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Friday, March 10
 

7:30am

Registration and breakfast
Friday March 10, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Ballroom

8:30am

Morning Keynote: Empower Students by Engaging them in the Assessment Process

Every child has the right to engage in their learning starting from their mistakes straight through to their successes. We must give students the language they need to adequately co-construct and design learning opportunities and then express their own progress and growth in a meaningful way. Students certainly don’t need grades to communicate what they know and can do, they just need the opportunity to share in their own words in the language of the standards to express strengths and challenges.


Speakers


Friday March 10, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom

9:45am

Promoting Positive School Culture through student-created Videos
Elementary school students created videos to promote mindfulness, support social skills development and reinforce tools and strategies to decrease anxiety within and outside of the classroom. Teachers are able easily access a library of student videos on various social emotional topics to share with their students. Student exemplars will be shared as well as instructions on how participants can create their own videos.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Judkins

Jennifer Judkins

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools
Jennifer Judkins provides on-going professional development as well as in-class support to teachers and students in grades K-12 as a Digital Learning Coordinator in the Lynnfield Public Schools District and a Google for Education Certified Trainer.



Friday March 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 519 Capacity 50

9:45am

Alchemy of Social Media: Prioritizing Relationships to Nurture the Whole Child through Legacy-Building
Two Massachusetts principals found alchemy when their initial disdain for social media helped to transform their school communities. Learn how to build and brand your culture while being enlightened, enlivened and entertained through proven initiatives that have built relationship-prioritized legacies, ultimately strengthening the whole child at multiple secondary levels.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Geoghegan

Martin Geoghegan

Principal, John T. Nichols, Jr. Middle School
@MGeoghegan22
avatar for Brian McCann

Brian McCann

Principal, Joseph Case High School


Friday March 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 320 Capacity 90

9:45am

Speaking to the Heart: Language as a tool to promote Inclusivity
This session will overview a Project Based Learning unit designed for 8th grade Spanish students. Presentation will feature: sustaining student inquiry through an authentic audience, allowing creative voice and choice, augmenting, modifying, and redefining tasks through technology (Google platforms), and increasing student ownership and autonomy.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Ames

Lydia Ames

Curriculum Facilitator for Foreign Language, Spanish Teacher, Briscoe Middle School
avatar for Allison Chaisson

Allison Chaisson

Spanish Teacher, Briscoe Middle School


Friday March 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 328 Capacity 80

9:45am

Reinventing the Student Help Desk: A Student and Teacher Perspective
Learn about the development and implementation of the Student Tech Leaders program at Melrose High School with a focus on integrating standards-based technology education within a self-directed course. Students in the program will also share their experiences and advice.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Scudder

Tom Scudder

Library Media Specialist, Melrose High School
I am the SLMS and Secondary Libraries Coordinator at Melrose High School with a pedagogical focus on project- and inquiry-based learning. Additionally, I teach AP Seminar and launched the Melrose Student Tech Leaders program.


Friday March 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 409 Capacity 25

9:45am

Global STEM Classroom®: Leveraging 'ground-breaking' innovative technologies to support the Whole Child
How Global STEM Classroom® programs Leveraging a new "wave" of the innovative technology (Artificial Intelligence/Big Data/Virtual Reality/Watson IBM/Holoportation) to support the Whole Child. Join our discussion on how these ground-breaking innovative technology "moonshots' reflecting on educational policy and practice.

Speakers
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Larisa Schelkin

CEO and Founder, Global STEM Center, Inc
Larisa K. Schelkin CEO, President and Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation; She is also a Founder of the Global Technology and Engineering Consortium (GTEC) and a co-founder of the DOME Foundation. Larisa Schelkin is the author of the Global STEM Classroom ® teaching and learning model. She has developed over 35 Global STEM projects and established partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Isa Zimmerman

Isa Zimmerman

Principal, IKZAdvisors, LLC
Dr. Isa Kaftal Zimmerman has been Superintendent of Schools, High School Principal and Assistant Principal, junior high school teacher and Division Director of the Technology in Education Program and Associate Professor at Lesley University and Senior Fellow at the UMass Donahue Institute, and the UMass President’s Office. She was a pioneer in bringing technology to schools for instruction and productivity in MA and she started the MASS... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 406 Capacity 25

9:45am

Digging Deeper with Assessment
Join Starr to have a more intimate conversation to dive deeper into a whole child approach to assessment. What questions do you have her to make this approach workable for your school.

