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Upcoming Events

  • 26 Jan
    • PLAYDATEMI: MEMSPA 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      PLAYDATEMI: MEMSPA
      Date: Jan 26
      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      The PLAYDATEMI: MEMSPA virtual workshop is for all Michigan educators who are interested in spending a couple hours to learn from each other around current topics in education. Together, we will discuss hot topics in leadership, the newest technology tools for success, creating personalized and effective professional development and emerging trends. There are no presenters, no experts, and no agenda. Simply time to play, tinker and explore all at no cost! 
  • 7 Feb
    • Deeper Learning through Developing Master Students of Collaboration and Communication
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:01 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Collaboration and communication are critical life skills used at home, school, and work. Teach students how to use these skills to succeed at home and in school. Improve classroom management as students take ownership of learning in partnership with teachers. The course is designed to promote positive change in instructional practice and support teamwork.

    • Formative Assessment Tools that Support Teaching and Learning
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:01 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Get ready to utilize free, online formative assessment resources in your classroom. Explore how technology and formative assessment methodologies can provide teachers with the tools to adapt to the changing needs of learners. Learn how online and paper/pencil tasks can uncover misconceptions, provide mastery of content, and support the learning process. Investigate research-based approaches to improve instruction and guide students to success.

    • Digital Citizenship - Practical Implementation
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      In a digitally connected world, students need guidance to navigate the world safely and professionally. Learn the ISTE indicators for Digital Citizenship to build a knowledge foundation. Present practical applications for students. Guide students in developing plans to navigate high speed communication, job opportunities, social media, personal security and more.

    • Dynamic Presentations 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Dynamic Presentations
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Learn best practices for using a variety of presentation applications. Gain dynamic performance insights.  Build your presentation confidence! Learn about the different presentation programs available for FREE to educators and students. By the time the course is done the participant will have either enhanced a presentation created beforehand or create a new presentation to share with students or colleagues. Learn how to connect with your audience by using polling, interactives, video and images from the public domain.


    • Increasing Efficiency and Productivity
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Become more productive, efficient and organized in your professional and personal life. Increase and improve productivity using apps and other simple technology.  In this independent learning unit, we introduce applications that are tried and true. Learn how to use them with students and in classrooms.  Tech Tip: When selecting an app, learn to use it regularly. For example, update and check a calendar each day. Or create tasks in a list app, then complete and check them off.  Tech Tip: Don’t try using everything at once. Start with one or two applications and then add more as needed.


    • Leading a Culture of Change in your School
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Explore the essential needs of Leadership and Culture. This course is designed for school, district, and teacher leaders who wish to implement a change effort in their school or schools. Leaders is a broad category, and can include coaches, teachers, technology specialists, aspiring leaders, or other interested in supporting school change.  This course will focus on technology initiatives and other ideas that incorporate change.

    • OER: Student-Designed OER for 21st Century Learning
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Open Educational Resources (OER) are free, high quality, openly licensed educational tools that can be retained, reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed. Explore processes for engaging students in designing resources within the OER format to meet the needs of educators and their students through innovative practices such as Project Based Learning and Authentic Learning Experiences. This practice supports students' growth in the MITECS

    • OER: The What, Why, and How of Open Educational Resources
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Open Educational Resources (OER) are free, openly licensed, high-quality tools that allow users to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute them for educational purposes. In this course, participants will:

      • Build an understanding of OERs.   

      • Discover ways to use OER to differentiate instruction.

      • Learn where to find free image and audio resources, online books, videos, audiobooks, interactive simulations, game-based learning, lesson plans, textbooks, online courses, and much more.

      • Explore how to use OER to develop or enhance a unit, lesson, or project to meet the diverse needs of learners.

      • Share resources and collaborate across geographic boundaries to ensure learners have equitable access to up-to-date and innovative materials.

      Participants create an authentic lesson, unit, or project that uses an OER to enhance student learning. Participants also develop a plan for creating an OER that fills an unmet need in their professional practice.

    • Searching Safely and Strategically
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      It has become essential for teachers and students to know how to search safely and efficiently to retrieve reliable information. The course provides educational database links to safe, accurate sites. Participants will also learn to evaluate information from the internet to determine its authenticity. Participants will also leave with a good grasp of what is available in Michigan eLibrary; FREE resources for every resident in Michigan.

    • Transforming Education - Maker Movement
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager write, in Invent to Learn, a book that some call the "maker in education bible" "Maker classrooms are active classrooms. In active classrooms one will find engaged students, often working on multiple projects simultaneously, and teachers unafraid of relinquishing their authoritarian role. The best way to activate your classroom is for your classroom to make something."
      In this introduction to the Maker Movement you will learn about the resources and techniques that teachers are using in the classroom to transform their classrooms and educational environments so that they emphasize making, inventing and creativity.

