2014 School Year

12/17/2014

Nine staff members from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will be presenting their work, experience and knowledge at the TIES 2014 Education Technology Conference.

12/16/2014

The winners of the TIES 2014 Minnesota Technology Leader and Technology Leadership Team contests were honored by TIES at the TIES 2014 Education Technology Conference on December 8. To learn more about them, click on their names and see the media listed below.  

The TIES Minnesota Technology Leader Award recognizes a true technology champion who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in implementing technology to improve E-12 education. For 2014, TIES is proud to honor Chad Maxa Executive Director of Technology and Innovation in Intermediate District 287, as the 2014 TIES Minnesota Technology Leader.

“Chad Maxa provides vital leadership to help his district deepen technology integration,” said Mark Wolak, TIES executive director – echoing the sentiments of Intermediate Superintendent Sandra Lewandowski. “He provides his district with the connectivity and infrastructure to fulfill their mission. He doesn’t just enable them to innovate -- he’s central to it.”

The TIES Minnesota Technology Leadership Team Award recognizes a school district team that has had a significant impact on technology’s role in transforming learning. A team consists of key leaders such as the superintendent, technology and curriculum directors, teachers, parents, students, school board. For 2014, TIES is proud to present this honor to the Sauk Rapids-Rice Technology Team

 

Media on TIES 2014 Technology Leadership Award Winners

ISD 287, Eden Prairie News, Dec. 4, 2014
ISD 287, Brooklyn Park Sun Post, Dec. 11, 2014
ISD 287, Sun Post Brooklyn Center, Dec. 11, 2014
ISD 287, Sun Sailor Plymouth, Dec. 11, 2014
ISD 287, St. Louis Park Sun Sailor, Dec. 11, 2014
ISD 287, Wayzata-Orono-Long Lake Sun Sailer, Dec. 11, 2014
ISD 287, Sun Sailor Hopkins-Minnetonka, Dec. 18, 2014
ISD 287, Sun Sailor Excelsior-Shorewood, Jan. 8, 2015
Sauk Rapids, 1450 KNSI, Nov. 21, 2014
Sauk Rapids, Sauk Rapids Herald, Nov. 26, 2014
 
12/15/2014

TIES honors Exceptional Teachers from TIES member districts who lead in technology education. These Minnesota educators may be teachers, technology integrationists, media specialists, or others who organize MakerSpace labs, and more. The individuals are chosen by their superintendents for the TIES Exceptional Teacher award, which recognizes teachers who model the best practices in their classroom and engage students in learning with technology.

For 2014, TIES is proud to recognize 94 Exceptional Teachers who have had a positive impact on student learning through technology. They were honored at their TIES 2014 Education Technology Conference on December 9. To learn more about them, visit each teacher on the TIES web  and see the media listed below.

Anoka-Hennepin, Champlin Dayton Press, Nov. 27, 2014
Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park Sun Post, Dec. 4, 2014
Brooklyn Center, Sun Post, Dec. 4, 2014
Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose, Wright County Journal-Press, Dec. 4, 2014
Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose, Wright County Journal-Press, Dec. 18, 2014
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage, Sun This Week, Nov. 26, 2014
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage, Savage Pacer, Nov. 1, 2014
Columbia Heights, Sun Focus, Dec. 2, 2014
Chisago Lakes, Chisago County Press, Dec. 4, 2014
East Central, Askov American, Nov. 27, 2014
East Central, Pine County Courier, Nov. 27, 2014
Eden Prairie, Sun Current, Dec. 8, 2014
Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie News, Nov. 27, 2014
Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie News, Nov. 27, 2014
Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie News, Dec. 11, 2014
Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie News, Dec. 11, 2014
Eden Prairie, KSTP-TV Channel 5, Dec. 9, 2014
Eden Prairie, SW News Media, Dec. 11, 2014
Eden Prairie, SW News Media, Dec. 11, 2014
Fridley, Sun Focus, Dec. 2, 2014
Forest Lake, Country Messenger, Nov. 19, 2014
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Herald Journal, Dec. 1, 2014
Inver Grove Heights, South-West Review, Nov. 30, 2014
ISD 196, Sun This Week, Nov. 28, 2014
ISD 196, Dakota County Tribune, Nov. 27, 2014
ISD 287, Osseo Maple Grove Press, Dec. 4, 2014
Lakeville, Sun This Week, Nov. 26, 2014
Mahtomedi, Vadnais Heights Press, Dec. 3, 2014
Mahtomedi, White Bear Press, Dec.3, 2014
Mounds View, Sun Focus, Nov. 28, 2014
Mounds View, Sun Focus, Dec. 2, 2014
North Branch, East Central Minnesota Post Review, Nov. 26, 2014
North Branch, ECM Post Review, Nov. 27, 2014
North Branch, Chisago County Press, Dec. 4, 2014
Northfield, Northfield News, Dec. 6, 2014
Osseo, Osseo Maple Grove Press, Dec. 4, 2014
Pine City, Pine City Pioneer, Nov. 27, 2014
Richfield, Sun Current, Dec. 4, 2014
Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, The Farmington Independent, Nov. 16, 2014
Shakopee, Shakopee Valley News, Nov. 27, 2014
Shakopee, Chisago County Press, Dec. 4, 2014
Shakopee, The Chokio Review, Dec. 11, 2014
St. Louis Park, St. Louis Park Sun Sailer, Dec. 11, 2014
St. Michael-Albertivlle, North Crow River News, Jan. 8, 2015
Northfield, Northfield Public Schools, Jan.15, 2015
Orono, Orono Public Schools, Jan. 17, 2015
Anoka-Hennepin, Champlin Dayton Press, Feb. 5, 2015
Anoka-Hennepin, Anoka County Union, Feb. 20, 2015

 

12/12/2014

The TIES Education Technology Conference has been a leading conference in the Midwest for over 30 years. This year's theme is Make It Happen: transforming pedagogy with technology.

12/12/2014

TIES announced today that Chad Maxa, Executive Director of Technology and Innovation in Intermediate District 287, has won the 2014 TIES Minnesota Technology Leader Award.

12/12/2014

TIES announced today that the Sauk Rapids-Rice Technology Team has won the 2014 TIES Minnesota Technology Leadership Team Award.

11/10/2014

Longtime Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board member Dan Luth has helped guide the school district through some of its most challenging times.

8/15/2014

Jeff Solomon has received the 2014 Pinnacle of Achievement Award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International.

Jeff, Director of Finance and Operations, Rosemount Public Schools received this national award for collaborating on the development of FeePay™: Comprehensive Fee Management System. One of the first of its kind in the country, it allows parents to go to one web site, use a single login, and choose what they want, add it to a shopping cart and check out—just like they would on Amazon.com or any other modern online service.

ASBO’s annual Pinnacle of Achievement awards and Pinnacle of Excellence Award
recognize school business officials for outstanding practices and new ideas that have
enhanced their schools and the lives of students in their districts.

8/07/2014

Noted highlights of the breakout and round table sessions:
"... sessions, conversations and fun with Malik Bush and Greg Baufield from TIES."

8/01/2014

Brian Dietz, superintendent of the Centennial School District, has joined TIES Executive Committee which implements policies, adopts the proposed budget and fees, and has general responsibility for the direction of TIES.

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