Ron Houtman, Ed.S. – Educational Technology Consultant / Director REMC8 / MACUL Board Member
My primary responsibilities are developing and delivering professional development opportunities for educators and students around integrating technology into their day to day teaching and learning practices.
I also am available to present to your school any technology related topics you wish. We're often in our area districts doing exactly that - helping others make sense of how best to use their resources.
In addition, we support LMS like Edify, Schoology, Edmodo, Google Classroom and Moodle, which allow educators to place a significant portion of their classroom content in a place that is accessible by our learners around the clock and on demand.
I’m always happy to help you and your school with any advice on educational technology initiatives.
Andrew Steinman, M.A. – Educational Technology Consultant
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, M.A. – Educational Technology Consultant
My teaching background is in secondary ELA and Social Studies. I taught for seven years in high school settings before taking on this role, and I earned my Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Grand Valley.
Though my background is secondary, I have been working extensively at the k-5 and middle school levels, and that experience has informed my understanding of how students and teachers can use technology at their respective levels. I am excited to continue this work with people in and beyond Kent County.