Affiliations and Links
The Consortium for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching with Technology is a coalition of the state's teacher education colleges and universities and educational organizations that promotes excellence in teaching and learning with technology in teacher preparation programs, student teaching experiences, and K-12 classrooms. The Michigan Certificate
for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching with Technology (MCOATT) is awarded by the organization to exceptional technology educators in the state who apply by way of a digital portfolio of practice.
Become a member of the ISTE Advocacy Network and receive periodic emails making you aware of critical issues affecting educational technology that are being addressed in Washington.
IAN also provides an easy process for expressing your opinion to your legislators and key committee chairs.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), a membership organization, is a recognized leader among professional organizations for educators involved with technology. ISTE's mission is to improve learning, teaching and education administration through appropriate uses of technology. ISTE members are leaders in educational technology, including teachers, technology coordinators, library media specialists, administrators and teacher educators. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Education Technology (CARET) and the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), ISTE meets its mission through knowledge generation, professional development and advocacy. More information about ISTE is available at http://www.iste.org/.
MAME is a professional association of more than 1400 school library media professionals most of whom work in K-12 school situations. This site has information about the organization, as well as links to other library and K-12 resources on the Internet. It also has a Job Postings Page which has library, media, and technology job openings in Michigan as well as in other locations. Additionally, it includes links to other job postings sites.
The mission of the MDE is "working to help each school be better so that every child will learn." The Michigan Department of Education focus on educational technology includes the goal to develop students that are technologically literate learners. Resources on the MDE web site support educators, administrators, and parents and families. MACUL works closely
with the MDE to support the effective use of technology in Michigan schools.
The long-term view of success for MVU is to provide leadership by expanding, improving and innovating opportunities for K-12 students and educators. The over-arching goal of MVU is to serve as a catalyst for change by providing quality Internet-based programs that strengthen teaching and learning for K-12 education. MACUL and MVU have formed a formal partnership in September 2012 to engage in activities that mutually benefit both organizations. Historically, MACUL and MVU have partnered on many initiatives dating back to 2000, including the ATA Technology Academy, Intel Teach to the Future, Coalition of Online Professional development in Education (COPE), Freedom to Learn, Michigan LearnPort, and STEM MI Champions. Visit www.mivu.org for more information.
One-to-One Institute is a national, non-profit organization that grew out of the successful Michigan Freedom to Learn (FTL) program. We are a unique leadership organization advancing one-to-one teaching and learning research, development, implementation and mentoring. Working with other experienced national allies, we bring the advantages and achievements of one-to-one teaching and learning to schools throughout the United States. We provide direct services in the designing and launching of one-to-one teaching and learning programs. We focus especially on those schools that are high priority and high poverty. Our website is also advancing.
The REMC Association of Michigan believes that it must provide proactive leadership to the Michigan educational community by participating with other organizations in building a vision that supports quality teaching and learning and provides equity to Michigan's pre K-12 students.
The REMC Association of Michigan will accomplish this within the framework of the following principles:
improving learning for all students is our guiding principle;
supporting our constituents and improving teaching and learning statewide through future focused collaboration, leadership, and service;
empowering teachers to create high quality engaging instructional environments when they have access to the necessary skills, tools and rich sources of information;
providing effective cost savings through statewide cooperative purchasing allows local resources to be reallocated to enhancing teaching and learning;
advancing statewide connectivity through our delivery systems and infrastructure.