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December 2016

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You may have heard about the new professional development portal for Michigan Educators called EduPaths, but have you heard about the new courses added this month? Over 13 new courses have been added that span topics such as Cyberbullying, Digital Math Skills, Student Self-Assessment and Cybersecurity. Check them out today at EduPaths.org!

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There is still time to take advantage of these two December workshops!

Google Bootcamp-
Are you interested in taking your Google Apps for Education skills to the next level? If so, the Google Educator Level 1 Certification is perfect for you! This workshop is beginner focused and will prep you for taking the exam. Workshops will be offered on the following dates:
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST
December 16, 2016--CCISD

Classroom Makers-
The maker movement is a broad term that integrates "play" with learning as students design, create, innovate, and "tinker" with tools. This workshop will prepare teachers to utilize the maker space kit that will help foster student engagement, creativity, collaboration, innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. This workshop will be held on the following dates:
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST
December 8, 2016--GOISD
December 20, 2016--CCISD

Register on Wisdomwhere for both events
Wisdomwhere CCISD

Wisdomwhere GOISD
(Peer to CCISD to find and register)

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December Courses are open to all districts and free of cost.

Course information from their website is as follows:
All courses are 3 weeks in length and contain two live, 1-hour webinars. After registering, you will receive course instructions; webinars will begin
the second week of the month (first week is rolling enrollment and pre-course readings). All courses are eligible for 6 SCECH credits per course.

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We would like you to get to know our REMC team. At
REMC1 SupportNet website, you have access to see our entire support staff.

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We are welcoming a third new staff member to the REMC team this fall, Will Nankervis, who is our new Senior Systems Engineer. While attending Meridian High School in Sanford, MI, Will helped to support the school district’s network and computers. After high school, he attended Michigan Tech where he received a BS in Computer Science in 2002. After college, with a desire to stay in the copper country, he worked as a network engineer at Baraga Telephone and Michigan Tech. Welcome Will!

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Open Education Resources (OERs) like MiOpenBooks are excellent tools for teachers and students alike. These resources are available online for everyone to utilize at no cost. Whether you are looking for teaching or learning materials, there is something here for each person including: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and more.

Get information on the new time-saving features in G Suite for Education.

Three compelling reasons why you should bring maker education into your history class.

Essay writing lesson from Free@MLOPortal. There are links to audio files, docs and presentations.

The subject is "ancient", but the books shouldn't be. MI Open Books Free Resource to the Ancient World Today.

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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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REMC 1 is also on facebook and twitter!

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Please continue to use the helpdesk to report any issues:
REMC1 SupportNet, support@remc1.net, 487-7624

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Holiday Closures-The REMC1 office will be closed the following days for Christmas and New Year's. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Friday, December 23
Monday, December 26
Friday, December 30
Monday, January 2

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