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    Spring Leadership Conference 2023

    EQUITY:  WHAT'S NEXT? Join us on Friday, March 3, 2023 MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) and MASCD (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. 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. It seems we've all had phase 1 of "DEI training," but equity is a process! We want to hear from you, what is next? Please join us for this informative leadership day where we will be discussing how schools can take a personalized approach to equity. LOCATION REGISTER SCHEDULE MORNING KEYNOTE AFTERNOON KEYNOTE OUR SPONSORS RFP - CALL FOR PROPOSALS VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES ADMINISTRATOR SCHOLARSHIP SOCIAL MEDIA AMBASSADORS LOCATION College of the Holy Cross 1 College Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01610 Interactive Campus Map REGISTRATION INFORMATION Early Bird Before February 27, 2023 $165.00 Regular On/After February 27, 2023 $195.00 University Student Full-Time University Student $75.00 Group Districts that send 5 or more educators will receive a 10% discount that is applied to the Purchase Order. Presenter and Co-presenter Fees: Primary presenter is no charge and Co-presenter is $75. A presentation may have up to 4 presenters with each additional presenter (after 2 presenters) paying the regular conference fee of $165. Cancellation Fee:  A Cancellation Fee of $75 will be applied for any cancellations on or after February 27, 2023. Note that if an attendee who cancels after February 27, 2020 substitutes with another colleague then a cancellation fee will not be charged. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN SCHEDULE Registration/Light Breakfast/Visit with Vendors 7:30 - 8:00 AM Welcome and Morning Keynote 8:15 - 9:30 AM Concurrent Session I 9:45 - 10:35 AM Concurrent Session 2 10:45 - 11:35 AM Visit with Vendors 11:35 AM Lunch 11:55 AM Afternoon Keynote 12:35 - 1:25 PM Concurrent Session #3 1:35 - 2:25 PM Rapid Fire Equity -- Ignite Session 2:35 - 3:25 PM MORNING KEYNOTE Dr. Kandice Sumner Kandice Sumner Ph.D., has been a successful urban and suburban public school teacher, leader and administrator for fifteen years. While born and raised in urban Boston she graduated from a suburban school system via the METCO program (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity); the longest running voluntary desegregation program in America. Kandice graduated from Spelman College (an HBCU) Phi Beta Kappa with departmental honors. As the feature of the documentary film “Far From Home”, and author of the TedTalk "How America's Public Schools Keep Kids in Poverty" she is a sought after educational consultant and keynote speaker facilitating difficult conversations about race, education, gender and equity. Kandice is the sole facilitator for the RACE (Race Achievement Culture and Equity) professional development series and has been a mentor in various youth programs throughout the Greater Boston Area. Kandice's doctoral research was a Critical Black Feminist Autobiography that examined the lived experience of a participant in METCO and calls for further work to be done in the socio-emotional, mental and racial identity development of Black individuals matriculating predominantly white institutions. Going from being one of a few Blacks in her school to learning at a historically Black college to teaching and leading in underserved and predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods of Boston, Kandice has spent a lifetime traversing the intersecting lines of race, class and gender. Kandice is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the non-profit Educators for AntiRacism, is currently Associate Principal of Culturally Responsive Practice at New Heights Charter School Brockton and is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Learn More about Dr. Sumner     AFTERNOON KEYNOTE Kristina Ishmael Deputy Director of Office of Educational Technology Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, advocate, and agent of change. As the leader of the Office of Ed Tech, Ishmael executes the office mission of developing national edtech policy that enables everywhere, all-the-time learning and supports digital equity and opportunity. Ishmael most recently worked as an educational consultant and Sr. Research Fellow at New America working at the intersection of open education, digital equity, and culturally responsive and sustaining education. She previously worked in OET leading the #GoOpen initiative, as well as serving the state of Nebraska as the Digital Learning