Teacher Information

Professional Development in Technology 

East Grand Rapids Public Schools provides Professional Development in Technology through a variety of publications and course offerings as follows:
  • Courses at August / September Professional Development Days
  • Yearly training opportunity featuring the Tech Integration Matrix
  • Lunch and Learn Sessions
  • Attendance at conferences such as Googlefest and Macul
  • Sessions during June Summer Learning P.D.
  • The Tech Updates Newsletter below!

Share Your Ideas Regarding EGRPS Technology Professional Development and Services

District staff are encouraged to share ideas, questions, and concerns with the EGRPS Technology Department though one of the following avenues:

  • Stop us in the hallway, email and request a visit, or visit our team members at the Help Desk
  • Take the Engage 1:1 survey given each year in the spring. This survey has been given since 2013
  • Email Doug Jenkins, Director of Technology and Assessment at djenkins@egrps.org
  • Fill out our feedback form here, you can choose to provide your name or remain anonymous
  • Take a course taught by District Technology during Summer Learning or during the August Professional Development days. These always have discussion time where you can provide feedback to our staff. 

Technology Integration Matrix

Provides a framework for defining and evaluating technology integration; Sets a clear vision for effective teaching with technology


EGRPS Technology Tools in the Classroom Resources (may require District Staff Login to Google)

Accessiblity - Making the most common types of EGRPS classroom sites accessible

Cast for Education Intro and Follow Up with Mr. Wells Class

Closed captions - how to add to a YouTube video

DirectPoll.com simple polling tool

Dochub.com - An alternative to Adobe Acrobat

EDPuzzle - A tool to make your videos interactive

Epson Document Camera - Using as a Classroom Webcam

Google Cardboard Resources

Gmail-Meet your new inbox

Gmail-Missing sent email messages?

Hangouts helps students connect during the Global Read-Aloud

M-STEP Administration

M-STEP and MME Data Access

Ozobot Resources

Password Update Instructions

Screencastify - Awesome Free Screencasting Tool 

Snagit - Screencasting Tool w/Many Great Features

Student Portfolio Apple Padlet and Seesaw

TweetDeck can support your Professional Learning Network

Viewmaster/iPod Touch Virtual Reality Lab at EGR Middle School

Virtual Field Trip and Virtual Reality overview video and resources


EGRPS Technology Update

Visit the East Grand Rapids Public Schools Technology Update blog, Professional Development, Tools, and Bond Information from EGRPS Technology

November Tech Vision Team, EdPuzzle, and a revisit of Google Cast

December 2015

2014-2015 School Year

June 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014

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