Speakers

Friday March 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
Ballroom

9:45am

Google Chrome and Executive Functioning: Supporting Struggling Students using Google in the Classroom
Do you have students who struggle with managing their time, organizing their belongings, or regulating themselves? After a brief overview of these executive functioning skills, we will dive into free and paid tools for Google chrome.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Waddill

Karen Waddill

Director of Cotting Consulting, Cotting School
Karen is the Director of Cotting Consulting at Cotting School. Cotting Consulting provides technology based assessment, intervention and training to educational programs in the Greater Boston Area. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, holds licenses with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Division of Professional Licensure, and is certified as an Assistive... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Zeh-Dean

Alicia Zeh-Dean

OT/AT specialist at Cotting Consulting, Cotting School



Friday March 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 304 Capacity 25

9:45am

TEDxYouth@MMHS an Opportunity for Student and Faculty Collaboration
TEDxYouth@MMHS was a day of collaboration among both students and staff. Come learn from all involved including the student presenters what what effect TEDxYouth@MMHS had on them. Also learn about the technology usage and student empowerment that occurred from having this event at our school.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Hough

Amanda Hough

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Mashpee Public Schools


Friday March 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CANCELED

9:45am

STEAM Pathways: Future Ready Competencies With Robotics Mission to Mars Student Showcase
STEAM Pathways: Future Ready Competencies With Robotics

Developing a STEAM pathway for all students means offering opportunities to engage, support and challenges students grades K through 12. Hands-on robotics courses and robust after school offerings provide students of the North Reading Public Schools essential STEAM competencies in the areas of programming and technology.

Robotics is a part of the educational culture in North Reading. Learn how integrating robotics K-8 can support higher level course offerings and engage students to design, create and program their futures.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Dasho

Kathleen Dasho

Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading Public School District
Digital Learning, Coding, Robotics, Programming, Technology Curriculum
avatar for Daniel Downs

Daniel Downs

Digital Learning Coordinator, North Reading Public Schools
Dr. Daniel Downs is currently the Digital Learning Coordinator of the North Reading Public Schools. In this capacity he oversees the facilitation of a Digital Learning model that robustly incorporates robotics, digital literacy and digital research skills across K-12. | Downs holds an E.D. in Instructional Design concentrated in Educational Technology from Argosy University, Master’s Degree in Education from Endicott College and a Bachelors of... Read More →



Friday March 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 407 Capacity 20

10:40am

ABRA-CODE-ABRA: The Magic of Coding & Computational Thinking for ALL Elementary Learners.
Two Grade 3 Master Teachers from Massachusetts showcase hands-on opportunities for Coding, Computational Thinking, and early programming using apps and robots, including Osmo and Ozobots, plus offline problem-solving and engineering curriculum integration. Presenters are Code.org and Google certified educators who have presented on Innovation, Blended Learning, and Coding.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Dahlheimer

Sarah Dahlheimer

3rd Grade, Natick Public Schools
Sarah Dahlheimer is a 3rd grade teacher at Bennett-Hemenway Elementary school in Natick. Certified BrainPOP Educator, Google Certified Educator, Plickers Ambassador, Prodigy Champion
avatar for Jed Stefanowicz

Jed Stefanowicz

Teacher - Grade 3, Natick Public Schools
Third Grade teacher at Brown Elementary in Natick. Year 22! | 2016 Natick Master Teacher | Certified Educator/Ambassador: Google, BrainPop, Prodigy, Plickers, Makey-Makey


Friday March 10, 2017 10:40am - 11:25am
RM 304 Capacity 25

10:40am

Students passing the Technology Torch from High School to PreK
Students passing the technology torch from High school to PreK highlights the district of Mashpee's experience of trying to vertically align technology curriculum while having older students teach younger students about robotics and introducing coding. We took the instructors out of the mix by allowing the students to create and run the projects in the class. High school students created Bee Bot maps to introduce coding to kindergarten and first grade students. High school students spent approximately one class a week for four months at the younger school, you will hear their experience as well as our youngest learner's stories.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Hough

