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Grant Awards January- February 2021

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 …

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ArcPrep Online

The U-M ArcPrep program, located at the Michigan Research Studio in Detroit, offers Detroit students an immersive, semester-long college preparatory course in architecture, urbanism and studio design. The program meets three hours per day, five days a week over the course of a semester and typically serves 30 students each semester. U-M ArcPrep works to …

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Year 2: Making STEAM through Maker & STEM Connections for K-12 Students

This  project was designed to build capacity for maker-centered and STEM learning opportunities within each of Wayne County’s 33 school districts over a period of 2-3 years. The CTN Board supported the multi-year approach and approved initial funding in Summer, 2018.  The team partnered with The Henry Ford that fall and offered the first Maker …

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Grant Awards July 2020

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 …

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Grant Awards June 2020

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. …

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OS Connects Project

Through this project, 56 technology-ready new teachers will attend the 2020 MACUL and receive ongoing support for innovative technology projects in their classrooms.