How the Stories of Us Shape Our Schools


As we settle in to this challenging school year, MassCUE, MASCD, and our other partners will continue to provide meaningful professional development for our community. Whether it is Covid, School Closures, Remote Learning, or Racial Injustice, 2020 has forced all educators to take another look at everything we believe, teach, lead and where our schools are in supporting all of our students. With this in mind, we are excited to announce that this November, MassCUE and MASCD will again jointly host an after-school virtual event for school leaders centered on our organizational commitment to foster antiracist learning communities in all schools. We are very excited to welcome nationally recognized presenters Kass and Cornelius Minor ( recently featured on The New York Times podcast “Nice White Parents,” to share their story in a forward-looking keynote address. Afterward, attendees will have an opportunity in breakout groups to network and share with other educators in similar roles how we might continue this crucial discussion. We look forward to you joining us for this outstanding event!

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Keynote Address: How the Stories of Us Shape Our Schools: Affirming Our Identity and Our Impact in Challenging Times

Cornelius & Kass Minor

image Kass Minor

image Cornelius Moss

In this 45 minute workshop-style keynote, participants will explore how identities and life experiences shape the values educators hold most dear, and inform how those values are sustained within a school community. Kass and Cornelius will use story-telling methods that can live within a variety of learning spaces, particularly during challenging times, to demonstrate how holding on to who we are, modeling our vulnerability, and surfacing our core values provides a foundation for teaching and learning that can survive pushback, pandemics, exhaustion and uncertainty. Participants will receive a variety of resources to incorporate story-telling and the oral tradition within their learning spaces to inspire, engage, and generate literacy practice for youth in their learning spaces.


Virtual Platform Sign-in 2:50 – 3:10 PM
Welcome 3:15 PM
Keynote Address  3:30 – 4:15 PM
Breakout Sessions 4:20 – 5:15 PM
Closing 5:20 – 6:00 PM

Choose a breakout session from one of the following:

Special Education

Facilitators: Kim Zajac and Dr. Patricia Mason

K-2 Elementary – Sponsored by Renaissance Learning

Facilitators: Chantei Alves and David Anderson

3-5 Elementary

Facilitators: Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse and Ayesha Farag

Middle School – Sponsored by MyFlexLearning

Facilitators: Craig Martin and Tracy Sockalosky

High School – Sponsored by CDW.G

Facilitators: Stephanie Sibley and Kerry Gallagher

Central Office – Sponsored by zSpace

Facilitators: Grace Wai and James Jette

Library, Digital, and Instructional Specialists – Sponsored by ProAv Systems

Facilitators: Jennifer Thomas and Johanna Wilson

Closing Smackdown! – Sponsored by Framingham State University

Facilitators: Martin Geoghegan and Brian McCann

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.









Keynote Sponsor



ClassLink logo




Special Ed








K-2 Elementary





Renaissance Logo



3-5 Elementary








Middle School





MyFlexLearning logo





High School





CDW.G logo






Library, Digital, and Instructional Specialists



ProAV Systems logo



Central Office

zSpace logo







FSU Logo






Keynote Sponsor (Filled) $500 Two minute welcome before keynote, logo on homepage linked to info page about sponsor
Session Sponsor (5 filled, 2 remaining) $300 Two minute welcome before breakout session, logo on homepage linked to info page about sponsor
Closing Sponsor (1) $250 Two minute welcome before closing, logo on homepage linked to info page about sponsor

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

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