BlendinMass SIG

We are an involved group of educators who promote Blended and Digital Learning in Massachusetts by connecting educators with the people, organizations, resources and opportunities needed to lead  high-quality digital learning Initiatives in schools around the Commonwealth. You can follow us on twitter at #BlendinMass

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About MassCUE Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

MassCUE Special Interest Groups (SIGs) represent a growing network of connected educators, serving every grade level and subject area. Our objective is to transform education by sharing, collaborating and providing professional growth opportunities that affect best practices.

We encourage new SIGs to consider focusing on using 21st Century tools to promote critical thinking and globalization. No matter the type of SIG, the focus should be to develop pedagogy that integrates technology, improving teaching and learning. MassCUE SIGs provide the opportunity for educators to achieve this goal throughout our organization and state.

View a complete list of MassCUE SIGs and learn more about the MassCUE SIG Committee.

February 10, 2017

Principals and School Leaders, Cohort 3 of the Leadership in Blended Learning Program is designed to help you and your school team lead with confidence a digital learning initiative in your school! Applications will open in September to begin in January, 2018!  See http://bit.ly/LBDL2016 for more information.

Meeting and Events Schedule:

Coaching in Schools Workshop

Register HERE →  Sign up soon! We are limited to 35 attendees in total for this event.

Date: Tuesday, May 21
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road, Southborough, MA 01772

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“Coaching one well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance.”

— Atul Gawande, “Personal Best” (The New Yorker, 2011)

Over the past decade, coaching has gained traction in education due to its positive impact on teaching practice, educator professional growth, and student learning. Indeed, a recent report from Digital Promise pointed to instructional technology coaching as a “game-changer for schools” because it promotes “risk-taking, collaboration, and a general boost in being open to change.” This workshop is specifically designed to address the ways in which coaching can support change in schools.  First, we will examine coaching as a form of personalized professional learning that meets teachers where they are at while also challenging them to try new approaches. Second, we will discuss prominent models and frameworks that support both the goal setting and deliberate practice that is essential to the change process. Finally, we will practice key skills and strategies that are foundational to coaching. The goal is for you to leave with a clearer understanding about how coaching can be implemented to support the change process in your school or district, while also providing you with opportunities to practice conversational strategies that will build your capacity to be more “coach-like” in your role.

The agenda will include:

  • Time to explore definitions of and research on coaching in schools
  • Activity to help participants articulate the why of coaching for their context/role
  • Discussion of different coaching models, frameworks, and initiatives
  • Practice key coaching skills and strategies
  • A welcome coffee & a light breakfast and a buffet lunch  will be served
  • Participants will be given time to network, connect with, and learn from peers from other schools.

To be prepared for this day:

This *free* workshop is offered through the MassCUE Blended Learning SIG and will be hosted and led by Colleen Worrell, Director of Innovation in Teaching & Learning at St. Mark’s School. It is open to educators at all levels, including teachers, specialists, coaches, and school and district leaders. We encourage teams and individual educators to attend.

Register HERE →  Sign up soon! We are limited to 35 attendees in total for this event.

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