Since 2014, the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative has reached more than 86,000 students and nearly 6,000 teachers in 100 middle schools across the country. The program equips every student and teacher in these select middle schools with a device and up to a four-year data plan, as well as extensive professional development and support towards powerful teaching and learning that leverages technology in and out of the classroom.
In our new video below, educators from Newburg Middle School in Louisville, Kentucky, share how the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative is growing the culture of learning throughout the school in its first year as part of the program.
“It’s amazing; it’s just changed education altogether,” said Cynthia Fields, an English/language arts teacher at Newburg.
“It’s more of a collaborative learning experience,” added Newburg ESL teacher Fadhia Mohamud, telling the story of how one of her students showed her how the Google Translate app made it easier for him to understand the content.
Watch the video below to see how the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative is growing the culture of learning at Newburg Middle School, then learn more about Verizon Innovative Learning schools.