We all know the important role technology plays when it comes to education. The two literally go hand in hand in our personal lives, career, hobbies and more. I remember being a kid and learning how to type when I was in third grade. Now kids as young as two can navigate smartphones like they were born to do it.
In our family, we have three antsy boys. Though the youngest isn’t in school yet, Evan is in 2nd grade, Max is in preschool, and both are thriving. A large part of their education is the opportunity to learn through technology. Both boys have access to tablets and educational programs that are intuitive and strive to incorporate technology in their classrooms.
As a computer technology major, I’ve always believed that having technology in our home is very important. The world is growing and evolving and so are our technological advances. I don’t want my boys left behind– I want them advancing and learning. Thankfully, there are programs like the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology program here in Phoenix that aim to do just that.
STEM Education Supporters
Most of you know CenturyLink supports communities across the state by providing reliable internet service. This includes not only your home but businesses and most importantly, our schools. CenturyLink has also always been a large supporter of education and technology.
For the month of May, CenturyLink is continuing to nurture the technology that fuels learning by supporting several important programs in Arizona communities. This May, CenturyLink will be providing more than $124,000 to 27 teachers across Arizona in support of enhancing the innovative use of technology in their classrooms. On top of that CenturyLink is also providing a total of $1.4 million in Teachers & Technology grants for STEM programs nationwide. That’s some serious educational support!
Every 8 year old loves their tablet but that doesn’t mean you can’t work it into an educational experience. Every 3 year old loves playing games on their parent’s phone but those games can also be teaching valuable lessons. Education and technology will continue to grow together, and I hope companies like CenturyLink keep supporting the future of our little ones.
“This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CenturyLink. The opinions and text are all mine.”