Deadline Extended! Calling K-12 Teachers and School Librarians to Apply for the Internet2 CAP Distance Learning Scholarship Program
By Stephanie Stenberg - Director, Internet2 Community Anchor Program
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The Internet2 Community Anchor Program (CAP) has launched its fourth annual distance learning scholarship program intended to give K-12 teachers and school librarians free, one-on-one distance learning programs for their students through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). The scholarship application is still open, and the last day to submit an application is Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. The winners will be announced in early March.
Any teacher or school librarian from a K-12 school that is connected to Internet2 via a state or regional research and education network can apply for a scholarship to pay for a one-on-one distance learning experience from the CILC. There’s a good chance your school is connected- approximately 50% of public K-12 schools connect to Internet2. If you’re not sure whether your school connects, apply anyway- Internet2 will verify a school’s connectivity before awarding the scholarships. Plus, everyone who applies gets links to the Community Anchor Program’s favorite free and low-cost distance learning resources, including the free, interactive Presidential Primary Sources Project.
Teachers can choose to get a scholarship for any of the over 2,000 professionally-delivered programs the CILC offers, all of which have been evaluated by teachers and can be sorted by topic or recommendation.
Students can participate in experiences like:
- Dissecting a sheep’s brain (brain included!) to sharpen observation and analysis skills with experts from Adventures In Medicine & Science (AIMS) Program of Saint Louis University;
- Watch seals Onyx and Chloe from the Alaska Zoo’s underwater viewing area to learn how they thrive in the arctic waters;
- Collaborate in a cross-cultural mini-concert using self-made Latin American percussion instruments; or
- Learn about Aztec art, myths, and writing systems from the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The scholarship application is open now, and the last day to submit an application is Thursday, February 15, 2024. CAP will review applications, verify eligibility, and award scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be chosen at Internet2’s sole discretion. Once classrooms have completed their CILC program, CAP may survey or interview teachers to learn about their experiences and share their stories via a series of social media or blog posts.
Related webpages and blog posts:
- CAP Distance Learning Scholarship Program
- Application for CAP Distance Learning Program
- Internet2 CAP K-12 Curriculum Resources
- Presidential Primary Sources Project, a free, interactive web series about U.S. presidents (runs January-April every year)
- More about the Internet2 Community Anchor Program (CAP)