Spring Conference 2019



Friday, March 15, 2019

Lead with Courage


MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) and MASCD (the Massachusetts affiliate of ASCD) have joined forces to bring together classroom and educational leaders for a one-day event of powerful presentations, workshops, hands-on sessions, and informal gatherings to address the critical issues of education. Both organizations believe in the importance of excellent leadership skills for teachers and administrators.

Whether you are leading change in a classroom or to a greater scale in a complex district, all change is vital, intense work in making sure we keep reaching for educational success. During this conference we will share our successes and failures as leaders.

RFP deadline extended to December 13, 2018 at 9:00 am!


College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610

Social Media Ambassadors

John O’Sullivan

John O’Sullivan is a Librarian, an Assistive Technology Specialist and an author of several books on educational technology. His books include UDL Technology, TheTeacher’s Awesome App Guide, and Teaching Projects with Computers. He currently holds four certifications in education and has taught under each certification. He works for Chelmsford Public Schools at Chelmsford High School. He has worked in the past as a Special Education Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist. His twitter account is @The_app_guide. He catalogs educational and assistive technology on his website http://www.teachertech.net/






The Human Side of Changing Education

Julie Wilson, Founder & Executive Director, Institute for the Future of Learning

When we ask schools to change, we are asking human beings to change. This requires special tools and a human-centered approach. In this interactive keynote, we will explore why change resistance is to be expected and how to get through it using practical tools, questions for reflection, and the experience of others leading change in schools. The ‘messy middle’ of change is the liminal transformative space where change happens. When we understand this space, we understand its necessity and its power to transform – and what we, the change agents, can do to harness it.

Julie Wilson, Founder & Executive Director, Institute for the Future of Learning

Julie Wilson

Julie coaches leaders and teams of leaders leading change. She has over fifteen years’ experience building effective learning environments that unlock human potential and enable organizational culture to adapt and grow during times of change. She is the founder and executive director of Institute for the Future of Learning, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping transform the ‘one size fits all’ model of education. The Institute works with a diverse range of clients including public schools, independent schools, public charter schools, and educational philanthropic organizations.
In addition to helping schools and communities lead sustainable change, Julie highlights great practice and shares reflections on curriculum, pedagogy, and change at www.the-IFL.org. Speaking engagements include TEDx, ASCD, the Center for Transformational Leadership, and the Science of Teaching and Leadership Academy. Julie graduated from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education with a master’s degree in technology, innovation, and education, and a bachelor’s of arts in business administration and French from Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. During her time as a staff member at Harvard, Julie was the recipient of the Harvard Hero award for outstanding contributions to the University. Her book, ‘The Human Side of Changing Education’ was published by Corwin Press in May 2018.


Call for Proposals Now Open!

In connection to our major theme of the conference from keynote author Julie Wilson’s The Human Side of Changing Education: How to Lead Change With Clarity, Conviction, and Courage, what might you be doing in your school or in your classroom that could be considered related to these primary areas:

  • Sustained leadership and a visionary school board
  • A shared vision of the change
  • Unleashing talent and building teams
  • Rethinking the use of time and space
  • Overhauling the assessment structure of learning and school performance
  • Other topic related to leadership

Submit your proposal to present at the Spring Leadership Conference, 2019 no later than December 13, 2018 at 9:00 am.

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Daily Schedule Coming Soon!

Workshop Schedule Coming in January, 2019

Session times and room locations will be scheduled in mid-January 2019.



Early Bird March 8, 2019 $165.00
Regular After March 8, 2019 $195.00
Group Districts that send 5 or more educators will receive a 10% discount that is applied to the Purchase Order

Cancellation fee of $75 will be applied for any cancellations on or after March 9, 2018. Note that if an attendee who cancels after March 8, 2019 substitutes with another colleague then a cancellation fee will not be charged.


Vendor Opportunities

We are looking for five (5) sponsors and two (2) keynote sponsors (morning and afternoon keynotes) for our conference on March 8, 2019. Sponsorships are available on a first come, first serve basis.

$3,000 Sponsorship (Limit of 5 Spaces)* 
• Banquet table for materials
• Two complimentary registrations
• Recognition before the morning keynote
• Logo on Leadership Conference webpage 1 month prior and up to event

$3,500 Keynote Sponsorship (Limit to 2-one for morning and one for afternoon)* 
• Larger banquet table in prominent area for materials
• Three complimentary registrations
• Advertisement on web based app
• 2 minute time slot to address the participants before the morning or afternoon keynote
• Logo on Leadership Conference webpage 6 weeks prior and up to event

*We have built into our morning and afternoon schedule an additional block of time with no sessions in order to encourage attendees to visit with our sponsors.

Expected Demographics
The conference is made up of a cross section of education professionals from across the Commonwealth. There is a small population that attends from surrounding states. The attendance will close at 250 maximum. Expected attendees include Administration (Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, Dean of Students, Principals and Technology Directors), Educators (Integration Specialists, Classroom Teachers, Content Coordinators, etc.) and IT Directors. See the demographics at Information at a Glance.

Interested? Please contact Shelley Chamberlain, Executive Director of MassCUE, by January 5, 2019.

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