Welcome to PLAYDATE

Participants in a recent PLAYDATE share the highlights of their day at Oakland Schools/REMC 17

People Learning and Asking "Y": Digital Age Teacher Exploration

 

Our 2019-20 PLAYDATES are Listed Below.

REgister For A session Here.
 

  • October 4 at REMC 14 East/Genesee ISD, Flyer

  • October 18 at REMC 5/Gratiot-Isabella RESD (Winding Brook)

  • November 15 at Battle Creek Math and Science Center, REMC 12 West/Kalamazoo RESA, Focus: Assistive Technology

  • December 11 at REMC 12 West/Kalamazoo RESA, Focus: Minecraft, Education Edition, Flyer

  • December 13 at REMC 14 East/Genesee ISD, Focus: Minecraft, Education Edition, Flyer

  • January 29 at REMC 19 West/Lenawee ISD, Focus: New Teacher Academy,  Flyer

  • February 12 at REMC 20/Wayne RESA, Flyer

  • February 20 at REMC 6/Birch Run Schools, Focus: Counselor Edition

  • May 4 at REMC 8/Kent ISD in partnership with REMC 12 West

 

What is PLAYDATE?

PLAYDATE is a new kind of conference event.

NO presenters. NO agenda. Just PLAYing.

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.

At PLAYDATEs educators from around the area join together for a few hours and just play.  They work together to learn about ed tech apps, programs and tools with one another.  There are no presenters, no experts and no agenda.  Simply time to play, tinker and explore all at no cost!

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Participant Feedback

“I loved the unstructured time. Having a chance to really experiment with these new tools was amazing!”

“Opportunity to connect, explore, and plan with others. Rare to have time to think at PD, but we had that time and great resources to answer questions.”

“I liked how we were able to have time to work at our own pace.”

“The opportunity to learn something new, hear others' ideas, play with something new and leave refreshed to go back to my classroom and refresh my lessons.”

“I had time to discover things and ask questions that may be applicable in my classroom using technology.”

Organizing a PLAYDATE

The Pack & P.L.A.Y. toolkit shows you how to facilitate a PLAYDATE starting from before the event all the way through the after the event evaluation.  Also includes details on how to setup registration.

Hosting a PLAYDATE

Anyone can host a PLAYDATE but sometimes having a little financial support helps to make the day go more smoothly.  Apply here to be considered for funding from the REMC Association of Michigan.

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Select a session below to learn more and to register.

  • 15 Nov
    • PLAYDATE: Assistive Technology, Battle Creek Math & Science Center, REMC 12 East, Kalamazoo RESA
      Date: Nov 15
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Battle Creek Math and Science Center, REMC 12 East, Kalamazoo RESA
      Calendar: PLAYDATE Calendar

      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 (AT) 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 all at no costRegister Here.

      6 SCECHs available only for attendance at one PLAYDATE.

  • 11 Dec
    • PLAYDATE: Minecraft, Education Edition, REMC 12 West, Kalamazoo RESA
      Date: Dec 11
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: REMC 12 West, Kalamazoo RESA
      Calendar: PLAYDATE Calendar

      Interacting with Minecraft: Education Edition for the first time can be overwhelming. Surround yourself with other educators, self-identify your comfort level, and then attend break-out sessions that meet your needs! Learn with and from others and by the end of the day, you'll be teaching others!

      Come join us and learn more about how Minecraft: Education Edition can positively impact student demonstrations of learning and you'll leave ready to integrate it into your classroom the next day all at no costRegister Here.

      6 SCECHs available only for attendance at one PLAYDATE.

  • 13 Dec
    • PLAYDATE: Minecraft Education Edition, REMC 14 East, Genesee ISD
      Date: Dec 13
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: REMC 14 East, Genesee ISD
      Calendar: PLAYDATE Calendar

      Interacting with Minecraft: Education Edition for the first time can be overwhelming. Surround yourself with other educators, self-identify your comfort level, and then attend break-out sessions that meet your needs! Learn with and from others and by the end of the day, you'll be teaching others!

      Come join us and learn more about how Minecraft: Education Edition can positively impact student demonstrations of learning and you'll leave ready to integrate it into your classroom the next day all at no costRegister Here.

      6 SCECHs available only for attendance at one PLAYDATE.

  • 29 Jan
    • PLAYDATE: New Teacher Academy, REMC 19 West, Lenawee ISD
      Date: Jan 29
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: REMC 19 West, Lenawee ISD
      Calendar: PLAYDATE Calendar

      When teachers attend professional learning events, they often leave full of new knowledge and a list overflowing with new apps, programs and skills to try out.  However, once they return to their classrooms they lack the time and support to actually try out these new tools.

      The New Teacher PLAYDATE is for new Michigan educators to join together for a few hours to play. You’ll work together to learn about ed tech apps, programs and tools with one another. There are no presenters, no experts and no agenda.  Simply time to play, tinker and explore all at no costRegister Here.

      6 SCECHs available only for attendance at one PLAYDATE.

  • 12 Feb
    • PLAYDATE: REMC 20, Wayne RESA
      Date: Feb 12
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: REMC 20, Wayne RESA
      Calendar: PLAYDATE Calendar

      At PLAYDATEs educators from around the area join together for a few hours and just play.  They work together to learn about ed tech apps, programs and tools with one another.  There are no presenters, no experts and no agenda.  Simply time to play, tinker and explore all at no cost! Register Here.

      6 SCECHs available only for attendance at one PLAYDATE.

  • 20 Feb
    • PLAYDATE: Counselor Edition, REMC 6, Birch Run Schools
      Date: Feb 20
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: REMC 6, Birch Run Schools
      Calendar: PLAYDATE Calendar

      At this focused PLAYDATE counselors from around the state will join together for a few hours and just learn from each other on the following topics- College Prep, Career Exploration, Military & Gen Schooling.  We will discover together programs, tools and other helpful topics from one another. There are no presenters, no experts, just sharing. Simply time to network, connect and explore all at no costRegister Here.

      6 SCECHs available only for attendance at one PLAYDATE.

  • 4 May
    • PLAYDATE: REMC 12 West & REMC 8, Kent ISD
      Date: May 4
      Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: REMC 12 West & REMC 8, Kent ISD
      Calendar: PLAYDATE Calendar

      At PLAYDATEs educators from around the area join together for a few hours and just play.  They work together to learn about ed tech apps, programs and tools with one another.  There are no presenters, no experts and no agenda.  Simply time to play, tinker and explore all at no costRegister Here.

      6 SCECHs available only for attendance at one PLAYDATE.

Is PLAYDATE Right For You

 

Learning & having fun at a PLAYDATE