Amanda Hough

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Mashpee Public Schools
avatar for Kim Palmer

Kim Palmer

Art & Technology Teacher, Mashpee Public Schools
Kim Palmer is currently an Art teacher at Kenneth C. Coombs School in Mashpee. The school provides education from preschool to second grade. Kim is an experienced teacher who has embraced technology utilizing iPads in her traditional art classes. She also teaches technology classes including coding, robotics, and introductory computer programming to our district's youngest learners.



Friday March 10, 2017 10:40am - 11:25am
CANCELED

10:40am

Making the Move to Personalized Learning: The Why and the How
In this session, participants will take away an overview of the Summit Model of Personalized Learning, which includes three important elements: project-based learning, personalized learning time and teacher-mentorship. Participants will gain FREE access to the platform which includes high quality projects for grades 6-12, as well as 100's of teacher-created learning playlists and lesson units that are all common-core and NGSS-aligned.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Director of Personalized Learning, NE Basecamp
Wendy Espinoza Cotta is a former teacher and technology administrator with over 15 years experience in K-12 public and private education. Her expertise, background and passion lie in supporting school communities that are interested in designing learning experiences that balance the strengths of online learning with the benefits of social learning, as well as experiential learning based on local community partnerships. | | She has... Read More →
avatar for Donna Stone

Donna Stone

CEO, NE Basecamp


Friday March 10, 2017 10:40am - 11:25am
RM 406 Capacity 25

10:40am

Shut Up About Your Favorite App - How to focus on the learning before the tech
Whether you’re just beginning to have your students use tech in the classroom, or you are an expert, this session is for you. Learn how focusing on the WHY before choosing which technology to use benefits all members of the school community – especially students. We’ll focus on four effective approaches to digital teaching and learning, and work together to identify WHY and how you can bring them to your classroom and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cremin

Julie Cremin

Digital Learning Specialist, St. Johns Prep
Julie is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John's Prep, a1:1 iPad school serving 1500 students in grade 6-12. She previously taught middle and high school history for 7 years, served as the Director of Curriculum for Amplify Learning, and was a curriculum writer and trainer for Teachers' Curriculum Institute. She has 13 years of professional development training experience, having worked directly with teachers across the country, as well as... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:40am - 11:25am
RM 409 Capacity 25

10:40am

Transform STEM Education to Develop the Global Workforce
Transform STEM education to develop the global workforce. Blackstone Valley Regional Tech’s award winning program demonstrates how to use Global STEM Classroom collaboration in a vocational setting. Students from Plumbing and Electrical share experiences on their partnership with Arkhangelsk, Russia and NASA.

Speakers
LS

Larisa Schelkin

CEO and Founder, Global STEM Center, Inc
Larisa K. Schelkin CEO, President and Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation; She is also a Founder of the Global Technology and Engineering Consortium (GTEC) and a co-founder of the DOME Foundation. Larisa Schelkin is the author of the Global STEM Classroom ® teaching and learning model. She has developed over 35 Global STEM projects and established partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Donna Sroka

Donna Sroka

Technology Director, Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District
Technology in Education


Friday March 10, 2017 10:40am - 11:25am
RM 407 Capacity 20

10:40am

'Pineapple Charting' for Educator Success
Chart a course for success. Have teachers bust out of their silos. Have them informally see other educators in your building teaching. This goes beyond discussing what the superstars in your building are doing to having teachers see each other teach. Join the Pineapple movement.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Geoghegan

Martin Geoghegan

Principal, John T. Nichols, Jr. Middle School
@MGeoghegan22
avatar for Brian McCann

