Universities Tap Mobile for Math, Science Teacher Training

Dec 4, 2013 3:15 PM ET
Campaign: Education

Universities tap mobile for math, science teacher training

By Kari Jensen

The University of Texas at Austin and three other universities are training new math and science teachers to use mobile in what is claimed to be a first-of-its kind national program.

The pilot program will run for a year at the University of Texas, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Kansas at Lawrence and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. It is a partnership among Verizon, UTeach Institute and the National Math & Science Initiative and is aimed at increasing student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

"A lot of schools are purchasing tablets," said Justina Nixon-Saintil, director of education and technology programs at Verizon Foundation, Basking Ridge, NJ. "If teachers are not trained [in] how you incorporate it into the everyday curriculum, you're not going to see student outcomes."

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