12.26.2012 Update and public meeting dates

We shared an overview of the information from our transformational technology task forces at the December 10 Board of Education Meeting. Below is the video from the meeting. You can fast forward to 109:15 of the video to view the report:

We have also scheduled a series of four public meetings in January about the transformational technology project.
Task Force Report and Feedback Sessions

Task force report and feedback sessions will be held in the Northfield Middle School media center on Saturday, January 5 (10 am – 12 pm) and Monday, January 7 (7 pm – 9 pm.) These sessions will focus on sharing what has been learned over the last several months through our task force work as well as key recommendations from those task forces. We will ask those who attend the meeting to work in small groups to discuss some of the concepts presented. The goal of these meetings is to engage in discussion with the community prior to formalizing the proposal for a potential student initiative to be presented at the January 28 Board of Education meeting. This proposal will be focused on which grade levels are recommended to begin using iPad tablet computers at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.
Proposal Feedback Sessions

The second set of meetings will be held on Saturday, February 2 (10 am – 12 pm) and Monday, February 4 (7 pm – 9 pm) in the Northfield High School auditorium. These sessions will provide the details of the proposal for a potential student iPad tablet computer implementation for the 2013-14 school year. The community will have an opportunity to hear the proposal and ask questions about it.
In the mean time if you have questions about the status of the project, don’t hesitate to contact Matt Hillmann, Director of Human Resources and Technology, at (507) 645-3458 or by email at matt.hillmann@northfieldschools.org.