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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
616-364-1333 x5672

Upcoming Events

  • 15 Nov
    • PLAYDATE: Assistive Technology, hosted by REMCs 6, 12 East & 15
      Date: Nov 15
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Battle Creek Math and Science Center, 171 Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: PLAYDATE Calendar

      Registration.

      Think about the last time you attended an ed tech professional learning event. Oftentimes we leave full of new knowledge and a list overflowing with new apps, programs and skills to try out. However, once we return to the "real world" we lack the time and support to actually try out these new tools.

      The Assistive Tech PLAYDATE is for all Michigan educators join together for a few hours to explore assistive technology. They work together to learn about edtech apps, programs and tools with one another to support the work. There are no presenters, no experts and no agenda.

      Simply time to play, tinker and explore.

      6 SCECHs available only for attendance at one PLAYDATE.

  • 18 Nov
    • Promoting STEM Through Literature
      Date: Nov 18
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Kent ISD (REMC 8) Conference Center, 1633 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Promoting STEM Through Literature

      Registration.

      Use literature to get your students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by actively involving them in the design thinking process. Develop their inquiry and problem-solving skills, while helping them see that with perseverance, anyone can be innovative and invent new things! We will walk you through a lesson that begins with a reading activity and moves into the design thinking process, focusing on one of the Classroom Maker Kit items available for free checkout through your local REMC in Michigan.  All of our lessons are available for free, as well as 6 SCECH's for attending 1 of these 6 locations.

  • 21 Nov
    thru Nov 22
    • RITS Meeting
      Date: Nov 21 - Nov 22
      Location: Kent ISD, 2930 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
      Calendar: Association
  • 29 Nov
    • Last day to register for the December 2019 Virtual Courses
      Date: Nov 29
      Location: Online
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Virtual Course

      Registration.

      The REMC Virtual Courses are free and open to Michigan school personnel. You can take courses “just to learn” or complete the course and assignments and earn SCECH credits. 

      All the courses are facilitated by Michigan educators.  Each course session lasts three (3) weeks and requires 10 hours of time to complete by participating in two, one (1) hour webinars OR listening to the recording of the webinar plus eight (8) hours for the reading, participation in discussion boards and written reflection. 

      10 SCECHs are available at no cost for successful completion of a session.

  • 3 Dec
    • Implement Digital Citizenship Using Google’s Be Internet Awesome
      Date: Dec 3
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: REMC 10/Tuscola Technology Center, c1401 Cleaver Rd, Caro, MI 48723
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Upgrade Your Teaching and Learning Using Google

      Registration.

      In this hands on professional development session attendees will learn how to implement and leverage Google’s free digital citizenship curriculum.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and create integration plans to support effective digital safety in their classroom. Suggested for grade levels: 2-6.

    • Maker to Math: Play With Math Through Sport
      Date: Dec 3
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: REMC 19 West, Lenawee ISD, 4107 N Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Play with Math Through Sport

      Registration

      Math is everywhere. Many educators struggle with being creative in math lessons.  Having students play with math, will help educators improve their teaching and help students be engaged with hands-on, fun, math. Attendees will be able to improve math learning through play and have the opportunity to create high quality, engaging instructional environments where they will have the right tools and a rich source of information to help with their students success.  Each training participant will receive one Sphero Bolt and one Dribble Up Smart Ball of their choice.

  • 4 Dec
    • March 2020 Virtual Course registration opens
      Date: Dec 4
      Location: Online
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Virtual Course

      Registration.

      The REMC Virtual Courses are free and open to Michigan school personnel. You can take courses “just to learn” or complete the course and assignments and earn SCECH credits. 

      All the courses are facilitated by Michigan educators.  Each course session lasts three (3) weeks and requires 10 hours of time to complete by participating in two, one (1) hour webinars OR listening to the recording of the webinar plus eight (8) hours for the reading, participation in discussion boards and written reflection. 

      10 SCECHs are available at no cost for successful completion of a session.