Welcome to May and the homestretch of the school year. This month's edition is filled with some opportunities for professional learning to round out this year and some early registration chances for things happening next fall. Have a great end of the year..... Summer is around the corner!

May 2024 MACUL Updates

2024 UP MACUL Registration Open

MACUL is excited to share that we are returning to the UP on May 10 at Northern Michigan University. We will have a two part day for only $49. Join us in the morning for deep dive with targeted content and in the afternoon for a mini AI summit. For more info on the schedule, please visit: https://upmacul2024.sched.com/

Register for UP MACUL

2024 MACUL Virtual Conference

This year's virtual track has 12 recorded sessions from the conference for you to view. If you were a paid attendee at #MACUL24, then you can also have access to the Virtual Track for $59. Register here.

If you didn't attend #MACUL24, then you can register for virtual access until May 24th for $159.

Learn More About the Virtual Track

Michigan K-12 Educator AI Integration Survey

This survey is a collaborative project involving over a dozen prominent education groups across the state. As AI increasingly impacts education, your insights are crucial. Spearheaded by the AI Statewide Workgroup and Michigan Virtual’s AI Lab, this initiative aims to enhance our understanding, promote ethical AI use, and identify professional development needs in schools. The survey closes May 31st.

Take Survey Now

MACUL Grants Now Open

Did you know that MACUL members are eligible to apply for our grants program and can get up to $1,000 for their classrooms? For more information, visit: https://macul.org/grants. Grant applications will be accepted until June 17th.

Apply Today

MACUL Certified Coach Fall Cohort - Now Open

The 2024-25 MACUL Certified Coach Cohort is now open. Learn more about the program here. The Cohort Syllabus has all the information you will need on timeframe, content and outcomes of the program.

Register For Fall Cohort

MACUL-MASL-REMC Student Podcasting Challenge Take 2!

MACUL is excited to partner with REMC and MASL to bring you the second edition of the Student Podcast Challenge. Teachers can submit their students' original podcasts by September 30, 2024 for a chance to win podcasting hardware for their classroom.

For more information, including official rules and the benefits of participating, please review the official Podcast Challenge info document.

Submit A Podcast Now

CS for Michigan Conference

CSforMichigan will be hosting two days of focused learning, networking and in person tinkering on all things Computer Science. We hope that you block off the time on your calendars to join us for our in-depth approach to CS on October 3-4, 2024 .

There will be a new structure for the event this year with the conference focusing on in-depth connections to CS. Registration includes both days, some meals and a hotel option.

Learn More Here

MACUL EdgeU Badges Program

MACUL has partnered with Forward Edge to provide 100 SCECHs for educators through the Edge•U Badges program. Edge•U Badges is a powerful, instruction-focused professional learning system that adapts to the needs of educators. Edge•U builds teacher capacity and directly impacts student learning in the form of microcredentials (badges).

Sign Up Today

May 2024 Partner Updates

CDW Special Offer for MACUL Members

As this school year draws to a close, we have an opportunity for you to ensure your Google Workspace for Education domain is ready for the fall! As a valued member of MACUL, you can now take advantage of an exclusive 10% discount on CDW’s Google for Education Audit service from now until June 30th, 2024


Why should you perform a Google for Education Audit? Google Workspace for Education 250-400 updates each year and it can be difficult for IT admins to keep up with the changes. You’ll be provided with a 100+ page document of curated recommendations that are tailored to help you improve your:

  • OU Structure
  • Google Calendar and Gmail
  • Shared Drives
  • Google Vault
  • Chrome OS

Ensure your Google Admin console is safe, secure compliant, and prepared for the 2024-2025 school year with CDW’s Google for Education Audit service. Ready to get started with this limited-time off? Claim your 10% discount and contact your Google Customer Success Specialist, Mallory Cisneros, for a quote by June 30th via email at m.cisneros@amplifiedit.cdw.com.

Learn More

Foundational Questions for Generative AI Usage

Common Sense Media is proud to partner with F3 Law to provide education organizations and professionals with resources that help support the responsible integration of today's technology tools in education.

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The K-12 State of EdTech Leadership Report

The education technology profession is constantly evolving, and a lot has changed since we conducted our initial survey of U.S. School System EdTech leaders in 2013. What hasn’t changed is the goal of CoSN’s annual survey—to give our community a national perspective on the EdTech landscape, the challenges EdTech leaders face, and the successes they have had.

Review the Report

Intro to Careers Enrichment Courses

Whether your students dream of becoming a nurse, exploring laboratory sciences, or becoming a content creator, we have the perfect enrichment course to ignite their passion and expose them to various fields of study. Help them explore subjects that pique their interest with our complete Enrichment Platform! Share these options with your students, colleagues, and parents, as opportunities to keep them learning anytime beyond the classroom!

Register for the Courses

REMC Professional Learning Courses

REMC Courses provide an opportunity to enhance personal or professional learning by exploring technology tools and instructional practices. 

Each course is FREE, 3 weeks in length and requires 10 hours of time to complete. Work includes new learning and application of that learning within your role or capacity. Courses require at least 1 live interaction with the instructor. All courses are facilitated by Michigan educators.

Review May REMC Courses

REMC Bonus Update - AI Webinar Series

In this webinar series, educators will have the opportunity to explore AI topics in a structured yet interactive environment. Led by trained facilitators, these virtual sessions will last 75 minutes each and each will cover an AI-related subject such as basic fundamentals, examining risks, best practices and ethics, and applications in education.

Learn More About the AI Series

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