Presence. Sometimes, it is all we need. An ear to listen and a voice to reassure us and offer a few words of advice. For students struggling in school, the absence of an involved adult often exacerbates the problem. That’s why mentoring programs can be so powerful.Read More »
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AT&T is committed to giving employees opportunities to learn and grow. And as our business transforms, we'll continue to need new skills every year.Read More »
For me, summer means memories of warm stretched-out days at camp, popsicles for lunch, and reading for hours on end. Now that I’m the mother of a rising 4th grader in the information age, it means that and more – an opportunity for him to learn new skills and retain those he learned last year, so he doesn’t experience the “summer slide” that affects so many students. The summer slide is the loss of knowledge that kids experience when they take a break from their academic routines. For some families, it’s easy to combat the slide with incredible summer resources that are now available for kids to develop skills that complement classroom learning. My son will have a great summer – he’s climbing mountains and learning animation, studying streams and playing basketball. I’m jealous!Read More »
“How can I help students in new and lasting ways?” That’s a question all innovators in education ask… daily.
“How can the program, platform or product I’m working on make a difference in learners’ lives? Does it connect teachers to new, untapped resources? Does it help engage caregivers in a child’s learning? Does it allow students to see things in a different light? Does it help?”Read More »
Competition might be the spice of sports, but it’s good for charitable organizations, too. Brackets For Good aims to turn nonprofit fundraising on its ear through the concept of gamification. By tapping into the competitive spirits of “fan-lanthropists,” Brackets For Good provides charities with an innovative platform to raise funds, drum up excitement for their organizations and reach new audiences.Read More »
According to a 2015 Gallup report that includes data from over 80,000 employee interviews, employee engagement has been flat since 2000. In 2015, only 32% of employees reported being engaged at work while 50.8% reported not being engaged and 17.2% reported being actively disengaged. Additional research is starting to show a correlation with corporate responsibility and sustainability programming as evidenced by the data reported at Project ROI. They have reported seeing an increase in employee engagement by up to 7.5% because of corporate responsibility programming.Read More »
For the past several months, AT&T has been collaborating with Imagination Foundation on our second-annual Inventor’s Challenge – bringing together young people from around the world to create innovative, imaginative and often totally viable solutions that solve problems in their schools and communities. This year, we saw entries from nearly 10,000 kids and teens from pre-k to high school, with ideas that ranged from a 3D-printed soap dispenser to spring-loaded “sky shoes” to help anyone reach great heights.Read More »
Nearly every person in Indiana can tell you what they were doing in March of 2010. The Hoosier state’s own Butler University became the Cinderella story of men’s college basketball tournament, making it all the way to the championship game only to lose in the final seconds. They enjoyed the journey so much that they did it all again as a #8 seed in 2011, outplaying others for a spot in the championship game once more.Read More »
On our AT&T Aspire team, we often talk about the importance of providing students with access to tech and other 21st century tools to enhance learning in the classroom. However, we need to make sure students’ most basic needs are met first. If young people come to school uncomfortable – whether they are hungry, cold or in need of personal care – it becomes almost impossible for them to focus on the task at hand.Read More »