizon External Affairs.
Verizon Innovative App Challenge Winners Announced
A group of students from Forney High School were among ten winning teams named as winners of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.
Their winning “One | Place” app is designed to offer students, faculty and the community one location to find details about upcoming school and community events.
The ‘One Irving’ campaign and Verizon joined state legislators and other business professionals for a check-presentation of $50,000 at the 2012 Legislative Send Off. David Russell, Vice President - Verizon External Affairs, and Tammy Richards, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, were in attendance to accept the check.
The $50,000 will be dedicated to Big Brothers Big Sister’s “Beyond School Walls,” a program that invites students to a work environment and introduces them to professional standards and educates them about career opportunities. Through the “One Irving” initiative and with the help of Verizon, an average of 140 students in Irving per year will be matched with a Big Brother/Sister from the Irving business community.
High Marks for the Digital Classroom
The infusion of technology at Lewisville High School is the result of a pioneering endeavor by the Verizon Foundation. The Killough Campus is one of 12 schools across the country participating in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) Program. A VILS grant funds teacher training on using mobile technologies in the classroom for science and math subjects and the dedicated support of a “technology coach.”
Verizon presented a $15,000 grant to Tarrant County College (TCC) to support a program targeting high school students who are at risk, and providing an environment that allows these students to not only graduate from high school, but often times do so with an Associates Degree in College. The Verizon grant will be focused on STEM and technology.
The chancellor accepted this grant at their annual holiday lunch in front of 200 TCC leaders, board members, faculty and staff.
Pictured left to right: Joe McIntosh, Executive Director, TCC Foundation Barbara Walker, Verizon External Affairs Erma Johnson Hadley, Chancellor, TCC District Elva LeBlanc, President, TCC Northwest Campus Ginny Tigue, TCC Foundation Board member Sean Bryan, TCC Foundation Board member
Southlake Carroll High School
Verizon provided funding to support a Southlake Carroll high school grant that purchased scientific equipment to assist physics students with measurements and calculations.
Weatherford College Receives $10,000 Grant from Verizon
Local high school students will have access to information and counseling about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); thanks to a new partnership between Verizon and Weatherford College. The partnership, supported by a $10,000 Verizon grant to the WC Foundation, aims to leverage the benefits of Verizon’s commitment to STEM education with a Weatherford College program to help secondary students learn about college and career readiness.
(Left to Right) Rep. Phil King, a member of the Weatherford College Foundation Board of Directors; John Turntine, WC’s Talent Search director; Barbara Walker, director of external affairs for Verizon; Sherry Knuth, manager of government sales for Verizon Wireless; and Robin Hendrickson, government account executive for Verizon Wireless.
Powerful Answers - TinyTap
TinyTap- A growing social platform where children, parents, schools and special needs teachers can easily create and share educational games that can be tailored to suit a child’s unique learning needs.
Verizon Thinkfinity (www.thinkfinity.org) is a free comprehensive educational website that provides tens of thousands of free educational resources including standards-based K-12 lesson plans, videos, podcasts, interactive games and printable worksheets. Learn more at www.thinkfinity.org.