Back to School Technology Showcase!

Showcase your tech-based skills & learn new techniques!

Next Generation Technologies and AEA 267 are please to annouce the 1st Annual North Iowa Technology Showcase!

We know great technology-based instruction is happening every day in schools all over Iowa. Here is your opportunity to showcase all of the outstanding things going on in your district, as well as a chance for teachers to learn new skills! Next Generation Technologies (located in Buffalo Center, IA) has been providing IT support for districts in the north Iowa area for nearly 20 years. Both NGT and AEA know teachers are using technology to transform their classrooms, and we're asking for volunteers to showcase those skills for other teachers. For most staff this will be an opportunity to learn. For others, it will be chance to share their knowledge. We're planning a day long event during one of the pre-service days in August, and are requesting information from your district to help get the process started. Teachers will be able to choose various break out sessions throughout the day applicable to their area; additionally, lunch will be provided.

Potential Dates:

Monday, Aug. 10th, 9am to Friday, Aug. 21st, 3pm

Unknown - TBD

Most districts are coordinating their pre-service days during the second or third week in August. We're asking schools for the following information:

1) Would your district be willing to attend the showcase?

2) If so, what date from 8/10 - 8/21 would be best?

3) What aspects of educational technology would you be interested in seeing showcased?

4) Do you have staff that may be willing to be presenters?

5) Location = TBD. Once we know which district's will be attending, we'll pick a location central to everyone.


If your district would be willing to participate and/or send presenters, please e-mail Mike Thompson (NGT) or Kay Schmalen (AEA) using the information below. Updates will be sent throughout the summer as plans continue to develop, so please let us know the best way to stay in contact.