MassCUE Summer Camp 2017

MassCUE’s Summer Camp provides a full day of learning in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.  Participants will have a choice of two workshops (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) that are facilitated by expert educators who have successfully integrated technology to extend and enhance student learning. During lunch best practice tips will be shared. Educators will be armed with new strategies and ideas to start off the school year. All this learning for just $65 (fee includes lunch.) Limited to 120 educators!

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This event will be held at:

Natick High School
5 West St, Natick, MA 01760

Registration opens at 8:30 am!


Sandy Lemon

sandy-lemon-headshotSandy is a grade 6 ELA Teacher at Kennedy Middle School, Natick Public Schools. Master Teacher.






Lorraine Magee

Lorraine MageeLorraine  is an elementary teacher at the Johnson Elementary School, Natick Public Schools.





Karin Knapik-Cloutier

Karin KnapikKarin is an Instructional Technology Teacher at the J.F. Kennedy Middle School, Natick Public Schools.





Sarah Dahlheimer

S. DahlheimerSarah is a grade 3 teacher at the Bennett Hemenway Elementary School, Natick Public Schools.  She is a Certified BrainPOP Educator, a Google Certified Educator, and a Plickers Ambassador.  





Jed Stefanowicz

Jed StefanowiczJed is a grade 3 teacher at Brown Elementary, Natick Public Schools. He is a Master Teacher, Certified Educator/Ambassador: Google-level1, BrainPOP Educator, Prodigy, Plickers Ambassador, and Makey-Makey





Laura Gardner

Laura_GardnerLaura is a National Board Certified Teacher in Library Media and is a  Teacher Librarian at Dartmouth Middle School in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Laura was awarded the School Library Journal (SLJ) School Librarian of the Year Co-finalist Award in 2016 and is a 2017 Star Touchcast Ambassador.




Kerry Gallagher

K.GallagherKerry is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, MA. She is also the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely, an internet safety non-profit in Silicon Valley, and an EdSurge Columnist.





Robin Tucceri

Robin TRobin is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Norfolk Public Schools.





Laura Beals D’Elia

Laura D'Elia
Laura Beals D’Elia
is the school librarian at the Armstrong and Fales Elementary Schools in Westborough, MA. She is a co-organizer of Edcamp Boston, Edcamp MSLA, and the Massachusetts School Library Association’s Professional Learning Committee Co-Chair.



Cost $65.00 (fee includes lunch)
  • Sandy Lemon
  • Lorraine Magee
  • Karin Knapik-Cloutier
  • Sarah Dahlheimer
  • Jed Stefanowicz
  • Laura Gardner
  • Kerry Gallagher
  • Robin Tucceri
  • Laura D’Elia
Date and Time August 3, 2017
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location Natick High School
5 West Street
Natick, MA 01760
Audience Teachers and Administrators


Trainer: Sandy Lemon

Project Based Learning with iPads for the K-7 Classroom

Take a closer look at some core creationary apps and generate ideas for their use in your own classroom community to create deeper learning experiences for students. Apps utilized: Explain Everything, Book Creator, Haiku Deck, PicCollage/Piktochart. Please bring iPad to this session there will be time for exploration. (Intermediate.Grades K-7)

Trainer: Lorraine Magee

Intro to Seesaw: Using Digital Portfolios to Transform your K-6 Classroom

With Seesaw, students of any age can document and reflect on what they are learning at school. Teachers around the world use Seesaw for meaningful student reflection, formative assessment, online collaboration, digital citizenship, conference data sharing, parent communication, and more. In this session, you will have the opportunity to be a “student” in an online Seesaw community. You will also have time to set up your own Seesaw class. You will leave with ideas you can use in your classroom tomorrow! This session is best for K-6 teachers who have at least 1 device in their classrooms. (All)

Trainer: Karin Knapik-Cloutier

Teaching Students to create Infographics for Deeper Learning with Piktochart in the Grades 4-8 Classroom  

Gone are the days of using a simple poster to demonstrate student understanding.  Infographics require students to synthesize information and create a way for it to be represented using images.  Infographics can be used in nearly every discipline!  We will explore various types of infographics, look at three different projects in technology, L&L and science and then have time to play with a FREE and EASY-TO-USE tool called Piktochart that runs on tablets and laptops. You and your students will both love this tool and this new form of assessment.

