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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

  • 7 Feb
    • Deeper Learning through Developing Master Students of Collaboration and Communication
      Date: Feb 7
      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.

    • Formative Assessment Tools that Support Teaching and Learning
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:01 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      Get ready to utilize free, online formative assessment resources in your classroom. Explore how technology and formative assessment methodologies can provide teachers with the tools to adapt to the changing needs of learners. Learn how online and paper/pencil tasks can uncover misconceptions, provide mastery of content, and support the learning process. Investigate research-based approaches to improve instruction and guide students to success.

    • Digital Citizenship - Practical Implementation
      Date: Feb 7
      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.

    • Dynamic Presentations 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Dynamic Presentations
      Date: Feb 7
      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.


    • Increasing Efficiency and Productivity
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      Become more productive, efficient and organized in your professional and personal life. Increase and improve productivity using apps and other simple technology.  In this independent learning unit, we introduce applications that are tried and true. Learn how to use them with students and in classrooms.  Tech Tip: When selecting an app, learn to use it regularly. For example, update and check a calendar each day. Or create tasks in a list app, then complete and check them off.  Tech Tip: Don’t try using everything at once. Start with one or two applications and then add more as needed.


    • Leading a Culture of Change in your School
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      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.

    • OER: Student-Designed OER for 21st Century Learning
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      Open Educational Resources (OER) are free, high quality, openly licensed educational tools that can be retained, reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed. Explore processes for engaging students in designing resources within the OER format to meet the needs of educators and their students through innovative practices such as Project Based Learning and Authentic Learning Experiences. This practice supports students' growth in the MITECS

    • OER: The What, Why, and How of Open Educational Resources
      Date: Feb 7
      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.

    • Searching Safely and Strategically
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      It has become essential for teachers and students to know how to search safely and efficiently to retrieve reliable information. The course provides educational database links to safe, accurate sites. Participants will also learn to evaluate information from the internet to determine its authenticity. Participants will also leave with a good grasp of what is available in Michigan eLibrary; FREE resources for every resident in Michigan.

    • Transforming Education - Maker Movement
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager write, in Invent to Learn, a book that some call the "maker in education bible" "Maker classrooms are active classrooms. In active classrooms one will find engaged students, often working on multiple projects simultaneously, and teachers unafraid of relinquishing their authoritarian role. The best way to activate your classroom is for your classroom to make something."
      In this introduction to the Maker Movement you will learn about the resources and techniques that teachers are using in the classroom to transform their classrooms and educational environments so that they emphasize making, inventing and creativity.

  • 7 Mar
    • Making the Most of Your Google Classroom
      Date: Mar 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:01 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      Google Classroom is an easy way to organize and distribute your classroom assignments. You can even share documents through Classroom and create a two way conversation between you and your students. Learn all the ins and outs of Google Classroom and the many ways you can integrate multiple applications into Google Classroom. (e.g., Geogebra, Discovery, Flipgrid, edPuzzle, etc.) Learn how to add and grade assignments, post daily warm-ups, add parents and guardians, and much more!

    • Coding in the Classroom 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Coding in the Classroom
      Date: Mar 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      Coding is becoming an essential classroom skill. It inspires critical thinking, engages students' problem-solving skills and promotes creativity. By combining coding and technology to tell stories and create, STEM becomes STEAM! Teachers and students can learn to code using several introductory coding programs designed for K-12 students. We will introduce several free coding platforms, hardware, plus teaching strategies and lessons so that participants will be comfortable coding by the course conclusion.




    • Foundational Elements of Literacy Instruction & Technology
      Date: Mar 7
      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.

    • Gamification for Student Engagement & Learning
      Date: Mar 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      Student engagement is a key element for learning and academic achievement. Gamification is a system of tools such as badges, achievements, levels, and leaderboards to engage participants. Explore how to combine strategies to inspire students to practice, study, and learn more academic content. These gamification strategies result in increased student-led learning, critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem-solving.

    • Media Literacy Toolkit 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Media Literacy Toolkit
      Date: Mar 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      In today’s world, young people are bombarded with media messages in a variety of formats. Help learners access, analyze, evaluate, create, and participate with these messages. To support students as they become critical thinkers, effective communicators, and active participants in society, it is crucial for them to learn how to effectively navigate all forms of media. Using REMC’s Media Literacy Toolkit, participants will build knowledge, discover resources, and create practical applications to integrate media literacy in various grade levels and/or content areas.

    • Media Literacy: Fake or Real? 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Media Literacy: Fake or Real?
      Date: Mar 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      Which media sites are reporting the truth? How to discern the difference between real and “fake” or false information? More importantly, can students differentiate between real and fake news? Most children have a difficult time discerning between what is real or fake, how to differentiate between an advertisement and a news article, and identifying where they got their news. We need to stop the cycle of passing forward news and information that has not been substantiated. This course will help educators and their students become smarter consumers and producers of information.

    • OER to Support Early Literacy 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      OER to Support Early Literacy
      Date: Mar 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      Open Educational Resources (OER) are free, high quality, openly licensed educational tools that can be retained, reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed. Participants will learn about, explore, and implement OERs to support early literacy initiatives. These resources may include Read Aloud, Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Letter/Sound Recognition, and Emergent Writing Tools; Tools for Enhancing Dramatic Play; Lesson, Unit, and Project Plans; Screening and Assessment Tools; Early Childhood Books in the Public Domain; Interactive Simulations and Game-based Learning Programs; Online Course Curricula and Professional Learning Programs (for teacher support); and Tools for Supporting ELL and Special Populations. Additionally, the course will build upon the Michigan Department of Education's Essential Instructional Practices for Early Literacy.

    • Practical Differentiated Instruction
      Date: Mar 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      Explore the instructional strategies that support diverse learners. Learn the six elements of differentiation. Understand common language for implementing practical differentiation. Impact success through thoughtful and intentional planning and implementation.

    • Using GSuite Tools to Design Authentic Learning Opportunities
      Date: Mar 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      Learn to use the SAMR model and the Depth of Knowledge (DOK) framework to make technology integration and use decisions. Explore using Google Classroom, Meet, Slides and Forms to design remote and blended lessons. Create authentic learning activities promoting critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, agency and voice.

    • Using SeeSaw to Inspire Learning
      Date: Mar 7
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:02 AM
      Location: Virtual / Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Courses

      SeeSaw creates a powerful learning loop between students, teachers, and families and can support remote learning, too. Students use built-in annotation tools (like draw+record, collage, video, and more) to capture what they know in the way that works best for them within Seesaw’s digital portfolio. Teachers gain insights and understand student thinking and progress — enabling them to teach better. Families connect by gaining a window into their student’s learning and engage with school happenings.