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We empower teachers with free professional learning through virtual courses, face-to-face workshops, and hands-on training, all offering SCECHs.  

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We provide savings through large volume contracts for a variety of educational resources, including furniture, school and office supplies, software and digital services, and technology.

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Upcoming Events

  • 22 Jan
    • Promoting STEM Through Literature
      Date: Jan 22
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
      Location: REMC 15/Jackson County ISD, 6700 Browns Lake Rd, Jackson, MI 49201
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Promoting STEM Through Literature

      Registration.

      Use literature to get your students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by actively involving them in the design thinking process. Develop their inquiry and problem-solving skills, while helping them see that with perseverance, anyone can be innovative and invent new things! We will walk you through a lesson that begins with a reading activity and moves into the design thinking process, focusing on one of the Classroom Maker Kit items available for free checkout through your local REMC in Michigan.  All of our lessons are available for free, as well as 6 SCECH's for attending 1 of these 6 locations.

  • 23 Jan
    • Discovery Education Experience
      Date: Jan 23
      Time: 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM
      Location: Monroe County ISD, (REMC 19 East), 1101 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI 48161
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Discovery

      Registration.

      Learn what’s new with Discovery Education, including reading passages, lesson plans, digital interactives, virtual field trips, instructional strategies, VR, and more to share the world with your students. Includes breakfast, lunch and 5.5 SCECHs.

  • 28 Jan
    • Promoting STEM Through Literature
      Date: Jan 28
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
      Location: REMC 18 South/Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd #1100, Clinton Twp, MI 48038
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Promoting STEM Through Literature

      Registration.

      Use literature to get your students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by actively involving them in the design thinking process. Develop their inquiry and problem-solving skills, while helping them see that with perseverance, anyone can be innovative and invent new things! We will walk you through a lesson that begins with a reading activity and moves into the design thinking process, focusing on one of the Classroom Maker Kit items available for free checkout through your local REMC in Michigan.  All of our lessons are available for free, as well as 6 SCECH's for attending 1 of these 6 locations.

  • 29 Jan
    • PLAYDATE: New Teacher Academy
      Date: Jan 29
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: REMC 19 West/Lenawee ISD, 4107 N Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: PLAYDATE Calendar

      Registration.

      When teachers attend professional learning events, they often leave full of new knowledge and a list overflowing with new apps, programs and skills to try out.  However, once they return to their classrooms they lack the time and support to actually try out these new tools.

      The New Teacher PLAYDATE is for new Michigan educators to join together for a few hours to play. You’ll work together to learn about ed tech apps, programs and tools with one another. There are no presenters, no experts and no agenda.  Simply time to play, tinker and explore all at no cost

      6 SCECHs available only for attendance at one PLAYDATE.

      1/29/2020 Flyer

    • Connecting the Geo-Inquiry Process to Your Teaching Practice
      Date: Jan 29
      Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Virtual with one face-to-face meeting on January 29. See registration for details.
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration.

      During the Geo-Inquiry Process, teachers facilitate a learning experience in which students ask geographic questions, collect geospatial data, and then visualize that data in order to create a compelling story that drives action. In this course, the focus will be on teaching and learning using the Geo-Inquiry Process and incorporating the process into learners' teaching practice in a way that is appropriate to the subject(s) and grade(s). The course provides the tools and strategies, as well as insights about each of the five phases of the Geo-Inquiry Process.

      There are 6 sessions in this course. Learners will have one week to complete each session with the exception of Session 6, which is two weeks long.  30 SCECH's.

  • 31 Jan
    • Last day to register for the February 2020 Virtual Courses
      Date: Jan 31
      Location: Online
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Virtual Course

      Registration.

      The REMC Virtual Courses are free and open to Michigan school personnel. You can take courses “just to learn” or complete the course and assignments and earn SCECH credits. 

      All the courses are facilitated by Michigan educators.  Each course session lasts three (3) weeks and requires 10 hours of time to complete by participating in two, one (1) hour webinars OR listening to the recording of the webinar plus eight (8) hours for the reading, participation in discussion boards and written reflection. 

      10 SCECHs are available at no cost for successful completion of a session.

  • 5 Feb
    • May 2020 Virtual Course registration opens
      Date: Feb 5
      Location: Online
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Virtual Course

      Registration.