Brian McCann

Principal, Joseph Case High School


Friday March 10, 2017 10:40am - 11:25am
RM 320 Capacity 90

10:40am

Leveraging OER In Your District
Innovation does not have to simply be associated with the latest application to burgeon out of Silicon Valley or the savvy keynote speaker, but rather, it can be seen in our classrooms across the country. By nature, educators are researchers and designers within their classrooms and have always thrived on the ability to share and repurpose. As educational leaders, we must find ways to reinvest in the profession of teaching and amplify the innovative work that educators design on a yearly basis. Fostering a shared culture of learning and instructional design within an academic institution can support teacher leadership and greatly impact student growth. Openly licensed educational resources can help spark this culture and promote innovative teaching and learning by openly sharing and amplifying what educators create daily. It’s time we recognize the innovative capacity of all educators.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Downs

Daniel Downs

Digital Learning Coordinator, North Reading Public Schools
Dr. Daniel Downs is currently the Digital Learning Coordinator of the North Reading Public Schools. In this capacity he oversees the facilitation of a Digital Learning model that robustly incorporates robotics, digital literacy and digital research skills across K-12. | Downs holds an E.D. in Instructional Design concentrated in Educational Technology from Argosy University, Master’s Degree in Education from Endicott College and a Bachelors of... Read More →
avatar for Andy Marcinek

Andy Marcinek

Chief Information Officer, Worcester Academy
Andrew Marcinek is currently the Chief Information Officer at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. Most recently, Andrew was the first Chief Open Education Advisor for the US Department of Education. As Open Education Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, Andrew focused on expanding and accelerating the adoption of open education policies within the Department, encouraged the expansion of such policies across the federal government and... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:40am - 11:25am
RM 328 Capacity 80

10:40am

The Global Read Aloud: One Book to Connect the World
The Global Read Aloud is an initiative started in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. Teachers and students used Edmodo, Facebook, Pinterest, Skype, Padlet and more to break down the walls of their classrooms and connect with classrooms around the world. Come learn about this unique project and stories from Miller School as they rolled it out to the whole school for the first time this year!

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Maurao

Brenda Maurao

Assistant Principal, Miller School, Holliston Public Schools
I am currently the Assistant Principal at the Miller Elementary School in Holliston, MA. I am passionate about finding and sharing meaningful ways to connect educators and break down the walls of our classrooms to enhance learning.



Friday March 10, 2017 10:40am - 11:25am
Ballroom

10:40am

Using Universal Design for Learning and Technology to Support the Whole Child.
Using Universal Design for Learning and Technology to Support the Whole Child will explore key issues, brain-based research, and best practices for using technology and Universal Design for Learning to support whole-child development. This presentation will empower educators to use the tenets of UDL and the technology available to them in their schools to help students develop the skills they need in the digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Beyranevand

Matthew Beyranevand

K-12 Department Coordinator of Mathematics and Science, Chelmsford Public Schools
Dr. Matthew Beyranevand is the K-12 Mathematics and Science Coordinator for the Chelmsford Public Schools. Through his website MathwithMatthew.com, Matthew provides visitors with podcasts, music videos, educational resources, and a video blog. Matthew is currently an active user of Twitter, Facebook, Periscope, and Instagram to get his message out to help improve student interest and engagement in mathematics. | | Matthew is currently in his... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Anne-Marie Fiore

Dr. Anne-Marie Fiore

Director of Technology, Wilmington Public Schools
Dr. Anne-Marie Fiore has over 20 years experience in educational and instructional technology. Currently, a Director of Technology, Anne-Marie has worked as an instructional technology facilitator, Cisco-certified instructor, network administrator, and professor of web technologies. Anne-Marie has worked in K12 academic and vocational settings, as well as higher education. Named as one of the Top 100 Most Social K-12 Tech Leaders on Twitter 2015... Read More →
avatar for Linda Hirsch

Linda Hirsch

Assistant Superintendent, Chelmsford Public Schools
Dr. Linda J. Hirsch is the Assistant Superintendent for the Chelmsford Public Schools. In her role as Assistant Superintendent, Linda oversees all curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the district. Her previous positions were elementary teacher, special education teacher, and English teacher, department facilitator and department coordinator of English Language Arts where she supervised a team of over 50 English language arts educators... Read More →



Friday March 10, 2017 10:40am - 11:25am
RM 519 Capacity 50

11:35am

Visit with vendors and sponsors
Friday March 10, 2017 11:35am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Friday March 10, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Ballroom

12:45pm

Afternoon Keynote: Cultivating a Calling: Realistic Reflections
Teaching and leadership require constant self-reflection and adjustments to practice in order to achieve true growth. An educator’s ability to reach all students is dependent on the ability to look in the mirror and consider ways to improve what we see.  What is your realistic reflection showing you?  How can you use that knowledge to bring the Whole Child to new heights?

