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. REgistration will be available by May 30. 

  • REMC 14E, Genesee ISD, October 4, 2019
  • REMC 5, GIRESD (Winding Brook), Ocotober 18, 2019
  • Battle Creek Math and Science Center, Assistive Technology, November 15, 2019
  • REMC 20, Wayne RESA, February 12, 2020
  • REMC 12W & REMC 8, Kent ISD, May 4, 2020
  • REMC 12W, Lenawee ISD, New Teacher PLAYDATE, January 29, 2010



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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Learning & having fun at a PLAYDATE