REMC’s latest free offerings from their Sept newsletter

REMC Power Up

New Classroom Resource: Power Up Teaching and Learning

The REMC Association is excited to introduce a new educator resource: Power Up Teaching and LearningPower Up Teaching and Learning is created to help professionals “power up” their common teaching practices using educational technology and includes guiding questions, learning activities, ideas and resources.

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REMC student centered learning

REMC to bring blended, self-paced, mastery-based learning experiences to your classroom with Student-Centered Learning Across Michigan

Do you want to meet the needs of EVERY student in your classroom while making it manageable for you? The REMC Association is partnering with the Modern Classrooms Project to bring you the Student-Centered Learning Across Michigan (SLAM) project. This project will support teachers, in any subject area, grade level or school, as they implement three core, research-based practices that have been proven to impact student and teacher outcomes.

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Summer Workshop: Creating Screencasts for your Classroom

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REMC and Michigan Virtual are partnering to offer a FREE workshop on exploring the #GoOpen Michigan Resources and how to create screencasts for your classroom. Participants will earn 11 SCECHs and a $200 stipend.

Open Education Resources (OER) for Quality Teaching and Learning
Schools are continuing to use blended learning classrooms and look for affordable resources to quickly adapt. #GoOpen Michigan provides many quality free resources, many of which are both designed by and for use by Michigan educators.

During this multi-day hybrid workshop experience cosponsored by Michigan Virtual, explore, mine and contribute to the rich resources that are available for quality instruction on #GoOpen site. Participate in rich learning experiences, gain resources, and leave as champions of using OER in your school and with your students.

Commitment: Each session requires attendance at one (1) face-to-face day and one (1) virtual day, along with some pre-workshop activities, and completion of a learning object (eg. lesson plan, classroom activity).  In total, it will require a minimum of 11 hours of time to complete all required activities.

SCECHs: 11 hours of SCECH Credit are available at no cost

Earn: participants will receive a $200 stipend for fulling participating in the workshop and completing all activities including:

  • Attendance at the face-to-face and virtual days
  • Uploading their custom screencast to Mi Streamnet
  • Uploading their learning object to #GoOpen Michigan

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View the flyer above here.

REMC June free PD opportunities

REMC June PD

June REMC Courses are a great way to kick-off your summer learning 

June courses are a great way to build new skills and get a jump on your summer learning. Interested in a new technology tool? Need to earn SCECHs? Look no further than a June REMC Course!

Registration deadline is Friday, June 3rd, each course begins on Monday, June 6th. Through the support of REMC SAVE’s vendor partners, all courses are FREE and there are no SCECH fees. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn, connect, collaborate and grow from the convenience of your home.

Check out June 2022 courses here:

REMC’s Personal Purchase Program is back

REMC Personal Purchase Program
REMC’s Personal Purchase Program is now available through September 30th. Three REMC awarded vendors are offering discounted devices for staff, students, and families. These purchases are for individuals, not districts. Use the contact information on the flyer linked below for questions about specific devices, delivery times, etc.
You can find information about the program on the Personal Purchase Program flyer.
You may also want to check out the Dell Education Purchase Program (EPP) Online Store at: www.dell.com/pccsk12

REMC May Professional Learning

REMC May courses
Here is the latest issue of the REMC Connect newsletter featuring their free courses with 10 free SCECHs.  The courses begin May 2.  The registration deadline is April 29.

Are you looking for a new classroom tech trick? Need to earn some SCECHs? Look no further than a REMC Course!

Through the support of REMC SAVE’s vendor partners, all courses are FREE and there are no SCECH fees. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn, connect, collaborate and grow from the convenience of your home. 

Check out May 2022 courses here:

Register by Friday, April 29th. You will receive a welcome email with the course login and other information prior to the course starting on May 2nd. If you have questions or need further assistance with your course registration, please contact Erin Rommeck, REMC Event Coordinator.

Check out the redesigned REMC Classroom Resource Page

from REMC’s latest newsletter…

The REMC Association of Michigan is dedicated to improving learning by empowering educators through top-notch professional learning and ready-to-use classroom resources. We strive to make our tools easy to access and implement. Check out our newly designed Classroom Resources webpage with FREE resources and classroom tools.

Looking for a lesson in Digital Citizenship? Interested in starting an Esports program?  Need a free place to access and store videos? It’s all located at: https://www.remc.org/classroom-resources/

We provide lessons and activities for students to grow their effective use of technology and be successful digital learners. There are also toolkits specific to presentation skills, media literacy and digital citizenship. Check out MI Streamnet to learn more about how you can avoid ads and distractions that occur when accessing videos and educational content from other sites.

