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Upcoming Events

  • 29 Oct
    • November Courses: Last Day to Register
      Date: Oct 29
      Location: Webinar, Instructor Led
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Monthly Schedule & Registration.

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

  • 1 Nov
    • Incorporating CSS: Engaging Emergent Writers Through “author’s craft” Strategies for Grades K-2
      Date: Nov 1
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. 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.

    • Incorporating CSS: Engaging Emergent Writers Through “author’s craft” Strategies for Grades 3-5
      Date: Nov 1
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. 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.

    • Incorporating CSS: Engaging Emergent Writers Through “author’s craft” Strategies for Grades 6-8
      Date: Nov 1
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. 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.

  • 2 Nov
    • Incorporating CSS: Remixing the 3R's into Something Better, Grades K-2
      Date: Nov 2
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. Currently, much of school is spent focusing on ELA and mathematics, which is important, but our students need more. In this webinar series, we will explore how to remix ELA and mathematics lessons into Something Better by engaging students with activities that are enhanced with computational thinking (CT) skills, such as decomposition and pattern recognition, that can be utilized in all subjects. We will be using a crosswalk to investigate examples of ELA's connections to computational thinking, Computer Science/Early Literacy Crosswalk for the K-2 webinar and curriculum connections from Michigan K-12 Computer Science Standards for the 3-5 and 6-8 webinars.

    • Incorporating CSS: Remixing the 3R's into Something Better, Grades 3-5
      Date: Nov 2
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. Currently, much of school is spent focusing on ELA and mathematics, which is important, but our students need more. In this webinar series, we will explore how to remix ELA and mathematics lessons into Something Better by engaging students with activities that are enhanced with computational thinking (CT) skills, such as decomposition and pattern recognition, that can be utilized in all subjects. We will be using a crosswalk to investigate examples of ELA's connections to computational thinking, Computer Science/Early Literacy Crosswalk for the K-2 webinar and curriculum connections from Michigan K-12 Computer Science Standards for the 3-5 and 6-8 webinars.

    • Incorporating CSS: Remixing the 3R's into Something Better, Grades 6-8
      Date: Nov 2
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. Currently, much of school is spent focusing on ELA and mathematics, which is important, but our students need more. In this webinar series, we will explore how to remix ELA and mathematics lessons into Something Better by engaging students with activities that are enhanced with computational thinking (CT) skills, such as decomposition and pattern recognition, that can be utilized in all subjects. We will be using a crosswalk to investigate examples of ELA's connections to computational thinking, Computer Science/Early Literacy Crosswalk for the K-2 webinar and curriculum connections from Michigan K-12 Computer Science Standards for the 3-5 and 6-8 webinars.

  • 3 Nov
    • Incorporating CSS: A Thousand Words is Just the Beginning for Early Learners, Grades K-2
      Date: Nov 3
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. While pictures can convey many different meanings, we now have a lot of different visual tools at our fingertips that we can use to collect and share information. There are many different ways students of all ages and their teachers can represent information, or data, visually that can help us support decisions, generate new ideas, and make predictions. This webinar will build on the use of visualization tools students may be familiar with, like charts and graphs, and include other digital tools that can be used to collect and share data, like word clouds, mind maps, infographics, interactive displays, and more.

    • Incorporating CSS: A Thousand Words is Just the Beginning for Early Learners, Grades 3-5
      Date: Nov 3
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. While pictures can convey many different meanings, we now have a lot of different visual tools at our fingertips that we can use to collect and share information. There are many different ways students of all ages and their teachers can represent information, or data, visually that can help us support decisions, generate new ideas, and make predictions. This webinar will build on the use of visualization tools students may be familiar with, like charts and graphs, and include other digital tools that can be used to collect and share data, like word clouds, mind maps, infographics, interactive displays, and more.

    • Incorporating CSS: A Thousand Words is Just the Beginning for Early Learners, Grades 6-8
      Date: Nov 3
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. While pictures can convey many different meanings, we now have a lot of different visual tools at our fingertips that we can use to collect and share information. There are many different ways students of all ages and their teachers can represent information, or data, visually that can help us support decisions, generate new ideas, and make predictions. This webinar will build on the use of visualization tools students may be familiar with, like charts and graphs, and include other digital tools that can be used to collect and share data, like word clouds, mind maps, infographics, interactive displays, and more.

  • 4 Nov
    • Incorporating CSS: Living Large in a Digital World, Grades 6-8
      Date: Nov 4
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. Even very young children may be interacting with others through the Internet. This can occur when they Facetime or Zoom with Grandma and Grandpa, when they play games on Mom’s or Dad’s phone, or when they queue up their favorite video on YouTube Kids. In this webinar, you’ll review protocols and procedures you can implement with your students to interact safely when they are online. You will learn tricks for helping learners create safe passwords they can remember and why that’s important for living in a digital world. Strategies students can use for working together online (and sometimes offline) will also be presented.

    • Incorporating CSS: Living Large in a Digital World, Grades 3-5
      Date: Nov 4
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. Even very young children may be interacting with others through the Internet. This can occur when they Facetime or Zoom with Grandma and Grandpa, when they play games on Mom’s or Dad’s phone, or when they queue up their favorite video on YouTube Kids. In this webinar, you’ll review protocols and procedures you can implement with your students to interact safely when they are online. You will learn tricks for helping learners create safe passwords they can remember and why that’s important for living in a digital world. Strategies students can use for working together online (and sometimes offline) will also be presented.

    • Incorporating CSS: Living Large in a Digital World, Grades K-2
      Date: Nov 4
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. Even very young children may be interacting with others through the Internet. This can occur when they Facetime or Zoom with Grandma and Grandpa, when they play games on Mom’s or Dad’s phone, or when they queue up their favorite video on YouTube Kids. In this webinar, you’ll review protocols and procedures you can implement with your students to interact safely when they are online. You will learn tricks for helping learners create safe passwords they can remember and why that’s important for living in a digital world. Strategies students can use for working together online (and sometimes offline) will also be presented.

  • 26 Nov
    • December Courses: Last Day to Register
      Date: Nov 26
      Location: Webinar, Instructor Led
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Monthly Schedule & Registration.

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

  • 8 Dec
    • PLAYDATEMI: Computer Science
      Date: Dec 8
      Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration. The PLAYDATEMI Computer Science webinar is for all Michigan educators, regardless of your experience with computer science, to join together for a couple hours to explore computer science. We will work together to learn about computer science related apps, resources, tools and how to implement the computer science standards with one another to support the work. There are no presenters, no experts and no agenda.  Simply time to play, tinker and explore all at no cost! 

      Participants attending the PLAYDATE receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

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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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November Webinar Series: Incorporating CSS 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 November’s Incorporating CSS into Your Thinking and Practices series.

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REMC Association welcomes two new Directors

The REMC Association is pleased to introduce Anna McCrumb and Peter Milne.

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CS for Michigan is taking registrations now

Register Today! The virtual CS for Michigan will be held on November 2nd from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to connect statewide work in the areas of Computer Science, MITECS and Computational Thinking. The event costs $39 per registration.

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REMC SAVE is hiring a Bidding Specialist

Applications are now being accepted for a Bidding Specialist position with REMC SAVE. Working collaboratively with the REMC SAVE team, this position will be responsible for coordinating, developing and analyzing bids related to the SPOT Connect requests. This position will also make award recommendations to the Project Director and communicate with statewide constituents.

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