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Arkansas Department of Education Receives $35,000 Grant From Verizon to Provide Training for Teachers to Use Innovative, Free Online Resources at Thinkfinity.org

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Feb. 23, 2011 / / — $35,000 Thinkfinity.org

Feb. 23 $70,000

www.thinkfinity.org

Thinkfinity.org

Tom Kimbrell

http://community.thinkfinity.org

Verizon’s grant to the education department will be used to:

  • Arkansas

  • Promote integration of technology into the curriculum, improvement of the teaching practice and improved student achievement in the standards-led curriculum.

  • Provide demonstrations on how to use the Thinkfinity portal in the classroom.

  • Modeling of technology integrated lessons and resources in the Thinkfinity portal.

  • Share with small and large groups the work in the area of 21st century skills, in preparation for the NAEP 2014 Technology Literacy Assessment.

  • Collaborate with the regional service centers, higher education institutions and educational associations to provide training in the use of the Thinkfinity portal.

Steven R. Smith

Content for Thinkfinity is provided through a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and  11 of the nation’s leading organizations in the fields of education and literacy: the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Reading Association, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Center for Family Literacy, Council for Economic Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of  Teachers of Mathematics, National Geographic Society, ProLiteracy and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

$67 million www.verizonfoundation.org

New York $106.6 billion www.verizon.com

www.verizon.com/news

SOURCE Verizon

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