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Professional Learning | Empower Teachers

REMC Courses

REMC Courses provide participants an opportunity to enhance personal or professional learning. Courses are an exploration of technology tools or instructional practices to strengthen learning through classroom integration. Individual REMC courses provide educators with SCECHs or you can pursue a focused pathway and earn a REMC Microcedential. All courses are facilitated by Michigan educators. 

Each course 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. 

Clicking on any calendar event will reroute you to our registration website - Wisdomwhere.  You will need to create an account or login to your account to reserve your spot.

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 REMC Courses

      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 REMC Courses

      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 REMC Courses

      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 REMC Courses
      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 REMC Courses

      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 REMC Courses

      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 REMC Courses

      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 REMC Courses

      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 REMC Courses

      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 REMC Courses

      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 REMC Courses

      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 REMC Courses

      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.