The REMC Association has funded statewide resources to support quality teaching and learning and provide equity to Michigan's pre-K-12 students since 1973. A committee of REMC directors, chaired by the REMC Association's past president, is responsible for reviewing and recommending projects.
To qualify for consideration, a project must:
- Address improving educational opportunities for students.
- Support the needs of member REMCs.
- Have both statewide application and impact.
The REMC Classroom Makers (CMaker) project is a multi-year effort to provide local REMCs with maker training, curriculum, and materials to be used with their districts to support and expand curricula and learning.
The Connected Educator highlights the ideas and practices of exceptional use of classroom technology through videos. While some of the technology you’ll see in these videos has changed or been updated since each video’s release, the creativity and forward thinking mindset of the educators profiled in these videos is the true focus.
Michigan Learns Online provides courses for online learning in the classroom.
MI Streamnet delivers live and on-demand video resources to educators and the public including, professional development programming, curriculum content and coverage of other educationally-related government events.
People Learning and Asking Y: Digital Age Teacher Exploration.
A new kind of event. NO presenters. NO agenda. Just PLAYing. Explore the tools you've never had time to try.
Provides K-5 educators with free resources and lesson ideas for integrating technology into activities in the classroom that prepare students for success in the real world. These resources are short lessons (20-30 minutes), organized by grade levels K-5. Each grade level addresses the MITECS competencies and the seven ISTE technology standards with the addition of a basic technolofy skills category for all ages.
The REMC SAVE is provided as a service for the schools of Michigan. REMC SAVE provides large volume bid prices on a variety of educational resources. Every dollar saved, is one more dollar spent on our students.
iPads in Action helps teachers fully utilize the functionality of iPads. It is designed to meet teachers and users at their skill level. The site consists of videos, step by step instructions and directions on how to use all the iPad’s features.
A free online curriculum to help middle school students improve their technology proficiency as they prepare for success in the real world. Its resources are aligned to state and national technology standards, and focus on helping students build information literacy and digital citizenship skills and be knowledgeable about Internet safety and cyberbullying. Students who complete project-based Quests in the 21 Things curriculum will be in an excellent position to further develop their skills and grow their effective use of technology as a tool for learning.
Provides a single site of free resources and tutorials for educators including self-paced modules for learning on your own time. Helps educators make connections between technology tools and best practice instructional strategies.
The REMC Instructional Technology Specialists (RITS) form a statewide team dedicated to supporting the meaningful use of educational technology. RITS members meet regularly to collaborate around state initiatives, share best practices, and generate new ideas to support Michigan learners. To connect with your local RITS member contact your REMC director or contact the RITS chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.