REMC Association Communications Job Posting

The REMC Association is seeking to contract with an individual to assist with developing communication/marketing resources focused on Association supported projects and activities. These resources will be in formats suitable for social media, newsletters, inclusion in email, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Post items to various social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Write posts or articles highlighting a REMC project for the MACUL Community blog and other blogs or newsletters
  • Subscribe to and monitor educational and leadership blogs, twitter accounts, YouTube, and other social media from Michigan and national organizations to find relevant tie-ins to existing REMC projects for the purpose of “mining” and sharing and sharing the best REMC resources.  
  • Work with the Association’s public relations firm on the drafting and posting process as well as maintaining the organization image/messaging
  • Send information to be shared publicly to the Executive Director for review
  • Create a presence/knowledge of REMC offerings (indiv. and state) and help with communicating these out through social media (e.g. when a local REMC has an event.)
  • Expand REMC participation in Twitter chats by supplying local REMCs with a guide outlining Twitter chat expectations, tips and a list of chats in which to participate. Coordinate/lead Twitter chats (within existing chats)
  • May be asked to provide trainings to REMC Directors on implementing these same social media skills and tools to help with our REMC/ISD marketing to local constituents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Background in education
  • Experience with public relations/marketing/communications
  • Established social media presence
  • REMC Association awareness and understanding
  • Independent learner
  • Must be motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Skillfully uses technology to accomplish work related tasks
  • Knowledgeable about and able to use social media aggregators/social network automation applications
  • Understand the role social media plays in outreach/messaging for the Association

Working Conditions and Compensation

  • Work 6 – 8 hours a week for the first six months. The number of hours required will be evaluated at the end of the first six months
  • Year one – Nov. 1 – June 30, 2018 – then depending on evaluation of need, become an annual contract, with options to renew on a yearly basis
  • The need for this position and the quality of the work will be reviewed annually by the REMC Association Executive Board
  • Home office environment. Selected candidate will provide the tools (computer, internet) and resources/supplies.
  • Contract amount: $20 per hour
  • Subscription to specific required tools will be provided to make posting to multiple sites easier/automatic
  • Reports to REMC Association Executive Director

Application Deadline: October 27, 2017

Applications should be submitted online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJzwK2RGs4NdtiQ_cprigjsYkkghC2oIAKGvQQT4RD0xhjkQ/viewform

Questions should be directed to Sue Schwartz, Executive Director, sueschwartz@remc.org

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Discovery Education Professional Learning Day at REMC 8 & Kent ISD

The REMC Association of Michigan, Discovery Education, and Kent ISD REMC 8 are pleased to present “Discovery Education Professional Learning Day” at Kent ISD.

  • When: Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Where: Kent ISD – 2930 Knapp NE – Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Cost: FREE to public school educators in the REMC 8 Service Area

Description:
Discovery-Education-LogoThis free, hands-on, minds-on workshop will provide participants with exciting and enriching professional development, focused on creative ways to maximize Discovery Education STREAMING, emphasizing instructional best practices for digital media. Cindy Lane, from Discovery Education, will be the facilitator for this exciting day. Whether you are new to Discovery Education STREAMING or you are an “every day, every lesson” user, this workshop will provide you with creative ways to motivate students, engage higher order thinking, support retention and transfer, and achieve learning and curriculum goals with a myriad of creative integration strategies for using Discovery Education media assets.

This workshop will begin with the basics and will move on to explore how to use Discovery Education resources to create interactive lesson plans that support all curricular areas while differentiating instruction. You’ll leave feeling empowered to create rigorous and relevant, media-infused learning experiences that support all learners!

Please make sure to bring your own internet browsing device.

Note: Registration is open to public school educators in the REMC 8 service area.
http://bit.ly/remc8dod – The ‘secret code’ to register is: REMC8

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REMC SAVE Project Administrative Assistant Webinar – Sept 29, 2015

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The REMC SAVE Project will be holding two webinars on September 29, 2015 to help administrative assistants understand how to use the catalog.  You’ll learn how to save your school lot’s of money this school year, and get your questions answered.

There will also be a drawing for the participants to win a gift certificate donated by a REMC vendor.

Register today for 10:00 am or the 2:00 pm session.

http://bit.ly/save10am – http://bit.ly/save2pm

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Will It Blend? Blended Learning in the Classroom (BLiC) PD Signup is Open

The REMC Association of Michigan is offering the fantastic Blended Learning in the Classroom (BLiC) course starting in August.

Blended Learning in the Classroom courses are led by trained instructors and prepare participants to effectively implement their own blended environment. Participants will:

  • Experience active and timely praxis
  • Engage in learning, application, review, and revision of content
  • Begin developing their own blended environment

This course is for classroom teachers of students of all ages. This course covers the theory, pedagogy, and technical elements of online work in the blended classroom. Check out this video introduction to Blended Learning in the Classroom.Will It Blend

Fall 2015 Course Registration is open.  Check the registration links below to find out which model your REMC is offering. Each course includes one required face-to-face session.

Traditional Model

  • August 3 – November 30
  • Includes Orientation and Modules 1-8
  • Click HERE to register for the Traditional Model

Split Model

  • Part 1: July 20 – August 24 (orientation & modules 1 – 3)
  • Part 2: September 21 – November 30 (modules 4 – 8)
  • Click HERE to register for the Split Model

Course Flyer for additional information about both models.

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Tablets with Google Play for Education Workshop –

Kent ISD along with CDW-G and the Google for Education team will be hosting a “Tablets with Google Play for Education Workshop” on Monday Oct 13th from 11am-3:30pm. Lunch will be provided.

Google will give an overview to the tablets program, show a live demo, give you a chance to hear from your peers, and play around with the tablets and some apps.

The event is designed for technology and curriculum directors and administrators, so please feel free to forward this invite to others in your district.

Please see the attached invite with RSVP link to register. Please let your CDW account manager know if you have any questions..

Register here —  http://goo.gl/OCpk5N

#assistive-technology, #kent-isd, #pd, #professional-development, #remcam

MAISA and REMCAM Present the MICCSS MOOC

MAISA and REMCAM Present the MICCSS MOOC* – Starting July 14MOOC
(*Massive Open Online Course)
 
This no-cost, interactive four-week online course is designed to help K-12 educators become more aware of Michigan Common Core State Standards (MICCSS) by exploring the resources posted on the state miccss.org site. 
 
Through online collaboration, educators will discuss and share implementation strategies around the CCSS and design a 3-day lesson to use within their instructional environment or a PD plan to use with staff. 
 
Participants will also take a math or ELA sample Smarter Balanced Assessment and share their results and experiences with other participants. The online course will be moderated and facilitated by instructional leaders around the state who will review assignments and provide ongoing feedback throughout the four weeks. 
 
Registration deadline: July 11, 2014.
Cost: Free 
SCECHS: 20 hrs available with $10 application fee

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