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 »
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“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 »
As part of AT&T’s Aspire initiative – which accelerates the learning revolution and connects it with the young people who need it most – we’ve invested more than $350 million to help ensure all students have access to the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. We know that in order to truly accomplish this mission, we must look to those “on the ground: ”the teachers and inventors who are creating solutions for our students using the power of technology.Read More »
What is innovation? It’s generating new ideas, solving complex problems, bringing new products and services to market, and improving customer experiences. Innovation lies at the heart of AT&T’s business philosophy. It helps us to stay competitive in a changing marketplace, respond to and drive consumer demand, as well as find new ways to deliver products and services to address some of society’s biggest challenges.Read More »
For- and Non-Profit Organizations Driving Social Impact Can Apply
SAN FRANCISCO, California. January 10, 2017 — AT&T is calling on innovative ed-tech ventures to apply for the 2017 AT&T Aspire Accelerator. In its third year, the Aspire Accelerator’s mission is to support innovations that can help every student achieve a bright, successful future—exponentially and at scale. For and non-profit organizations chosen to participate in the program receive financial investment, access to expert services and mentorship.Read More »
Time sure flies when you are having fun! It’s hard to believe that we are half way through the 2016 AT&T Aspire Accelerator and already it’s such an incredible experience. From our kick off in San Francisco in May to the ISTE conference in June, the 2016 class is making serious progress growing their organizations to maximize impact and is developing impactful relationships along the way. I can’t wait for our next in-person convening at the GSV Pioneer Summit in September. In the meantime, check out the video below to learn more about our program and the 2016 class.Read More »
It’s that time of year again. Students look forward to recharging over summer break.
It’s also the time when school administrators look forward to retooling in preparation for the next school year.Read More »
Try to remember the most memorable moment from science class and you’ll probably think of the time your teacher had you build a rocket or make ice cream in a plastic bag. It’s these types of hands on “making” experiences that inspire creativity in students and spark interest in STEM careers.Read More »