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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REMC Director Shannon Degan Recognized by MACUL
award Shannon Degan, REMC 15 Director, was named the recipient of Technology Coordinator of the Year during this month's MACUL annual conference March 18-20, 2015 at Cobo Center in Detroit.


In addition to TRIG's award, the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) named the recipients of its Outstanding Technology-Using Teacher, Technology-Using Educator, Technology Coordinator of the year, and the Frank Miracola 21Things Educational Excellence awards. The awards recognize and honor MACUL members who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the use of technology to improve education. MACUL will honor the six educators

MACUL named Joanna Van Raden, Luther C. Klager Elementary School, Manchester Community Schools, as the Outstanding Technology-Using Pre K-12 Classroom Teacher; Andrew Steinman, Educational Technology Consultant, Kent Intermediate School District as the Outstanding Technology-Using Educator; and Shannon Degan, Director of Technology and Collaborative Services, Jackson County Intermediate School District, winner of the Technology Coordinator of the Year.

The award winners will receive gifts presented by representatives from several education technology companies. In addition, all winners will be nominated by MACUL for recognition by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

MACUL also named the team of Tosha Miller and Julie Leach, List Elementary School, Frankenmuth School District, as the runner-up of the Outstanding Technology-Using Pre K-12 Classroom Teacher, and Jillian Johnson, Technology Interventionist, Wayne-Westland Community Schools as the runner-up of the Outstanding Technology-Using Educator.

MACUL and the REMC Association of Michigan (REMCAM) named Sarah White, Chippewa Valley Schools as the recipient of the Frank Miracola 21Things Educational Excellence award. Ms. White is an instructional Technology Coordinator at Chippewa Valley
Schools.

Founded in 1975, MACUL is a 13,500 member non-profit organization dedicated to bringing educators from all levels together to ignite learning through meaningful collaboration and innovation. Please visit www.macul.org for more information about MACUL initiatives.

Read the press release here: http://www.macul.org/downloads/grants__awards/press_release_macul_2015_20150325_111504_1.pdf

Moodle Support Series for Teachers & Moodle Admins

moodle logo This soon-to-begin series provides classroom teachers and Moodle administrators with extended learning about Moodle.  It is an extension of the learning that occurs each year at the MI Moodle Moot. Chris Kenniburg, Dearborn Public Schools, and Andy Mann, REMC 4/Muskegon ISD are the lead instructors for the 2015-16.  The first two sessions are schedule for April 23, 2015 and May 14, 2015.

Socialwall Course Format Installation: Learn how to install, configure and tweak this plug-in to create a more 'user-friendly' on ramp for Moodle using teachers.  Will also cover how to create a course, configure course settings, blocks to use, add content and more through the Socialwall plug-in. Date/Time: April 23, 2015, 10:00-11:00a. Location: Google Hangout, click here to join.

Add Smarter Balance Type Questions with Question Plugins: The Performance Assessment Social Studies Thinking (PASST) project is a series of Social Students Assessment supported through Moodle. Learn the steps to get this installed onto your Moodle server along with which Moodle Question Type Plug-ins to install. These plugins allow the questions in the courses to work as required. Date/Time: May 14, 2015, 10:00-11:00a.  Location: Google Hangout, click here to join.

 

 

 

 


 

 

3rd Annual Connected Educator UnConference

CES unconferenceA mashup of educational technology & conversation, this is an opportunity to get you moving with an innovative classroom! The #ConnectedEDU Un/Conference features active learning experiences alongside and led by innovative Michigan educators! NOW ONLY $20!

April 18, 2015, 8:00a-3:00p, Jackson Area Career Center, 6700 Browns Lake Road, Jackson

Click here for more information and to register. 

Mixing Sources, Amplifying Voices

Tory Hicks As the inputs continue to multiply, how can we help students find, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources? More importantly, how can we help them craft digital writing in effective ways, utilizing the information that they have found to develop multimedia texts? Bring your favorite device, because in this interactive workshop, presented by Dr. Troy Hicks, we will explore a variety of web-based tools and mobile applications to help students mix together a variety of sources and amplify their digital voices.

April 23, 2015, 8:30-3:30, Washtenaw ISD,1819 S Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, $35 fee

 

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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.


April 1 - 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, April 1 from 4:00-4:30p. Connection information is sent to you when you register. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/learnmloportal


April 18, 2015

CES unconferenceA mashup of educational technology & conversation, this is an opportunity to get you moving with an innovative classroom! The #ConnectedEDU Un/Conference features active learning experiences alongside and led by innovative Michigan educators! NOW ONLY $20!

April 18, 2015, 8:00a-3:00p, Jackson Area Career Center, 6700 Browns Lake Road, Jackson

Click here for more information and to register.

 


April 23, 2015

Tory Hicks As the inputs continue to multiply, how can we help students find, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources? More importantly, how can we help them craft digital writing in effective ways, utilizing the information that they have found to develop multimedia texts? Bring your favorite device, because in this interactive workshop, presented by Dr. Troy Hicks, we will explore a variety of web-based tools and mobile applications to help students mix together a variety of sources and amplify their digital voices.

April 23, 2015, 8:30-3:30, Washtenaw ISD,1819 S Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, $35 fee, Registration link


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.