Tech training for teachers increases student engagement in STEM, research shows

06/27/2013 | T.H.E. Journal

A teacher-training program that includes strategies for using mobile devices in the classroom is resulting in students who are more engaged and interested in science, technology, engineering and math and who are more adept at using technology, states a report from the International Society for Technology in Education and the Verizon Foundation. The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program, currently in place in 12 schools, provides two years of training to teachers in underserved areas, with the goal of increasing students' engagement in STEM subjects through high school.

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