• Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

    (VILS) Program

    Innovative

    The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program is so much more than a technology initiative. It helps participating schools and districts spark a teaching and learning transformation.

    Technology becomes a mechanism for deep instructional change where students and teachers learn from one another and experiment with new ways of understanding content, applying it to real-world scenarios, and demonstrating knowledge. Your school becomes a community of collaboration and powerful learning that embraces change.

    By bringing our combined strengths to the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program, Verizon and Digital Promise aim to increase digital equity and support students, teachers, and schools in unlocking the potential of technology to transform teaching and learning.

    Verizon Innovative Learning Schools in the 1:1 Device Model receive devices (either iPads or Chromebooks) for all students, teachers, and administrators in the school building. Each device is equipped with a data plan that provides always-available access outside of the classroom. Schools select a full-time coach dedicated to providing teachers with the pedagogical support to effectively leverage technology in the classroom. Digital Promise’s professional learning team designs customized professional learning for each school based on intensive planning and collaboration with school leaders; builds capacity in each school-based coach to lead instructional change throughout the school; and identifies appropriate resources and opportunities to support teachers at varied levels of readiness.

    Verizon Innovative Learning Schools is part of Verizon’s longstanding commitment to providing technology access and tools to help millions of students thrive. Since inception, Verizon has committed more than $1 billion in market value toward devices, connectivity, and helping communities close the digital divide.