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Sonja Schmieder
National Standards
Technology and Information Educational Services
1925 W. County Road B2
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: (651) 638-8761
Fax: (651) 631-7519


Current Projects:
National Institute
TIES brought together technology and education to create comprehensive solutions for school administrators, educators and students.

Created in 1967 as a nonprofit consortium to provide technology and information resources to school administrators, educators and students, TIES is owned by 36 Minnesota member school districts. These districts represent about 400 schools with a total enrollment of almost 244,000 students.

TIES' mission is to ensure that our members can mutually achieve their educational and operational objectives by providing products and services for optimum student learning and effective management; conducting focused research and development; and involving clients nationwide.

TIES assisted CCTT by providing constent specialists to (1) referee teacher-developed lessons and units, and (2) assist writing teams at CCTT's National Institute.

Elsie Husom, Brainerd Schools, Brainerd, Minnesota
Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Director of Media Technology at ISD 181, Brainerd Public Schools Brainerd, MN 56401, Ms. Husom has a wealth of experience in organizing and managing programs, workshops, and special projects. Her areas of expertise include: staff development, infusion of technology across curiculum, curriculum development, performance-based assessment, resource and inquiry-based learning, conference and workshop planning/implementation, and inclusive education. Ms Husom was named one of the 1997 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award recipients. Earlier, she received the Governor's Award for Outstanding Educator and an "Recognition of Contribution" Award from the Center for Information Media at St. Cloud State University. Ms. Husom serves as the content specialists for Information Literacy standards.

Dr. Michael Hartoonian, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
National Council for the Social Studies

Dr. Hartoonian is Director of the Center for Economic Education and Professor of Education at the University of Minnesota. Before coming to Minnesota, Michael served as a Professor of Education and Liberal Studies in the Graduate School ,Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and Director of Graduate programs in Democratic Capitalism and Active Citizenship. Dr. Hartoonian servers as a content specialist for Social Studies.

Jean Dummer, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota National Council of Teachers of English

Ms. Dummer, a professor in the Deparment of Education, will serve as the content specialist for Language Arts. Papers presented include:
"Implementing the National Standards for the English Language Arts," National Catholic Education Asociation Annual Convention, Minneapolis, April 1, 1997.

"A Conversation about Literature and Diversity: Tension and Challenges," National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference, Minneapolis, March 17,1995.

Dr. Larry Copes, Augsburg College, St. Paul, Minnesota National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Larry Copes is a Professor of Mathematics at Augsburg College where he's taught mathematics since 1980. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in mathematics and a Ph.D. in mathematics education. He helps prepare middle-and high-school teachers for teaching standards-based curricula, teaches on-line as well as classroom courses, works with a project writing electronic inquiry-based curricula for teachers, and serves as an occasional free-lance editor of mathematics books for teachers.

Ed Hessler, Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc.
Ed is a former member of the following Boards:
  • Northwoods Audubon Center Advisory Board
  • Board of the Minnesota Academy of Sciences
  • Board of Minnesota Science eachers Association.
  • Currently serve as the Executive Secretary of the Minnesota Academy of Sciences




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Career Connection to Teaching with Technology
USDOE Technology Innovation Challenge Grant
Marshall Ransom, Project Manager
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