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.
- Natalie Croteau
- Ellen Driscoll
- Jenn Judkins
- Karen Winsper
- Chris Gosselin (President)
- Heidi MacGregor (President-elect)
- Shelley Chamberlain (Executive Director)
Latest News & Updates
Influence & Advocacy Committee visits Capitol Hill Members of the MassCUE Influence and Advocacy Committee traveled to Capitol Hill this month to meet with national leaders on federal ed tech policy and funding. Committee members Colleen Terrill, Jenn Judkins, Natalie Croteau, Heidi MacGregor and Karen Winsper attended the Ed Tech Advocacy Fly-in in Washington, DC to ...Continue Reading
DEER — Digital Equity Education Roundtables Under the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, national concerns around broadband access are being addressed. The US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology has implemented a program called DEER – Digital Equity Education Roundtables – which is focused on strategies for closing the digital divide through the development of a ...Continue Reading
EdTech Virtual Fly-In On March 9, 2022 four members of the Influence & Advocacy Committee attended an afternoon of meetings to discuss current federal initiatives in educational technology. Colleen Terrill, Heidi MacGregor, Jenn Judkins and Karen Winsper met with representatives from Senator Ed Markey’s and Senator Elizabeth Warren’s offices. Later in the afternoon, our team participated ...Continue Reading