I develop and delivering professional development opportunities for educators and students around integrating technology into their day to day teaching and learning practices. I also am an adjunct professor and help undergraduate and graduate-program educators learn about how technology can make a difference in the lives of their students. In addition, I have a passion for helping students with disabilities use Assistive Technology which helps level the playing field and can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life.
I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in biology, as well as a secondary education teaching certificate. I started my teaching career as a biology teacher at L’Anse Creuse High School North in Macomb and later transferred to the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills where I taught IB biology. Throughout my teaching career, I not only focused on integrating technology into my own classroom, but also training other educators to do the same. After earning a Master’s degree in educational technology, I wanted to expand my ability to educate teachers and have a greater influence on student learning. This is what drove me to become an educational technology consultant at Kent ISD.
Craig Steenstra – @csteenst
I am a proud Dutchman from Holland, MI and went to Northern Michigan University to study Secondary Education and English. I taught high school English and History for seven years in St. Clair and Holland, and I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Technology through Grand Valley. This is my second year as ed. tech. consultant with Kent ISD, and I have enjoyed exploring and sharing how digital tools can bolster the education landscape in so many ways.