    • Esports Academy 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Esports Academy
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Jackson County ISD
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Day 1: Intro to Scholastic Esports - What is esports and how can it be used to engage students in the school community? Club Activation Mechanics - Starting a club in your school, marketing, parent information, team affiliation and registration. Steps to Successful Club Start-up. Club Structure, Club Charter & Governance - Providing roles for a variety of student strengths and interests **Lunch** Club Culture and Activities that Promote It - Esports as a team activity, engaging parents and the school community.  Getting Ready for Competition - Structuring practice, coaching tips, managing student players
      Day 2:General Manager Teach-back / Club Format Review. General Manager Presentations - Updates and feedback from participating schools. Best Practices - How to make the most of student participation going forward, structuring summer engagement/practice **Lunch** Best Practices Continued - How to make the most of student participation going forward, structuring summer engagement/practice. NASEF Closing Presentation
       
  • 8 Feb
    • Esports Academy 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Esports Academy
      Date: Feb 8
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW Calendar
       Day 1: Intro to Scholastic Esports - What is esports and how can it be used to engage students in the school community? Club Activation Mechanics - Starting a club in your school, marketing, parent information, team affiliation and registration. Steps to Successful Club Start-up Club Structure, Club Charter & Governance - Providing roles for a variety of student strengths and interests
      **Lunch Break**
      Club Culture and Activities that Promote It - Esports as a team activity, engaging parents and the school community. Getting Ready for Competition - Structuring practice, coaching tips, managing student players
      Day 2:General Manager Teach-back / Club Format Review. General Manager Presentations - Updates and feedback from participating schools. Best Practices - How to make the most of student participation going forward, structuring summer engagement/practice
      **Lunch Break**
      Best Practices Continued - How to make the most of student participation going forward, structuring summer engagement/practice. NASEF Closing Presentation
    • K-12 Military Awareness & Preparation eResources in MeL
      Date: Feb 8
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      In this course participants will explore the eResources (databases) in the Michigan eLibrary available for elementary and secondary students with a keen eye toward all things related to the United States military. With rich content in PebbleGo, Britannica, eBook K-8 Collection, eBook High School Collection, Primary Search, MasterFILE Complete and LearningExpress Library, students at all levels can read, listen and view resources to give them a better understanding of what it takes to enter each branch of the military and what the expectations are once they are accepted.

      5 SCECHs available upon successful completion of:

      • 2 hours - participants will participate in two webinars covering the eResources available in MeL that can support K-12 Military Awareness & Preparation:
        February 8, 2022 7:00-8:00pm (Webinar)
        February 15, 2022 7:00-8:00pm (Webinar)
      • 1 hour - participants will participate in an online discussion
      • 2 hours - participants will apply what they have explored/learned by creating an activity that uses at least one of the eResources in MeL
       
  • 9 Feb
    • Esports Academy 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Esports Academy
      Date: Feb 9
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW Calendar
       Day 1: Intro to Scholastic Esports - What is esports and how can it be used to engage students in the school community?
      Club Activation Mechanics - Starting a club in your school, marketing, parent information, team affiliation and registration.
      Steps to Successful Club Start-up
      Club Structure, Club Charter & Governance - Providing roles for a variety of student strengths and interests
      **Lunch**
      Club Culture and Activities that Promote It - Esports as a team activity, engaging parents and the school community
      Getting Ready for Competition - Structuring practice, coaching tips, managing student players
      Day 2:General Manager Teach-back / Club Format Review
      General Manager Presentations - Updates and feedback from participating schools
      Best Practices - How to make the most of student participation going forward, structuring summer engagement/practice
      **Lunch**
      Best Practices Continued - How to make the most of student participation going forward, structuring summer engagement/practice
      NASEF Closing Presentation
  • 11 Feb
    • Intro to OER 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Intro to OER
      Date: Feb 11
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      In this session you will gain an understanding of what OERs “are” and “are not”, explore different types of resources that are OER, and learn how OERs fit into Creative Commons licensing allowing for free use by you.
    • Using #GoOpen Michigan 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Using #GoOpen Michigan
      Date: Feb 11
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      In this session you will learn what #GoOpen Michigan is, how to use the site including various ways to search effectively, and explore the repository for resources useful to your classroom.
    • Understanding OER Licensing
      Date: Feb 11
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      In this session you will explore Creative Commons licensing in more depth, along with how OERs leverage that licensing, and choose and create a CC license for your own use.

News

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Erin Luckhardt named REMC 2 North Director

The REMC Association is pleased to introduce Erin Luckhardt as the new director for REMC 2 North. Erin is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Charlevoix-Emmet ISD. Prior to her current role, Erin taught secondary social studies, served as a district technology coach and worked for Michigan Virtual providing professional learning across the state. 

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Military Awareness & Preparation for Counselors

REMC Association is pleased to partner with the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) to help school counselors meet the Military Awareness & Preparation requirement. Under the revised school code, renewing a school counselor credential must include 5 hours professional development covering military career options.

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Position Announcement: REMC SAVE is hiring a Director

Applications are now being accepted for the Director of REMC SAVE. The REMC Association is seeking to contract with an individual to manage its REMC SAVE purchasing program. REMC SAVE provides large volume contracts and pricing for a wide variety of educational resources for Michigan schools and eligible agencies.

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CSforAll now has a monthly newsletter for all things Computer Science

Looking for ways to sharpen your skills in all things Computer Science?  Look no further than the CSforALL monthly newsletter. They offer a free subscription and the newsletter is filled with opportunities for students to engage with computer science, resources to bring computer science into your classroom and tools to engage and support learning.

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21 Things 4 Students added to MERLOT.org

The REMC Association is pleased to share that 21 Things 4 Students was peer-reviewed by MERLOT.org and added as a link in their federated repository of learning projects. MERLOT only accepts the highest level of resources that meet a standard of high quality content, potential effectiveness as a teaching tool and ease of use.

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PLAYDATEMI: MEMSPA is set for January 26th

PLAYDATEMI: MEMSPA is set for Wednesday, January 26th. This virtual workshop is for all Michigan educators interested in spending a few hours to learn from each other around current topics in education. Join us to discuss hot topics in leadership, the newest technology tools for success, creating personalized and effective professional development and emerging trends.

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