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REMC_MLO_Logo Topics of interest to you in the January 2016 issue of the MI Learns Online Newsletter include:

  • Moodle - Version 3.0 and Speech Recognition
  • Differentiating Instruction in Projec-Based Learning
  • Videos or in-class lectures...what works best?

New Courses Added to MI Learns Online

REMC_MLO_LogoLooking for online learning lessons and units you can adapt for your classroom?  Check out the MI Learns Online Courses!

Here are the 5 newest additions.

Exploring Space - teaches basic information about our solar system. By completing each step, students learn about planets, stars, and other objects in space. Course lessons are separated into boxes. Each topic should take you about an hour to complete, but if you don't have a whole hour, you can do each step in pieces. Grades K-4.


What is a Science Fair - Our science fair is completed in class and showcased in a digital format. A digital format means once a project is completed, the end product, along with pictures of the steps along the way, is put online and students can view each other's projects. You will have the opportunity to view a number of projects from both 6th grade teams. Grades 5-8.


Travel and Tourism - Traveling is part fun and part work! In order to have a great time you need to do a lot of planning. You have all the same basic needs when you travel that you do at home. You need to eat, sleep somewhere, and get around. There are a lot of details just GETTING to your destination. Will you take an airplane or drive? Do they use the same money as you do? Are there any diseases you need to be extra cautious of? Do you have a place to stay? Do you speak the language? Grades 7-9.


Speak: Elements of Fiction and Critical Lenses - Explores three critical lenses, some intermediate-level elements of fiction, and works on reading and vocabulary strategies with an eye toward solid comprehension. The novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is required. Grades 8-10.



Great Lakes Ecology - An overview of the Great Lakes throughout time. As a student you will discover how the Great Lakes were formed into their present state and what current changes will shapes the future of these amazing lakes.We will look at many factors including: ecology, industry, history, current research and more. Brought to you by the Duluth Aquarium.



REMCs Offer Days of Discovery-You're Invited

Discovery REMC image Designed specifically for Michigan educators, these FREE unique day of learning and networking will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate your curriculum using the latest 21st century tools and Discovery Education resources.

Dive into deeper integration by exploring how to maximize the enhancements and resources Discovery Education has to offer. Discover how Discovery Education can inspire students to explore and apply content in purposeful, authentic, and exciting ways.

With information on integrating technology for substance and for meaningful results, this workshop is appropriate for learning leaders - such as instructional coaches, technology integration specialists, library media specialists, and curriculum teams - as well as educators and administrators.




Save the Date: Personalized Learning Conference

logo The Personalized Learning Conference will be held at Kent ISD on May 4, 2016. All educators who want to learn more about personalized teaching and learning are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Our goal with this conference is to build awareness and understanding of how to personalize teaching and learning for the purpose of increasing student learning outcomes. We will also focus on how to implement personalized learning through mastery learning and system-alignment.

Registration opens on January 4 at 8AM.  For additional updates about the conference, please visit the conference website at

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