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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
616-447-5672

Upcoming Events

  • 19 Jan
    • Microsoft Tools for Learning | Intro to Teams for Teachers
      Date: Jan 19
      Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Virtual Webinar
      Cost: Free!
      Calendar: Association

      Announcing Microsoft Tools for Learning, a free webinar series for educators. Microsoft 365, formerly Office 365, has tremendous tools for learning and teaching, especially for mixed environments that include both in-person and online instruction. 

      This webinar series gives educators the power to engage students and staff remotely, enhance and simplify collaboration, and increase accessibility.

      7 Workshops | 2 Hour Webinars with 2 SCECHs

      Free Registration: https://bit.ly/3icmACQ

  • 20 Jan
    • Classroom Makers: Maker Ed Kits for Remote Learning
      Date: Jan 20
      Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
      Location: Virtual/Webinar
      Cost: FREE!
      Calendar: Classroom Makers

      Registration.

      Join the REMC Association’s Classroom Makers to learn about Maker activities that can be supported during remote learning. We’ll use teacher/school provided materials to create Maker Ed Kits. Let’s get creative and inspire fun, engaging learning while students are at home!

      Receive a free $25 Amazon gift card for fully participating in this one-hour event.

      1 SCECH per session.

       

       

    • Discovery Education: Top 5 Things to Know About Using DE in Any Learning Environment
      Date: Jan 20
      Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Webinar
      Cost: FREE!
      Calendar: Association

      Session 1: Discovery Education Streaming continues to provide educators with resources, strategies, and tools for creating quality lessons using multi-modal digital resources. In this session we will review the basics of navigation, managing resources, personalizing the landing page, sharing resources with students, and locating on-demand support. Even experienced Discovery Education users should attend this session to learn about updates and recently created content.  

      1.5 SCECHs

      Free Registration:  https://bit.ly/3gMevU7

  • 26 Jan
    • Microsoft Tools for Learning | Intro to Teams for School Leaders
      Date: Jan 26
      Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Virtual Webinar
      Cost: Free!
      Calendar: Association

      Announcing Microsoft Tools for Learning, a free webinar series for educators. Microsoft 365, formerly Office 365, has tremendous tools for learning and teaching, especially for mixed environments that include both in-person and online instruction. 

      This webinar series gives educators the power to engage students and staff remotely, enhance and simplify collaboration, and increase accessibility.

      7 Workshops | 2 Hour Webinars with 2 SCECHs

      Free Registration: https://bit.ly/3icmACQ

  • 27 Jan
    • PLAYDATE to Support Remote Instruction
      Date: Jan 27
      Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Virtual/Webinar
      Cost: FREE!
      Calendar: Association

      At this focused PLAYDATE, Michigan educators will learn from each other around topics supporting remote instruction. Together, we will discover programs, tools and other helpful topics centered on remote learning. There are no presenters, no experts, just sharing.  This is simply time to network, connect and explore all at no cost! Participants who attend the full PLAYDATE date event will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. 

      Registration

    • Promoting STEM Through Literature
      Date: Jan 27
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Virtual/Webinar
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Association

      Registration.

      Use literature to get your students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by actively involving them in the design thinking process. Participants in this virtual  event learn to use these resources with students in a virtual environment and how to implement Design Thinking in virtual maker education

      ‚ÄčEach of the titles selected for the project shares a story where something was built or invented by designing, planning, gathering materials, and creating. In addition to strengthening literacy skills, your students will develop inquiry and problem-solving skills. They will also see that with perseverance, anyone can be innovative and invent new things. The project is available for free at stemandlit.com.

      The same session is being offered on three different dates and times.  Pick the one that works best for you.

      A box of materials (including a free book that is part of our project) will be shipped to each participant before the event.  

  • 29 Jan
    • Last day to register for the February 2021 Virtual Courses
      Date: Jan 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.