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Verizon and PLTW Educator Portal

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Wednesday, June 26, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 42

Natalie Wichern   Erin Bess   Brianna Patrick  
The Verizon Foundation and Project Lead The Way have partnered to bring you the Educator Portal. This online portal will provide teachers like you access to fun, free, interactive STEM activities exposing kids to new skills like virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D design and more.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Downloading the following apps will be helpful:

-Discovery VR
-Creator AVR

Also, create a free account at

Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Open educational resources
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Innovative Designer
  • Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
For Educators:
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of our presentation is to inform educators, administrators, and leaders in the community about our free resource, the Educator Portal, that allows technology to be brought to life in the classroom. The unique activities allow students to collaborate and learn from one another, while also learning about the many advancing technologies in our world. These activities create exciting learning environments for both the teacher and the student.

Supporting research

Educator Portal:

Verizon Innovative Learning:

Project Lead The Way:

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Erin Bess, Project Lead The Way
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Brianna Patrick, Project Lead The Way

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