2018 Summer Tech Boot Camp sessions were held across Michigan.

Learn how to integrate the 21things4students into your classroom

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KRESA Project Partner Tina Tribu poses with her Tech Boot Camp participants, co-creator Dr. Jennifer Parker, and Advisory Team member/co-facilitator Kathryn Grunow. 

Experience two days of tools, resources, and THINGS!

  • Are you an educator assigned to teach the 21things4students and want to know more about the curriculum and materials?
  • Is your district using 21things4students to teach 5th-9th grade technology but you're not sure what resources are available?
  • Is your district using 21things4students to teach 5th-9th grade technology but you're not sure what resources are available?

  • Do you need help getting started having your students create digital portfolios and build technology proficiency?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the 21things4students TECH BOOT CAMP is for you! Learn from experienced teachers who have been using these resources for over three years.

Locations and dates for future 2018-19: TBD

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the tools, resources, assignments and assessments for each Thing

  • Understand how to implement these materials to support the ISTE Standards for Students

  • Make connections between the 21things4teachers and 21things4students

  • Transfer the learning into your instructional practice

Day 1: Site navigation, materials, and things

Day 2: Things, teacher guides, assessments and local planning

Audience: grades 5-9 educators, principals, technology coordinators

Cost: TBD

Credit: based on location (Michigan - SCECH credits may be available)

To offer Tech Boot Camp in your area, or for questions: Dr. Jennifer Parker, 586-228-3517,


Clare-Gladwin Tech Boot Camp, Graduates 

From Left (Rear): Deborah Schneider (Carrollton), Lori Strachan (Plymouth-Canton), Gail Verhines (Millington), Kim Heiss (Lakeview), Jay Gross (Shepherd), Andrew Tallman (Vassar), Theron Nesbitt (Vassar), Dr. Jennifer Parker-Moore (Macomb ISD); From Left (Front):  Kathryn Grunow (Utica), Arielle Kammers (St. Ignace), Margaret Hintz (Coleman), Kristin Kent (Manton), Donna Osborn (Millington), Marianna Ripple (EUP ISD), Beth Rittenberg (Vassar), Kay Hauck (CGRESD). 



Kalamazoo RESA Tech Boot Camp, Graduates

From Left (Rear): Gary Perrine (Edwardsburg), Terry Greene (Burr Oak), Reid McBeth (Buchanan), Tammy Baker (Grand Rapids Christian), Bob Brennan (Galesburg-Augusta); From Left (Front): Jill Brandenberry (Madison), Kristine Wingblad (Swartz Creek), Margaret Banks (Paw Paw), Lynsey Cutting (Montague), Sharon Cressman (Nottawa), Heather VanderMolen (Paw Paw) 

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Macomb ISD Tech Boot Camp, Graduates

From Top: James Haas (Van Dyke), David Weeks (Park School of Buffalo), Ed Bourke (Van Dyke), Stacy Welsler (Marysville), Judy Bowling (Livonia), Jill Manchester (Livonia), Jessica Hebel (Marysville), Hope Zick-Powell (Marysville), Moira Woods (Lakeview), Lina Yaldo (Swartz Creek), Robert Schneider (Lakeview), Rachel Bennett (Marlette), Michelle Conlan (South Lake), Dr. Jennifer Parker-Moore (Macomb ISD); Shannon Richards (Marysville), Kathryn Grunow (Utica)