Instructional Technology Initiative
  • Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS)

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) is a program for middle schools. Accepted schools are provided the following:

  • 1:1 Devices for all students and teachers
  • 2-year Program
  • 24-hour Connectivity
  • Professional Development (face-face and virtual)
  • A full-time VILS Coach focused on supporting teaching and learning for the program.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with a national network of Middle Schools, High Schools, and ITI Practitioner Schools.
  • Opportunities from Verizon partners to bring more STEM into schools.

For more information about the VILS Program, please email: ITI@lausd.net

VILS Cohort 7

Digital Promise collaborates with Verizon to equip every student and teacher at select middle schools across America with a device and up to a four-year data plan. In addition to free technology and access, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools receive extensive teacher training, support, and the opportunity to engage in a unique, immersive curriculum to leverage technology in their classrooms.

Participating Schools:

  • Berendo Middle School
  • Holmes Middle School
  • Maclay Middle School
  • Northridge Middle School
  • Orchard Academies 2c
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School College & Career Preparatory
  • South Gate Middle School
  • Sylmar Leadership Academy
  • Utah Street Elementary (K-8)

VILS Cohort 6

Digital Promise collaborates with Verizon to equip every student and teacher at select middle schools across America with a device and up to a four-year data plan. In addition to free technology and access, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools receive extensive teacher training, support, and the opportunity to engage in a unique, immersive curriculum to leverage technology in their classrooms.

Participating Schools:

  • Christopher Columbus Middle School
  • El Sereno Middle School
  • John Burroughs Middle School
  • Thomas Star King Middle School
  • Webster Middle School

VILS Cohort 5

Digital Promise collaborates with Verizon to equip every student and teacher at select middle schools across America with a device and up to a four-year data plan. In addition to free technology and access, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools receive extensive teacher training, support, and the opportunity to engage in a unique, immersive curriculum to leverage technology in their classrooms.

Participating Schools:

  • Samuel Gompers Middle School
  • Sutter Middle School
  • Thomas A. Edison Middle School

VILS CONNECT 2021-2022

The VILS hotspot model provides mobile hotspots with data access for students who need access to the Internet, as well as professional learning for educators.

Participating Schools:

  • Bethune Middle School
  • Carver Middle School
  • Charles R. Drew Middle School
  • James Madison Middle School
  • Marina del Rey Middle School
  • Maywood Center for Enriched Studies (MaCES) Magnet

Verizon Innovative Learning Lab Schools

In partnership with Heart of America and Arizona State University, the Verizon Innovative Learning Lab combines technology with innovative project-based curriculum and real-world problem-solving in a custom-designed, state-of-the-art school-based Innovation Lab.

Participating Schools:

  • Christopher Columbus Middle School
  • El Sereno Middle School
  • Holmes Middle School
  • Samuel Gompers Middle School
  • Sutter Middle School
  • Thomas A. Edison Middle School
  • Thomas Starr King Middle School
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Verizon Innovation Learning Schools
VILS - Conected Schools
VILS - Lab Schools