Kent Computer Science Network (KCSN) (Course # 21ET0811)

Date(s): 9/1/2021, 9/8/2021, 9/22/2021, 11/3/2021, 2/16/2022, 3/23/2022, 5/4/2022, 5/25/2022 
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Registration open through 5/22/2022 11:59 PM EST


86 seats currently available.



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Course Description

The Kent Computer Science Network exists to facilitate high quality computer science education in order to help our region produce a digitally prepared, technologically literate, and productive workforce. This collaborative partnership will be focused on expanding computer science education in Kent county. Computer science is learning how to create technology, while education technology is learning how to use technology. The vision is for all learners to develop foundational computer science skills to solve problems and be constructive citizens. Let's work together to best prepare today's students!

Who should join?

  • K-12 Computer Science and technology educators
  • K-8 content area educators interested in computer science integration
  • Administrators and coaches interested in computer science integration

Members of KCSN will:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of the Michigan K-12 Computer Science Standards
  • Promote the sharing of high quality resources for teaching computer science in K-12 classrooms
  • Connect educators with resources (including community and business) associated with teaching and learning computer science.



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Keith Tramper; Ron Houtman; Sarah Wood

Keith Tramper is an educational technology consultant at Kent ISD. He is passionate about empowering students and educators to impact their world through the use of technology. Keith has experience training, providing support, coaching and consulting to building capacity for educational innovation within K-12 schools and ISDs.

Ron Houtman has worked at the Kent Intermediate School District and the Kent Career Technical Center for 15 years both teaching in the classroom and supporting educator professional development. He is an experienced instructional technologist with experience in instructional design, development of online, blended, and technology enhanced courses and experiences. Ron has many years’ experience in helping others use technology to enhance their teaching and learning, classroom engagement and collaboration.  Ron is a Google Certified Trainer and Adobe Education Leader (AEL).

Sarah Wood is a K-12 Technology & Media Integration Specialist in West Michigan. She has a love for photography, graphic recording, being creative, crafts, and anything learning-related – if it involves making and creating, you will find her part of it! As an educator, Sarah strives to provide unique learning experiences for students that not only engage them in the learning but leave students with a story to share about their learning. She has previously presented at MACUL and Podstock as well as done graphic recording for ISTE.

To find out more about Sarah, visit her website at or follow her on Instagram (myedtechworld), Twitter (@myedtechworld), and Facebook (My EdTech World).

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Course Cost

There is no charge to join this network.

Credit Information

Course: Hours - 9





This network plans to meet virtually via zoom. A link will be sent to your email before the meeting. We are thinking about a face to face meeting on 5/25/22, but a final decision has not been made at this time.