The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) has partnered with the Verizon Foundation to roll out Verizon Thinkfinity to provide 21st century learning resources for Hawaii educators and students. Thinkfinity.org is the cornerstone of Verizon Foundation's literacy, education and technology initiatives, seeking to improve student achievement in traditional classroom settings and beyond by providing high-quality content and extensive professional development training.
Through a grant from the Verizon Foundation, Thinkfinity Hawaii is offering Verizon Thinkfinity Professional Development to educators throughout the State through the Project Inspire online professional development program.
Thinkfinity.org, the Verizon Foundation's free, comprehensive website, contains thousands of educational resources, including standards-based, grade-specific, K-12 lesson plans, student interactive tools and reference materials.
Content is provided through a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and 11 of the nation's leading educational organizations:
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, The International Reading Association, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Center for Family Literacy, Council for Economic Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Geographic Society, ProLiteracy and The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
Verizon Thinkfinity also offers a free, robust professional-development program for teachers and trainers. Verizon Thinkfinity is a PD Affiliate of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. The Verizon Thinkfinity Integration Framework, which is at the core of the professional development program, has been aligned to the refreshed National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). The Verizon Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications.