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Upcoming Events

  • 11 Jul
    • Deeper Learning Through Developing Master Students of Collaboration and Communication
      Date: Jul 11
      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.

    • Applying Google Apps for Education in Chrome
      Date: Jul 11
      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.

    • Constructing Your Blended Learning Classroom
      Date: Jul 11
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      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.

    • Creating Instructional Videos for the Classroom
      Date: Jul 11
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar
      Video has made an impact on learning for decades. Now it is easy to create and edit your own instructional videos to teach a concept to students and colleagues using FREE online applications. Learn about best practices for video creation, various video creation applications that fit the educational need, basic video editing, and sharing videos.
    • Digital Citizenship - Practical Implementation
      Date: Jul 11
      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.

    • Digital Tools for Classroom Collaboration
      Date: Jul 11
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      It’s easy to communicate and collaborate with almost anyone anywhere, anytime just by clicking a button. Educators can use the same collaborative tools in the classroom to engage students in learning, collaboration, and critical thinking. Learn to use collaborative tools for projects. Teach students to give and receive constructive feedback from fellow classmates to students around the world. Explore tools for note-taking, multimedia bulletin boards, and more.

    • Dynamic Presentations 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Dynamic Presentations
      Date: Jul 11
      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.


    • Engaging Students in a Personalized Classroom
      Date: Jul 11
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      This class focuses on personalizing content delivery to support student achievement by giving students control over their own learning environment. Participants will learn about student voice and choice, using tools that customize student’s strengths and needs. The course offers fun and engaging interactive resources for educators to use with their students. Classroom structure and flexible seating options are also shared, these strategies impact student behavior and learning outcomes. This is an independent learning unit.

    • Foundational Elements of Literacy Instruction & Technology
      Date: Jul 11
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      Learn the foundational elements of literacy development from kindergarten through high school, combined with the importance of teaching critical thinking skills. Elementary educators will gain an understanding of the developmental stages of reading and writing. Secondary educators will uncover why some students struggle with reading content. Experience differentiated technology integration. Discover new technology tools and resources to aid teaching.

    • Game-based Learning to Build Student Understanding & Engagement
      Date: Jul 11
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      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.

    • Multimedia Tools to Engage Students
      Date: Jul 11
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      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.

    • OER: The What, Why, and How of Open Educational Resources
      Date: Jul 11
      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.

  • 19 Jul
    • K-12 Military Awareness & Preparation eResources in MeL
      Date: Jul 19
      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:
        July 19, 2022 7:00-8:00pm (Webinar)
        July 26, 2022 7:00-8:00pm (Webinar)
      • 1st hour - participants will participate in an online discussion
      • 2nd hour - participants will apply what they have explored/learned by creating an activity that uses at least one of the eResources in MeL
       
  • 25 Jul
    • Esports Institute 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Esports Institute
      Date: Jul 25
      Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Winding Brook Conference Center
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      The Esport Institute provides facilitation and consultation to participating schools and districts seeking to establish an Esports plan that includes two or more programs for students to participate (eg. casual clubs, competitive clubs, teams, intramural sports, content creation and production, courses). Building or district teams will build a 3 year implementation plan, creating a clear and concrete pathway for successful communication to their stakeholders and steps for providing all interested students inclusion into esports and school culture.

       

  • 26 Jul
    • Esports Institute 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Esports Institute
      Date: Jul 26
      Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Winding Brook Conference Center
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      The Esport Institute provides facilitation and consultation to participating schools and districts seeking to establish an Esports plan that includes two or more programs for students to participate (eg. casual clubs, competitive clubs, teams, intramural sports, content creation and production, courses). Building or district teams will build a 3 year implementation plan, creating a clear and concrete pathway for successful communication to their stakeholders and steps for providing all interested students inclusion into esports and school culture.

       

  • 27 Jul
    • Esports Institute 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Esports Institute
      Date: Jul 27
      Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Winding Brook Conference Center
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      The Esport Institute provides facilitation and consultation to participating schools and districts seeking to establish an Esports plan that includes two or more programs for students to participate (eg. casual clubs, competitive clubs, teams, intramural sports, content creation and production, courses). Building or district teams will build a 3 year implementation plan, creating a clear and concrete pathway for successful communication to their stakeholders and steps for providing all interested students inclusion into esports and school culture.

       

  • 1 Aug
    • Create Screencasts for Your Classroom
      Date: Aug 1
      Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Genesee ISD
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      This is a multi-day hybrid workshop experience where you will create a learning object that includes a screencast as another method for content sharing with your students, and share it on the #GoOpen Michigan site.  During the working learn tips to creating screencasts, how to include them in your learning object (eg. lesson plan, classroom activity), how to share your work on the #GoOpen Michigan site, and about Mi Streamnet.

      Michigan Virtual is a proud cosponsor/partner of this event

  • 3 Aug
    • Create Screencasts for Your Classroom
      Date: Aug 3
      Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      Location: Genesee ISD
      Calendar: WW Calendar

      This is a multi-day hybrid workshop experience where you will create a learning object that includes a screencast as another method for content sharing with your students, and share it on the #GoOpen Michigan site.  During the working learn tips to creating screencasts, how to include them in your learning object (eg. lesson plan, classroom activity), how to share your work on the #GoOpen Michigan site, and about Mi Streamnet.

      Michigan Virtual is a proud cosponsor/partner of this event

News

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New Officers elected to REMC Association Executive Board

New REMC Executive Board members took office on June 17th, after a vote by the Association in May. These individuals not only serve in their local REMCs, they have also agreed to step-up and serve in a leadership role.

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K-12 Military Awareness & Preparation for Counselors

If you are a counselor we have you covered! We are running a special repeat opportunity to ensure all counselors are able to meet the Military Awareness & Preparation requirement.

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Register for summer learning opportunities

Now that summer is here, you can take advantage of great REMC courses from the convenience of your home. Registration is now open for REMC July courses and there are tips, tricks and new skills to make planning for next year a breeze!

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You're invited to attend #BBAF2022 Conference in Lansing

REMC is pleased to share an upcoming event from our partner organizations. Building a Better Assessment Future Conference will be held August 3-4 at MSU’s Kellogg Center.

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