Learning and Technology workshops

Transform your classroom with technology

TIES workshops unlock the potential of technology for teaching and learning. You will learn how to change the way you teach by moving to a more participative and engaging approach. You will extend your classroom to a world of online resources and experts. Best of all, technology integration in your classroom will help your students learn the skills they need to survive in a complex, highly technological knowledge-based world.

  • Curriculum integration resources

  • Applications for administrators

  • Interactive technologies

  • Interactive whiteboards

  • Creative applications for multimedia production

  • Online collaboration tools

  • Online courses and webinars

Personalized coaching for a concentrated boost

Need an extra something to jumpstart your classroom technology integration? TIES can help. Our technology integration experts will come to you with a program designed just for you.

Increase your job effectiveness with productivity technology

In these workshops, you will learn how to work faster and smarter every day by learning how to effectively use your software tools. You will find that by improving your computer skills you will unleash your capacity and confidence.

  • Computer basics

  • Database

  • Desktop publishing

  • Learning management systems

  • Presentation

  • Word processing

TIES member districts, associate member districts and subscriber schools enjoy unlimited workshops for their staff.


Upcoming Workshops


Do you want to implement Project Based Learning (PBL) in your classroom but haven’t had the time or know-how to get started? In this two-day seminar you will explore and apply the Buck Institute PBL method in a supportive and collaborative learning environment. Design a project and leave with an implementation plan. Bring your own device (such as laptop, iPad, Surface, or LearnPad).

• No charge to TIES members; this workshop is a membership benefit.
• $320 Nonmembers

Include an iPad Air for $479; if interested contact Cara.Hagen@ties.k12.mn.us.

Session #3701S14A
6/18/2014 and 6/25/2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

For more information contact: Cara.Hagen@ties.k12.mn.us


A dynamic day of interactive learning focused on technology for 21st-century school leadership. The Tech Camp will unfold through an “unconference” format where facilitators guide creation of the agenda by the participants at the beginning of the day. Sessions will focus on facilitated discussions relating to education technology to allow for active collaboration, discussion and networking. Participants determine what will be covered thus offering a highly customized experience. Potential topics may include Google applications, flipped learning, school management tools, and anything else participants decide they want to learn and share.

Includes registration, continental breakfast and lunch
• $30 TIES members
• $130 Nonmembers

Option to buy the iPad Air
• $509 TIES members
• $609 Nonmembers

Register only online at techcamp.ties.k12.mn.us

For more information contact: Caroline.Little@ties.k12.mn.us


iPadPaloozaMN, the great Minnesota iPad get-together, is a one-day teaching-and-learning festival that explores how iPads have influenced K-12 education. The event will focus on creativity, social collaboration, engagement and innovative ways schools have integrated iPads into classrooms and enhanced student learning.

Includes t-shirt, food, and event registration
• $75 TIES members
• $175 Nonmembers

Register only online at ipadpaloozaMN.ties.k12.mn.us

For more information contact: Kari.Gerhart@ties.k12.mn.us


A tech integrationist is anyone who helps teachers integrate technology in their classrooms. Join our 2014-15 cohort of professionals and learn effective models of technology integration and strategies for working with teachers. Earn 60 clock hours from August 2014 to May 2015. Share learning experiences with other integrationists, including:
• five face-to-face meetings
• monthly online sharing discussions
• seven coaching sessions
• a site visit to observe integration activates
• one day of the TIES 2014 Conference

Be a change agent in your school.

• $1,200 TIES members
• $1,600 Nonmembers

Session #1400S14A
8/14/2014 and 8/15/2014
(additional dates TBD)

For more information contact: Cara.Hagen@ties.k12.mn.us