US$75,000 has been awarded to Lesley University by the Verizon Foundation to continue its collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The collaboration aids the teachers use Thinkfinity.org for teaching proceedings to improve student achievement.
Through online site training the university is enabled to continue to provide professional-development opportunities to classroom and pre-service teachers statewide. This whole process is to be aided by the received award, which is the third installment of funding. The Lesley program also creates a Massachusetts network of Thinkfinity trainers and ensures that Thinkfinity resources are aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Over the past two years, 2,465 teachers throughout the state have been trained to use Thinkfinity in the classroom. This year, more than 1,500 more teachers are expected to be trained.