2021 Virtual Leadership Conference

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Thursday, November 4, 2021

Impacting the Narrative

MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) and MASCD (the Massachusetts affiliate of ASCD) have joined forces to bring together classroom and educational leaders for a half-day hybrid event to support the learning and innovation for schools and districts. The day will start with nationally honored and recognized Keynote Speaker, Joe Sanfelippo. His energy and passion for education will drive the conference and its themes. Join us in-person or virtually to delve into how we all can change the narrative of education today. Whether you are impacting the story of your school from inside the classroom or to a greater scale in a complex district, our Leadership Conference will help you in creating a culture where everyone’s voice matters and see tremendous opportunities to impact the narrative of our students, teachers, and overall community.

This is a hybrid event for which attendees may choose to attend virtually or in-person at the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Headquarters below:

MSAA
33 Forge Parkway
Franklin, MA  02038

Keynote Address: Impacting the Narrative

Every interaction matters because every interaction could be the one they talk about for the rest of their lives. School perception is often based on the narrative of those who attended schools years ago. If we are INTENTIONAL about walking into every conversation knowing it could be the one they talk about for years to come, we OPEN DOORS for that outside to see us for who we are and BUILD MOMENTUM by creating a culture where every story matters we have a tremendous opportunity to impact the narrative of our students, teachers, and community.

Joe Sanfelippo

image Joe SanfelipoDr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI…home of the Fall Creek Crickets. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, an MS in Educational Psychology, an MS in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Leadership, Learning, and Service. Joe co-authored The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age, and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love.  He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader by the US Department of Education in 2016. Education Dive named Joe 1 of 5 K-12 Administrators to watch in 2018 and their National Superintendent of the Year in 2019.

 

 

Light Breakfast (In-person Attendees) & Virtual Platform Sign-in    8:30 – 8:40 AM
Welcome    8:45 – 9:00 AM
Keynote Address     9:00 – 9:50 AM
Breakout Session I 10:00 – 10:50 AM
Breakout Session II 11:00 – 11:50 AM
Closing/Smackdown 12:00 – 12:30 PM
Post Conference Networking Lunch (In-person attendees) 12:30 PM

Presenter info coming soon! Choose from one of the following sessions:


Know You’re Never “Just”

“I’m just…It’s a phrase we hear all the time. I’m just a teacher, I’m just an assistant principal, I’m just a tech director, I’m just a custodian…. the list goes on and on and is always followed by reasons something CAN’T happen. Leadership is not a title, it’s an action…and it starts from within. Identifying leadership traits in yourself changes your mindset when thinking about leading those around you. Part of our responsibilities as leaders are to identify leadership traits in others. The opportunities are endless for those who choose to lead…it’s our job to find those traits, focus our efforts on growth opportunities, and foster an environment where everyone has a chance to lead.  


Know Who You Are

Knowing how you lead starts with knowing who you are. We all have things that get us excited about the work we do, but we also have things that we struggle with in our journey as educators. Knowing the WHO helps when the WHAT gets to be tough. Understanding self care, intentionally leaning into strengths can help as we move ourselves forward.  


Every Interaction Matters

Presenter:  Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Every interaction matters because every interaction could be the one they talk about for the rest of their lives. School perception is often based on the narrative of those who attended schools years ago. If we are INTENTIONAL about walking into every conversation knowing it could be the one they talk about for years to come, we OPEN DOORS for that outside to see us for who we are and BUILD MOMENTUM by creating a culture where every story matters we have a tremendous opportunity to impact the narrative of our students, teachers, and community. 


Leading in Crisis 

Schools and community partnerships have always been important. In light of COVID-19 they have never been more exposed. Two things bubble to the surface during a crisis. One is how well do educators know their students? The other was what are they willing to do for them when that crisis occurs. Knowing and understanding the needs of those you lead serves as the baseline for how we connect and lead through the crisis. 

Presenter info coming soon! Choose from one of the following sessions:


From Moment to Movement

When people don’t know what you do, they make up what you do. The last year has reinforced that thought with educators across the world. In days we were able to build new connections, create new content, and find ways to engage kids in the learning process. Amazing things were happening throughout the country. Yet the narrative was built on what MORE schools could do. All of those conversations, posts, articles and television clips have taken a toll on our education communities. It’s is time to recharge. Educators did incredible things in an environment that none of us have seen before, but if we don’t find a way to reflect on what happened and continue to rebuild a system that works for all learners, we have missed one of the positives to come out of the last 14 months. Take a breath, realize the impact you have had on kids, and find ways for those moments to turn into a movement that rebuilds the process of school. 


Support Where They Are, Not Where Someone Else is 

To know that there is someone else in the building that could help with the struggle or amplify the success is one thing. To act on it and connect the people brings a sense of community and shared ownership. This is also important because it helps those who don’t always get a tremendous amount of attention for their strengths, the attention and connection that they need to stay engaged as well as not burdening those who are always selected to help out because they are exceptional at their work. If we continue to toot the proverbial horn of the few, everyone else turns into the audience and those being put on a pedestal get worn out, resented by those never getting chosen, or both. 


Intention – Why do you do what you do? 

Comedian Michael Jr. Says “When you know your WHY, your WHAT has more impact because you are walking in or towards your purpose. Defining your why as an educator is important, finding ways to bring that why to the world is truly important. We don’t get run down by the stuff we do, we get run down because we forget why we started doing it. 


Don’t Expect Yourself in Others

Everyone is at different places in their world and it is important to recognize that HIGH expectations for staff don’t automatically equate to MY expectations of how things get done. When we know more about our staff, what they need, who they connect with, and how we can support their growth, not our interpretation of what it should look like we give them a voice and ownership of the process. We are there to HELP WITH not to DO TO.


Every Interaction Matters

Presenter:  Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Every interaction matters because every interaction could be the one they talk about for the rest of their lives. School perception is often based on the narrative of those who attended schools years ago. If we are INTENTIONAL about walking into every conversation knowing it could be the one they talk about for years to come, we OPEN DOORS for that outside to see us for who we are and BUILD MOMENTUM by creating a culture where every story matters we have a tremendous opportunity to impact the narrative of our students, teachers, and community. 

This is a hybrid event for which attendees may choose to attend virtually or in-person at the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Headquarters below:

MSAA 33 Forge Parkway Franklin, MA  02038

Individual rate: $35

Group rate: 5 or more attendees from the same school, district or organization: $25 per participant. All registrants must be on the same purchase order.

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Sponsors

 

 

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Sponsorships (6 available):

$550 each 

Includes:    

    • One pre-recorded session on event platform the day of the event and available until the end of November 2021.
    • Logo on website and sched.org
    • Acknowledgement at welcome address
    • Opportunity for a table at our in-person option for this event.  
    • Includes continental breakfast (in-person attendees only)
    • Opportunity to sponsor post conference networking lunch for an additional cost
    • Registration for 2 vendor staff

Opportunity for vendors to do raffles for attendees who watch attend their sessions.

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Please contact Shelley Chamberlain, Executive Director of MassCUE, for more information.

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           Thursday, November 4, 2021 MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) and MASCD (the Massachusetts affiliate of ASCD) have joined forces to bring together classroom and educational leaders for a half-day hybrid event to support the learning and innovation for schools and districts. The day will start with nationally honored and recognized […]

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