EdTechs @ GR

A Rally to Connect, Share & Grow

The Next Steps for Our Community

Supporting educators using new tools and strategies? Want to connect with other professionals in the field? Join us in Grand Rapids! This unique day, bringing together leaders from across the state, is an opportunity to network and learn with/from each other. Our session will be participatory and fast-paced....come ready to discuss, question, laugh, debate, share and challenge your thinking.

EdTech Rally - Fall 2014

Friday, Sep. 26th, 9am

2930 Knapp St NE

Grand Rapids, MI

Held at the Kent Intermediate School District followed by a tour of the new GVSU Library & Tech Showcase.

$10 includes lunch


Google Doc interactive agenda

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8-9:00- Registration (+Light Breakfast and Badge Creation)

9-9:15- Collegial Conversations

9:15-10:15- Ed Tech Round Table Discussions

10:15-11:15- Understanding Tech Integration Models

11:15-11:45- Networking Lunch

11:45AM-12:15- Developing Communication Skills

12:15-1:15- Understanding Coaching Models

1:15-1:45- Identifying Critical Components of a Tech Integration Plan

1:45-2- Circle of Friends Activity

2-2:30- Break and Travel Time

2:30-4- Tour of GVSU Mary Idema Pew Library and GVSU Tech Showcase


4:15- ? Ruckus After the Rally (informal social gathering @ Main Street Pub: 11240 University Pkwy Allendale Charter Township, MI 49401)

Steelcase & GVSU: The Mary Idema Pew Library

We Are A Grassroots Group of Michigan Educators


Who is this for?

The meeting is open to any K-16 Michigan educator who supports other educators with instructional technology and wants to collaborate with others who have related roles (either full, part time or extra duty). You do not need to have an official title... if you do it might include, but isn’t limited to: Instructional Technology Specialist, Technology Integrator, 21st Century Literacy Coach, Educational Technology Consultant, Instructional Coach, Building Tech Guru, etc.

Who is putting this on?

The idea started with a conversation between a group of Instructional Techs at the district and county level. The first Rally took place at MACUL in 2013. The planning committee consists of Andrew Steinman, Tina Tribu, Kim Powell, Jeremy Badiner, Chris Sabourin, Lori Wetzel, Dan Spencer, Kerry Guiliano and Brad Wilson.

What should I bring?

An open mind, ideas to contribute, questions to ask, a device, business cards. Further details announced via email to registrants.


Contact Andrew Steinman, Kent ISD Educational Technology Consultant