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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".

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
MI Learns Online (MLO) Webinar - February 4

REMC_MLO_LogoWebinar participants will learn how 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 Webinars are live facilitated web based learning opportunities that are easy to participate in requiring that the learner have a computer with an Internet connection. Register here:

Webinars are the first Wednesday of each month from 4:00 - 4:30p February 4, 2015 through May 6, 2015. Connecting information will be sent to you when you register.

For more information email Mike Souden,


Blended Learning in the Classroom Course - Winter 2015


Are you looking for blended teacher training? To check out  this free course Click Here.  There a 21 sessions across the state from which to choose!

The Blended Learning in the Classroom course begins with online work, and includes a face-to-face session a couple weeks after the course start date of January 12, 2015.

Some important information:

Participants will complete online course introductory activities PRIOR to the face-to-face.

You can expect to spend approximately 8 hours working on EACH course module.

The course runs for about 15 weeks.

There is the option to receive 62 SCECHs for successful completion of all coursework.

When registering, select the face-to-face session date & location most convenient for you. Details about each session can be found by clicking on the individual sessions.



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