Kate Grunow, MA, is an instructional technology consultant and Schoology implementation lead for Macomb Intermediate School District in Metro Detroit. She has more than a decade of experience in education as a K–12 digital media specialist and English teacher.
Kate Grunow, MA, is an instructional technology consultant for Macomb Intermediate School District, where she serves 130,000 students and over 10,000 teachers in Metro Detroit. She is also the district’s Schoology implementation lead and has trained over 3,000 teachers on Schoology basics and tech best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kate has been in education for over a decade as a K–12 digital media specialist and English teacher. She has taught middle school English language arts, digital literacy, and media design, and developed district technology curriculum and professional learning.
Kate is a recipient of the Frank Miracola 21st Century Educational Excellence award and is a presenter and panelist at regional events, such as PowerSchool CONNECT CENTRAL and LIVE, as well as ISTE, MACUL, and the Future of Education Technology Conference. She has also served as a presenter at local, state, and national conferences on topics such as blended learning, free technology tools, learning management platforms, and digital-age teaching and learning.
Kate is a cocreator of the 21things4students and 21things4educators projects and a creator of several websites and online courses. In addition, she is also a member of the Discovery Education Leadership Council and a Discovery Education Network (DEN) STAR educator. She is a recognized expert in Schoology implementation and blended learning in the classroom. Her work includes co-facilitating the Macomb Academy for Digital Educators, a two-year blended learning academy for K–12 teachers.
Kate has a master’s degree in learning, design, and technology focused in educational and instructional technology from Central Michigan University.
To learn more about Kate’s work, visit her website (www.kategrunow.com) or follow @k_grunow on Twitter.