July 2023

REMC Summer Inservice

REMC Directors and Instructional Technology Specialists (RITS) came together for two days of learning, collaborating and planning for the year ahead. Kicking-off this year’s summer inservice was Author Eric Sheninger, who wrote Disruptive Thinking in our Classrooms.

Sheninger shared his experiences and strategies to help prepare learners for an unpredictable world. He outlined the latest digital tools that can be used to focus on critical competencies and to support personalized learning. Each attendee was given the book and book notes ahead of the inservice to enrich their time spent together.

Another important aspect of the Summer Inservice is providing time for RITS and Directors to network with our SAVE Vendors. The attending vendors are able to bring samples of awarded supplies and equipment and are provided time to learn about each REMC’s needs and upcoming purchases. REMC SAVE is a free service of the REMC Association of Michigan for all schools, nonprofits and public agencies statewide. REMC SAVE contracts allow purchasing a variety of products at highly competitive prices without the need to bid locally. REMC SAVE has put more than $150 million back into school budgets in 2022.

At the Annual Banquet, held on the last evening, we honored outgoing President, Mark Lyons, and welcomed Heather Kowalski as the 2023 President. We also honored our Making IT Happen award winners, Judy Bowling and Kerry Guiliano. 

The 2023 Summer Inservice was a great success!