Moving educational technology forward also requires professional learning for those in the trenches. We have a section dedicated to resources for those of you providing training and support services. The best part is everything is FREE and all content is licensed under a Creative Commons license so there is no need to worry about use or altering resources to meet your needs.

REMC’s April Virtual Courses, earn 10 Free SCECHs

REMC April courses

Spring is here – sharpen your skills with a REMC Course 
Finish the school year strong by applying new tips and tricks to your classroom. REMC offers instructor-led courses that provide 10 free SCECHs, and are open to all Michigan school personnel.

Registration deadline is Friday, April 1st. Through the support of REMC SAVE’s vendor partners, all courses are FREE and there are no SCECH fees. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn, connect, collaborate and grow from the convenience of your home.

Check out April 2022 courses here:

Register by Friday, April 1st. You will receive a welcome email with the course login and other information prior to the start date. If you have questions or need further assistance with your registration, please contact Erin Rommeck, REMC Event Coordinator.

Free Illuminate DnA Professional Development Sessions for SY 2021-2022

Illuminate DnA PD courses

For those interested in furthering your DnA knowledge and skills, all of the training sessions offered are free of charge and most are virtual.

Please click on the link to view and register for the following Illuminate DnA virtual PD sessions (the descriptions of a few are shown below) and there are still more offered that aren’t listed below:

  • Creating and Administering Assessments in Illuminate DnA
    • This hands-on session will teach participants who to create and administer various types of assessments available in Illuminate DnA including Skills Assessments, Flexible Assessments, Item-Bank Assessments, online testing, and paper/pencil testing.
  • Creating Summary Assessments & Custom Reports for Beginner
  • Creating the Individual Reading Improvement Plan (IRIPs) and Other Form Letters
    • Illuminate DnA provides powerful tools to support literacy assessments and data analysis. In this session, participants will explore the 3rd grade reading legislation and consider methods for tracking and reporting early literacy data using the form letter option with their district’s existing IRIP letter. Participants can also bring other letters or forms they wish to pre-populate using the data stored in DnA. Multiple resources will be shared along with time for hands-on exploration.
  • DnA Tips and Tricks
    • This hands-on session will focus on how to quickly navigate Illuminate DnA, access help guides and training videos, locate students, student profiles, and more.
  • Effective Use of Reports & Data in Illuminate to Support Continuous Improvement
  • Illuminate DnA Open Lab AM and PM Sessions

REMC’s newsletter highlights & February Virtual Courses, earn 10 Free SCECHs

REMC February Courses

CS for All

CSforALL now has a monthly newsletter

Looking for ways to sharpen your skills in all things Computer Science?  Look no further than the CSforALL monthly newsletter. They offer a free subscription and the newsletter is filled with opportunities for students to engage with computer science, resources to bring computer science into your classroom and tools to engage and support learning.

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21Things

21 Things 4 Students added to MERLOT.org

The REMC Association is pleased to share that 21 Things 4 Students was peer-reviewed by MERLOT.org and added as a link in their federated repository of learning projects. MERLOT only accepts the highest level of resources that meet a standard of high quality content, potential effectiveness as a teaching tool and ease of use.

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2022 FEBRUARY REMC COURSES

Stay warm and learn something new! Take advantage of next month’s courses to learn new skills and tools to enhance your classroom.

February is a great time to learn in an instructor-led virtual course setting. REMC courses offer 10 free SCECHs, and are open to all Michigan school personnel.

Through the support of REMC SAVE’s vendor partners, all courses are FREE and there are no SCECH fees. You won’t want to miss out on these virtual courses that are a great way for educators to learn, connect, collaborate and grow from the convenience of their home.

Register by Friday, February 4th – Classes Begin Monday, February 7th

Check out February 2022 courses here:

Registration deadline is Friday, February 4th. You will receive a welcome email with the course login and other information prior to the start date. If you have questions or need further assistance with your registration, please contact Erin Rommeck, REMC Event Coordinator.

REMC’s December Virtual Courses, earn 10 Free SCECHs

REMC December courses

2021 DECEMBER REMC COURSES

Stay warm and learn something new! Take advantage of next month’s courses to learn new skills and tools to enhance your classroom.

December is a great time to learn in an instructor-led virtual course setting. REMC courses offer 10 free SCECHs, and are open to all Michigan school personnel.

Registration deadline is Friday, November 26th. Through the support of REMC SAVE’s vendor partners, all courses are FREE and there are no SCECH fees. You won’t want to miss out on these virtual courses that are a great way for educators to learn, connect, collaborate and grow from the convenience of their home.

Register by Friday, November 26th – Classes Begin Monday, November 29th

If you have questions or need further assistance with your course registration, please contact Erin Rommeck, REMC Event Coordinator.