2013 School Year


A total of 18 staff members from the Westonka School District attended the 2014 TIES Education Technology Conference.


It is perhaps fitting that the video game "Oregon Trail" became the signature product of the people who introduced computing to classrooms in Minnesota and nationally more than a generation ago.


As the St. Paul school district sets out to give an iPad to each student, it can find
lessons and cautionary tales - in its own experience and those of a growing
number of digitally minded districts.


Created with TIES, an organization that provides education technology such as the SchoolView parent portal, the new system will eventually tie directly into the district’s student database, making enrollment more efficient and effective from the district’s perspective, too.


Mark  Gamelin, TIES, reported on an audit performed at Willow River Schools at the March 11 school board meeting.


In addition to their multiple on-site classes, TIES also offers online one-hour webinars and full workshops that educators can access from anywhere.


Kingsland High School is going to utilize online registration through the TIES system this year.


TIES today announced that it has been awarded a $448,000 grant by the Minnesota Department of Education to help school districts upgrade their early childhood data collection systems. Thirty-eight school districts representing over half of the state’s student population partnered with TIES and Arux Software on this initiative.


TIES today announced that it has teamed up with the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington to sponsor the Minnesota Algebra Challenge.


The winners of the TIES 2013 Minnesota Technology Leader and Technology Leadership Team contests were honored by TIES at the TIES 2013 Education Technology Conference on December 16. Click on the name to see more about the winners.

Bryan Hennekens, Director of Technology for Columbia Heights Public Schools, was named the 2013 Minnesota Technology Leader, and the Eden Prairie Public Schools' i-Learn@EP Leadership Team was named the 2013 Technology Leadership Team.


Media on TIES 2013 Technology Leadership Award Winners:

120413 Columbia Heights - Northeaster
120513 Columbia Heights - Sun Focus
120513 Eden Prairie - Eden Prairie News
120513 Eden Prairie - Sun Current
010214 Eden Prairie - Sun Current