Showing posts from May, 2019

Upcoming Summer Professional Learning

Learn about REMC's Virtual Courses, and below that find several face-to-face professional learning opportunities -

REMC’s Virtual Courses
Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of REMC’s free Virtual Courses. These courses are specifically tailored for educators, by educators.  The classes provide a convenient way for education professionals to learn and collaborate while reducing the time and expense of traveling to a seminar or workshop. All REMC courses are open to all Michigan school personnel. No registration or SCECHs fees.

Seven courses are offered in June and begin on Monday, June 3.  Deadline for registration is Friday, May 31.  Each course is open for three weeks and consists of two (2) one-hour webinars and four (4) to eight (8) hours of resource review, assessment developments and written reflection.  SCECHs are available, ranging from 6 - 10, depending on the course.Enhancing Instruction for All LearnersIncreasing Efficiency and ProductivityAuthentic Student Learni…

FREE Prof Learning - Discovery Education Experience

Join Discovery Education and REMC 12W for a FREE Discovery Education Experience (DEXP), where Michigan educators can immerse themselves in an interactive day of professional development. 

Register to attend and earn 5 SCECHsfor the Discovery Education Experience: Instructional Strategies for Digital Learners sessionLearn what’s new and rediscover with Discovery Education instructional resources, strategies, and tools that help take your students anywhere – from the cities of China to the pen of a playwright. 

Google Script - Sync Google Calendar to Spreadsheet by Specific Date Range

(This is modified from Davepar’s project and examples at GitHub can do a sync either direction.)
I had a colleague ask if she could easily copy calendar events into a spreadsheet for a log. We discussed using the Agenda view in calendar, but she needed to do some calculations and data analysis with the information so a spreadsheet was the obvious landing place for the information. After finding (and previously using) Davepar's script to create Calendar events from a Sheet, it made sense to revisit it and break it down the other way. After doing that, it made sense to let the user input the desired date range on the spreadsheet.
Here's the result: (Feel free to grab the Script if you want to make your own modifications- this one is an easy one with only 1 line of code to update.)
Directions: Part 1 - Set Up the Calendar: Create a new Google Calendar (in the dropdown next to "My calendars" in the left sidebar of Calendar).Gi…

Next Gen Personal Finance - Curriculum and Resources

Next Gen Personal Finance is a great resource for teachers that are either teaching a Personal Finance course or incorporating personal finance topics into their curriculum

The site includes:

learning unitscourse mapping - from an 8 hour workshop, to a full semester courseresources (including "question of the day," activities and projects)  & case studiesprofessional development and networking opportunities All materials (excluding pictures) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non-Commerical 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC) License (  This means you can share and adapt the content following the terms of use (see note below) without seeking written permission.  

"The CC BY-NC License allows you to freely share and adapt CFCI Content, provided that: (i) you give proper attribution to CFCI in the manner specified by CFCI, but not in any way that suggests that CFCI endorse you or your use." (from the Terms of Us…

LearningExpress Resume Builder from MeL

If you’re in the job-seeking market, brush up your resume or write a new one with LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator® available free at the Michigan electronic Library ( Under LearningExpress, click the Job & Career Accelerator Center. Select Tools to Get Hired, then launch the Build Your Resume career tool. The Resume Builder will help you create effective resumes in a step-by-step manner with expert advice, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful resume samples. The Resume Builder helps you create new resumes from scratch or upload and edit an existing resume. The easy-to-follow format allows you to set up your resume profile once with your name and contact information, resume name, job category, description, job experience and current work situation, all saved for any additional resumes. When you create a new resume, you may select a first design or skip this step. Navigation takes you through the sections for a headline, job highlights and qualifications, …