December 1, 2010 | Education
Patrick Gaston, Verizon Foundation President, Presents ReadWriteThink with a $1 Million Dollar Grant toward Innovation Education Technology
The Verizon Foundation has presented a grant of $1 million dollars to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the International Reading Association (IRA), for ReadWriteThink - Verizon Thinkfinity's educational partner.
Verizon Foundation President, Patrick Gaston, presented the grant on Friday, Nov. 19 at the 2010 NCTE Annual Convention, Teachers and Students Together: Living Literate Lives at the Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL.
"I am proud to commemorate our Thinkfinity partnership with NCTE and IRA," said Patrick Gaston. "I am pleased to recognize what we have accomplished so far and I am excited to envision what we will accomplish through this collaboration in the future."
Through Thinkfinity's partnership with leading educational organizations and educational content partners, such as ReadWriteThink, children have the opportunity to advance a full range of skills and abilities needed in the 21st century through innovative educational technology.
Since 2007, Thinkfinity's free professional development program has trained over 100,000 teachers on its free educational tools. The Thinkfinity websites have received more than 26 million annual visitors that utilize the thousands of educational resources Thinkfinity provides.
"We are very proud that our work together makes such an important difference for teachers, students and parents around the world," said Patrick Gaston. "We look forward to continuing our partnership and our work to shape the most promising future in the 21st century for all children."
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