Congratulations to Ms. Seaba’s Kindergarten class at Jefferson Elementary in Muscatine CSD for being selected by Internet2 to receive a Distance Learning Scholarship. Muscatine CSD connects to the Internet2 network via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN).
The Community Anchor Program (CAP) Distance Learning Scholarship program gives K-12 teachers free, one-on-one distance learning programs for their class through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). A total of 38 recipients teaching grades K-12 across Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Ohio and Oklahoma are being awarded CILC scholarships that will directly benefit more than 1,600 students.
“We are thrilled to be able to help teachers provide their students with a unique interactive classroom experience for their students during the pandemic, regardless of whether their students are attending school in-person or online,” said Internet2 Community Anchor Program Director Stephanie Stenberg. “Research and education networks provide schools a robust internet connection for education and an unparalleled level of service, and we are proud to serve them. Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients!”
The scholarship program was open to K-12 teachers from a school that connects to the national Internet2 network through their state or regional research and education network. Teachers could choose from any of the over 1,900 professionally-delivered programs offered through CILC, all of which have been evaluated by teachers and can be sorted by topic or by recommendation.
About the Scholarships:
- 38 teachers won 39 total scholarships
- Over 1600 students will benefit from the scholarships
- Winning teachers came from schools that connected to 7 different R&E networks: Connecticut Education Network, Iowa Communications Network, Illinois Century Network, KanREN, NYSERNet, OAR
net, and OneNet.
- Each teacher will receive a free one-on-one interactive online course of their choosing from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC).
Internet2® is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 serves 320 U.S. universities, 59 government agencies, 45 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 100,000 community anchor institutions, over 1,000 InCommon participants, and 58 leading corporations working with our community, and 70 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.
Internet2 delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates, and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research and community service missions. Internet2’s core infrastructure components include the nation’s largest and fastest research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework.
Read Internet2’s Press Release