Shanti Bhavan Partners with the Verizon FoundationFebruary 4, 2014
We’re starting off 2014 with some great news! The Verizon Foundation is partnering with Shanti Bhavan to bring new educational technology to our classrooms and curriculum.
Science Plus, our new program with the Verizon Foundation, is designed to provide a digital age learning culture in the school. Under the Verizon Science Plus program, we are integrating new technology to enhance our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. The upgrades include new laptops, White Board Technology in every classroom, online remote mentoring, faster Internet Broadband connectivity and additional solar panels to power the entire system.
The children are eagerly using the Internet to access educational resources and conduct independent research for science projects. They are now also utilizing a program that allows them to engage with mentors all over the world who cover a vast variety of subjects, some of whom come to campus on weekends for specialized tutoring. The computerized White Board Technology brings to the classroom a visually enhanced curriculum where concepts are creatively illustrated. This technology helps students learn more independently, indulge in creative thinking, take quizzes and tests regularly, and utilize online resources in classrooms with greater depth.
The Science Plus program will motivate and provide wider opportunities for students to get into top colleges and pursue their dream careers. The school has been filled with constant excitement with all the new changes and an eagerness to learn through this comprehensive program and technology. We are very appreciative of our partnership with Verizon and can’t wait to see how much our students will accomplish!