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Upcoming Events

  • 3 June
    • Constructing Your Blended Learning Classroom
      Registration ends 5/30/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Constructing Your Blended Learning Classroom
      Registration ends May 30
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      "How do you take the best of the new tools and skills you used during virtual learning, and make them work in your face-to-face classroom? What new strategies does this open up for better connection with your students in all circumstances? 
      This course will provide you with resources to support learning and increase efficiency when teaching. You will leave this course with tools and strategies that will minimize and often prevent disruption in student learning."
       
    • Designing Learning Opportunities with Google Tools
      Registration ends 5/30/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Designing Learning Opportunities with Google Tools
      Registration ends May 30
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Create learning activities to promote critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, agency and voice. Use frameworks such as the SAMR model and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) as a guide for successful technology integration. Utilize Google Classroom, Meet, Slides and Forms to design engaging learning experiences for students of all ages.
    • Digital Citizenship - Practical Implementation
      Registration ends 5/30/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Digital Citizenship - Practical Implementation
      Registration ends May 30
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      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.


    • Enhancing Instruction for All Learners
      Registration ends 5/30/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Enhancing Instruction for All Learners
      Registration ends May 30
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      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.
    • Igniting Student Curiosity with Inquiry and Technology
      Registration ends 5/30/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Igniting Student Curiosity with Inquiry and Technology
      Registration ends May 30
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      What makes YOU curious? Students who ask questions engage themselves in learning to find answers as curiosity is the simplest and most effective way of learning. Join other educators as we spark our curiosity about the importance of asking questions. Explore how to nurture a culture of inquiry in the classroom by helping students formulate great questions in their learning and how to integrate technology to ignite and sustain critical thinking.

    • Multimedia Tools to Engage Students
      Registration ends 5/30/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Multimedia Tools to Engage Students
      Registration ends May 30
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Participants will learn about technology tools that help students communicate their ideas creatively and clearly, and that demonstrates their knowledge and competency skills. Experience how the application of digital animation and video tools can enhance your lessons and engage your students. Expand the opportunities for creative communication, collaboration, and expression while meeting Michigan Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS). Experience and try-out free multimedia resources that present opportunities for building digital portfolios and as an assessment that demonstrates learning. Explore free media creation options that students can use to create digital artifacts.
    • My Classroom in the Digital Age
      Registration ends 5/30/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      My Classroom in the Digital Age
      Registration ends May 30
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      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. 
    • Student Engagement through OER Creation
      Registration ends 5/30/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Student Engagement through OER Creation
      Registration ends May 30
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Explore OER resources and how students can access, create, and publish their learning products to demonstrate their learning. Providing students the space and opportunities to utilize some or all of these steps takes their learning to a deeper level as it teaches them about audience purpose and digital citizenship rights of licensing materials.
    • Using SeeSaw to Inspire Learning
      Registration ends 5/30/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Using SeeSaw to Inspire Learning
      Registration ends May 30
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      SeeSaw creates a powerful learning loop between students, teachers, and families and can support remote learning, too. Students use built-in annotation tools (like draw+record, collage, video, and more) to capture what they know in the way that works best for them within Seesaw’s digital portfolio. Teachers gain insights and understand student thinking and progress — enabling them to teach better. Families connect by gaining a window into their student’s learning and engage with school happenings.
    • Using Virtual Reality in Education
      Registration ends 5/30/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Using Virtual Reality in Education
      Registration ends May 30
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Virtual Reality (VR) brings learning to life! Using VR, students can explore natural habitats, experience a beating human heart, or visit other planets. Explore the what, why, and how of integrating VR into classroom instruction. Discover how VR is changing classrooms and engaging students. Learn how virtual reality can unlock potential, personalize learning, and allow students to become content producers rather than just content consumers. Create a VR experience to support teaching or professional development.
  • 11 June
    • Unveiling the Future: Fundamentals of AI
      Registration ends 6/6/2024
      4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
      Unveiling the Future: Fundamentals of AI
      Registration ends Jun 6
      Date: Jun 11
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Gain understanding of Generative AI and its distinctions from traditional AI, along with the vital skill of prompt engineering to effectively engage with AI tools. Delve into the capabilities and limitations of popular AI chatbots like ChatGPT, Gemini, Copilot, and Perplexity. Connect with MI educators to learn how others think about and apply Generative AI in their work. The session promises a collaborative learning experience, empowering participants to apply newfound knowledge seamlessly. 

  • 13 June
    • Responsible AI: Examining Risks and Best Practices in Education
      Registration ends 6/6/2024
      4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
      Responsible AI: Examining Risks and Best Practices in Education
      Registration ends Jun 6
      Date: Jun 13
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Delve into the legal and ethical implications associated with leveraging AI to enhance teaching, learning, and operational aspects, addressing critical areas such as student privacy, data protection, and responsible AI practices. Join us as we navigate the complexities of AI implementation and dive into strategies to mitigate potential risks with AI and equity gaps for students. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights and connect with like-minded professionals around the ethical integration of AI in education. 

