ignITe Conference

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Thank you to everyone for making the Fall F2F ignITe Conference a huge success.  We were all surrounded by motivating sessions, inspiring speakers and a sizzling ignITe finale.

If you are need of checking out the conference materials, they can be found here.

Mark your calendars to ignITe again on April 9 – 10 in Fargo.  Dave Burgess will be our featured presenter!  More info about Dave can be found at http://daveburgess.com/.  Please check back here for more information regarding the spring conference in January.

Monte Gaukler

President NDATL

2014 Fall F2F

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Thanks to the vendors, presenters and participants in the 2014 Fall Face2Face: “IgnITe Technology”

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Fall Face2Face Schedule

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Fall F2F Tuesday, October 14th:

Schedule (subject to change)

Announcing Fall F2F Conference

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The NDATL Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Fall F2F conference.

October 13 – 14, 2014

Grand Hotel Minot

1505 N Broadway

Minot, ND 58703


This Fall, we plan to ignITe our passion and drive for education through carefully integrated and purposefully planned educational technology.

We are thrilled that we will begin our morning with Barry Streigel, Director of the North Dakota Youth Entrepreneurship Education Program.  If you missed his session with TED, you will love “Lessons from a Pasture Classroom.” The conference will be filled with hands-on exposure to technological tools and best practices.  Find sessions dedicated to IT essentials, classroom curriculum, Smarter Balance, vendor highlights, or Google apps for Education.  Our day will conclude with ignITe!  An energy filled session that is spearheaded and presented by North Dakota technology leaders!

EduTech’s NDSU Graduate Credit for NDATL Face2Face

For the second year, NDATL and EduTech have partnered to offer graduate credit eligibility for the fall and spring Face2Face conferences. These hours may be used toward EduTech’s NDSU graduate credit “Classroom Applications of Technology” when at least 15 hours have been accumulated. This can be from the fall and spring Face2Face conferences or in conjunction with any of EduTech’s eligible training which includes onsite, online, and certain PowerSchool workshops.

There will be an additional charge for the graduate credit to be paid to NDSU at the time of registration (currently $75). Hours will expire in two years if not used for graduate credit during that time.

EduTech will automatically add 7.5 hours to your training dashboard a couple weeks after the conference for each NDATL Face2Face attended if you. . .
1) Complete the entire day of professional development through the wrap-up
2) Have a valid EduTech account
Need an EduTech account? Go to www.edutech.nodak.edu/services/enroll.
If you have any questions or problems enrolling for an EduTech account, please contact Gerry Berg.
EduTech Help Desk
800.774.1091 (ND toll free) or 701.451.7400


Be sure to sign up and attend this high energy conference that is dedicated to the future of teaching and learning in North Dakota!

Monday afternoon, October 13, NDATL members have an opportunity to learn from Microsoft or Apple.

11:00 – 4:00
Microsoft Innovative Educator Program
The Ultimate Collaboration Tool:  Introduction to One Note

1:00 – 4:00
Personalized Learning and the Apple Ecosystem
With SAMR as the focus, you will explore personalized learning and how it can empower your students to be creative, collaborative, critical thinkers.


Both of these sessions are free to NDATL members and will take place at the Grand Hotel in Minot.  Registration for both learning events is located on the NDATL Registration link.  Of course, vendors will begin showing off the latest and greatest tools beginning at 6:00 pm.  Be sure to chat, nibble on appetizers and tweet your favorite photos of the NDATL vendors and members in action!

Registration:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F2Fregistration

Call for Presentations:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/f2fbreakoutproposals

Vendor Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/f2fvendors

Please consider presenting at the Fall F2F.  We need you to share your best practices and technological tools.

  • Have you been involved with a 1:1 implementation or BYOD experience?  We would like to hear from you.
  • Are you involved in the daily exploration of bringing the best pedagogy to your students?  We would like to hear from you.
  • Do you determine your teaching goal and then use technology for the creation of new tasks?  We would like to hear from you.
  • If you have a simple strategy that works really well for you and you would like to share that strategy.  We would like to hear from you.

Tentative Schedule: (Just a reminder we are trying to save paper and hope to go all electronic for Spring F2F)

Download (PDF, 120KB)

Make plans now to attend the Spring F2F in Fargo on April 9 – 10!

We are thrilled to announce that Dave Burgess will be our keynote speaker during the conference.












Make your reservations today:

Hilton Garden Inn – Fargo | 4351 17th Ave S. Fargo, ND 58103

Home2 Suites by Hilton | 1652 44th St. S. Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: (701) 499-6004 | Fax: (701) 499-6002

IGNITE for Fall F2F Conference

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Get ready to IGNITE for the FAll F2F Conference.  Make plans now to attend the Fall F2F Conference in Minot at the Grand Hotel.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Grand for NDATL members and you won’t want to miss this exciting conference.


We plan to IGNITE members with the charge of leading and motivating staff and engaging students every day.  NDATL Board members will be reaching out soon to contact various leaders around our state to assist with leading conversations and sessions regarding IT topics, deployment and management of devices, Smarter Balanced preparations and classroom instructional strategies.  Please continue to check back at the NDATL site for information and updates concerning Fall F2F.

Registration will open on August 1.


Where:   Minot

When:  October 13 – 14

Info:  800-735-4493 or 701-852-3161

Grand Hotel

There is a block of rooms reserved for NDATL members at the Grand.  Please call and make your reservations today.


The Spring F2F Conference will be held in Fargo at the Hilton Garden Inn on April 9 – 10, 2015.

Have an innovating summer and get ready to IGNITE in Minot!

We are excited to announce opportunities for leadership and innovation for ND Technology education.  We are in need of Directors for the NW, NE, and SE Districts of North Dakota for NDATL.  Please refer to the NDATL website under Minutes and Constitution for detailed information. 


Please contact Monte Gaukler if you have questions or are interested in serving on the NDATL Board.  Each district position will be voted on at the October F2F meeting in Minot on October 13 – 14.  The first Board duties will begin in January at the winter NDATL Board member meeting in Bismarck and you will serve a two year position.


Please submit your name for consideration by September 1, 2014.


Monte Gaukler

NDATL President


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