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TIE Conference April 13-15 Registration OPEN!!

Marcia Torgrude Posted by Marcia Torgrude in South Dakota Thinkfinity on Feb 12, 2014 9:44:53 AM

It is now time to register for the TIE Conference!

April 13-15 isn't far away and we are excited to have you all join us!


The indepths planned for Sunday are varied and we hope will peak the interest of all educators and administrators.

Our Keynotes include:

Catlin Tucker

Catlin TuckerCatlin Tucker is a Google Certified Teacher and CUE Lead Learner. She teaches 9th and 10th grade English language arts at Windsor High School in Sonoma County, where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. She has also taught online college level writing courses, which led to her interest in blended learning.

Corwin published her first book Blended Learning for Grades 4-12: Leveraging the Power of Technology to Create Student-Centered Classrooms in June 2012. She is currently working on her second book Using Web 2.0 Technology to Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards and writing a blended learning course for ASCD.

Catlin is an experienced professional development facilitator and trainer, education consultant, curriculum designer and frequent Edtech speaker. Catlin earned her BA in English from UCLA and her English credential and Masters in Education from UCSB. She writes an internationally ranked education technology blog at and is active on Twitter @CTuckerEnglish.


Kathy Schrock

Kathy SchrockKathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian, and is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor at two universities and an independent educational technologist.

Kathy has been involved with technology to support teaching and learning since the early 1990's, and is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Teacher, a Sony Education Ambassador, and a Discovery Education STAR and a DEN Guru. In 1995, she created her award-winning site, Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators, to help teachers easily wade through the many resources on the Web. In 1999, Kathy partnered with Discovery Education and she maintained the site until late 2012 when the site was retired.

In addition to teaching online, Kathy writes, speaks, blogs, tweets, and conducts professional development workshops, presentations, and keynotesnationally and internationally. She is known for her practical presentations dealing with pedagogically sound practices for the embedding of technology seamlessly into teaching and learning. Her passions are online tools to support classroom instruction, the role of emerging technologies in the classroom, infographics, tablets in the classroom, copyright and intellectual property, and gadgets of any type! You can find her on Twitter (@kathyschrock)Skype (kathyschrock), Google+, and on many other social networks!

And, don't miss our second annual:

TIE Tech Slam

TIE Tech Slam


Sit down and hang on for this second-annual action-packed event as several TIE staff members are given a short amount of time to share their best resources for using technology in and out of today's classrooms.

It's what you need to know, just when you need it--right now!

We'll wrap it up with several prize drawings, too. Must be present to win!


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