Category Archives: Community meetings

Transformational Technology Update Meetings

The Northfield Public Schools invite the public to share feedback regarding the first semester of the Transformational Technology initiative during two public meetings in January. The Transformational Technology project has provided iPad tablet computers for all students in Grades 6-12 and ‘pods’ of 4-6 iPad Mini tablet computers in elementary classrooms.

The meetings will be held:

  • Thursday, January 16th | 7 pm – 8:30 pm | Northfield Middle School Media Center
  • Tuesday, January 21st | 7 pm – 8:30 pm | Northfield Middle School Media Center

The meetings will include a short presentation about the successes, challenges, and opportunities the District has encountered so far with the initiative. Participants will engage in small and large group discussions regarding the initiative as well.

In addition, a survey will be sent to families in late January as another opportunity to share feedback about the Transformational Technology initiative. Please feel free to contact Director of Administrative Services Matt Hillmann (507.645.3458 or with any questions about the meetings or the Transformational Technology Initiative.

Opportunities for citizen feedback on the Transformational Technology proposal (week of Feb. 3)

Lots happening this week. I’ll keep this blog post up for now to make it easy to find out what’s going on.  These links are also in the right sidebar.


Photos, Powerpoint, video: Matt Hillman’s community presentations on the Transformational Technology proposal

Matt Hillman's presentation on the Technology Transformation proposal Matt Hillman's presentation on the Technology Transformation proposal
I wasn’t able to be there yesterday for Matt Hillman’s presentation on the Technology Transformation proposal to a small group of interested citizens at the Northfield High School auditorium.  Matt’s going to do the presentation again on Monday at 7 pm, same place. I’ll be there and will likely add photos of that session to this blog post. (See the Northfield News article by Jerry Smith on the presentation: Public meeting helps Northfielders understand iPad proposal. He live-tweeted the meeting using the @NewsNorthfield Twitter feed, starting with this tweet.)

He publicized these face-to-face meetings with Skylert messages to all parents in the District on December 26, January 29, and February 1. There were also notices on Northfield Patch, in the Northfield News, and on KYMN Radio. They’ve also been posted on the home page of District web site since late December. See the Dec. 27 new item and the Jan. 29 news item.

Here’s his Powerpoint.  Below it is the 90-minute video of his presentation to the School Board on Jan. 28 that I blogged about earlier last week.