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
I strive incessantly to make strong, positive connections with my students, their families and my colleagues. It is through these relationships I have found the encouragement to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for all things technical. After 10 years as an elementary teacher, I am now a Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. I provide professional development and hands-on workshops for educators at... Read More →



Friday March 10, 2017 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom

1:45pm

Flatten Your Classroom: Connecting Your Students to the World Outside Your School
Want to connect your students to the larger world around us? In this session, you will learn how to use Google Maps, Cardboard, and Expeditions, live webcams, and virtual field trips to show your children the world.  You will also learn how leaders and administrators can support and help implement these virtual travel opportunities, all the while spreading the travel bug to others in the school community.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Wilkins

Kara Wilkins

District Technology Integration Specialist, Lowell Public Schools
Kara Wilkins spent eighteen years teaching special education and social studies to 7th and 8th graders. She is currently a District Technology Integration Specialist for the Lowell Public Schools. She is a Google Certified Educator, an Apple Teacher, and a 2015 Local PBS Digital Innovator for Massachusetts. She is currently ridiculously obsessed with virtual field trips and using Skype and Google Hangouts to enrich her students's learning... Read More →



Friday March 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
RM 304 Capacity 25

1:45pm

Creating Virtual Learning Opportunities for Students: A District and Collaborative Partnership
This panel presentation will provide a broad picture of the process of launching a virtual learning academy. The panelists will share lessons learned including: establishing a mission that drives development; building collaboration among districts and collaboratives; recognizing and sharing successes/pitfalls; collaborating with district personnel to engage and support students taking virtual courses; and the future plans for making online learning more affordable for participants.

Speakers

Friday March 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Suite C

1:45pm

Empowering Young Minds with Creativity and Computational Thinking in Boston Public Schools
BPS Youth Voices Program is part of a signature global philanthropy program designed to provide youth in underserved communities with the critical skills they need to become active and engaged members of their communities and the world at large. This initiative ignites young people’s Creative Confidence—the ability to harness creative skills to solve problems—thereby empowering them to find their voice and make it heard. At the heart of the BPS Youth Voices Project is an educational methodology that provides youth with the inspiration, training, and technology to create original, thought-provoking media works on relationships, human rights, the environment, and other topics. Through these experiences, participants hone skills of self-expression, ideation, collaboration, flexibility, and persistence— the skills we regard as central to Creative Confidence. The program comes to life as young people identify an issue they care about, and express a point of view on that issue by creating original media content – from videos to essays, animation to music. BPS Youth Voices team will share thought provoking visuals and film student projects along with our teaching learning experiences. In addition, we will also share exemplars from our Computer Science Learning modules developed in collaboration with student leaders, lead educators and community organizations

Speakers
avatar for Rashmi Pimprikar

Rashmi Pimprikar

Program Director, Boston Public Schools
My Name is Rashmi Pimprikar. I am mom to a very active toddler and work for Boston Public Schools Digital Learning Team. I Direct Programmatic initiatives related to STEM and Multimedia Design. For example The BPS Adobe Youth Voices Initiative is backed with progressive educational methodology and curriculum that is designed with a purpose of empowering youth voice to create original, inspiring, thought provoking media works on relationships... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
RM 407 Capacity 20

1:45pm

Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Through Makerspaces
What do leaders need to know to create and implement an innovative, engaging makerspace program? In our panel presentation, you will receive nuts and bolts practical aspects as well as the broader vision of imagining, planning, creating and managing a cutting-edge makerspace program for your school community, as well as the "why" behind makerspace creation that explores the benefits of these unique learning zones. Strategies from a leadership perspective along with anecdotal examples will help participants create an action plan and design activities which meet the needs of the whole child, align with Standards and encourage student joy and curiosity through deep inquiry, hands on learning, sharing and reflection.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Collins

