About MACUL

REMC Partnership

 

The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) and the Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan (REMCAM) have a formal partnership to develop and nurture cooperative, collaborative relationships having a mutual benefit for both organizations, their respective members, partners and schools throughout Michigan.


Through this partnership, REMCAM and MACUL will seek the development of collaboratively created and/or supported research and resources, the development of collaboratively created and/or supported professional development opportunities, and collaboration on projects that advocate the effective use of technology in education, particularly online/blended learning and digital learning resources.


 

MVU Partnership

 

In September 2012, the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) and the Michigan Virtual University (MVU) formed a formal partnership to engage in activities that mutually benefit both organizations. 

These activities include, but are not limited to: support of the annual MACUL conference, the Student Technology Showcase, the annual Upper Peninsula conference, the MACUL Journal, the MVU Online Learning Symposium and regional MACUL conferences held throughout the year.



Affiliations and Links

COATT:

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.

ISTE Advocacy Network

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.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) :

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/.

Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) :

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.

Michigan Department of Education (MDE):

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.

Michigan Virtual University (MVU)

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

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.

REMC Association of Michigan

 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.