      The REMC Virtual Courses are free and open to Michigan school personnel. You can take courses “just to learn” or complete the course and assignments and earn SCECH credits. 

      All the courses are facilitated by Michigan educators.  Each course session lasts three (3) weeks and requires 10 hours of time to complete by participating in two, one (1) hour webinars OR listening to the recording of the webinar plus eight (8) hours for the reading, participation in discussion boards and written reflection. 

      10 SCECHs are available at no cost for successful completion of a session.

  • 6 Feb
    • Discovery Education Experience
      Date: Feb 6
      Time: 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM
      Location: Marquette-Alger RESA (REMC 21), 321 East Ohio Street, Marquette, MI 49855
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Discovery

      Registration.

      Learn what’s new with Discovery Education, including reading passages, lesson plans, digital interactives, virtual field trips, instructional strategies, VR, and more to share the world with your students. Includes breakfast, lunch and 5.5 SCECHs.

  • 6 Feb
    thru Feb 7
    • RITS Meeting
      Date: Feb 6 - Feb 7
      Location: Washtenaw ISD, 1819 S Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
      Calendar: Association
  • 11 Feb
    • REMC Association Business Meeting
      Date: Feb 11
      Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
      Location: MACUL Office, 520 S Creyts Rd, Lansing, MI 48917
      Calendar: Association
  • 12 Feb
    • PLAYDATE: REMC 20 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      PLAYDATE: REMC 20
      Date: Feb 12
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: REMC 20/Wayne RESA, 33500 Van Born Rd, Wayne, MI 48184
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: PLAYDATE Calendar

      Registration.

      At PLAYDATEs educators from around the area join together for a few hours and just play.  They work together to learn about ed tech apps, programs and tools with one another.  There are no presenters, no experts and no agenda.  Simply time to play, tinker and explore all at no cost!

      6 SCECHs available only for attendance at one PLAYDATE.

      2/12/2020 Flyer Google Doc

  • 14 Feb
    • Engineering - Classroom Makers
      Date: Feb 14
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Calhoun ISD, Gifford/Schultz Ed. Service Center, 17111 G Drive North Marshall MI 49068
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Classroom Makers

      Registration.

      Come explore how you can integrate engineering activities and tools into your classroom! Lunch provided.

  • 20 Feb
    • PLAYDATE: Counselor Edition
      Date: Feb 20
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: REMC 14 East/Genesee ISD
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: PLAYDATE Calendar

      Registration.

      At this focused PLAYDATE counselors from around the state will join together for a few hours and just learn from each other on the following topics- College Prep, Career Exploration, Military & Gen Schooling.  We will discover together programs, tools and other helpful topics from one another. There are no presenters, no experts, just sharing. Simply time to network, connect and explore all at no cost

      6 SCECHs available only for attendance at one PLAYDATE.

  • 22 Feb
    • CreATive Makers 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      CreATive Makers
      Date: Feb 22
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Monroe County Intermediate School District, 1101 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI 48161-9047
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: CreATive Makers

      Registration. Despite the popularity of the Maker Movement, Assistive Technology has often been viewed in a different light.  Assistive Technology, including activities and toys designed for children with special needs, continues to be expensive.  Makey Makey is a low-cost Maker product that can provide access. It is also a customizable intervention tool to address students’ special needs in a fun, meaningful and interactive way.

      Discover how Makey Makey can be used to help improve a student's fine motor, visual motor and gross motor skills; also strength, range of motion, sensory processing, cognitive skills and much more. Learn how Makey Makey provides many possibilities for Assistive Technology in this hands-on workshop. Participants will receive a Makey-Makey starter kit, supplies and tools.

      5 SCECH credits available for attendance at one (1) session.

  • 25 Feb
    • Maker to Math: Play with Math Through Sport
      Date: Feb 25
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Kalamazoo RESA, 1819 E. Milham Avenue Portage, MI
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Play with Math Through Sport

      Registration

      Math is everywhere. Many educators struggle with being creative in math lessons.  Having students play with math, will help educators improve their teaching and help students be engaged with hands-on, fun, math. Attendees will be able to improve math learning through play and have the opportunity to create high quality, engaging instructional environments where they will have the right tools and a rich source of information to help with their students success.  Each training participant will receive one Sphero Bolt and one Dribble Up Smart Ball of their choice.

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