Influence and Advocacy Committee
The MassCUE Influence and Advocacy Committee educates and collaborates with policy makers to achieve funding and legislation to support the appropriate use of technology in teaching, learning and administration. We work with the DESE to support educational technology in the schools, and recommend MassCUE representatives to serve on the Digital Education Advisory Council. The committee supports MassCUE members individually and collectively to influence local/state/national legislators. We work hard with other affiliates, ISTE and like-minded organizations, towards our organization’s vision by reaching out to global organizations with a similar mission to enhance global learning.
The MassCUE Influence and Advocacy Committee responsibilities include:
- Advocate by communicating and collaborating with local and state legislators and other state organizations for the purpose of funding educational technology at state and local level that are in the best interests of education.
- Inform MassCUE members of important pending legislation regarding technology in education.
- Collaborate with other affiliates and ISTE to advance technology in schools to improve teaching and learning.
Each MassCUE Committee is made up of a dedicated team of volunteers. The following make up the current Influence and Advocacy Committee Chairs and Committee Members.
Heidi MacGregor is the K-5 STEM Integration Specialist for Littleton Public Schools. Prior to this position, she taught 4th grade…Read more
Colleen Terrill is currently the Director of Technology and Digital Learning for Seekonk Public Schools. She provides ongoing professional development for teachers in her district where she focuses on…Read more
- Leo Brehm
- Natalie Croteau
- Ellen Driscoll
- Jenn Judkins
- Gail Ross-McBride
- Caitlin Mitchell
- Kirsten Prinn
- Karen Winsper
- LeRoy Wong
- Chris Gosselin (President)
- Heidi MacGregor (President-elect)
- Savvy Demers (Executive Director)
Latest News & Updates
I&A Update: National EdTech Plan and Student Privacy
April I&A Update: National EdTech Plan and Student Privacy National Ed Tech Plan The 2017 National Ed Tech Plan (NETP) is getting a 2023 refresh. Sign up to join Project Tomorrow to share your voice to this important policy update. Learn more. Student Privacy Did you know there is a Federal Student Data Privacy Helpdesk? Email PrivacyTA@ed.gov or call ...Continue Reading
I&A Update: Social Media
March I&A Update: Social Media/In the Courts The Influence & Advocacy Committee would like to share the following update with MassCUE members: Are you concerned about the impact of social media on your students’ mental health? School districts across the country are taking a stand against social media platforms by bringing their complaints through the courts. Districts ...Continue Reading
I&A Update: Know Your Legislators
February I&A Update: Do You Know Your Legislators? When advocating for issues in educational technology, the first step is to know who to contact. The Influence & Advocacy Committee suggests using these tools for contact information, committee assignments and other information about your legislators. Find My Legislator (193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts). Massachusetts US Senators Find Your Member ...Continue Reading