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Could mobile tech training boost achievement?

Could mobile tech training boost achievement?

A new study reveals that providing mobile training to teachers could have positive results

mobile-surveyIt’s no secret that mobile technology is a powerful tool that connects students and teachers with digital resources and boosts engagement. Now, a new study indicates that targeted teacher training in the area of mobile technology could result in higher standardized test scores, STEM interest among students, and proficiency gains.

A partnership between the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) aims to support teachers as they effectively use mobile technology to transform instructional practices and student achievement.

VILS partners with administrators and teachers in 12 schools across the U.S., equipping them with a two-year series of professional development and resources aligning with ISTE standards and focusing on leveraging mobile technology’s potential. The program expanded to 24 schools, although this survey includes student data from only the first 12 schools.

(Next page: Mobile tech training results and impact)

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