Spring 2015 F2F Details

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The NDATL Board of Directors

is pleased to announce the

Spring F2F NDATL Conference

Please join us at the Fargo Hilton Garden Inn as we continue to “ Technology” in the great state of North Dakota.  We are delighted to announce that Dave Burgess www.daveburgess.com will be our keynote speaker at NDATL.


Thursday, April 9, NDATL members will have three opportunities to extend their learning.  Thursday evening, please join us for the social and the vendor exhibits.

Friday, April 10, we our day bright and early and start thinking like pirates!!  Please check out the full agenda that follows.

Of course, our conference cannot be complete without presentations from colleagues throughout North Dakota.  Please consider sharing your teaching and technical talent by presenting.

Where: Fargo, ND

When: April 9 – 10, 2015

Hotel: Fargo Hilton Garden Inn

Hotel Reservation Link:


NDATL Registration:


Presentation Proposal:


Vendor Sponsor Agreement (Deadline March 20)


For additional vendor/sponsor information please contact Glenn.Urlacher@k12.nd.us

Spring 2015 Face2Face

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Avast ye mateys!

It is time to walk the plank and ignITe!!

Join us as we gather for the spring F2F NDATL conference in Fargo on April 9 – 10.  We will be gathering at the Fargo Hilton Garden Inn for a day of great learning and connecting.  Our featured speaker this spring will be Dave Burgess.  If you have read “Teach Like a Pirate” or “P is for Pirate” then you will love to hear more from the author and teacher himself.

Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational keynote that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.

Dave is an award-winning teacher from San Diego, highly sought after professional development speaker, and the author of Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform  Your Life as an Educator. He has been voted a faculty standout for 17 consecutive years in categories such as Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic. At a ceremony in Washington D.C., he was recently awarded the BAMMY for Secondary School Teacher of the Year, by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

Using a unique combination of magic and humor, he will reignite your passion for the profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.

Teach Like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms. This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation.

Here is a tentative schedule for the Spring F2F ignITe II

April 9, 2015

TBA                        Sessions from Apple, Microsoft or a tour of a Fargo High School

6:00                       Meet the Vendors


April 10, 2015

7:30-8:15               Breakfast/Welcome

8:15-9:45               Dave Burgess – Teach Like A Pirate

9:55-10:35            Session I

10:45 – 11:25          Session II

11:30-12:15            Lunch & Vendor Gifts

12:20 – 1:00           Session III

1:10 – 1:50              Session IV

2:00-3:30              Dave Burgess – Teaching Outside the Box wrap-up/ door prizes

Start thinking about those colleagues that go above and beyond who deserve a Technology Teacher of the year award or a Technology Leader of the year award.  All vendor, registration, presentation submission links and teacher award nominations will be available on this website on Monday, February 2.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Monte Gaukler at monte.gaukler@gfschools.org.

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”

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

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