NBPS Verizon Innovative Learning

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What is the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools grant?

In collaboration with national non-profit partner Digital Promise, Verizon Innovative Learning equips every student and teacher at the select middle and high schools across America with a device and up to four years of data providing access for learning in the classroom or at home. The program is currently featured in 264 schools and is expanding to 412 with the addition of 148 schools for the 2021-22 school year. In addition to free technology and access, Verizon Innovative Learning provides schools with dedicated technology coaches and support from Digital Promise to train teachers on effectively integrating technology into the classroom, across all subjects. More specifically, Verizon Innovative Learning is igniting these students’ interest in STEM careers, providing them the opportunity to become lifelong learners, creators, and problem-solvers.

NBPS Middle School Grades 6 to 8 Currently Participating

  • New Brunswick Middle School
  • Lincoln Annex School
  • McKinley Community School

Main components of the program include:

  • Provides dedicated devices and accessories for all students and teachers in participating schools teaching grades 6-8.

  • Devices are each equipped with at least 30GB of data monthly year-round to be used in school and at home.

  • Full-time, STEM Specialist will be avaibale to coach and ensure all teachers are supported and successful in supporting student learning with technology.

  • Professional learning will be available focused on leveraging mobile technology to improve student learning and to create new and innovative learning opportunities for students, including out of school and around STEM.

VILS Program Outcomes