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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://www.thewolf.com/covid-19-kids-page/
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.
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 https://info.remc1.net/display/PS/Covid-19
Resources for Parents
- Articles Written by Local Educators
- Looking at the Big Picture… (by Micah Stipech, Houghton Elementary School Counselor)
- Growth Mindset (by Micah Stipech, Houghton Elementary School Counselor)
- Growth Mindset PDF (by Micah Stipech, Houghton Elementary School Counselor)
- Structuring Your Day for Optimal Learning (by Janel Summer, CCISD Autism Consultant)
- Video Created by Local Educators
- Technology Resources