Fall Conference 2019


MassCUE Board of Directors and Staff

MassCUE Board of Directors and Staff

Thanks for attending the MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Fall Technology Conference! Attendees please fill out an evaluation and receive your PDP certificate.

If you attended a session and would like to review the session presentation, tap Presentations in the mobile app or click HERE.

 

To view event media, click HERE.

We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2019 Annual Technology Conference,
co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.).

Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  We will be providing educators from across the Commonwealth and New England with exciting ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.

 

Register

Save the date for this year's conference October 23-24, 2019

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Accommodations

MassCUE has secured special pricing at several area hotels.

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Earn Credits

Earn Framingham State credit for attending MassCUE.

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Volunteer

Meet fellow educators & go behind the scenes at MassCUE19!

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Tech Director Breakfast

Tech Directors and Coordinators are invited to a special breakfast.

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Evening Events

Party Time…. There are two Evening Events on Wednesday!!

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Attendee Info

Tips for Visiting Gillette, Our Mobile App, Where to Find Help & more!

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Attendee Maps

General & detailed views of Gillette Stadium Club and Suite Levels,

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Keynote
Speaker

Tara Martin founder of #BookSnaps

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Featured Speakers

Hear from innovative educators!

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CUE Byte Speakers

Educators share CUE experiences!

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Conference Schedule

Check out this year's schedule!

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Exhibitors & Sponsors

Details Exhibitor Booth Numbers

Nonprofit Presenters

Details

LearnLaunch Innovators

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Floor Plan

The Exhibitor area is located in the Putnam East Club.

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Attendee Info

MassCUE18 was attended by almost 3,000 educators

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Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor and Sponsor registration for MassCUE19

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Lead Retrieval

Mobile app and small scanners to gather, qualify and annotate leads.

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Exhibitor Service Manual

View important information regarding booth setup services.

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Media

Press

MassCUE welcomes coverage of the MassCUE conference.

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Social Media

Follow #masscue & our Social Media Ambassadors

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Broadcast Booth

Keep up on the latest from MassCUE19 via livestream

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Present at MassCUE

The submission deadline for Sessions is now closed. Please consider applying next year!

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Sessions

All workshops are 55 minutes in length. We encourage the presentations to be hands-on.
Submission Deadline April 30, 2019

Submit Session Proposal

Playground

Share resources that support student engagement through hands-on experiences.
Submission Deadline May 10, 2019

Submit Playground Proposal

CUEKids Showcase

Students teach others how to do projects that emphasize learning through technology.
Submission Deadline May 10, 2019

Submit CUEKids Proposal

Global Ed Showcase

Students demonstrate real world problem solving through global collaborative projects.
Submission Deadline May 10, 2019

Submit Global Ed Proposal

 

Read the article from Tech & Learning about our Student Showcases!

Interactive Spaces

MassCUE19 promises to be our best conference ever, with opportunities for attendees to visit our Student Showcases and Playground. This year’s newest additions take it to the next level by immersing attendees in hands-on activities and exploration. Experts in our new Innovation Station, Sketchnoters’ Cafe and STEM Playground, will provide attendees with experience in the latest technologies and pedagogical approaches to bring back to the classroom.

Learn more about these exciting opportunities below!

Apple Interactive Classroom

Explore drawing, photography, video, music, coding, and augmented reality.

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Playground

Sponsored by ProAv Discover resources that support student engagement through hands-on experiences.

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Innovation Station

Sponsored by Microsoft Come and see the latest from Microsoft in educational technology for your classroom.

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Sketchnoters' Cafe

Come to the Sketchnoters' Cafe and hone in on your visual skills to capture ideas.

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The Portal

An immersive experience designed to connect people around the country and the globe.

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STEM Playground

Sponsored by Eduscape Explore the latest STEM technologies for learning through hands-on experiences.

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Student Showcases

Visit to hear how students are engaging in their own learning.

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#MassCUE Presenter Information

WHAT TO DO NEXT

REGISTER: Please check the schedule and then register to attend here. Please note: the discounted registration for Presenters & Co-Presenters is only available on the day of your presentation. Limit of one presenter and one co-presenter per workshop.  Additional workshop presenters pay regular daily rate, including those who are on a panel. (First person on panel is no charge, second is co-presenter rate of $75 and others pay daily rate.) 

