Regional Educational Media Center (REMC)

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The Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan (REMCAM) is an organization committed to providing media and technology resources to Michigan's students and teachers.

REMCs were created by the Michigan State Legislature in 1970 to serve the elementary and secondary schools in Michigan, and enhance educational opportunities for Michigan’s children.

What we do

The REMC Association of Michigan believes that it must provide proactive leadership to the Michigan educational community by participating with other organizations in building a vision that supports quality teaching and learning and provides equity to Michigan's Pre K-12 students.

Why might schools use REMC 8 Services?

  • Instructional staff of area public schools can access our teacher resource room, which includes a HUGE collection of Ellison Dies, laminating, and other instructional materials.

  •  Public School Districts can use the REMC SAVE statewide cooperative purchasing catalog to ensure that more money stays in the classroom.

  • Discounted Pricing on Discovery Education Streaming Subscriptions

  • Public school staff can check out and use the REMC Makerspace Kits

  • MI Streamnet - online video system that includes quizzing features

  • Access to the MiTech Kids Curriculum

  • Access to the 21 Things for 4 Students Curriculum

  • Access to the Media Literacy Toolkit

  • Digital Citizenship Toolkit

  • Professional Learning Offerings

  • Technology Integration Consultant Services

  • For more information on Statewide programs, visit the REMC Association website.

  • Check out our Teacher Resource Center and Online Resources Pages

Location and Hours:

We're located in the rear of the Kent ISD ESC at 2930 Knapp NEPark in Lot 10 and use the REMC entrance.

We are closed daily from 11:30 to 12:30

  • Monday - 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM
  • Tuesday - 7:30 AM- 3:45 PM
  • Wednesday - 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM
  • Thursday – 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM
  • Friday – 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM

Ellison die-cut room usage is by appointment.  
Reserve your time slot by calling 616.365.2232

REMC 8 Courier Services

We provide courier service for participating school districts within Kent, Ionia, and Montcalm counties. If you would like to add this service to your REMC contract, please contact Erin Hoekema for more information. 

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Click here for the 2023-2024 REMC 8 Courier Schedule



Contact Us

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Media Booking
616-365-2232 or 616-365-2386

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Ron Houtman

Director of REMC 8
Director of Strategic Planning and Organizational Initiatives
Phone: 616-365-2320

Erin Hoekema

REMC 8 Team Leader

Dejana Puranovic

Media Services Representative
Phone: 616-365-2232