NDATL Pipeline to Innovation

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Hello NDATL members!


We are excited to tell you that Fall Face2Face registration for “Pipeline to Innovation” is open.  Here are some highlights for the Fall Conference in Minot on October 5 – 6.  The conference will once again, take place at the Grand International Hotel.
  • “Pipeline to Innovation” will feature our keynote speaker Don Wettrick.
  • “Pipeline to Innovation” will have a designated makerspace area;
  • “Pipeline to Innovation” will have fabulous vendors by the pool;
  • “Pipeline to Innovation” will have transformational learning opportunities.


Presentations are needed to make NDATL a fabulous conference.  Showcase your education technology experience to educators, administrators and technology specialists! Your proposed presentation session should fit one or more the following conference strands:


  • Makerspace and innovation
  • Digital-age learning experiences
  • Professional growth and leadership
  • Technical support and infrastructure
  • Responsible digital-age citizens
We will continue to update conference information at http://www.ndatl.k12.nd.us/.


We look forward to learning with you this Fall at “Pipeline to Innovation.”

Pipeline to Innovation

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October 5-6, 2015

Don Wettrick-Keynote

Grand International Hotel

Minot, ND

(Check back as details develop)

NDATL Call for Directors

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This Fall, the NDATL Board of Directors will have two vacancies.  We need two directors; one director for the NW Region and one director for the SE Region.

The NW Region is comprised of the following counties: Divide, Burke, Renville, Bottineau, Pierce, McHenry, Ward, Mountrail, Williams, McKenzie, McLean, Sheridan, Wells

The SE Region is comprised of these counties:  Cass, Barnes, Stutsman, Kidder, Logan, LaMoure, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Dickey, McIntosh, Emmons

If you are interested in serving and working with a fabulous group of individuals that are committed to the improvement of education through the use of technology, then you need to consider becoming a director.

If you have any questions, please contact me or anyone on the NDATL Board of Directors.  If you are interested in becoming a director, please let me know. Elections will take place in October.

I hope that you are having a great summer!

Warm regards,

Monte Gaukler
NDATL President

2015 Spring F2F

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Thanks to the vendors, presenters and participants in the 2015 Spring Face2Face: “IgnITe Technology”

Dave Burgess, Teach Like A Pirate, was absolutely on fire when speaking to attendees.

To view a F2F Conference Video select the Animoto png below:

2014-2015 Tech Winners

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NDATL Special Recognition: Friend of NDATL

2015 North Dakota Association of Technology Leaders (NDATL)

Technology Leader of the Year

large schools award to:

Mike Defoe, Devils Lake

2015 North Dakota Association of Technology Leaders (NDATL)

Technology Leader of the Year

small schools

award to:

Greg Pollestad, Drayton

2015 NDATL Teacher Techie award to:

D’Ette Erickson


Mary Martin

Park River



2015 Spring F2F Conference Prizes

Company Prize Winner
NDATL Go-Pro Mike Defoe – DL
NDATL Fit Bit Jill Baird – EduTech
NDATL Wireless Headphones Nathan Olson – GF
AOS Wireless Speaker Sarah McFadden
Bg innovations Mimio Teach Kermit Thompson – DL
Network Center 1 TB External HD Alicia Eslinger – Kenmare
Scheels $50 Gift Certificate Rocky Fredericksen – Cavalier
Scheels $50 Gift Certificate Danette Brown – WFPS