February 2021 Newsletter

February 2021

Google’s Commitment to Learning and 50+ New Education Features

Check out our 50+ new features across our education products — including Classroom, Meet, Chrome and more.


NEW PODCAST — BRIGHT: Stories of Hope & Innovation in Michigan Classrooms

Michigan is home to so many outstanding educators. In this podcast, powered by Michigan Virtual, we talk to inspirational Michigan educators known for their innovative approach to learning and hear first-hand what their classrooms look like, how these changes impact students, and what advice they have for fellow teachers looking to try something new.

Michigan Department of Education at MACUL21!

If you are attending the 2021 MACUL Conference, please stop by and see the Michigan Department of Education’s virtual booth. The booth will be staffed by the Educational Technology unit as well as representatives from other offices within the department. Representatives will be on-hand to answer certification questions regarding the new Michigan Continuous Improvement Process (MICIP), Ed Tech will be available to interface regarding computer science, the Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS), openly licensed educational resources, connectivity/e-rate, etc.

  • Teacher certification questions: Thursday, March 18 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Nominating and Teacher of the Year questions: Thursday, March 18 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • MICIP questions: Friday, March 19 from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2021 APRIL REMC Virtual Courses: Hop to it!

Register for April Virtual Courses & earn 10 Free SCECHs

Spring is just around the corner so hop to it! Register for the REMC Association’s free Virtual Courses. Ten courses are offered in April and each course offers 10 free SCECHs.

The REMC Virtual Courses offer an easy, convenient way for teachers to connect and collaborate from the safety and convenience of home. The Virtual Courses are free, offer free 10 SCECHs when completed, and are open to all Michigan school personnel. There are no registration or SCECH fees because REMC SAVE’s vendor partners provide support for all REMC professional learning opportunities. REGISTER NOW