The REMC Association of Michigan promotes the transformative use of technology and provides Michigan schools with access to educational resources and professional development to support quality teaching and learning.

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EdTech Rally at MACUL

Ed Tech Mi The EdTech Rally Planning Team is proud to announce that registration is open for the 2nd EdTech Rally @ MACUL! Last year's rally, as well as the Back-to-School EdTech Rally and Virtual EdTech Rally, have all been incredibly successful and we want to continue the momentum into MACUL this year. The highlights for this rally include...

Roundtable Sessions: New Tools, New ideas, and New connections. What's interesting, intriguing, and/or challenging right now?

Circles of Support: Rally around the challenge of one group member to prototype a working solution to an immediate need or problem related to technology integration, leadership or another pressing topic.

Ruckus After the Rally: An informal networking dinner meet-up @ the beautiful new Buffalo Wild Wings in downtown Detroit!

We encourage you all to attend and invite someone new...someone who is a leader locally that might be ready to take the next steps in helping more classrooms focus on modern learning strategies that technology can afford.

Click here to learn more and register the EdTech Rally @ MACUL. Registration capped at 75 attendees and is anticipated to sell out.

Hope to see you at MACUL!

Days of Discovery - REMCs 4, 13 & 17

Discovery Education This no cost, hands-on, minds-on workshop will provide participants with exciting and enriching professional learning, highlighting creative ways to engage students and invigorate curriculum by maximizing Discovery Education Streaming, emphasizing instructional best practices for digital media.

Whether new to Discovery Education Streaming or an "every day, every lesson" user, this workshop will present creative ways to motivate students, engage higher order thinking, support retention and transfer, and achieve learning and curriculum goals with a myriad of digital media integration strategies.

Beginning with the basics, this workshop will move on to explore how to use Discovery Education resources to create interactive lesson plans that support all curricular areas while differentiating instruction. Participants will leave this workshop empowered to create rigorous and relevant, media-infused learning experiences that support all learners.

Dates and Locations

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015, REMC 13/Ingham ISD, Thorburn Education Center, 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, MI 48854, 8:00a - 3:00p. Register at: http://remc13.eventbrite.com
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015, REMC 4/Muskegon ISD, 630 Harvey Street, Muskegon, MI 49442, Register at http://remc4.eventbrite.com
  • Friday, March 27, 2015, REMC 17/Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328, 8:30a - 3:00p. Register at: http://remc17.eventbrite.com

 


 

 

 

New REMC SAVE Supplies & Equipment Contract
SAVE logo The new REMC SAVE Supplies and Equipment contract launched January 1, 2015. This is a 2-year contract which will expire December 31, 2016. New and expanded categories include: mobile device charging and syncing carts, copy services, copy paper, DLP multimedia projectors, interactive multimedia projectors, iPad air cases, personal learning device sharing systems. New vendors include Insight Public Sector and MacProfessionals. Please check out all of the products.
Moodle eCommunity Social Wall Launched

moodle logo The REMC Association of Michigan, in conjunction with Bryan Smith, Ingham ISD, Chris Kenniburg, Dearborn Public Schools, and developers at Synergy Learning are excited to bring this new social learning course format to the Moodle community. This plugin was launched at the MI Moodle Moot 2015 conference at a breakout session called "Moodle eCommunity Platform, a LMS for Everyone"

The Moodle plugin is called the "eCommunity Social Wall " and will transform the collaboration and sharing of knowledge within a course. Delivering this vision required a significant amount of planning, time and funding, which took over two years to secure.

Similar to the functionality of Facebook, Linkedin and Edmodo, the eCommunity Social Wall encourages social learning, getting users to interact with each other by creating posts and leaving comments. They can even attach resources and activities to share with others.

Seven Moodle Courses and Units added to the REMC MLO Portal

The Lakes Poets: An introductory module to the study of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey, commonly known as the Lakes Poets. This course is suitable for students with English as their first language and aged around 16 years old or more. It presents a general introduction to each poet while focusing on a well-known poem for each: "Daffodils", "Kubla Khan" and "The Cataract of Lodore". http://moodlehubpreview.remc.org/course/view.php?id=126

Psychology in Cinema: In this course we study three films: Spider, A Beautiful Mind, and Fight Club. The main focus of the course will be the ways in which psychosis is represented in the films in terms of
February 19, 2015

Google Play for Techs (click for flyer)

