Kent Educational Technology Specialists (KETS) (Course # 22ET0921)

Date(s): 9/21/2022, 12/7/2022, 2/1/2023, 3/29/2023, 5/25/2023 
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Registration open through 5/23/2023 11:59 PM EST


18 seats currently available.



The registration period has closed for this event.

Lunch is on your own.  It is not included. 

Course Description

The Kent ISD Ed Tech team is continuing its regional ed tech network: Kent Educational Technology Specialists (KETS). We believe that there is great value in collaborative problem solving, continuous learning, and strong personal connections, and we want to build all that through this network. Here is the what, why, and how of our design:

Grow a network of educational technology specialists to enhance the use of tech to support learning

To harness the varied experiences of districts and individuals so that all members can learn from and contribute to each other.

Meet face to face throughout the school year from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2023

Meetings will include the following activities:

  • Discussion and processing around critical educational technology topics
  • Sharing of ideas and effective practices
  • Targeting challenges through network support

SCECH’s will be available for those who want them.


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 attend.

Credit Information

Course: Hours - 20

SCECHs- 20


Kent ISD/ESC Building, LOT #11

2930 Knapp Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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