Kingsford graduate who works with Google Classroom visits Breitung Township Schools

Submitted photo Amanda Rosenburg, a Kingsford graduate who works with Google Classroom as team lead and head of research, visited the Kingsford Schools recently to discuss the program. Above she speaks with students in one of the middle school classrooms.

KINGSFORD — Breitung Township Schools staff members and students were fortunate to have Amanda Rosenburg visit the school district on Thursday, Sept. 30.

Rosenburg, 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 she held discussions with students, staff, and administrators to see how the district uses technology and Google-oriented products in their classrooms.

“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,” Breitung Township Schools Superintendent David Holmes said,

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.”

Marguerite Lanthier/Daily News photo Amanda Rosenburg listens to questions posed by teachers during a workshop at Woodland Elementary School in Kingsford.

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.

Rosenburg earned a psychology degree from Northern Michigan University in 2002. During her career, she has conducted research and contributed to the production lines for Crayola, Hasbro, Nickelodeon, KaBOOM, DreamWorks and Sprout. She served as a consulting researcher for the Emmy Award-winning PBS television shows “Super Why!” and “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”

In addition to her work with Google, Rosenburg 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.


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