Specialist. Ishmael started her education career as an early childhood and elementary teacher to emerging bilingual learners in Omaha, Nebraska. Meet the Office of Educational Technology Team OUR SPONSORS   KEYNOTE SPONSOR www.classlink.com KEYNOTE SPONSOR www.renaissance.com DOOR SPONSOR www.proav.com TABLE SPONSOR www.arch-te.com TABLE SPONSOR www.gaggle.net TABLE SPONSOR education.lego.com TABLE SPONSOR www.teq.com TABLE SPONSOR www.visiblebody.com RFP: CALL FOR PROPOSALS Consider submitting a proposal that is connected to our major theme, Equity: What’s Next? It seems we've all had phase 1 of "DEI training," but equity is a process! We want to hear from you, what is next in our journey towards equity? We see you and know that many of you have been leading the way for change. Please share the work you are doing in your district, school, or in your classroom that could be considered related to these primary areas:   Community and School Culture Proposals in this strand should focus on building school community and culture in order to positively impact experiences for students and staff. These sessions should deepen knowledge for school/classroom leaders to feel empowered in guiding community-based action steps.   Capacity Building for Access and Equity with EdTech Proposals in this strand should focus on education technology tools that can increase equity and/or access for students. These sessions should showcase specific tools and/or strategies that school/classroom leaders can use.   Youth Empowerment Proposals in this strand should focus on how to embrace student voice in the school/classroom environment. These sessions should provide specific examples so that school/classroom leaders feel empowered to bring youth into decision making spaces.   Joy and Justice Proposals in this strand should focus on embracing joy as a tool to inform school policies. These sessions should include examples of how opportunities for joy expanded results for justice.   Submit your proposal to present at the Spring Leadership Conference, 2023 no later than January 23, 2023 at 9:00 am. RFP FORM TO PRESENT VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES ALL SPONSORSHIPS ARE SOLD OUT (1/13/23) We are looking for five (5) table sponsors (Table Sponsors SOLD OUT), one (1) door sponsor (Door Sponsor SOLD OUT) and two (2) keynote sponsors (morning and afternoon keynotes) (Keynote Sponsors SOLD OUT) for our conference on March 3, 2023. Sponsorships are available on a first come, first serve basis. $3,500 Table Sponsorship • Table Sponsorships are SOLD OUT Banquet table for materials • Two complimentary registrations • Recognition before the morning keynote • Logo on Leadership Conference webpage 1 month prior and up to event $4,000 Door Sponsorship - • Door Sponsorship is SOLD OUT Large banquet table right at entrance of location • Two complimentary registrations • Recognition before the morning keynote • Logo on Leadership Conference webpage 1 month prior and up to event $4,500 Keynote Sponsorship • Keynote Sponsorships are SOLD OUT 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 Savvy Demers and Julia Colby. Each spring, MassCUE and MASCD award Administrator Scholarships to first time attendees to the Spring Leadership Conference at Holy Cross in Worcester. This admission includes the recipient, PLUS a building-based buddy administrator from the same district, who is also a first time attendee. Applicants must be a MassCUE or MASCD member but the buddy who accompanies the winner does not need to be a member. Two buddy scholarships will be awarded with one elementary and one secondary winner to be selected randomly from the entire pool of applicants. Please complete the application by January 31st, so we can complete registration as soon as possible. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION   SOCIAL MEDIA AMBASSADORS     Help us share the big takeaways and the best moments from our Spring Leadership Conference and earn free admission! MassCUE is seeking two Social Media Ambassadors to post updates throughout the conference. Ambassadors will be tasked with posting on social media (either on Twitter or Instagram or both) throughout the conference, including highlights from the keynotes and assigned breakout sessions. Ambassadors are also asked to help promote the conference beforehand. Ambassadors will be chosen based on experience with social media and number of followers. Our goal is to have a presence on both Twitter and Instagram through posts and Instagram stories. Applications are due no later than January 31, 2023. APPLY NOW

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