The REMC Association has funded statewide resources to support quality teaching and learning and provide equity to Michigan's pre-K-12 students since 1973. A committee of REMC directors, chaired by the REMC Association's past president, is responsible for reviewing and recommending projects.
To qualify for consideration, a resource must include the following:
- Address improving educational opportunities for students.
- Support the needs of member REMCs.
- Have both statewide application and impact.
Blended Learning in the Classroom courses are led by trained instructors and prepare participants to effectively implement their own blended environment. This course is for classroom teachers with students of all ages. This course covers the theory, pedagogy and technical elements of online work in the blended classroom.
The REMC Classroom Makers (CMaker) project is a multi-year effort to provide local REMCs with maker training, curriculum, and materials to be used with their districts to support and expand curricula and learning.
The Connected Educator Series brings the ideas and practices of exceptional technology, using videos streamed directly to the desktops of teachers and administrators, to play at their convenience. Videos are easy to access, easy to use and cost effective.
Michigan Learns Online provides resources that assist educators in engaging their classrooms in online learning. It helps educators bring blended learning to every K-12 student in Michigan, anytime and anywhere.
MI Streamnet delivers streaming video to educators in Michigan and across the country. The project provides live and on-demand video resources to educators and the public including, professional development programming, curriculum content and coverage of other educationally-related government events.
The state of Michigan is divided into 28 Regional Educational Media Centers. The local centers are housed at intermediate school districts or regional education service agencies and often include a person dedicated to supporting the meaningful use of educational technology. These people form a statewide team known as RITS: REMC Instructional Technology Specialists. RITS members meet regularly to collaborate around state initiatives, share best practices, and generate new ideas to support Michigan learners. If you would like to connect with a RITS member please contact your REMC director (locate them here) or contact the RITS chair directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Statewide Aggregated Volume Education Bid (SAVE Bid) Project is provided as a service for the schools of Michigan. The project provides large volume bid prices on a variety of educational resources. Every dollar saved, is one more dollar spent on our students.
The Streaming Video Project provides Michigan educators access to nearly 300 full-length educational video titles, in the areas of health, mathematics, science and social studies and are aligned with the Michigan Curriculum Framework.
21Things4iPads is a blended professional development program in which participants learn through online video tutorials, webinars, readings and hands-on activities.
21Things4Students is an educational and online resource to help students improve their technology proficiency as they prepare for success in the 21st century.
21Things4Teachers provides a single site of free resources and tutorials for educators, meeting the international educational technology standards. The program offers anytime training to be used for professional development.