20 Schools join ST Math through Verizon Innovative Learning Schools
Irvine, Calif., Oct. 10, 2022 — ST Math has announced their continued partnership with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, enabling 20 additional schools across six districts to access a full site license to ST Math. This brings the program’s impact over the last nine years to over 100,000 students. The license with ST Math complements and enriches math programming at select participating schools within the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program. This license also provides ongoing training and professional learning, personalized curricular support, coaching, and 24/7 access to a robust gallery of reports.
Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, in partnership with long-time nonprofit partner Digital Promise, aims to help close the digital divide by equipping students and teachers at select Title I schools across the country with free technology devices, internet access, and innovative STEM learning programs. The program also provides schools with extensive teacher training focused on integrating technology into the learning experience, support, and the opportunity to engage in powerful teaching and learning strategies that leverage technology.
ST Math is a visual instructional program that leverages the brain's innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. The program’s unique, patented approach provides students with equitable access to learning the state’s math standards through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem-solving, and informative feedback.
"We are thrilled to welcome 20 additional Verizon Innovative Learning Schools to our ST Math community!” said Chris Hara, ST Math’s Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Program Manager. “We look forward to working with the new cohort to ensure that all students are equipped to solve the world's most challenging problems."
The ST Math team will partner with this new group of administrators, staff, and students to help build aptitude and comprehension for rigorous problem-solving and a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics. The new school additions will bring ST Math to over 9,000 more students in Verizon Innovative Learning Schools. This brings the program’s impact over the last nine years to over 100,000 students.
“We are grateful to be able to offer ST Math to our newest cohort of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools,” said Ryan Higgins, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Verizon. “With the ever-increasing importance of STEM skills, we are thrilled to provide these schools with an innovative way to teach problem-solving skills and math.”
The 20 new ST Math Verizon Innovative Learning Schools members include:
Birmingham City Schools (Alabama): ● Booker T. Washington K8 ● Huffman Middle School ● L.M. Smith Middle School ● W.E. Putnam Middle School ● William J. Christian K-8 School ● Woodlawn High School
Broward County Public Schools (Florida): ● Annabel C. Perry PreK-8 ● Bair Middle School ● Driftwood Middle School ● Forest Glen Middle School ● Lauderdale Lakes Middle School ● Millennium 6-12 Collegiate Academy ● Pompano Beach Middle School ● Silver Lakes Middle School
Cleveland Metropolitan School District (Ohio): ● Euclid Park School ● George Washington Carver STEM School
Roosevelt School District (Arizona): ● RSD Online Academy
Tucson Unified School District (Arizona): ● Alice Vail Middle School ● Utterback Middle School
About Verizon Innovative Learning Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon's award-winning education initiative, is celebrating 10 years of addressing barriers to digital inclusion for students and teachers. Since 2012, the initiative has committed $1 billion in market value to support digital equity, reaching over 1.5 million students. Verizon Innovative Learning provides free technology, internet access and innovative learning programs to students in under-resourced communities - enabling students to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to build an innovative workforce of the future. In 2021, Verizon launched Verizon Innovative Learning HQ, a next-gen online education portal that provides free access to immersive XR educational experiences to all educators, including K-12 teachers, nationwide. A key initiative under Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement, Verizon Innovative Learning is helping to drive the company’s goal to provide 10 million youths with digital skills training by 2030. Learn more at CitizenVerizon.com.
About MIND Research Institute MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education social impact organization dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND is the creator of ST Math®, a PreK-8 visual instructional program that leverages the brain's innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. ST Math’s unique, patented approach provides students with equitable access to learning through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback. You can learn more at mindresearch.org.