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Upcoming Events

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

      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 ended Jun 13
      Date: Jun 20
      Time: 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Registration has closed.

      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. 
    • Increase Math Engagement with Technology
      Registration ends 7/4/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Increase Math Engagement with Technology
      Registration ends Jul 4
      Date: Jul 8
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Incorporating technology into the math classroom offers a range of benefits that enhance the teaching and learning experience. Participants explore classroom management resources, math tech tools, and math routines to increase number sense, classroom discourse, and more that make math fun and engaging for ALL ages.
    • Integrating Technology Into Your K5 Classroom
      Registration ends 7/4/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Integrating Technology Into Your K5 Classroom
      Registration ends Jul 4
      Date: Jul 8
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Explore K-5 lessons that integrate technology using MITECS and ISTE Standards for Students. For technology coordinators and K-5 classroom teachers, this course will dive into technology skills students should master at each grade level. Participants will access 100’s of free tutorials and activities that integrate technology into ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, and the Arts, and learn about the newest technology tools available that are appropriate for K-5 classrooms.
    • Integrating Technology with the Foundational Elements of Literacy Instruction
      Registration ends Jul 4
      Date: Jul 8
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Learn the foundational elements of literacy development from kindergarten through high school, uncovering why some students might struggle with reading content. You will also explore ways technology helps amplify critical thinking in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The final deliverable in this relevant course is a tech-integrated literacy lesson that you can use in your classroom this year. (For secondary teachers who teach other disciplines besides English Language Arts, you will design a lesson based on the disciplinary literacy that supports your content.)
    • Leading a Culture of Change in Your School
      Registration ends 7/4/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Leading a Culture of Change in Your School
      Registration ends Jul 4
      Date: Jul 8
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      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.
    • Learning to use Open Educational Resources on #GoOpen Michigan
      Registration ends 7/4/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Learning to use Open Educational Resources on #GoOpen Michigan
      Registration ends Jul 4
      Date: Jul 8
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      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.
    • PBL for Growing Student Voice
      Registration ends 7/4/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      PBL for Growing Student Voice
      Registration ends Jul 4
      Date: Jul 8
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Project Based Learning (PBL) is an excellent strategy for helping students take ownership of their learning through authentic learning experiences. Explore the core building blocks for effective PBL. Design a PBL unit to implement for all learners.
  • 9 July
    • Doodle for Your Noodle Cohort 7: July 1, 2024 - September 30, 2024
      Registration ends 6/20/2024
      5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Doodle for Your Noodle Cohort 7: July 1, 2024 - September 30, 2024
      Registration ends Jun 20
      Date: Jul 9
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Virtual
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      With the demands of life that educators face in their personal and professional lives, it can sometimes be difficult to channel creativity into teaching and learning.  This course is designed to teach you the art of sketchnoting, a visual note-taking technique that combines drawings, typography, and symbols to create engaging and memorable and visually appealing notes.  By learning the fundamental principles of sketchnoting and how to apply them to your content, you will be able to build confidence and create visually engaging and effective visual representations of content that will help you remember and understand information better.

      Please Note: as materials will be mailed to participants for this session, you will be asked to confirm your participation via email 3 weeks prior to the start date.  If you choose not to respond to the confirmation email we will unregister you so a waitlist participant may join. 

  • 5 August
    • Assessment Tools for the Classroom
      Registration ends 8/1/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Assessment Tools for the Classroom
      Registration ends Aug 1
      Date: Aug 5
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      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.
    • Digital Citizenship - Practical Implementation
      Registration ends 8/1/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Digital Citizenship - Practical Implementation
      Registration ends Aug 1
      Date: Aug 5
      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.


    • Dynamic Presentations
      Registration ends 8/1/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Dynamic Presentations
      Registration ends Aug 1
      Date: Aug 5
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      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.
    • Energize Student Writing Through Author Craft
      Registration ends 8/1/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Energize Student Writing Through Author Craft
      Registration ends Aug 1
      Date: Aug 5
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Energize students to level up their writing across all styles and content? Explore author’s craft through the writing process structure. Help writers improve their craft through immersive experiences where they explore and sculpt ideas into meaningful drafts to share with various audiences. Join us on this writing journey.
    • Game-based Learning to Build Student Understanding & Engagement
      Registration ends 8/1/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Game-based Learning to Build Student Understanding & Engagement
      Registration ends Aug 1
      Date: Aug 5
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Games have been used as a learning tool for centuries. Chess was used to teach strategic thinking as far back as the Middle Ages. The genesis of Kindergarten in the mid-1800s was Friedrich Fröbel’s ideas of learning through play. Game-Based Learning (GBL) can help students learn content by reviewing content and practicing assessments. Explore the power of GBL beyond content reviews and board game creations. Design powerful GBL experiences to increase student engagement and understanding.
    • Making the Most of Your Google Classroom
      Registration ends 8/1/2024
      12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Making the Most of Your Google Classroom
      Registration ends Aug 1
      Date: Aug 5
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Begin work anytime.
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Google Classroom is an easy way to organize and distribute your classroom assignments. You can share documents through Classroom, and create safe, two-way conversations between you and your students. Learn all the ins and outs of Google Classroom including how to add and grade assignments, post daily warm ups, add parents and guardians, and much more. Plus, we’ll show you the many ways you can integrate multiple applications into Google Classroom. (e.g., Geogebra, Discovery, Flipgrid, edPuzzle, etc.)

Register for July courses and earn 10 SCECHs

Are you ready to supercharge your teaching arsenal with cutting-edge tools and strategies, all while earning FREE SCECHs? REMC courses are designed to ignite your passion for innovative teaching methods and enhance classroom engagement. All courses can be taken from the convenience of your home and when the time is right for you. 

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Sarah Wood honored with Making IT Happen Award

The REMC Association of Michigan is pleased to honor Sarah Wood with the 2024 Making IT Happen award. This prestigious award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. Since its inception, more than 500 educators from around the world have received the award.

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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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