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Upcoming Events

  • 13 Dec
    • Discovery Interactive Course 12:00 AM to 12:01 AM
      Discovery Interactive Course
      Date: Dec 13
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:01 AM
      Location: Virtual/Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Hours

      Description

      1

      Discover Resources in Discovery Education Interactive Course


      • Reflection question on topic

      1

      Engage Students in Discovery Education Interactive Course


      Reflection Questions on topic

      1

      Explore the Student Experience in Discovery Education Interactive Course


      Reflection Questions on topic

      1

      Designing Digital Lessons with Studio Interactive Course


      Reflection Questions on topic 

      1

      Course Reflection and Application Segment

    • Engaging Emergent Writers Through “author’s craft” Strategies (Grades K-2)
      Date: Dec 13
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Author’s Craft is a collection of processes, tools, and strategies to creating and structuring good writing based on a purpose. Explore a variety of craft strategies to empower student writers through using digital tools. Topics are partly based on the 6+1 Writing Traits, including Word Choice, Voice, Ideas, and Sentence Fluency. Additional topics include use of Details and author permissions such as use of Open Educational Resources. Walk away with additional strategies to add or augment your writer’s toolkit.

       

    • Engaging Developing Writers Through “author’s craft” Strategies (Grades 3-5)
      Date: Dec 13
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Author’s Craft is a collection of processes, tools, and strategies to creating and structuring good writing based on a purpose. Explore a variety of craft strategies to empower student writers through using digital tools. Topics are partly based on the 6+1 Writing Traits, including Word Choice, Voice, Ideas, and Sentence Fluency. Additional topics include use of Details and author permissions such as use of Open Educational Resources. Walk away with additional strategies to add or augment your writer’s toolkit.

       

    • Engaging Growing Writers Through “author’s craft” Strategies (Grades 6-8)
      Date: Dec 13
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Author’s Craft is a collection of processes, tools, and strategies to creating and structuring good writing based on a purpose. Explore a variety of craft strategies to empower student writers through using digital tools. Topics are partly based on the 6+1 Writing Traits, including Word Choice, Voice, Ideas, and Sentence Fluency. Additional topics include use of Details and author permissions such as use of Open Educational Resources. Walk away with additional strategies to add or augment your writer’s toolkit.

       

  • 3 Jan
    • Making the Most of Your Google Classroom
      Date: Jan 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:01 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Google Classroom is an easy way to organize and distribute your classroom assignments. You can even share documents through Classroom and create a two way conversation between you and your students. Learn all the ins and outs of Google Classroom and the many ways you can integrate multiple applications into Google Classroom. (e.g., Geogebra, Discovery, Flipgrid, edPuzzle, etc.) Learn how to add and grade assignments, post daily warms up, add parents and guardians, and much more!

    • A Practical Guide to Global Success Skills in the Classroom for the 21st Century and Beyond
      Date: Jan 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Global Success Skills (GSS) are critical to student development to ensure students can successfully navigate college and career opportunities. A 2016 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employees (NACE) identified a high need for entry-level students and employees to have practical skills in the following areas: leadership, communication, collaboration, and problem-solving.

      This course provides an in-depth understanding the Global Success Skills. Learn how to apply the skills in classroom instruction and professional growth lessons. Personalize learning experience by choosing areas to explore using the tools provided in class.



    • Applying Google Apps for Education in Chrome
      Date: Jan 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Google Apps for Education provides an expansive repertoire of tools for empowering students and managing instruction. Master the basics: how to create documents and share them with students, colleagues or parents. (1) Understand sharing options. (2) Navigate the Chrome Web Store to find and install apps targeted for student learning. (3) Install, explore and utilize new Google Apps and/or Chrome extensions that leverage the impact of technology integration and using Chromebooks. (4) Appreciate the transformation these tools have on teaching and learning by providing seamless access to information, not confined to the school day or classroom.

    • Assessment Tools for the Classroom
      Date: Jan 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Formative Assessment is an essential part of the learning process leading to student success. Using Formative Assessment, teachers involve students in ongoing self-assessment so they are aware of expectations, gauge where they are in their learning, and then adjust to close the gap between them. Learn about digital tools to support this process. Explore and use quiz and polling tools, interactive and video assessments, portfolios, interactive lessons, and online bulletin boards. Leave with new tools to engage and assist your students in taking responsibility for their learning and achievement.

