About the REMC Association

The Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1969. Its members are the 28 local regional educational media centers operated through the intermediate school district structure.

Mission and Beliefs

The REMC Association of Michigan believes that it must provide proactive leadership to the Michigan educational community by participating with other organizations in building a vision that supports quality teaching and learning and provides equity to Michigan's pre-K-12 students.

The REMC Association of Michigan will accomplish this within the framework of the following principles:

  • Improve learning for all students.
  • Support constituents and improve teaching and learning statewide through future-focused collaboration, leadership and service.
  • Empower teachers to create high quality, engaging instructional environments when they have access to the necessary skills, tools and rich sources of information.
  • Provide effective cost savings through statewide cooperative purchasing, which allows local resources to be reallocated to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Advance statewide connectivity through delivery systems and infrastructure.

Executive Board, 2019-20

Andy Mann, REMC 4, President
Melinda Waffle, REMC 12 East, President-Elect
Tina Tribu, REMC 12 West, Past President
Mark Lyons, REMC 6, Secretary
Bob Frost, REMC 10, Treasurer
Laura Cummings, REMC 17, Member-at-Large
Sue Schwartz, Executive Director

The Association is an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

 

The Association provides these Classroom Resources, Professional Learning
and more for the Michigan K-12 Community

Classroom Resources to Improve Learning

Classroom Makers - Maker principles and design thinking foster students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills. They help educators create their own makerspace in the classroom where students can create, invent and learn using a variety of supplies, build prototype solutions to real-world challenges, answer questions, fail and retry – all while collaborating with their classmates. 


iPads in Action - Unlock the full potential of using iPads in the classroom. Whether you are new to iPads or an experienced user, iPads in Action helps you unlock the full potential of using iPads in the classroom. It features an in-depth review of iPad basics, settings and built-in and other apps that can be leveraged for integration of iPads in the classroom. 


MI Streamnet - Live and on-demand video resources. Teachers and students alike can access enriched and enhanced educational experiences, and districts can also upload their own, locally produced content to share statewide.


MiTechKids - Digital-age teaching and learning for K-5 educators. This tool features brief lessons with ideas and resources for integrating free technology resources into the classroom curriculum. It was created for teachers by teachers and aligned to support Michigan’s Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS).


21Things4Students - Students build technology competencies as they prepare for tomorrow’s careers. These engaging activities and projects easy to embed into any middle school content area or lesson. They help students become knowledgeable about information literacy and digital citizenship skills with a focus on internet safety and cyberbullying

REMC SAVE to Provide Savings

REMC SAVE - Provides large volume contracts for a variety of educational resources, including furniture, school and office supplies, software and digital services, and technology. The program saves time and money by providing bids compliant with the Michigan Revised School Code. By using REMC SAVE contracts, Michigan schools have saved nearly $1 billion since 1990. These savings can be used to extend additional learning opportunities to students.


Professional Learning to Empower Teachers

Free professional learning for all Michigan school personnel.

Virtual courses are convenient and free! Multiple courses are offered every month, facilitated by Michigan educators, and provide 10 free SCECH credits upon completion.

Workshops like PLAYDATES, Maker Summit, Coding and Drones, Dive into OER, Discovery Education Experience, Apple Learning Series and more are offered at no charge.

Learn at Your Own Pace units help educators make connections between technology tools and best practice instructional strategies. They can be used for self-paced learning and for professional development by schools or educational service agencies. Topics include coding, media literacy, personalized learning and much more.