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REMC Workshops

REMC Workshops provide participants an opportunity to collaborate and delve into a current educational technology topic. Each workshop is designed to support educators and enhance instructional practices. Workshops are FREE and offer optional SCECHs for participation in all activities. 

REMC workshops are held in one of two ways:

  • Webinar - Instructor-led workshops offered virtually with synchronous meetings and may include asynchronous tasks and activities. 
    • Multi-day workshops range from 5-15 hours.
    • Single day workshop range from 2-5 hours
  • ​​​​​​​In Person - Instructor-led workshops offered at a local setting on various topics.

Upcoming Events

  • 7 Feb
    • Esports Academy 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Esports Academy
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Jackson County ISD
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops
      Day 1: Intro to Scholastic Esports - What is esports and how can it be used to engage students in the school community? Club Activation Mechanics - Starting a club in your school, marketing, parent information, team affiliation and registration. Steps to Successful Club Start-up. Club Structure, Club Charter & Governance - Providing roles for a variety of student strengths and interests **Lunch** Club Culture and Activities that Promote It - Esports as a team activity, engaging parents and the school community.  Getting Ready for Competition - Structuring practice, coaching tips, managing student players
      Day 2:General Manager Teach-back / Club Format Review. General Manager Presentations - Updates and feedback from participating schools. Best Practices - How to make the most of student participation going forward, structuring summer engagement/practice **Lunch** Best Practices Continued - How to make the most of student participation going forward, structuring summer engagement/practice. NASEF Closing Presentation
       
  • 8 Feb
    • Esports Academy 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Esports Academy
      Date: Feb 8
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops
       Day 1: Intro to Scholastic Esports - What is esports and how can it be used to engage students in the school community? Club Activation Mechanics - Starting a club in your school, marketing, parent information, team affiliation and registration. Steps to Successful Club Start-up Club Structure, Club Charter & Governance - Providing roles for a variety of student strengths and interests
      **Lunch Break**
      Club Culture and Activities that Promote It - Esports as a team activity, engaging parents and the school community. Getting Ready for Competition - Structuring practice, coaching tips, managing student players
      Day 2:General Manager Teach-back / Club Format Review. General Manager Presentations - Updates and feedback from participating schools. Best Practices - How to make the most of student participation going forward, structuring summer engagement/practice
      **Lunch Break**
      Best Practices Continued - How to make the most of student participation going forward, structuring summer engagement/practice. NASEF Closing Presentation
    • K-12 Military Awareness & Preparation eResources in MeL
      Date: Feb 8
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops

      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:
        February 8, 2022 7:00-8:00pm (Webinar)
        February 15, 2022 7:00-8:00pm (Webinar)
      • 1 hour - participants will participate in an online discussion
      • 2 hours - participants will apply what they have explored/learned by creating an activity that uses at least one of the eResources in MeL
       