February 19, 2015, Muskegon ISD/REMC 4, $50,12-4:00p; registration-11:45a (afternoon snacks provided)

Google Play for Education Tablets are growing in popularity because of low cost and easy management. John Sowash from Sowash Ventures will guide tech staff as to the best strategies to deploy and manage Google Play for Education tablets. Learn how to provide teachers with rights to install and purchase content and directly manage the tablets in their classroom. Learn deployment strategies, important settings and best ways to support multiple students using a shared device. If you are responsible for supporting Google Play for Education Android tablets, this workshop is for you. A Google Play for Education compatible tablet is required. Access to the Google management console with managed of Google Play tablets is recommended. 3 SCECHs available pending approval. Register at: bit.ly/googleplaytechs


 February 19, 2015

Google Play for Teachers (click for flyer)

February 19, 2015, Muskegon ISD/REMC 4, $60, 4:30p-8:30 p; Registration-4:15p

Google Play for Education tablets are becoming a popular learning device in elementary classrooms. This beginner level workshop will help teachers get started using Google supported Android tablets to support student learning. Learn best practices for managing tablets whether you have tablet for every student or share tablets in a center. Learn how to find content (apps, books, movies) from the Google Play store and with appropriate rights, be able to install this content onto the tablets you manage. Explore the best resources to support your struggling students in reading, writing and math. John Sowash, from Sowash Ventures, will lead this workshop. Dinner will be provided. A Google Play for Education tablet is recommended. You are encouraged to also bring a laptop or Chromebook as an optional way to explore the Google Play store. 3 SCECHs available pending approval. Register at: bit.ly/googleplayteachers


March 4 - May 6, 2015

 REMC_MLO_LogoLearn to use the REMC MLO Portal to find resources that support exceptional online learning, and how to access online learning courses, units and lessons. These live facilitated learning opportunities are easy to participate in - just a computer and an Internet connection. Next opportunity is Wednesday, March 4 from 4:00-4:30p. Connection information is sent to you when you register. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/learnmloportal


March 5 - May 18, 2015

21t4t iPads  Interested in becoming an expert at integrating the use of iPads into your teaching and learning environment? If so, 21things4iPads is the course for you. Spring session will run March 5 - May 18, 2015. The session will include 1 face-to-face meeting at Kalamazoo RESA/REMC 12W and 4 virtual meetings with online work built into the schedule. There is a $35 fee associated with this session, which includes a light dinner, drinks, supplies, and 26 SCECHs (pending approval). If interested you may visit this website to explore the content of the course and/or check out the informational flyer . If you have questions, please contact Tina Tribu @ ttribu@kresa.org . If you would like to register for the course, please complete the form linked here .


 edcampoaisdEdCamp OAISD, March 7, 2015, 7:45a - 3:00p

At EdCampOAISD there will time for attendees to gather to share ideas, network, teach, and learn through mingling over food, as well as through attending a variety of conversations hosted by their colleagues.  Sponsored by Ottawa Area Intermediate School District and REMC 7. Contact: nne Thorp, athorp@oaisd.org

Location: Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Educational Services Center, 13565 Port Sheldon St., Holland, MI
Cost: Free
Registration and More Information: http://edcampoaisd.weebly.com/info--registration.html


March 18, 2015

Ed Tech Mi The EdTech Rally Planning Team is proud to announce that registration is open for the 2nd EdTech Rally @ MACUL! Last year's rally, as well as the Back-to-School EdTech Rally and Virtual EdTech Rally, have all been incredibly successful and we want to continue the momentum into MACUL this year. The highlights for this rally include...

Roundtable Sessions: New Tools, New ideas, and New connections. What's interesting, intriguing, and/or challenging right now?

Circles of Support: Rally around the challenge of one group member to prototype a working solution to an immediate need or problem related to technology integration, leadership or another pressing topic.

Ruckus After the Rally: An informal networking dinner meet-up @ the beautiful new Buffalo Wild Wings in downtown Detroit!

We encourage you all to attend and invite someone new...someone who is a leader locally that might be ready to take the next steps in helping more classrooms focus on modern learning strategies that technology can afford.

Click here to learn more and register the EdTech Rally @ MACUL. Registration capped at 75 attendees and is anticipated to sell out.

Hope to see you at MACUL!?

 


June 28 - July 1, 2015, Philadelphia

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Make plans to attend the world’s premier ed tech conference and expo — ISTE 2015 ! This annual event will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 28 through July 1, 2015.