Austin Middle School – Irving ISD
MEDIA ADVISORYDATE: Thursday, February 13WHO: On Thursday, February 13, Irving Independent School District andVerizon will unveil the Verizon Innovative Learning lab atAustin Middle School with a ribbon-cutting celebration andremarks from officials.WHAT: The lab gives students and teachers access to emerging-technology such as Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR),Coding & Circuits, 3D Printing & Artificial Intelligence (AI).As part of Verizon’s focus on digital inclusion, Verizon InnovativeLearning provides free technology, free internet access andhands-on learning experiences to help under-resourced studentsreceive the education they deserve and prepare for today’s digitaleconomy. Powered by a next-gen, technology-infused curriculumthat aims to fundamentally change the way teachers teach andstudents learn, Verizon Innovative Learning is giving students theopportunity to do more. In partnership with non-profit partner Heartof America, who works with the school and district teams toconstruct the state of the art space, and Arizona State University,who provides an immersive curriculum and training for theteachers, the space is home to the latest technologies.Demos include 3-D printing, robotics, virtual reality, augmentedreality and circuitry.WHERE: Austin Middle School825 E. Union Bower RoadIrving, TX, 75061WHEN: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.BACKGROUND: As a Verizon Innovative Learning school, students and teachersare equipped with tablets, up to four years of data, and atechnology-infused curriculum. The market value of Verizon’sinvestment in the Verizon Innovative Learning program is $1.8
million per school on average. Since 2012, Verizon InnovativeLearning has committed a total of $400 million in education. Formore information on Verizon Innovative Learning visit:http://www.VerizonInnovativeLearning.com.MEDIA CONTACTS: Chris Serico, Verizon908–227–firstname.lastname@example.orgErika Pedroza, Irving Independent School DistrictW: 972–600–5476C: 214-213–email@example.com###About Verizon Innovative LearningVerizon Innovative Learning, Verizon’s education initiative targeting Title 1 middle schools, addresses barriers todigital inclusion. The program provides free 1:1 devices, free internet access and a technology-driven curriculum withthe goal to transform the learning experience. Through exposure to cutting-edge technology, the program enablesstudents to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to build an innovative workforce of the future.Since 2012, Verizon Innovative Learning has committed a total of $400 million in STEM education efforts in supportof digital inclusion. In 2019, Verizon launched its first 5G-enabled Verizon Innovative Learning classroom, with thegoal of 100 by 2021. For more information visit Verizon.com/Responsibility or find us on Facebook, Instagram orTwitter.