Technology Integration Specialist NetworkMany member districts are now adding technology positions to their buildings so Resource hosts a Technology Integration Specialists Network. We designed this offering based on our CCN/DAC network model and collaborate with the ECMECC group for planning and delivery.

This network brings together individuals that primarily focus on working with teachers and students that use technology to enrich, expand, or deepen classroom learning. Staff members often have titles such as Integration Specialist, Instructional Coach, Technology Support, or Technology Coordinator. People in these roles work with teachers and staff to learn technology and introduce how it can be used to enhance the learning experience. 

This group has a facilitator from the field and agendas designed around your needs. A catered lunch is provided during the meeting.

Meeting and Conference Information:

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meeting

11:30 a.m. – 12 Noon Lunch

All meetings will take place at Resource Training & Solutions

We solicit agenda items three weeks before the meeting date. Agendas are distributed the week of the meeting.

Meeting schedule:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

If you do not have a Technology Integration Specialist, feel free to send individuals you believe would benefit from conversation in this area. 

Per Person Fee for First Participant: Members: $160 / Non-members: $192
Per Person Fee for Additional Participants: Members: $80 / Non-members: $96
Contact Kate Reichert, Administrative Coordinator 
(320) 255-3236 x 324

Informational flier (DOC)
Registration form (DOC)


Chicago, Illinois, June 23 – 27, 2018

The 2018 International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference will be in Chicago, Illinois, June 24 – 27, 2018. This is the largest conference for classroom technology integration in the nation and membership includes access to many special interest groups. Join Resource Training & Solutions at the conference and make planning the travel arrangements easier!

About the conference

  • Three​ ​full​ ​days​ ​brimming​ ​with​ ​interactive,​ ​inspirational,​ ​and​ ​highly​ ​relevant professional​ ​learning​ ​opportunities.
  • Three​ ​powerful​ ​keynote​ ​presentations​ ​on​ ​big​ ​ideas​ ​from​ ​the​ ​field​ ​of​ ​education and​ ​beyond.
  • Your​ ​choice​ ​of​ ​hundreds​ ​of​ ​sessions​ ​in​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​formats,​ ​including​ ​lectures, BYODs,​ ​and​ ​hands​-on​ ​learning​ ​environments.
  • Access​ ​to​ ​a​ ​massive​ ​exposition​ ​hall​ ​featuring​ ​the​ ​latest​ ​ed​ucation ​tech​nology ​products​ ​and​ ​services from​ ​more​ ​than​ ​500​ ​companies​ ​and​ ​1,400​ ​industry​ ​representatives.
  • Unlimited​ ​networking​ ​opportunities​ ​with​ ​nearly​ ​21,000​ ​educators,​ ​education leaders,​ ​and​ ​corporate​ ​representatives​ ​from​ ​around​ ​the​ ​world.
Travel by coach bus will be pre-arranged with Voight Motor Company, leaving from Resource Training & Solutions on June 23, with an early morning return to Resource Training & Solutions on June 28. No alcohol is allowed on the bus. Lodging will be pre-arranged with the ISTE housing department and selected by Resource staff. All participants will be staying in double-occupancy rooms. No substitutions, reimbursement, or other compensation will be allowed. This travel package is estimated at $1,000 per person and is subject to change based on hotel prices at the time of booking, fuel costs at the time of travel, and the number of participants registered by February 28, 2018.

Resource Training & Solutions will provide a $200 scholarship for members who participate in the travel package.

Participant responsibilities

Participants must register for the ISTE conference on their own in conjunction with his/her district and must adhere to district policies and guidelines. The Resource Training & Solutions ISTE travel package does not include the cost of registration or membership ($450 in 2017). Register for the ISTE 2018 Conference here.

An Intent to Participate form must be signed from the participant's district administrator(s), indicating that the participant and district are in agreement with the payment of both the Resource Training & Solutions ISTE travel package, and the conference registration. This signed form and a $500 deposit must be submitted by February 28, 2018, to hold your reservation.

Particpants with the Resource Training & Solutions travel package understand that s/he is partaking in this opportunity as a representative of his/her school district and will demonstrate behavior in accordance with district policies and expectations. Resource Training & Solutions is not responsible for participant behavior.

Participants and his/her district understand that if a minimum number of participants are not registered for the travel package, the package will be cancelled and any down payments will be returned to the participant and/or district in full. Participants will be notified via email of a cancellation by March 9, 2018. This is separate from the ISTE registration cancellation policy.