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January 2017 Newsletter

REMC Bid is your SAVINGS Maker!

Supplies and Equipment 2017-18
The new, two-year, supplies and equipment contracts began January 1, 2017. Vendors and pricing may have changed from the previous contracts. Customers are encouraged to check the updated REMC SAVE catalog at before they order.
New and expanded categories include:
Maker stuff
Chromebook cases                            
File cabinets
Folding chairs
Elementary writing journals
3D printers
Paper towels
Lampless and long-life projectors
SMART learning suite
iPad cases
Interactive displays

Paper Bid 

 Central Michigan Paper and Unisource  Worldwide/Veritiv were awarded the paper bid in  December. Be sure to check the REMC  SAVE bid catalog to determine which company serves the Upper and/or Lower Peninsula. Bulk purchasing paper by the pallet (40 cases) is less expensive than purchasing two separate orders of 20 cases each.
Lower Peninsula price

Product Rating Debuts  
REMC SAVE recently rolled out a product star rating system for our catalog. Users must log in to submit a rating. The account menu in the upper right corner of each screen has been updated to allow users to easily manage their ratings. Product ratings allow you to share information on the product attributes you consider important and rate those attributes on a 5-star scale.

2017 REMC Device Purchasing Bid


 The TRIG Device Purchasing bid will transition to a REMC    SAVE bid in April  2017. There will no longer be device  incentives, but we will still get some very impressive discounts  on devices, and we will save you time by taking the bidding process off of your hands as your Board policy allows. Karen Hairston will continue to be the project manager for this activity, so anything you used to ask her about TRIG Device Purchasing, you can now ask her about the REMC Device Purchasing Bid!

Planning for the 2017 REMC Device Purchasing Bid is underway and specific information will be released as it is finalized. For planning purposes, here are some of the important dates for the 2017 REMC Device Purchasing Bid:   

●      Local District Device Forecasting: 1/23/2017 – 2/10/2017

●      Vendor Bid Responses Due: 3/10/2017

●      Vendor Bid Evaluation Meeting: 3/21/2017

●      Purchasing Window: 04/19/17 – 9/30/2017

Upcoming Events
February 2017, TRIG/Dell Online Professional Development Courses
Each free course is 4 weeks requiring a total of 6 hours work. There will be two webinars during the course. Registration open until 2/10/17. SCECHs are available.

February 13 - June 1,  Technology in Leadership Series: 21 Things 4 Administrators  A "Just in Time” training through an online interface for K-12 administrators. Choose one or all five Capstone experiences related to the International Society for Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (ISTE-A).  

February 23, Research Writing Rewired
Step into a high school classroom where students generate their own inquiry questions, explore a variety of texts from novels to non-fiction, from podcasts to photographs and, through their work, rewire the research process..

March 16 & 17, REMC “SAVINGS MAKER” booth #613, MACUL Conference. Cobo Center, DetroitPlay our game, win prizes and get “hands-on” with the Classroom Maskers kit materials.

 August 1 & 2, The REMC Association of Michigan is excited to announce 
MI Moot 2017 – Transforming Classrooms, Lansing Community College West.  We've transformed the MI Moodle Moot conference to better meet the needs of educators committed to implementing effective change within their classrooms.  Sessions will focus on using free resources and tools, including Moodle, to provide an energizing and impactful experience for all participants.
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