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REMC RITS Group

REMC Instructional Technology Specialists (RITS)

Michigan's 28 Regional Educational Media Centers are housed at intermediate school districts. The REMC staff often includes people who support the meaningful use of educational technology in the classroom.  Together these people form a statewide team known as the REMC Instructional Technology Specialists (RITS).

In general, these specialists provide:

  • coaching
  • direct support for local educators
  • customized professional learning
  • opportunities to learn and explore in a "safe" environment
  • awareness of trends 
  • and much more

RITS members meet together regularly to collaborate, coordinate statewide professional learning, share best practices, and develop and implement new ideas to support Michigan learners. 

Find Your Local Remc Instructional Technology specialist

Enter the county where your school is located or the name of the ISD/RESA that serves your school in a search box below. 

CONTACT RITS GROUP

Keith Tramper
RITS Chair, 2019-2021

Upcoming Events

  • 14 Jun
    • iPads in Action: Teaching with iPad Basics
      Date: Jun 14
      Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      iPad opens up new ways to teach and learn. Out of the box, iPad is ready to help you do everyday things — and not-so-everyday things — in ways that are intuitive, simple, and fun. Transform iPad into a book, a camera, an assistant, a sketchpad, and more to help you throughout the school day. Specific app focus: Various native iPad apps (Safari, Settings). 2 SCECHs. Registration.

    • iPads in Action: Interactive Worksheets with Pages
      Date: Jun 14
      Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Intuitive tools in Pages make it easy to customize fonts and add images, movies, audio clips, shapes, and your own drawings to any document. Create reports, newsletters, posters, and more using a variety of beautiful templates. You can even make interactive books that readers can view on virtually any device. 2 SCECHs. Registration.

    • iPads in Action: Animating with Keynote
      Date: Jun 14
      Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Learn to use Keynote as an effective tool for storytelling. Create a scene with shapes and images. Learn to bring your scene to life with animations, transitions, and audio. 2 SCECHs. Registration.

  • 15 Jun
    • iPads in Action: Infographics with Numbers
      Date: Jun 15
      Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      The flexible canvas in Numbers lets you organize and explain data through colorful charts, summary tables, photos — even video — in lab reports, budgets, project plans, and reports. 2 SCECHs. Registration.

    • iPads in Action: iMovie for iPad
      Date: Jun 15
      Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Create movies that include titles, music, and effects — all with videos and photos taken on your iPad. Then share them to introduce new lessons, reenact historic events, demonstrate lab procedures, or document a community event. 2 SCECHs. Registration.

    • iPads in Action: GarageBand for iPad
      Date: Jun 15
      Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Intuitive tools make it simple to play instruments and add your voice, loops, or sound effects. Make songs that reinforce vocabulary, record poetry verses, or compose soundtracks for your own documentary films. 2 SCECHs. Registration

  • 16 Jun
    • iPads in Action: Engaging Videos with Clips
      Date: Jun 16
      Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Clips is a fun app that lets educators and students easily create and share fun and engaging videos. We’ll show you how educators can use Clips to create instructional videos for exploring new skills and ideas — and how students can make videos to share what they’ve learned. 2 SCECHs, Registration.