BCPS Expands Participation in Verizon Innovative Learning Program

September 13, 2021     

Westpine Middle School students and teachers among those receiving devices, internet access and innovative learning programs.

Broward County Public Schools expands participation in Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program. In partnership with Digital Promise, the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program provides free tech education and devices to students at four middle schools for the 2021/22 school year. Students and teachers at Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach, Olsen Middle School, Pines Middle School and Westpine Middle School will receive free devices, internet access and innovative learning programs.

WHO:              
Broward County School Board Members; Westpine Middle School Students, Teachers, and Staff; District Administrators; and Verizon Representatives

WHAT:            
To celebrate BCPS participation in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program, a kick-off event at Westpine Middle School will feature students and teachers receiving their own devices as part of the program expansion. The iPad distribution celebration – a hands on, interactive event focused on demonstrations by teachers and students on how the technology will be used in classrooms this year – is guaranteed to spark innovation, creativity and WOW!

WHEN:            
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
10 a.m.

WHERE:          
Westpine Middle School
9393 N.W. 50th Street
Sunrise, FL 33351

 

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

Media must check in with the school’s front office upon arrival on campus.

A mask or face covering is required.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”  

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 93 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app.  

 

About Verizon Innovative Learning
Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon’s award-winning education initiative, addresses barriers to digital inclusion and is a key program under Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement. Since 2012, the program has provided free technology, access and innovative learning programs to under-resourced schools, 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 will provide free access to immersive XR educational experiences to all K-12 teachers nationwide. The company is committed to providing 10 million youths with digital skills training by 2030. Learn more at CitizenVerizon.com.

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