DATE: Thursday, February 13
WHO: On Thursday, February 13, Irving Independent School District and
Verizon will unveil the Verizon Innovative Learning lab at
Austin Middle School with a ribbon-cutting celebration and
remarks 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 Innovative
Learning provides free technology, free internet access and
hands-on learning experiences to help under-resourced students
receive the education they deserve and prepare for today’s digital
economy. Powered by a next-gen, technology-infused curriculum
that aims to fundamentally change the way teachers teach and
students learn, Verizon Innovative Learning is giving students the
opportunity to do more. In partnership with non-profit partner Heart
of America, who works with the school and district teams to
construct the state of the art space, and Arizona State University,
who provides an immersive curriculum and training for the
teachers, the space is home to the latest technologies.
Demos include 3-D printing, robotics, virtual reality, augmented
reality and circuitry.
WHERE: Austin Middle School
825 E. Union Bower Road
Irving, TX, 75061
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
BACKGROUND: As a Verizon Innovative Learning school, students and teachers
are equipped with tablets, up to four years of data, and a
technology-infused curriculum. The market value of Verizon’s
investment in the Verizon Innovative Learning program is $1.8