CUEByte Speakers

Thursday, October 24th starting at 8:30 a.m.

Chris Bugaj

Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST , a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies to design educational experiences and co-hosts the Talking With Tech  podcast featuring interviews and conversations about augmentative and alternative communication. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education (ISTE), and has designed and instructed online courses for ISTE on the topics of Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Chris is also the author of ATEval2Go, an app for iPad that helps professionals in education perform technology assessments for students. Chris co-authored two chapters for a book published by Brookes Publishing titled Technology Tools for Students with Autism. Chris co‐produces and co‐authors the popular Night Light Stories podcast, which features original stories for children of all ages. Chris has presented over 250 live or digital sessions at local, regional, state, national and international events, including TEDx, all of which are listed here. His latest book, The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome For All, has just been published.

Manuel HerreraManuel Herrara

Manuel is an educator, a speaker, and a doodler. He specializes in sketchnoting, visual thinking, design thinking, 3D printing and design. Over the past 17 years, he has keynoted and led workshops at educational conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE, FETC & .EDU. Manuel has illustrated books, publications, and graphics for a variety of organizations and schools. Currently. he is the Innovation Coordinator for the Affton School District and an adjunct professor for Webster University. Both located in St. Louis, MO. In addition to these roles, Manuel is the Communications and Design Lead for Connected Learning, an educational non-profit located in St. Louis. In 2018 Manuel became a Google Innovator at LAX18, and in 2016 he was named the Midwest Education Technology Conference Spotlight Educator. You can follow Manuel on Twitter and Instagram at @manuelherrera33.

Treble in Paradise

Caitlyn Bailey, Caroline Blakeley & Amelia Kirshon

The Norton High School A Cappella Trio

Caitlyn Bailey

Caitlyn is a junior at Norton High School. She is in the National Music Honor Society and is the historian of her school’s student council. She has participated in Select Choir and has sung at local nursing homes around her area, as well as a majority of her school’s sporting events.

Caroline Blakeley

Caroline Blakeley is currently a senior at Norton High School. She is a member of the Tri-M National Music Honor Society, as well as the high school chorus, where she performs and accompanies the chorus on piano. She is so excited to be performing at MassCUE with Treble In Paradise!

Amelia Kirshon

Amelia is a junior at Norton High School. She is a member of the Tri-M Honors society, participates in numerous productions inside and outside of school, and is excited to be directing her high school’s production of this year. Amelia is so grateful to be performing alongside two of her closest friends!

Matt Knippel

Matt is a Music Director at Norton High School where he is responsible for Choirs, the National Music Honor Society, Recording Arts, Drama, and other subjects.  Matt is Technology Director and former Vice President of the Narragansett Bay Symphony and is in his sixth year on the Executive Board of the Rhode Island Music Education Association.  Matt attended Lawrence Conservatory and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and is a professional cellist and bassist performing regularly all over New England.

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