  • 17 June
    • Student-Centered Learning Across Michigan Cohort 8: June 17, 2024 to August 5, 2024
      Registration ends Jun 13
      Date: Jun 17
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:01 AM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      In this learning opportunity, we will utilize Modern Classrooms Project’s free course to pause, reset and create a local support structure as you work to design your own elements of a blended, self-paced, and mastery-based classroom. The Modern Classrooms Project is a nonprofit that has developed an instructional framework grounded in blended, self-paced, mastery-based learning that leverages technology to foster human connection, authentic learning, and social-emotional growth.

       In this 6 week largely asynchronous, self-paced course, we’ll work to design learning for your students that makes it easier to meet the needs of all your students (even when they’re absent), allows you to have a clearer picture of student learning, and includes a blended learning framework to allow you to work with smaller groups of students while the learning continues in your classroom.

      This Virtual course will be offered: 

      Cohort 1 - October 31, 2022 - December 11, 2022

      Cohort 2 - January 9, 2023 - February 19, 2023

      Cohort 3 - April 10, 2023 - May 21, 2023

      Cohort 4 - July 10, 2023 - August 27, 2023

       Cohort 5 - October 30, 2023 to December 11, 2023

      Cohort 6 - January 8, 2024 to February 19, 2024

      Cohort 7 - April 15, 2024 - May 27, 2024

      Cohort 8 - June 17, 2024 to August 5, 2024

  • 18 June
    • Transformative Teaching with AI: Enhancing Instructional Practices & Efficiency
      Registration ends Jun 13
      Date: Jun 18
      Time: 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Explore the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence on instructional practices and efficiency. Delve into how AI tools can help educators create personalized and differentiated instructional materials, meeting the diverse needs of students with heightened efficiency. Uncover the potential for AI to streamline teacher tasks and automating routine responsibilities. AI is currently impacting teaching and learning in known and unknown ways. Come engage in dialog with other educators about the ways that you want to utilize AI in the educational environment. 

  • 20 June
    • Learning with AI: Revolutionizing Assessment & Cultivating Student AI Literacy
      Registration ends Jun 13
      Date: Jun 20
      Time: 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Explore assessment through the lens of AI and consider how AI can foster inclusivity and personalization in measuring student learning. Investigate the dynamic capabilities of AI tools to generate various forms of assessments, create rubrics, and provide students with timely, individualized feedback. Additionally, discover strategies for cultivating AI literacy in students, encompassing foundational knowledge, awareness of risks and ethical implications, and critical assessment skills for AI outputs. Come collaborate with MI educators on strategies for improving assessment given the unique challenges and opportunities with Generative AI. 

  • 8 July
    • Cybersecurity Practices
      Registration ends 7/4/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Cybersecurity Practices
      Registration ends Jul 4
      Date: Jul 8
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Cybersecurity Practices explores what is cybersecurity, resources to help support your organization, and a review of best practices to follow for protecting and keeping safe your organization's network. Every person in an organization has a responsibility to practice good cybersecurity skills, which are also beneficial in one's personal life.

       Objectives:

      • Explore the importance and value of Cybersecurity

      • Identify essential practices to protect myself and my organizations

      • Learn how to help their learners grow in their understanding and practices regarding cybersecurity

    • Developing Student Media Literacy
      Registration ends 7/4/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Developing Student Media Literacy
      Registration ends Jul 4
      Date: Jul 8
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      We are all immersed daily in media and exposed to various types of messaging from the time we get up until we go to bed.  Help your learners access, analyze, evaluate, create, and even interact with media messaging to become effective communicators and critical thinkers.  You will use REMC’s Media Literacy Toolkit to build your knowledge around media literacy, discover resources for use with your learners, and create practical applications to integrate media literacy in your classroom, regardless of the grade level or content area(s) you teach.
    • Effective Online Classroom Communication Strategies
      Registration ends 7/4/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Effective Online Classroom Communication Strategies
      Registration ends Jul 4
      Date: Jul 8
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Make the most of your online presence while complimenting your traditional classroom! Effectively use your district’s course management tool and/or a classroom website for organized communication with students and parents.  Learn how to organize your online classroom/website, best methods for communicating online with students and parents, and how to create or locate online quality resources that will make your online presence successful. 

June course registration ends May 30th

Are you looking to enhance your classroom engagement and equip yourself with valuable tech skills? Take advantage of a FREE REMC course designed to empower educators like you with innovative tools and strategies to boost student success and foster an interactive learning environment.

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AI Survey to gather input on future educator needs

REMC has joined over a dozen prominent statewide education groups to help build common understanding and promote ethical AI use in schools. Led by the AI Statewide Workgroup and Michigan Virtual’s AI Lab, this initiative aims to gather information through an anonymous survey to help build statewide support for educators.

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Dive deeper into AI with REMC's new webinar series

Are you intrigued by the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) but find yourself wanting more knowledge and understanding? If so, we have exciting news for you! The REMC Association of Michigan is thrilled to announce a unique webinar series tailored specifically for educators like you, aimed at delving into various AI topics and fostering collaborative learning experiences.

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Improved search tool makes saving your school money easier than ever

Find all your school and office supplies, furniture, technology, software and digital services at REMC SAVE.  Our updated search engine helps you locate an item quickly using a few keywords. Once a selection is made, you will find item descriptions, pricing, item numbers and vendor contact information. All purchases are made directly through the awarded vendors. 

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