Breitung Township Schools staff members and students were fortunate to have Ms. Amanda Rosenburg visit the school district on Thursday, September 30. Amanda, a Kingsford High School alumnus, serves as a Team Lead and Head of Research at Google in the Google Classroom division. As part of this visit Amanda held discussions with students, staff, and administrators to see how the district uses technology and Google-oriented products in their classrooms. Breitung Township Schools Superintendent David Holmes said, “It is an amazing opportunity to have someone with Amanda’s experience right here in Kingsford to work with our teachers and students to conduct research for the use of Google Classroom. It’s even more relevant and meaningful since Amanda is a graduate of Kingsford High School.”
These discussions helped generate ideas on how technology has made a large impact on education throughout the years and especially during the events of the COVID pandemic. The talks also assisted the school district to find areas of growth to help further implement and strengthen their one-to-one program. Director of Learning Technology, Justin Cowen said, “it was great to see the brainstorming from staff and students on how resources like Google Classroom and other programs have made an impact in their education. We look forward to taking those thoughts and using them to improve our professional development to create an overall better experience for students, staff, and families.” Students also were able to get a behind-the-scenes look at how a program they use daily was constructed and how it is constantly updated to become more user-friendly.
In addition to her work with Google, Amanda has been a gracious donor to Breitung Township Schools teachers, staff members, and students through the Donors Choose program which helps to fund classroom and schoolwide projects.