ORC and Thinkfinity
Thinkfinity.org is the Verizon Foundation's comprehensive program and online portal to tens of thousands of standards-based grade specific, K-12 lesson plans and other educational resources provided in partnership with many of the nation's leading educational and literacy organizations. It is the perfect partner for the Ohio Resource Center, providing high-quality, standards-aligned resources to Ohio's teachers.
Since the launch of Verizon's Thinkfinity.org in March 2007, the Verizon Foundation has committed more than $32 million to update and expand Thinkfinity.org and provide training to teachers. ORC was selected as its Ohio partner, sponsoring training in the use of both the ORC website and easy access to all of the Thinkfinity partner collection.
In addition to providing standards-based resources from the nation's leading educational and literacy organizations, Thinkfinity.org also offers a comprehensive professional development program that allows teachers to sign up for free online or face-to-face training to learn how to make the most of Thinkfinity.org tools. ORC provides the means to that training in Ohio through the Ambassador program.
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, supports the advancement of literacy and K-12 education through its free educational Web site, Thinkfinity.org, and fosters awareness and prevention of domestic violence. In 2008, the Verizon Foundation awarded more than $68 million in grants to nonprofit agencies in the U.S. and abroad. It also matched the charitable donations of Verizon employees and retirees, resulting in an additional $26 million in combined contributions to nonprofits. Through Verizon Volunteers, one of the nation’s largest employee volunteer programs, Verizon employees and retirees have volunteered more than 3 million hours of community service since 2000. For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizonfoundation.org. The Verizon Foundation has generously funded the partnership with the Ohio Resource Center, providing access to professional development for educators throughout Ohio.
Don't miss the new Thinkfinity Community where you can discuss questions and share ideas with educators around the world, bookmark favorites and save documents in your own community space, plus join and create groups with members who have common interests. While you’re visiting the Thinkfinity Community, be sure to join the Ohio Thinkfinity Group to stay in touch with other Ohio educators and trainers.