Verizon Innovative Learning
Broward County Public Schools is pleased to announce the names of four additional schools that will join the Verizon Innovative Learning program as Cohort 8. They are: Pines MS, Gulfstream Academy, Olsen MS, and Westpine MS. We look forward to working with these schools as they join the other 5 schools from Cohort 7. Welcome aboard!
Broward County Public Schools has been selected to join Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, Verizon’s education initiative targeting under-resourced middle schools across the country. As part of the program, Glades MS, Nova MS, Margate MS, McNicol, and New Renaissance MS will be provided with a comprehensive education package that includes an iPad for every student and teacher, up to a four-year data plan on each device, access to technology-rich curricula that provides a personalized learning experience and extensive professional development for teachers. A full-time technology coach in each school, partially funded through Verizon Innovative Learning, partners with teachers to provide ongoing support to effectively integrate the technology in classroom instruction.
Since 2014, Verizon, in partnership with Digital Promise, has launched this initiative in 152 middle schools nationwide. Glades MS, Nova MS, Margate MS, McNicol, and New Renaissance MS are among 100 new schools expected to join Verizon Innovative Learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Verizon Innovative Learning aims to enhance student engagement and improve student academic performance.
Over the course of the initiative, Verizon Innovative Learning intends to also provide the opportunity for students to learn emerging technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 3D design and the Internet of Things.
About Verizon Innovative Learning
Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon's education initiative targeting Title 1 middle schools, addresses barriers to digital inclusion. The program provides free 1:1 devices, free Internet across access and a technology-driven curricula with the goal to transform the learning experience. Through exposure to cutting-edge technology, the program enables students to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to build an innovative workforce of the future. Since 2012, Verizon Innovative Learning has committed a total of $400 million in STEM education efforts in support of digital inclusion. In 2019, Verizon launched its first 5G-enabled Verizon Innovative Learning classroom, with the goal of 100 by 2021.