Verizon helps Wisconsin teachers

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:00 am

The Verizon Foundation has granted the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction a $50,000 grant that will enable the department to continue raising awareness and train teachers to use the free educational resources available on Verizon Thinkfinity.
"The department is very pleased to be the recipient of this grant from the Verizon Foundation," said Wisconsin State Superintendent Tony Evers. "This partnership supports our goal of promoting growth of critical 21st century skills and core academic competencies among our students, educators and community members so all are successful in today’s global society."
The Thinkfinity web site,, contains tens of thousands of free, engaging educational resources that make learning fun, including lesson plans, in-class activities and educational videos that can be found quickly and searched by grade level, keyword and subject. Verizon Thinkfinity resources are aligned to state and national standards and offer elementary through high school teachers resources across eight academic disciplines, from science to English to mathematics, to improve student achievement.
"Our children are growing up in a world where they communicate, learn and share ideas digitally. Online technology has had a tremendous impact on our society, and its role will continue to grow with further advances,” said Paul Fuglie, Verizon state president-Wisconsin public affairs, policy and communications, said. “We are proud to partner with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to provide teachers with free, engaging resources to share with their students."
With the grant, the Verizon Foundation has now invested $150,000 with the Department of Public Instruction to provide innovative online resources such as K-12 lesson plans, educational videos and professional development for teachers throughout Wisconsin.

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