Schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning due to COVID-19-related closures. Students and teachers at Verizon Innovative Learning Schools—where every student receives a device that comes equipped with a data plan to support learning in and out of the classroom—had the advantage of already knowing how to use learning apps.
In our new video below, which was filmed several months before remote learning became a reality, educators at Newburg Middle School in Louisville, Kentucky, discuss the growth they’ve seen among students and teachers in their second year in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program.
“In the beginning, I was fighting with getting the technology and using it. I was so scared when a kid would know something about the technology that I didn’t,” said English teacher Hannah Lipman. “This year, I’m embracing it and we’re working together.”
“Being a part of Verizon Innovative Learning has challenged me,” said language arts teacher Jessica Sutherland. “The challenge is, basically, [to] bring forth the opportunities, because that’s where I learn to be more creative and to collaborate.”
Watch the video below to see how Newburg Middle School has grown in its second year as a Verizon Innovative Learning School. Applications for Cohort 8 open on May 18. Sign up to learn more.