Below are a few resources for students, educators, families and community members affected by school closures and stay-at-home orders.

If you run into any issues with these resources. Please contact REMC1 by emailing

CCISD Supporting Kids through Radio

Copper Country community members took turns reading short stories on the radio this year. For archives of these story readings, please visit

This is a joint project between the CCISD, area schools, and Houghton Community Broadcasting.

Promoting STEM through Literature

Fall 2020 Promoting STEM Through Literature (PSTL) Maker Challenge!
Learn more about this challenge by viewing the PSTL Maker Challenge document
Maker Challenge Teacher Guide (an additional resource for teachers who would like their class to participate)

The REMC Association of Michigan has a collection of STEM-themed storybooks to help engage students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Steve Kass from REMC1 and Emily Gochis from the Western UP MiSTEM Network have teamed up to help deliver this project remotely for the students of the Western UP. With assistance from colleagues around the state, read-aloud recordings of these books along with maker challenges have been created.

Please click this link for the videos and supporting resources.

General Education Elementary Learning at a Distance Opportunities

Local elementary teachers are working together to create supports for virtual learning opportunities. Many teachers are using classroom materials to continue students’ learning progressions. The collection offers opportunities in multiple areas, including Heggerty Phonemic Awareness videos, links to read alouds, math games, art explorations, and music. There are links for families and teachers within this folder.
This collection will continue to grow, so check back often.

General Elementary Online Learning Opportunities

Outdoor Field Explorations

Outdoor field explorations are a meaningful way to engage learners by simply observing the natural phenomena in one’s own backyard. To support teachers and families in maintaining this vital learning experience during these uncertain times we are developing a series of field explorations that will engage learners through recorded videos and recommended outdoor activities. These bi-weekly virtual place-based field trips will focus on local spring-themed content such as bird migration, frog life-cycles, planting gardens, and local geology.
Click here to access field explorations.
This is a joint project between the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, a collaboration between the Western UP MiSTEM Network, MTU’s Center for Science & Environmental Outreach and regional schools.

Other Resources for Schools

View helpful technology resources offered by REMC1 at

Resources for Parents

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