Here is a sampling of organization that can provide inspiration or resources for your CTN grant project.
The Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1969. Its members are the 28 local regional educational media centers operated through the intermediate school district structure. The REMC association provides cost saving opportunities for schools along with professional learning programs and innovative tools for the classroom.
MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) helps educators identify sound educational practices related to technology as well as understand the implications of rapid changes in technology. Recognizing the challenges in preparing students, the organization strives to encompass the entire educational community from preschool through college level.
MACUL is an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
The National EBS Association (NEBSA) is the professional association for those institutions who hold EBS (formerly ITFS) licenses. Originally named the National ITFS Association, NEBSA was established in 1978.
NEBSA is dedicated to providing the information and support licensees need to preserve and enhance the educational value of their spectrum
NEBSA’s mission is to provide the information and support licensees need to preserve and enhance the educational value of their EBS spectrum.
Connected Learning combines students’ personal interests, supportive relationships, and opportunities. It is learning in the age of abundant access to information and social connection that embraces the diverse backgrounds and interests of all young people. The Connected Learning Alliance supports the expansion and influence of a network of educators, experts and youth-serving organizations mobilizing new technology in the service of equity, access and opportunity for all young people. Organizations and projects that support the connected learning mission are encouraged to join the Connected Learning Alliance network.
The Rogers Center advocates for the positive potential of technology to support children, families, educators, and caregivers. The Center offers professional development in digital media and learning as well as stories about successful projects in communities across the country. Stories about some of Rogers Center projects can be found here on their Digital and Media Learning page.
PBS offers an extensive array of high-quality, trusted digital content and solutions that inspire students and transform learning. PBS LearningMedia also offers a growing range of professional development that includes free video tutorials, webinars on instructional technology, and research-based graduate-level courses with affiliated partner PBS TeacherLine.
PBS offers instructional resources for the classroom and online professional development. Teachers can connect with other educators, including the current PBS Digital Innovators who are award winning teachers helping PBS develop classroom content. PBS offers resources and inspiration for innovative uses of digital media.
ISTE is home to a community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education. ISTE offers practical guidance, evidence-based professional learning, virtual networks, thought-provoking events and the ISTE Standards.