The Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN) has been serving the educational and spiritual needs of the children in the diocesan schools of Brooklyn and Queens since 1966.
CTN’s core mission is to provide quality instructional media resources aligned to the NY State Next Generation Learning Standards and the Religion Standards of the Office of Faith Formation, at no cost to schools. Our initiatives fall into three main categories. First, providing digital content for Catholic school classrooms in Brooklyn and Queens. Second, offering professional development for teachers. Third, bringing technology in the form of personal computing devices/tablets, 4G broadband connectivity, and network infrastructure to schools.
Current content initiatives include EducationCity, which provides online instructional activities for students via interactive lessons, and whiteboard activities; Learn360, a learning library of more than 100,000 digital resources; and Mathletics, an adaptive online math curriculum that uses a gaming format that students love. Professional development for teachers includes webinars and faculty workshops on the best practices of digital learning. CTN services assist teachers in meeting national technology standards established by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Common Core State Standards, enabling students to collaborate with the world around them.