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13
Oct
2021

LEARN: Empowering Rural Texas One Library at a Time

By Therese Perlowski, CAP Program Manager

Amy Schultz What began as a casual conversation about the importance of libraries being able to provide their communities with reliable, high-speed internet access evolved into a major project to connect libraries across the state of Texas, spanning over 800 miles. Texas’s research and education (R&E) network,…

23
Sep
2021

The Internet2 Community Anchor Program Launches its Second Annual Distance Learning Scholarship Program

By Stephanie Stenberg, Director of the Internet2 Community Anchor Program

The Internet2 Community Anchor Program (CAP) has launched its second annual distance learning scholarship program intended to give K-12 teachers free, one-on-one distance learning programs for their classes through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). Any teacher from a K-12 school that is…

09
Aug
2021

Bringing Presidents and the Constitution to Life for Teachers Across the Country

By Therese Perlowski, CAP Program Manager

The Presidential Primary Sources Project teamed up with the Truman Presidential Library to host a free professional development workshop for teachers this summer from July 12-16, 2021. Reaching over 1,500 teachers across 19 states, the workshop focused on presenting teachers with tools and primary sources…

08
Jul
2021

New York Teacher Creates Global Connections with CAP Distance Learning Scholarship

By Therese Perlowski, CAP Program Manager

Kelly Grimaldi Kelly Grimaldi, a third-grade teacher at Eden Elementary School in Eden, New York, is passionate about sharing a global perspective with her students. “I feel a strong personal obligation to connect my students to the world around them. I am proud to have grown up in a rural…

18
Jun
2021

Celebrating Juneteenth: Internet2 Teams Up With the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library For a Special Musical Juneteenth Program

Internet2’s Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP) teamed up with the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library for a special webinar today celebrating Juneteenth, Moving Forward: Juneteenth 2021. Juneteenth commemorates the date of June 19, 1866, when the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were informed of the Emancipation Proclamation a…

04
Jun
2021

Illinois Teacher Transports Students to 1962 with CAP Distance Learning Scholarship

By Therese Perlowski, Program Manager, Internet2 Community Anchor Program Laurel Adams Laurel Adams, a 6-12th grade paraprofessional/facilitator at Palestine High School in Illinois, was determined to find ways to keep students engaged and inspired during the pandemic. Since in-person field trips were out of the question, Adams sought out a…

22
Apr
2021

Reaching Over 12,000 Students in 2021: The Presidential Primary Sources Project

In its 2021 season, the Presidential Primary Sources Project reached over 12,000 students. Connecting over 200 classrooms in over 40 states to National Park Service rangers and presidential historians across the country, the Presidential Primary Sources Project offers high-quality distance learning opportunities. The project is a partnership between the…

19
Apr
2021

Internet2 Names Charlotte Bewersdorff of Merit Network Winner of 2021 Rose-Werle Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 19, 2021 – Internet2 today announced that Charlotte Bewersdorff, vice president for community engagement at Merit Network, is the 2021 Rose-Werle Award recipient. The award honors extraordinary individual contributions that have made demonstrable impacts on the formal and informal education community by extending advanced networking, content,…