Cathy Collins

Library Media Specialist, Sharon High School
Ms. Collins has worked as a Media Specialist/Librarian for 15 years. She is currently a library media specialist at Sharon High School, where she has worked for the past five years. She began her career as a reporter who covered business, arts and education-related issues. While interviewing the headmaster at a private school, she realized that she wanted to combine her love of research and writing with a career in education. At that point, she... Read More →
avatar for Laura Gardner

Laura Gardner

Teacher Librarian, Dartmouth Middle School
Laura Gardner: Laura Gardner, a National Board Certified Teacher in Library Media, is Teacher Librarian at Dartmouth Middle School in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Laura was awarded the School Library Journal (SLJ) School Librarian of the Year Co-finalist Award in 2016 and is a 2017 Star Touchcast Ambassador. She co-leads the MassCUE MakerSpace SIG and is a board member of the Massachusetts School Library Association. She tweets at @LibrarianMsG... Read More →
avatar for John Marcus

John Marcus

Director of Technology and Libraries, Sharon Public Schools
John Marcus, Ph.D., is the Assistant Superintendent for Information Systems and Administration for the Sharon Public Schools. Prior to that, John served as Director of Technology and Libraries and as Principal of the Cottage Street School in Sharon. John has been a Principal, Assistant Principal, and First Grade Teacher since 1986. A recipient of several state and local awards, John focuses on building capacity among the many teams with whom... Read More →
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Carl Robidoux

Associate Principal, Dartmouth Middle School
Carl Robidoux, Dartmouth Middle SchoolFor the past nine years Carl Robidoux has been an AssistantPrincipal for the Dartmouth Middle School in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. A main part of his job responsibilities includes supervising the curriculum for all content areas across all three grade levels. Prior to this position, he was a classroom teacher for twenty-two years with fifteen of those years as an eighth grade social studies teacher.


Friday March 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
RM 519 Capacity 50

1:45pm

Reflective Practices for Effective Growth
As teachers and leaders, it is essential for us to reflect clearly in order to grow in our capacities. When we model these self-awareness methods for students, we are teaching them to do the same. Come explore strategies, tools and ideas for developing a truly reflective practice.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
I strive incessantly to make strong, positive connections with my students, their families and my colleagues. It is through these relationships I have found the encouragement to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for all things technical. After 10 years as an elementary teacher, I am now a Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. I provide professional development and hands-on workshops for educators at... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom

1:45pm

What Student Data Privacy Means for Classroom Educators
Digital devices and tools have clearly become an important part of the teaching and learning experience of almost every teacher and student nationwide. At the same time, stakeholders are concerned about the privacy of students’ data when they are using these tools. This session will make education data policies and regulations understandable at the classroom level. Based on the ten question checklist in the Educator’s Guide to Student Data Privacy, participants will learn strategies that will help them feel more confident about their own edtech choices and about how to talk with teacher colleagues and even students about what data privacy means.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model and has helped schools create student-driven... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
RM 320 Capacity 90

1:45pm

Dynamic Tech Tools for Educators & Administrators
Join us for this hands-on, interactive educator productivity session! Whether you are a an administrator, technology director, technology integration specialist, classroom teacher, or library media specialist, you will leave the session with ideas for using simple technology tools that will help you engage your audience, be more productive in your everyday work, inspire and empower all the people with whom you work!
Presentation Link 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly

Technology Teacher, Sandwich High School
avatar for Deb Klier

Deb Klier

Technology Integration Specialist, Sandwich High School/STEM Academy
avatar for Karen McGrath

Karen McGrath

Board of Directors, Secretary, MassCUE
Instructional Technology & Library Media Services Department Chair, Sandwich High School & STEM Academy, MassCUE: Development and Outreach Committee Chair, Awards and Recognition Committee Member, SIG SCITT Co-Leader


Friday March 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
RM 409 Capacity 25

