CTN awards grants to support its mission of enhancing the quality of life in southeast Michigan. CTN seeks pilot projects that expand the wireless technology knowledge base and have the potential to be replicable and scalable. Educators and community-based organizations within Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties have an opportunity to re-imagine learning and community programs for the 21st century through projects funded by CTN. Grants are awarded for a one year period. Projects that demonstrate success in the first year have an option to request additional funds for a second year.
Current and Completed Grants
Oakland Schools is engaged in a multi-year countywide initiative to expand STEM education and promote STEM careers. The primary audience is students in grades 4-7 with specific strategies to target schools and/or districts with students from underserved populations. The STEM education initiative is comprised of two components. 1) STEMi is a traveling mobile lab – …
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 …
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 …
The WSU College of Education was awarded a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address the critical shortage of critical shortage of math and science teachers, especially in urban school districts. The purpose of the project is to recruit 40 mid-career professionals to the teaching profession and provide an 18-month program of …
The project will fund virtual STEM program opportunities for K-12 students who might not otherwise envision the possibilities of a STEM career.
Through this project, 56 technology-ready new teachers will attend the 2020 MACUL and receive ongoing support for innovative technology projects in their classrooms.
The project will enable the WSU College of Education Building Healthy Communities program make its resources accessible through a digital platform.
The project will fund summer STEM program opportunities for K-12 students at Wayne Statue University who might not otherwise envision the possibilities of a STEM career.
Students on the Autism Spectrum who attend Riverside Middle School in the Crestwood School District will create and use video modeling as a means to learn appropriate school and community behaviors.
The Michigan Science Center will host a variety of educational programs to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Lunar Landing.
Uses mobile coding labs to give students throughout the school district an opportunity to using coding to program a robot.
Introduces Swivl videos to add a new gateway for instructional coaching and mentoring.
Convene educators, non-profits, and representatives from institutions throughout Southeast Michigan to design and develop a pilot connected learning project.
An innovative way to experience educational, artistic, and cultural organizations
Experiment with Virtual Reality tools in the Classroom
Educators can experiment and learn in a learning lab setting that includes digital tools for collaboration and new pedagogy.
A year-long project to develop technology integration lessons for K-12 Mathematics and ELA
Increases STEM awareness and opportunities for students through project based learning and maker activities.
Uses digital tools improve the mathematics courses for elementary pre-service teachers.
Wood Creek Elementary School in Farmington Public Schools was awarded a grant for Lights! Camera! Action! Sharing our Learning Wirelessly! Fifth graders at Wood Creek will be developing new technology skills and using video technology and iMovie to communicate their learning with other students, their families and the school community.
For this project, second graders will practice leadership habits and critical thinking skills as they identify situations within the school community that need to be changed.
To create a Maker Space in a middle and high school environment
Teach teachers to develop and use interactive textbooks
Develop a mobile website that delivers a parenting program
Create a Podcast writing experience for students.
A Teacher Residency Master Degree Program
An innovative program engaging students, teachers, industry, and community in mobile communication
Develop an interactive video broadcast initiative with a peer-to-peer science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)teaching focus
Increase Solar Science Programming
Second grade students will identify problems and situations to solve using technology and collaboration
Demonstrate technology in multicultural experiences