    • Enhancing Instruction for All Learners
      Date: Jan 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Address diverse student learning needs with technology integration. Identify basic principles of universal design, differentiated instruction and best practice teaching strategies to enhance existing or new lessons or classroom activities. Apply these strategies using technology integration to improve learning. Learn to find and use interactive learning activities to address a variety of learning styles. Address learning barriers and support learners using technology tools.

    • Learning to use Open Educational Resources on #GoOpen Michigan
      Date: Jan 3
      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 the dynamic collections of OER on the #GoOpen Michigan website. OER are available/searchable by subject area, grade level, and standards. Educational resources include lesson plans, presentations, activities, assessments and much more.

    • My Classroom in a Digital Age 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      My Classroom in a Digital Age
      Date: Jan 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Don’t let your digital life consume you, cause you to lose your perspective, or sidetrack you! Learn and teach your students how to manage life’s digital demands and use digital tools efficiently to meet your responsibilities and goals. Examine your Digital Footprint, learn about tools to improve online safety and security, and customize your digital device(s) to manage your life. Gain knowledge to make smart choices about your digital environment, establishing efficiency, control, and balance.

    • OER to Support Competency-Based Education (CBE)
      Date: Jan 3
      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. Participants will learn about, explore, and implement OERs to support competency-based education (CBE). Competency-Based Education helps educators transition to a structure that personalizes education for students by creating flexibility and allowing students to progress through content by demonstrating mastery, rather than relying on seat time. CBE incorporates elements of flexible time, place, and pace while enhancing student agency through choice, voice, and authenticity.

    • Preparing Professional Presentations
      Date: Jan 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Learn to plan and deliver effective presentations targeted to adults. Use research-based practices for connecting with adult learners. Integrate various forms of presentation technology such as Padlet, Prezi, Google Slides, and more to maximize engagement. Use guidelines to create reliable session descriptions for marketing materials. Devise a simple process to secure feedback from session participants.

    • Social Media 1: Professional Development through Social Media
      Date: Jan 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Build comfort and confidence using social media for professional purposes. Explore and discover a range of social media tools and platforms to build a stronger, larger professional network. Optimize a network to support professional growth and develop new instructional ideas. Participants are introduced to tools for professional and instructional purposes and encouraged to choose and explore a few specific ones more deeply.  Learn about tools such as Twitter and Google. Reap the benefits of blogging and commenting. Excellent course for people new to social media or those who use social media for work.


  • 26 Jan
    • PLAYDATEMI: MEMSPA 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      PLAYDATEMI: MEMSPA
      Date: Jan 26
      Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 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.

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Keeping the conversation going…..join us for a Computer Science Slow Chat November 15th

REMC Association will be hosting Slow Chats the week of November 15th. We will be posting several questions over Twitter (@REMCassociation) to provide time for engagement and reflection regarding topics surrounding Computer Science. Specifically, the REMC Association slow chat will be focussing on the core concepts in the K12 Michigan computer science standards.

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PLAYDATEMI is a fun, unique way to learn and explore Computer Science for Michigan educators

The REMC Association is excited to offer PLAYDATEMI: Computer Science on December 8th.  This webinar-setting is a great way to explore computer science for a few hours in a fun and engaging way with educators throughout Michigan. Join us to learn about computer science apps, resources, tools and how to implement computer science standards into classrooms.

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December Webinar Series: Incorporating Computer Science Standards Into Your Thinking and Practices

What if adding computer science concepts throughout content areas was easier than you thought?  What if you were given practical ways to use what you already know and teach to give students the computer science skills they need for college and career readiness?  Look no further than December’s Incorporating Computer Science Standards into Your Thinking and Practices series.

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REMC SAVE Device Purchasing saved districts $31 million this year

REMC SAVE supports schools and students while saving time and money. Device Purchasing continues to help schools get devices in the hands of students and staff through competitive, aggregated volume bidding. $31 million was saved this year through Device Purchasing running from April through September 30th.

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