1:45pm

Empowered Teachers: Model Uses of Technology for Professional Development
Leveraging technology to empower the whole child starts with teacher professional development. In this session, see how teachers take on the role of student to leverage technology in meeting their professional practice goals. Highlights of the tools and process used to plan, implement and support this model will be covered.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Kiley

Susan Kiley

Technology Coordinator, Bishop Feehan High School
Susan Kiley is a Certified Google for Education Trainer & PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. She is the Technology Coordinator and teaches the student help desk course at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Her vast experience in professional development includes integrated lesson planning and emerging trends, as well as professional learning communities to bring a collaborative approach to innovation in her school. Susan... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
RM 328 Capacity 80

1:45pm

The Most Important People in the Room: Digital Tools and Authentic Relationships
As teachers, we show up at work every day for one reason: our students. We are invested in them: their well-being, comfort, and learning rest and rely on the learning community that we establish in our classroom every day. It’s our responsibility to give those students a safe place where they feel valued, accepted, and cared for. In this workshop, we will discuss and share strategies that have worked on how to leverage digital tools and technologies to develop a mindset of teaching that is rooted in building positive, meaningful relationships in our classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Gosselin

Chris Gosselin

Digital Learning/Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools
Chris is the Digital Learning/Media Specialist for the Dolbeare and Walton Elementary schools in Wakefield, MA. Chris received his B.A. in English Literature from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT and his M.A. in Teaching from Simmons College. Chris is an active member of the Wakefield Public Schools digital learning team, and collaborates regularly with colleagues to enhance student learning using technology. Before taking on the role... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
RM 406 Capacity 25

2:40pm

TBA
TBA

Friday March 10, 2017 2:40pm - 3:25pm
RM 407 Capacity 20

2:40pm

Innovative Reflection: Leveraging Technology to Maximize Learning
In this workshop, attendees will explore how digital reflection strategies, within a Project Based Learning context, help students understand their thinking, ask better questions, and ultimately grow as learners. Examining our inquiry model, we will highlight specific technologies and sequencing designed to engage students in goal setting and self-directed learning.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Arnold

Wendy Arnold

Library Media Specialist, Melrose Middle School.
avatar for Joshua Cristiano

Joshua Cristiano

Academic Facilitator, Melrose Public Schools
Academic Facilitator at Melrose Public Schools


Friday March 10, 2017 2:40pm - 3:25pm
RM 328 Capacity 80

2:40pm

Tools and Strategies for Portfolio Assessment
Students need the opportunity to present their work and articulate understandings about what they have learned. Portfolios support this need, and integrating technology can make the process relevant to college and career readiness. This session focuses on the tools, process, and benefits of assessment and evaluation of portfolio evidence.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Zahner

Kevin Zahner

Social Studies, Holliston High School
Kevin Zahner is a high school history teacher who focuses on student voice and integrating technology. His main concern is preparing his students for life in the 21st Century, and works toward this goal by emphasizing critical thinking, technology skills, and empathy. Connect with Kevin on Twitter @zahnerhistory where you can also access his blog.


Friday March 10, 2017 2:40pm - 3:25pm
RM 409 Capacity 25

2:40pm

Get Real: Authentic Tasks in the 21st Century Classroom
We'll share strategies that have worked for us as we look to incorporate real-world tasks into our curriculums at the secondary and elementary level, specifically Authentic Learning, Real-World Assessment and Passion-Based Learning. This workshop is designed for educators and administrators in all levels, K-12. We look forward to sharing with you how incorporating real-world tasks have changed the way learning looks in our classrooms.

Speakers
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Chris Gosselin

Digital Learning/Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools
Chris is the Digital Learning/Media Specialist for the Dolbeare and Walton Elementary schools in Wakefield, MA. Chris received his B.A. in English Literature from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT and his M.A. in Teaching from Simmons College. Chris is an active member of the Wakefield Public Schools digital learning team, and collaborates regularly with colleagues to enhance student learning using technology. Before taking on the role... Read More →
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Beth Hughes

English Teacher, Wakefield Memorial High School
Beth, dual-certified in English and math, found her true home in the high school English classroom two decades ago. With a Master's in Curriculum Design & Instruction from Eastern Nazarene College (as well as 60 additional credits from varying colleges and universities), she is a strong advocate for lifelong learning. Beth has been active in designing and piloting the BYOD Initiative (now in its fourth year) at Wakefield Memorial High School... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:40pm - 3:25pm
RM 406 Capacity 25

2:40pm

Advancing Creative Mindsets
Are you wrestling with these questions - now what? What can we do with these devices? How do you encourage staff to innovate? How do you reflect? How do we make sure we are not just using ‘expensive pieces of paper’? How do you proceed? We will walk participants through our process of answering this essential question - ‘How Can We Cultivate and Curate the Progression of Student Learning and Growth?’


