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What is Thinkfinity.org?Thinkfinity.org is the cornerstone of Verizon Foundation's literacy, education and technology initiatives. Our goal is to improve student achievement in traditional classroom settings and beyond by providing high-quality content and extensive professional development training.This free, comprehensive digital learning platform is built upon the merger of two acclaimed programs Verizon MarcoPolo and the Thinkfinity Literacy Network.National Content PartnersThinkfinity draws upon the strength of our content partners, who produce a wealth of discipline-specific, standards-based educational resources. They are: * American Association for the Advancement of Science * International Reading Association * National Center for Family Literacy * National Council on Economic Education * National Council of Teachers of English * National Council of Teachers of Mathematics * National Endowment for the Humanities * National Geographic Society * ProLiteracy Worldwide * Smithsonian National Museum of American History * The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsEducational ResourcesThinkfinity.org makes it easy for educators to enhance their classroom instruction with lesson plans, interactive activities and other online resources. Thinkfinity.org also provides a wealth of educational and literacy resources for students, parents and after-school programs.All of Thinkfinity.org's 55,000 standards-based K-12 lesson plans, student materials, interactive tools and reference materials are reviewed by the nation's leading education organizations to ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, unbiased and appropriate for students.At Thinkfinity.org, you'll find primary source materials, interactive student resources and grade-specific research lists to help you tailor materials to meet your needs. Start exploring now!Professional DevelopmentOur comprehensive professional development program prepares educators to easily incorporate Thinkfinity.org's rich resources for maximum impact. The Thinkfinity Professional Development Program is designed to: * Provide teachers with the tools and materials necessary to locate and use online resources effectively. * Help educators work with their peers to create useful lesson plans, activities and research exercises. * Meet educators' needs for high-quality training with measurable results. * Leverage a scalable training model to produce the greatest educational impact.National/State Education NetworkOur network of select state and national education and literacy organizations provides the broadest possible reach for Thinkfinity.org's valuable resources and services.To target the needs of educators, Thinkfinity offers train-the-trainer and end-user professional development courses to support each State Education Partner's individualized program. State Education Partners have the flexibility to offer their own Thinkfinity Professional Development Program, share information about training delivered by the national Thinkfinity program with educators in their service areas or a combination of both.Our Vision for the FutureVerizon Foundation and our Thinkfinity content partners are excited about using emerging technologies and communication tools to provide universal access to Thinkfinity.org's learning opportunities. We continue to develop and increase our collection of high-quality, educational and literacy resources and to evolve our robust professional development program.
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