  • 9 Feb
    • Esports Academy 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Esports Academy
      Date: Feb 9
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops
       Day 1: Intro to Scholastic Esports - What is esports and how can it be used to engage students in the school community?
      Club Activation Mechanics - Starting a club in your school, marketing, parent information, team affiliation and registration.
      Steps to Successful Club Start-up
      Club Structure, Club Charter & Governance - Providing roles for a variety of student strengths and interests
      **Lunch**
      Club Culture and Activities that Promote It - Esports as a team activity, engaging parents and the school community
      Getting Ready for Competition - Structuring practice, coaching tips, managing student players
      Day 2:General Manager Teach-back / Club Format Review
      General Manager Presentations - Updates and feedback from participating schools
      Best Practices - How to make the most of student participation going forward, structuring summer engagement/practice
      **Lunch**
      Best Practices Continued - How to make the most of student participation going forward, structuring summer engagement/practice
      NASEF Closing Presentation
  • 11 Feb
    • Intro to OER 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Intro to OER
      Date: Feb 11
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops
      In this session you will gain an understanding of what OERs “are” and “are not”, explore different types of resources that are OER, and learn how OERs fit into Creative Commons licensing allowing for free use by you.
    • Using #GoOpen Michigan 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Using #GoOpen Michigan
      Date: Feb 11
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops
      In this session you will learn what #GoOpen Michigan is, how to use the site including various ways to search effectively, and explore the repository for resources useful to your classroom.
    • Understanding OER Licensing
      Date: Feb 11
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops
      In this session you will explore Creative Commons licensing in more depth, along with how OERs leverage that licensing, and choose and create a CC license for your own use.
  • 14 Feb
    • Revise & Remix OER 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Revise & Remix OER
      Date: Feb 14
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops
      In this session you will explore what it means to both revise and remix OERs to develop new customized content for your classroom.
    • Creation & Publishing OER 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Creation & Publishing OER
      Date: Feb 14
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops
      In this session you will explore the steps for creating your own OERs, then learn how to publish your work on #GoOpen Michigan
    • Student Content Creation & Understanding Author Rights
      Date: Feb 14
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops
      In this session you will learn reasons to have students create OER content, about OER from the student perspective, and publishing OER content for a targeted audience.
  • 17 Feb
    • Introduction to Minecraft: Education Edition
      Date: Feb 17
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops
      Minecraft: Education Edition is a game-based learning platform that builds skills, unleashes creativity, and engages students in collaboration and problem-solving. This course shows how to navigate in Minecraft and access a wide range of lessons plans, mapped to grade level and curriculum standards in a variety of subjects. We’ll also touch on specific features designed for the classroom including accessibility options, assessment tools, and other settings.
  • 24 Feb
    • Microsoft OneNote for Educators
      Date: Feb 24
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops
      The ultimate tool for classroom organization, OneNote enables you to organize your lesson plans and course content in your own digital notebook, ensuring you keep track of every assignment and flash of inspiration. With a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities, OneNote for Education empowers students to create their best work.
  • 25 Feb
    • Discovery Interactive Event 12:00 AM to 12:01 AM
      Discovery Interactive Event
      Date: Feb 25
      Time: 12:00 AM to 12:01 AM
      Location: Virtual/Online
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops

      Hours

      Description

      1

      Discover Resources in Discovery Education Interactive Course


      • Reflection question on topic

      1

      Engage Students in Discovery Education Interactive Course


      Reflection Questions on topic

      1

      Explore the Student Experience in Discovery Education Interactive Course


      Reflection Questions on topic

      1

      Designing Digital Lessons with Studio Interactive Course


      Reflection Questions on topic 

      1

      Course Reflection and Application Segment

  • 3 Mar
    • Microsoft Accessibility for Education (Inclusive Learning Tools)
      Date: Mar 3
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops
      Every student is unique, with different strengths and abilities. Inclusive classrooms honor those differences, and Microsoft has created tools to support them. This 100-level training for educators introduces Microsoft Learning Tools, a set of inclusive features available in a wide range of apps and platforms that assist all learners in reading, writing, math, and communication.
  • 8 Mar
    • 6-12 Military Awareness & Preparation eResources in MeL
      Date: Mar 8
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Calendar: WW REMC Workshops

      In this course participants will explore the eResources (databases) in the Michigan eLibrary available for secondary students that address all aspects of entering and participating in the United States military. While we will look at databases with eBooks and articles, the primary content will come from the LearningExpress Library. In this resource students can learn extensively about each branch of the military, take ASVAB & CFAT practice tests, and understand different occupations that can be pursued after time served in the military.

      3 SCECHs available upon successful completion of:

      • 1 hours - participants will participate in a webinar covering the eResources available in MeL that can support 6-12 Military Awareness & Preparation on
        March 8, 2022 7:00-8:00pm (Webinar)
      •  1 hours - participants will participate in an online discussion
      • 1 hours - participants will apply what they have explored/learned by creating an activity that uses at least one of the eResources in MeL