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

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: