Return to Headlines

Transforming Learning With Verizon Innovations

In the 2017-2018 school year, Irving ISD implemented the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) – Digital Promise at five select middle schools (Austin, Bowie, Crockett, Houston and Lamar). Through the grant, VILS and the nonprofit Digital Promise equipped 5,000 of our students and 490 teachers with their own tablet, 24/7 internet access and a full-time technology coach for two years. The goal of the program is to ensure students are taught how to use these tools responsibly and give teachers comprehensive, ongoing professional development on how to effectively integrate mobile technology in their lessons.