Pennsylvania Teachers to Receive Free Educational Resources and Training

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has received a $100,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to train teachers to use the free educational resources available on and to raise awareness of the program within the state.

The Verizon grant, announced Monday (Feb. 11) by the PDE during the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference here, will be part of a three-year partnership with PDE and will help Pennsylvania teachers quickly gain expertise with, and access to, the online resources of is the Verizon Foundation's free, comprehensive program and online portal to 55,000 educational resources, including standards-based, grade-specific, K-12 lesson plans and interactive tools and materials for students provided in partnership with many of the nation's leading educational and literacy organizations. offers elementary through high school teachers resources across eight academic disciplines, from science to English to mathematics, to improve student achievement. is designed to help teachers gain access to online resources quickly and requires no passwords or software downloads.

In addition to providing standards-based resources from the nation's leading educational and literacy organizations, also offers a free, robust professional development program for teachers and trainers.