We respect and admire today's teachers, and we know they are the key to creating a brighter future for our country, not to mention a pipeline of future Motorola employees - kids that are passionate about science, who can think in new ways, and who get excited about inventing
Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) July 13, 2007
Motorola yesterday opened its doors to more than 100 teachers from across the nation for a free two-day workshop focused on inspiring youth in grades K-12 to embrace science and math. The U.S. Department of Education Teacher Initiative training is based on peer-to-peer learning, sharing best practices and strategies for inspiring students and boosting student achievement in critical areas.
"We respect and admire today's teachers, and we know they are the key to creating a brighter future for our country, not to mention a pipeline of future Motorola employees - kids that are passionate about science, who can think in new ways, and who get excited about inventing," said Ed Zander, chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola.
"We want to help the teachers connect how innovation impacts society. They will tour Motorola's Innovation Center, which showcases innovation's role in our success, and visit with Motorola employees who work in technology fields. Teachers will take home practical ideas for how to make math and science real to their students."
The Department of Education's Teacher Initiative recognizes teachers as the single most important factor in raising student achievement. The program will offer local educators a free opportunity to participate in high-quality professional development designed to provide classroom support, technical assistance, and the increased collaboration needed to ensure academic success for all students.
Since 2000, the Motorola Foundation has contributed more than $32 million in grants to a variety of programs that draw students closer to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and im pact, Motorola had sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com.
About the Motorola Foundation
The Motorola Foundation is the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola. With 66,000 employees globally, Motorola seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders. The Motorola Foundation focuses its funding on education, especially STEM programming. For more information, on Motorola Corporate and Foundation giving, visit http://www.motorola.com/giving.