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Technology Vision Summit 2017

Watch this video from our Chief Information Officer Carmen Rahm inviting YOU 
to the 2017 Teaching and Learning Technology Vision Summit!

Attendees, be sure to check your email for an important survey regarding your choice of lunch for the day. If you did not receive the email, please call Cathie at 253-373-7860, or email at

Welcome to the Teaching & Learning
Technology Vision Summit Homepage!

The Information Technology and Teaching & Learning divisions are seeking your input as we work to create a plan for improving the way that KSD students use technology for learning, both in and out of the classroom, every day. Please consider joining us at the Teaching and Learning Technology Vision Summit to share your ideas of what technology should look like in the Kent School District on March 18, 2017 at Kentwood High School. This summit will bring together KSD teachers, students, parents, leadership, community partners, business partners, and others to help create a vision for teaching and learning at KSD and how technology will further that vision. The summit will be facilitated by Mr. Jim Lengel and will focus on “A day in the life of a 21st Century KSD student”.  To view Mr. Lengel's biography, click here. For more detailed information on what this summit is all about, please view a video from Chief Information Officer Carmen Rahm and our summit flyer under the section menu to the left.
Are you a teacher, student, parent/guardian, principal/assistant principal, KSD staff member, KSD community partner, KSD business partner, or a District leadership team member who would like to be a part of shaping the vision? If so, apply today to join educational business partners such as Cisco, Microsoft, Dell, HP, Pearson and others at this important event.
Please note: we are not seeking individuals with a strong technology background, but rather those with a passion for student learning who would like to share their ideas on how KSD can use technology to enhance that learning.


Summit Photo


To be considered for attendance, applications must be submitted by February 8, 2017.  Space is limited, submission of an application does not guarantee attendance at the summit. 

Who Can Apply 

Teachers, parents, students, principals/assistant principals, KSD leadership, KSD business partners, and KSD community partners who would like to share their ideas on how KSD might use technology to enhance  learning.  No need to be a technology expert!

Pre-Summit Schedule 

February 8: Application deadline
February 17: All applicants notified of application status (approval or waiting list)
March 4-11: Applicants receive pre-summit information and instructions
March 18: Event date! Teaching & Learning  Technology Vision Summit (check-in: 8-8:30 am, summit activities: 9 am - 3 pm)

Information For Summit Attendees 

  • Lunch: Lunch will be served to all attendees. For those with dietary restrictions, we will have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals. If you have other dietary requirements, please bring a lunch with you. We will be sending an email with specific menu choices and asking you to pre-select your lunch choice within the next two weeks.
  • Dress: Dress is casual/business casual.  Please dress appropriately but comfortably.
  • Wifi: Guest WIFI will be available.  Network and Password information will be provided the day of the Summit.
  • Time: The official event activities will commence promptly at 9:00am.   We request the following:
    • Check-In/Registration: Opens at 8:00am  - coffee will be served
    • Seated and Ready: Our goal is to have everyone seated and at their tables by 8:50am
    • Summit Starts: Summit activities will commence promptly at 9:00am and will end at approximately 3:00pm
  • What you need to bring: There is nothing you need to bring.   Everything will be provided and there will be a laptop computer at each table for Team usage.  
  • Location: Kentwood High School Google Map 

Summit Application 
-Now Closed- 
Clock hours available for teachers!

Business Partners attending the Summit!
Absolute Software
 Actively Learn
American Reading Company  
Curriculum Associates  
Discovery Education  
 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 Public Consulting Group
Smart Technologies  
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Kentwood High School
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