SLIDES PRESENTATION

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Jason Heim

Science Teacher, T.A. Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools
Jason is an eighth grade science teacher at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA and is an edtech enthusiast. His passion and leadership skills have helped lead a culture of creative and collaborative students and adults.
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Diane Horvath

Technology Integration Specialist, Blake Middle School
@techmonstah | I am a Tech Integration Spec at Blake Middle School who lives in BETA! My goals are to spark creativity, connectivity & innovation in students and teachers and to find opportunities to blend technology + design thinking + electronics + crafts across the middle school curriculum. I'm in my 3rd year of coaching teams in the Global Technovation Competition to empower & encourage girls into STEAM careers. More info at... Read More →
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Nat Vaughn

Principal, Blake Middle School
Nat Vaughn has been an educator for 19 years and is the principal at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA. His strong advocacy for fostering an environment of collaboration and creativity with students, teachers and parents has played a significant role in the 1:1 6th-8th grade iPad Initiative at Blake. Nat believes communication, a willingness to adapt, and transparency are key elements in transforming a school towards a student-centered... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:40pm - 3:25pm
RM 519 Capacity 50

2:40pm

AUP to RUP: Now What?
This presentation explains the process from moving away from an acceptable use policy to responsible use policy and steps taken to ensure students were in the forefront of decision making. This process empowered students and teachers to be contributing members of our school community, which is the foundation of schooling.

Speakers
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Rayna Freedman

Teacher of 5th graders/ITS, Mansfield Elementary Schools
Rayna Freedman is beginning her 17th year at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5 and is an ITS. Rayna serves on the MassCUE Board of Directors and has been presenting at their conferences since 2010. She runs creativity workshops for the Reynold’s Center. She is an advocate for teaching digital citizenship. She presented in the STEM playground at ISTE 2016. Ms. Freedman served on the DESE Digital... Read More →
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Teresa Murphy

Assistant Superintendent, Mansfield Public Schools
Assistant Supt. of Teaching & Learning. Beginning, July 1, as Superintendent of the Mansfield Public Schools. PhD student in Educational Leadership at Lesley University. Interested in Technology Strategic Planning.


Friday March 10, 2017 2:40pm - 3:25pm
Ballroom

2:40pm

How to Curate, Create, and Connect with Students Using OER
You know WHY you want to use openly licensed educational resources in your classroom or school, but HOW do you support teachers as they roll out this new way of planning, teaching, and learning with their students and in their classrooms? You’ll see examples of engaging lessons and then you’ll learn how to plan these lessons yourself. A lesson that uses OERs should be a blended, personalized, and engaging experience for students. Teachers using OERs should use inquiry-based, feedback-rich strategies to plan students’ learning experiences.

Speakers
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Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model and has helped schools create student-driven... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:40pm - 3:25pm
RM 320 Capacity 90

2:40pm

Personalized and Relational Teaching in the Digital District
This session is for school leaders or teachers interested in increasing the quality of teacher-student face-to-face class time by focusing on coaching and relationship building. Workshop style session on how to select and choose technology-based products and strategies that allow for personalize learning and reduced student stress and anxiety.

Speakers
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Anna Nolin

Assistant Superintendent, Teaching, Learning, Innovation, Natick Public Schools
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment. Digital learning. Relationships and personalized teaching in a digital learning environment. Innovation and professional learning communities.


Friday March 10, 2017 2:40pm - 3:25pm
RM 304 Capacity 25

3:30pm

Visit with vendors and sponsors
Friday March 10, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
TBA