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April 2017

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Over 5,000 Michigan educators moved their #LearningForward at the annual Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) conference March 15-17 at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

The conference offered hundreds of breakout sessions, a makerspace, a student technology showcase, and an exhibition hall of the latest and greatest technology tools.

One of the highlights from the conference was a keynote from education reformer, Sir Ken Robinson, whose has presented past Ted Talks with much prestige. With his powerful messages on creativity and innovation in the classroom during his presentation at MACUL, it was clear why he has influenced millions of people.

REMC1 funded a charter bus that helped bring 30 educators to the conference. REMC1 is planning on doing this again for next year’s conference which will be in Grand Rapids, March 7-9, 2018. Save the date!

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To assist UP educators in moving their #LearningForward, the MACUL group is offering a UP variation of their popular conference in Kingsford this May. The top-notch content will focus on enlightening teachers on new technology resources and teaching methods. All of this is offered in a one-day workshop that includes lunch for $50! Interested educators can learn more about this great conference on the MACUL Conference website.

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Tech Academy

(Ozobot Candy Store Challenge)

The GOISD Tech Academy met on March 31 and the CCISD Tech Academy met on April 7. Teachers selected by their schools to represent them, referred to as ‘coaches,’ met for a full day workshop that focused on technology integration ideas and best practice. Main topics discussed at this meeting were MACUL highlights, new technology tools, virtual reality, and makerspace resources. The illustration above is the Ozobot Candy Store Challenge which required participants to engineer a lego wagon and code their Ozobot to transport their candy from “factory” to “marketplace.” Be sure to talk to your school’s technology coach to learn more about these great technology tools and resources!

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Chance to be a part of massive open online course for 26 SCEHS. Join EduPaths in a "MOOC"

$1,500 MACUL Grants available for educators. Deadline May 15

Need a bell ringer activity? Use memes to connect with students.

Admins - Need to ramp up your tech skills? Register for Tech in Leadership. Starts May 22.

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EduPaths is a free resource from TRIG created to centralize PD around the state. Find resources and get FREE SCECH hours!

Current REMC Connect (REMC Association of Michigan Newsletter)

Discovery Streaming back to school resources

MeL is a great place for Michigan Teachers to find classroom resources. They have just recently launched MeL Teachers which offers eight centers that will help with site navigation and make important information easier to access.

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The REMC office will be closed on the following days for the Easter holiday:
Friday, April 14, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017

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