GET THE APP:  Do a search in the app store for AttendeeHub.  Download AttendeeHub and then search for the event: #MassCUE. All sessions are now in. Room assignments will be made in early October 2019.

UPDATE YOUR PROFILE: An email was sent inviting you to edit your profile for our mobile app. Login to CrowdCompass using the invitation. You’ll automatically be brought to the VIP Admin Center. You will be asked to create a password to login in for the first time. If you have not received an invitation, please check your spam folder. Additionally, please add support@crowdcompassmail.com to your address book/safe sender list. As a reminder and for those who did not receive the invitation the first time, we will be re-sending the invitation on Tuesday 9/24/19.  In your profile, please edit your bio, upload a photo and add a pdf of your presentation under the Assets header.  

ONSITE DETAILS

The MassCUE Fall Technology Conference is just weeks away! The Conference Committee is thrilled you are presenting at our event! The Conference Committee, in an effort to make your day go as smoothly as possible, has provided some key information below about basic logistics for your presentation. We strongly recommend you arrive at your breakout session 20 minutes prior to the beginning of your workshop. If your session starts after the keynote or lunch you can go to the room as early as you want. Please check the location of your presentation prior to arrival at Gillette Stadium. All location assignments are in Crowd Compass. Go to the search tool, enter the title of your workshop, and you will find your session location. 

Each breakout room has an output of some kind for your presentation. You will need to check the chart to see what kind of adapter you will need to attach your device. If you are listed with a room that says no tv that means you are in a room with a projector and screen. The projector will have a cord and adapter supplied for your presentation. Presenters must bring their own laptop. If you are using a Mac computer you will need a dongle. If you are using an iPad you will need to bring an output cable/adapter designed for use with an iPad. 

Many of the breakout rooms have voice enhancement systems. There will be technicians from Lightspeed in the breakout session areas to assist you with the set-up if you need assistance. Larger suites will be equipped with Red Cat audio devices by Lightspeed in order to ensure that your presentation will be heard by those in the back of the room. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, at the front of every room will be a card with a phone number on it and an email.  

The card info is:
masscuehelp@gillettestadium.com
508-958-2620

Call the number provided or email, tell the person that answers what room you are in and provide basic information regarding your technical issue. We have employed staff from the stadium to assist presenters to alleviate technical problems. The person answering the phone will dispatch a technician to your room as quickly as possible.

Please post your presentation in Crowd Compass for attendees to access after the event. 

Please allow time at the end of your presentation to: 

  1. Mention that your presentation is available in the CrowdCompass mobile app under your presenter profile. 
  2. Have attendees fill out the workshop evaluation in the CrowdCompass mobile app. 

We recommend adding this image as your final slide. 

Again, we thank you for assisting in making the MassCUE Fall Technology Conference the premier educational technology event in New England! 

K-12 Fall Conference Scholarships

MassCUE and MASS will collaboratively award two  Teacher + a Buddy Scholarships by lottery to educators currently teaching or working in a school or school district. Winning educator must be a current member of MassCUE, has never attended MassCUE at Gillette before, and has the permission of their principal to attend MassCUE for two days. Buddy attendee must be an educator currently teaching or working in a school or school district, has never attended MassCUE at Gillette before, and has the permission of their principal to attend MassCUE for two days. Buddy attendee does not need to be a current member of MassCUE.

Apply online using the 2019 MassCUE Fall Conference K-12 Scholarships Application Form on or before September 6th. Winners will be drawn at random and announced on social media, the MassCUE website and by email.Scholarship includes:

Two-days’ conference registration (Oct. 23-24, 2019)
One nights’ lodging at the Hilton Garden at Gillette Stadium

Higher Ed Fall Conference Scholarships

MassCUE and MASS will award one Teacher + A Buddy Scholarship by lottery to educators currently teaching at a college, university or institute of higher education. Winning Educator must be a current member of MassCUE, has never attended MassCUE at Gillette before, and has the permission of their administration to attend MassCUE for two days.  

