#REMC12E PD Opportunities -

Here are a couple of FREE professional development opportunities for educators from REMC 12E in the next couple weeks -

eResources to Add to Your Classroom Toolbox

We are excited to have Christine Schneider, K-12 Education Specialist for the Michigan eLibrary, leading us in a 2 1/2 hour session on all the changes that have been taking place in MeL!

Date: January 13, 2017
Time: 12:30-3:00pm
Where: Calhoun Intermediate School District (Gifford Schultz Building - Marshall)
Cost: FREE
Register at CISD's Professional Development Registration Portal

Christine will be taking us into:
  • accessing and using the subscription databases provided by the State of Michigan to all Michigan residents through MeL
  • targeted preK-5 resources such as Scholastic BookFlix, Britannica School and WorldBook for Kids
  • targeted grades 6-12 resources that include Research in Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Health & Wellness Center.  
She will be covering many of the special features available on the site, including leveled reading, Google Drive/Google Classroom integration, citation ease, and available lesson plans. This is sure to be a great session where you walk away with tools to use in your classroom the next school day!

Discovery with Technology for Learning 

(A joint offering by Berrien RESA, Calhoun ISD, Jackson County ISD, and KRESA)
Learn about various web tools and sites you could use in your classroom with students the next day.  Participants will investigate a variety of topics, and then complete "hands-on" activities to further explore the topic and its application in their job.  This blended course is worth 30 SCECH hours - it includes one face-to-face session, and the remainder of the work will be done online.

Start Date: January 16, 2017
Face-to-Face Session: 4:30-7:00pm January 18, 2017 (light refreshments provided)
Location of Face-to-Face: Berrien RESA, Calhoun ISD, Jackson County ISD, or Kalamazoo RESA
End Date: January 24, 2017
Cost: $25 (includes SCECH fee)
Register at CISD's Professional Development Registration Portal


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