Universities Tap Mobile for Math, Science Teacher Training

Universities Tap Mobile for Math, Science Teacher Training

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 3:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Education

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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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