The Verizon Foundation is investing $100 million in cash and in-kind contributions over the next three years in programs to promote science, technology, engineering and math for students and teachers.
Verizon’s planned STEM programs are intended to bolster professional development for teachers on how to use technology to help students achieve STEM careers,the company said Tuesday.
The company announced its STEM plans during a White House-sponsored event at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md.
“If you work alongside teachers and show them exactly how to integrate technology into the classroom in a consistent and meaningful manner with professional development, the results can be very profound,” said Rose Stuckey Kirk, Verizon Foundation vice president of global corporate citizenship and president.
Some of Verizon’s current STEM programs include a partnership with the International Society for Technology in Education and the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.