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Grant Awards September 2019

The CTN Board awarded a grant to the Wayne State University College of Education for a project to increase the effectiveness of the Building Healthy Communities program by transitioning its resources from analog to digital formats. The project will also explore the benefits of intentional BHC messaging on caregivers and the home environment through targeted …

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Grant Awards June 2019

The CTN Board awarded a grant to the Wayne State University Computing and Information Technology Department for a project that will help inspire underrepresented students to pursue STEM courses and, eventually, college degrees. For further details visit the CTN Grant Awards page.  

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Grant Awards May 2019

The CTN Board awarded a grant to the Crestwood School District for a project that will use video modeling to help students on the Autism Spectrum learn appropriate school and community behaviors. For further details visit the CTN Grant Awards page.

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Grant Awards October – December 2018

The CTN Board awarded grants to West Bloomfield School District, Utica Community Schools and the Michigan Science Center for project proposals submitted during the fall. The grants were awarded as follows: West Bloomfield School District for a project that uses Swivels to enhance teacher observations for coaching and professional growth. Utica Community Schools for a …

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Grant Awards September 2018

The CTN Board recently voted to award grants for project proposals submitted during the summer months. Grants were awarded to: Farmington Public Schools for a project that enables fifth grade students, using Skype classrooms and Vimeo, to share their learning with staff, students and families while improving their communication and technology skills. Avondale School District for a …

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Grant Awards June 2018

The CTN Board recently voted to award grants for project proposals submitted this spring. Grants were awarded to: Oakland Schools to pilot the use of technology in a learner centered collaborative learning space. Oakland Schools to develop technology integration lessons for Mathematics and English Language Arts through a collaboration of teachers, curriculum leaders, and technology integration specialists. …

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Call for Proposals: Reimagining Learning in the 21st Century

Educators — here is your chance to experiment with and demonstrate the value of wireless/mobile technology for students and educators. Community Telecommunications Network (CTN) serves K-12, higher education, and public television communities in metropolitan Detroit, through grants and links to the educational resources of its member institutions within Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. Educators and …

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Grant Awards October 2017

The CTN board at its September meeting finished awarding 3 new grants submitted during the summer. Grants were awarded to: Avondale Schools received a grant to work with 2nd graders and explore the use of technology in problem solving.  to  CTN member districts. Wayne State University received a grant to with with museums to explore the use …

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CTN Grant Award December 2013

The CTN board awarded a grant to the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum to provide interactive kiosks for learners at the museum in concert with classroom program and curriculum.

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CTN Awards New Grant September 2013

CTN is pleased to announce a grant to Oakland Schools for a writing collaborative. The grant will use cloud based technology developed at Michigan State University to work with teachers and students across the state to improve student writing skills and provide professional development to teachers. Over 30 teachers and their students will participate in …

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CTN Awards New Grant July 2013

CTN is pleased to announce a grant to Detroit Public Television for Pre-School-U: A Program for Parents and Caregivers. DPTV’s “Pre-School-U” The CTN grant will provide for the development costs of web-based and mobile application-based evaluation tools and related connectivity costs. For more information go to ctnonline.org and click on the Grants Page.

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CTN Board Awards New Grants

March 2013 – At the March CTN board meeting the board approved new grants to partner organizations. For more information go to the Grants Page.

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CTN Receives The Outstanding Community Connector Award

June 27, 2011- CTN received the award for “Outstanding Community Connector” at the CBAIS Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on June 27, 2011. In recognition of its leadership, vision, and determination to share the benefits of broadband Internet access with all the people of Detroit, the Connect Your Community Project- of One Community in Cleveland, Ohio …

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan contributes 1,700 refurbished laptop computers

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is contributing 1,700 refurbished laptop computers to the Detroit “Connect your Community” project. CTN is an active partner in the project working to provide wireless broadband service to participants. The contribution from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan completes the third leg of this partnership providing access, training and …

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