October 2021 MACUL Newsletter

October  2021


Check out the Google for Education Back to School Guide for tips on using tools to enhance learning, supporting students and families beyond the classroom, and preparing your Google for Education products for the new school year.

We recently sat down with a group of school administrators from around the world to get a sense of what they’re thinking about when using digital tools to overcome challenges for back to school in 2021. Although the term “going back to school” looks different across different schools, states and countries, here are a few of the top things administrators are thinking about to help guide you when going back to the classroom, regardless of whether you’ll be in-person, virtual or a hybrid of the two.

To find more tips for how to use Google tools this upcoming school year, check out our Back to School Guide for school leaders.

Title IV, Implementing Effective Use of Technology Grant (competitive) 

Title IV, Implementing Effective Use of Technology Grant (competitive) Application Window is currently open and applications due Tuesday, October 26 by 4:30 pm EST.  MDE is offering a competitive grant open to ISDs, LEAs, and PSAs. Awardees may receive up to $20,000 for the implementation of computer science standards and up to $14,500 for the implementation of OER. For more information, please refer to MDE – EdTech (michigan.gov). 

Michigan CS PLN 

Michigan has a Computer Science Professional Learning Network for those connected to computer science education! We have started monthly meetups for State Level Stakeholders, Consultants, and Educators. To find more information about events that are happening, look here: http://bit.ly/MICSPLN. To join the CS PLN and receive event notifications, please fill out this form: http://eepurl.com/hgHgmr. 

Get started with FREE mental health and SEL programming

With support from the state of Michigan, Michigan Cares is now available to schools and districts at no cost! The highly customizable, scaffolded curriculum contains more than 1,300 lessons to address the issues K-12 students encounter every day. Plus, administrators can see the real-time effectiveness of the SEL and mental health lessons. Learn all about it, view webinars and materials, and get started: https://michiganvirtual.org/sel/michigan-cares/

2021 November REMC Virtual Courses

November is a great time to enhance and expand your teaching skills in an instructor-led virtual course setting. REMC courses offer 10 free SCECHs, and are open to all Michigan school personnel.

Registration deadline is Friday, October 29th. Through the support of REMC SAVE’s vendor partners all courses are FREE and there are no SCECH fees. Don’t miss out on these virtual courses that are a great way for educators to learn, connect, collaborate and grow from the convenience of their home. Check out November’s courses here:

If you have questions or need further assistance with your course registration, please contact Erin Rommeck, REMC Event Coordinator.