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    The Glendale Elementary School District joined Verizon Innovative Learning, the education initiative of the Verizon Foundation. In partnership with Digital Promise, Verizon Innovative Learning equips every student and teacher at select middle schools across America with a device and up to a four-year data plan. In addition to free technology and access, schools receive extensive teacher training and support, along with the opportunity to engage in powerful teaching and learning that leverages technology in and out of the classroom.

    In addition to free mobile devices and accompanying 4G LTE data plans, Challenger will be assigned a full-time technology coach from Digital Promise to train teachers in effectively integrating technology into their lessons. Over the course of the initiative, Verizon Innovative Learning will also provide the opportunity for students to leverage emerging technology such as augmented & virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 3D design and internet of things.

    “Our partnership with Verizon to integrate the most advanced academic tech into our schools creates infinite opportunity for students,” said Challenger Principal Tiffany Molina. “This influx of technology will ease the path for our learners to become leaders, and we cannot thank Verizon enough for their contribution to Glendale schools.”