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Other Professional Learning Opportunities
REMC Association of Michigan
The Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1969 and believes it must provide proactive leadership to the Michigan educational community in building a vision that supports quality teaching and learning, the effective use of educational technology and provides equity to Michigan's pre-K-12 students.
Seaborg Math and Science Center
The Glenn T. Seaborg Center located at Northern Michigan University is dedicated to enriching the knowledge and understanding of science and mathematics in the general public, particularly students and educators from preschool through college, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
EduPaths is a professional development portal for ALL Michigan Educators and supported statewide through MAISA. EduPaths courses are aligned with school improvement framework, multi tiered systems of support, and designed to expand understanding on a wide variety of topics. Courses are available online and are completely self-paced. They are intended to help educators to personalize their own learning plan anytime and anyplace. Registration is simple!
Teacher Induction and Mentoring Essentials Series (TIMES)
This program is offered to the local districts to assist them meeting the state requirement in PA 335, section 1526 to provide professional development activities for new teachers within their first three years of teaching. MARESA offers a four day professional development series for the teachers in this category. New teachers not only have the opportunity to learn from experienced teachers and administrators but also will establish a network of the new teachers that they can use to exchange ideas now and for years to come.
Areas that are covered include but are not limited to:
- Classroom and behavior management
- Communicating with students, parents, staff, administration and the general public
- Assessment and State required testing
- Special Education issues and services
- Teaching gifted and talented students
- Working with mentor teachers
- All aspects of instruction
- Working with professional organizations
- Teacher resources available on the web
- MDE website and resources
- Career preparation activities for student
Professional Development Related Information
State Continuing Education Clock Hours, or SCECHs, are used as an alternative to renewing an educator certificate. SCECHs are now awarded through the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) and an online evaluation is required. The website is http://www.michigan.gov/moecs.
Individuals who hold the following certificates are eligible to use SCECHs for renewal:
- Professional Education Certificate
- Occupational Certificate
- School Psychologist Certificate
- School Counselor License
- School Administrator
- Provisional Certificate holders may renew using SCECHs (renewable every 3 years - provisionals may be renewed twice)
(Social Workers in Michigan cannot use SCECHs for license renewal)
The above certificates require annual renewal every five years. To renew, the participant must earn 150 SCECHs or 6 university credits or a combination of both (one university credit equals 25 SCECHs).
Once the SCECHS are uploaded, participants will receive an email directing them to the web address, www.michigan.gov/moecs to review their personal account and complete the evaluation. After completion of the evaluation, SCECHs will be awarded and listed on an unofficial transcript.
Participants have 30 days after the program is uploaded to update the personal account and evaluation.
Anyone looking to put on a program or offer Professional Development with SCECHs may submit an application to Lucy Carlton via email at email@example.com. Applications must be received 45 days prior to the event.
If you have any questions regarding offering SCECHs please contact either Lucy Carlton by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 906.226.5110 or Stephanie Abata by email at email@example.com or by phone at 906-226-5167.
Professional Development Logs
- Teacher Certification Legislation and Information
- Facts About Teacher Certification
- State Continuing Education Clock Hours
- District Provide Professional Development
The Michigan Online Educator Certification system (MOECS) is the secure web-based system through which Michigan educators register and create private accounts allowing them to record, store, and access to all of their certification data, apply for certificates and endorsements, and renew their certificate. https://mdoe.state.mi.us/MOECS/login.aspx