Verizon Invites Applications for 2019 Technology Teacher Grant

Verizon is inviting K-12 teachers in the United States to apply for a grant to use for the purchase of virtual reality (VR) equipment for their classroom.

Studies suggest that VR-enhanced instruction can improve knowledge retention, concentration, and subject comprehension. With VR equipment, teachers can take students on virtual field trips, build a new skill in a safe environment, or travel back in time — the options are limitless.

Through this call for proposals, two teachers will be selected to receive $1,000 for the purchase of VR equipment for their classrooms based on the following criteria:

Creativity — Is the educational plan original, creative and fun for students? Does it combine VR technology with carefully designed lessons to engage students and promote learning?

Feasibility — Can the plan be reasonably carried out in the classroom? Will the lesson plan and VR experiences be implemented within the current or upcoming school year?

Age appropriateness — Will the VR technology be used for age-appropriate activities? Is the plan to use VR in the classroom tailored to fit the needs of K-12 students?

Measurability — Can the applicant measure the success of VR learning in his/her classroom? Will there be corresponding tests, assignments, or other measures of student knowledge and participation?

Eligibility — Does the lesson plan fit within the 500-maximum word count limit and has the application been fully completed?

To qualify for one of the two grants, applicants must be employed full-time as a K-12 teacher at an elementary, middle, or high school in the United States and must intend to continue teaching full-time through the 2020-2021 school year. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.

Applicants must complete the online form and submit their entry online no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on May 21. Recipients will be announced on or around May 27, 2019, by the Beacon Community Outreach Team via email at the email address provided by the recipient(s).

See the Fios.Verizon website for submission guidelines, application instructions and a link to the online application form.

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Deadline: May 22, 2019