Buddy attendee must be an educator currently teaching at a college, university or institute of higher education, has never attended MassCUE at Gillette before, and has the permission of their administration to attend MassCUE for two days. Buddy attendee does not need to be a current member of MassCUE.

Apply online using the 2019 MassCUE Fall Conference Higher Ed Scholarships Application Form on or before September 6th. Winners will be drawn at random and announced on social media, the MassCUE website and by email. Scholarship includes:

Two-days’ conference registration (Oct. 23-24, 2019)
One nights’ lodging at the Hilton Garden at Gillette Stadium

Where:  Gillette Stadium
When:  October 22, 2019 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm) with lunch provided  

(The day before the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators Conference in partnership with the Massachusetts School Superintendents Association.)  

Team up for Tech is a morning event that is part of the Governor’s STEM Week to inspire high school students to see themselves in careers using computer science.  

Computing jobs are the #1 source of new wages and In Massachusetts, according to statistics from code.org, there are 17,589 open computing jobs yet:  

  • Less that ½ High Schools teach computer science  
  • Only 4,181 students took an Advanced Placement Computer Science course – fewer students than for any other STEM subject, and only 24% were women.   

At the Team Up for Tech Event, eight classrooms from different school districts, (200 high school students and their teachers) will get an opportunity to experience computer science through two technology workshops given by nationally recognized curriculum providers and technology companies.   

These workshops will be offered in the luxury suites at Gillette, and after the workshops, lunch is provided as well as an opportunity for a keynote speaker. We encourage schools to bring students from other electives and disciplines and ask that the high school students who participate not be enrolled, or previously enrolled, in a computer science class.   

Agenda 

9:30 am Arrival 

9:45 am to 110:30 am – First Coding Workshop 

10:45 am to 11:30 am – Second Coding Workshop 

11:30 am to 12:00 pm – Welcome from Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Keynote Address 

12:00 pm -12:45 pm – Lunch 

Educator Information: (to participate in the event)  

  • Students will participate in two coding lessons featuring high quality curricula and experts. 
  • Teachers will receive information on curricula, professional development, licensure, and additional support for the start or expansion of computer science course offerings in their high school.  
  • Schools provide their own transportation, but we will have a process for schools that request a busing scholarship based on need. 
  • Schools will make a short presentation at a school committee meeting during the 2019-2020 school year with special recognition to the sponsoring vendor.   

Educator Signup:   Deadline 9/23/19 

 If you are interested in bringing your classroom to this event, please fill out the Classroom Interest Form no later than 9/23/19.  Selected schools will be notified by 9/27/19. 

All classroom spots are now filled!

Sponsor Information:  

  • Sponsor 2 coding lessons which will reach 50 students.  
  • Lunch for your sponsored classroom (25 students and 2 teachers) 
  • Visibility as part of the State’s STEM Week and opportunity for an informal discussion with the Lieutenant Governor  

Sponsorship levels: 

  • Gold: $3,000 – Company provides 10-minute inspirational keynote to all 200 students and teachers (in addition to 2 coding sessions) 
  • Silver: $2,000  Company supports 2 coding workshops for students and is not exhibiting at MassCUE Fall Conference 2019 (Oct. 23 and 24, 2019) 
  • Bronze: $1,500  Company supports workshops for students and is also exhibiting at the  MassCUE Fall Conference 2019 

Sponsors will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. A total of 8 companies will be selected.  

Sponsor sign up:

REGISTER HERE

Questions: Please contact MassCUE Executive Director Shelley Chamberlain at schamberlain@masscue.org

Follow our Social Media Ambassadors on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for up to the minute info at this year’s MassCUE conference! Click HERE to learn more about this year’s team!

Wednesday Oct. 23

Beth Barra @mrs__barra
Christine Casali @CasaliScience
Lucille Clerkin @mcdlib
Becky Harvey @beckyharvey
Tracy Turner @DrTTurner

Thursday Oct. 24

Beth Barra @mrs__barra
Christine Casali @CasaliScience
Kelly Doherty @MrsDohertyWHS
Becky Harvey @beckyharvey
Tracy Turner @DrTTurner

 

 

 

 

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