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A grant was approved for Wayne RESA to expand STEM/STEAM/Maker opportunities to K-12 districts through skill-building and professional development for educators. This project complements the “Making STEAM through Maker & STEM Connections for K-12” project which is funded until 2024.
The CTN Board voted to award a grant to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum & Leslie Science and Nature Center to improve their distance learning studio and expand educational programming for students and families in Michigan and beyond. For further details visit the CTN Grant Awards page.
The CTN Board voted to award a grant to the Chaldean Community Foundation to provide drivers training for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. For further details visit the CTN Grant Awards page.
The CTN Board voted to award grants for project proposals submitted for the month of March. Grants were awarded to: Oakland Schools for a countywide initiative that promotes STEM education and STEM careers to students in grades 4-7 through a mobile learning lab. Detroit Public Television/Michigan Learning Channel for a first-of-its-kind statewide collaboration of public […]
Educators and community organizations — here is your chance to experiment with and demonstrate the value of emerging digital technologies that have the potential to benefit students and community members of all ages. Community Telecommunications Network (CTN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization representing a unique combination of urban and suburban organizations serving the community, K-12 […]
The CTN Board awarded a grant to the Wayne State University K-12 summer camps, C2 Pipeline and Engineering for “Focus on the Future”, its K-12 Summer Experience Scholarships. The goal of the summer camp scholarship project is to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who are motivated and prepared academically to pursue degrees leading […]
The CTN Board voted to award grants for project proposals submitted in January-February, 2021. Grants were awarded to: University of Michigan Architecture Preparatory Program (ArcPrep) to expand its Detroit-based program to a 60 student cohort and provide online and/or hybrid instruction by creating ArcPrep Online. CTN’s grant award will support the program’s goal of empowering […]
The CTN Board voted to award a grant to Wayne County RESA for to continue its project, Making STEAM through Maker & STEM Connections for K-12 Students. This is a multi-year effort to provide Maker training, curriculum, and Maker materials to schools throughout Wayne County in order to build local capacity to create a personalized […]
The Wayne State University College of Education was awarded a grant for its Increased Access and Equity for Urban Educators program. The CTN grant will enhance a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education by providing technology for program participants. The program is designed to fully incorporate technology into the teacher preparation experience and […]
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. The project will fund virtual STEM program opportunities for K-12 students who might not otherwise envision the possibilities of a STEM career. […]
The CTN Board awarded a grant to Oakland Schools for a project to support a cohort of 56 technology-ready new teachers by providing each Oakland County school districts with funds to cover a portion of the cost for two teachers to attend the annual MACUL conference. The proposal also includes plans for post-conference communication, teacher […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
March 2013 – At the March CTN board meeting the board approved new grants to partner organizations. For more information go to the Grants Page.
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 […]
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 […]