Trainer: Sarah Dahlheimer

Blended Learning in the Content Areas K-5 Classroom

Explore what Blended Teaching and Learning can look like in your environment, and how it can enhance the Deeper Learning Framework.  Begin the shift in your classroom from content consumption to content creation!

We will explore products, software, and implementation strategies to enhance instruction, evaluate methods to shift the flow of content, thinking, and classroom roles in your instruction, design methods to innovate your learning space, and create a twitter social media presence.Participants will have time to dive into the following topics for hands-on exploration, discussion and evaluation: Kahoot/Plickers formative assessment models QR codes Intro Coding- Robots for Elementary-Robot mouse, ozobot, sphero Twitter-social media Greenscreen- DoinkScreencasting -Explain Everything Prodigy math game, data analysis. Stop-motion video Instant Replays- student video creation, iMovie Makey-Makey, Makerspaces, Brainpop, anchor slides/presentation. Google Apps for Educators features SAMR model for tech. Integration.

Trainer: Jed Stefanowicz


Unlock the magic of coding and computational thinking in the elementary classroom. Explore hands-on opportunities for integrating computer science capacity and early programming using apps and robots, as well as offline activities fostering problem-solving skills and engineering.

We will:

  • Review and highlight integration of coding in the elementary classroom.
  • Explore coding and programming strategies across the curriculum in general education classroom, not in isolation or “tech time.”
  • Evaluate and Explore classroom coding tools and robots including Ozobot, Robot Mouse, OSMO, Makey-Makey.
  • Engage in offline/unplugged activities and lessons to demonstrate programming and computational thinking for any environment or classroom tech setup.
  • Evaluate learning environments and instructional practices for implementation of coding and computational thinking immediately.
  • Access and explore for device-based programming on provided iPads/Chromebooks.
  • Engage in cross-curricular dialogue: product/robot review, integration tips- strategies, troubleshooting.

Co-teacher:  Sarah Dahlheimer

Make your Classroom a Maker Classroom! (Gr 3-5 )

Join the Maker Movement!  Explore ways to incorporate STEM challenges and design-thinking in your learning space to provide practical skill-building and creativity for students.  High-Tech or barely-tech, participants will consider designs for space and time to facilitate making, collaborating, learning and sharing.  Participants will have time for hands-on exploration and lesson collaboration. Whether it’s pipe cleaners or circuit boards, bring the 4C’s to life and develop your students’ critical thinking skills, self confidence and maker-mindsets.

Trainer: Laura Gardner

Get Interactive! Go Green! Promoting Active Learning with Touchcast

Touchcast is a project based learning tool that addresses Common Core standards, 21st century skills and helps students practice oral presentation skills.

In this session, educators will be introduced to the TouchCast video production app through various examples that were created by teachers and students at Dartmouth Middle School. Then they will follow a step-by-step walk through of the App, including using the teleprompter, vApp (video App) creation, titles, whiteboard, the green screen effect and editing tools.

Session outline:

  1. Introduce TouchCast, show examples of teacher and student created TouchCasts (20 minutes)
  2. Demonstrate the TouchCast Studio tools. Explain the Touch side and the Cast side, including creating a TouchCast with volunteers (50 minutes)
  3. Q & A (10)
  4. Discuss how to incorporate TouchCast into the lesson plan,  provide some useful tips on how to plan your Touchcast (20 minutes)
  5. Explore the TouchCast App together (20 minutes)

Trainer: Kerry Gallagher

Design Personalized Learning with OERs

Working professionals don’t use textbooks or take tests daily, and are using and less and less paper to do their work. Why should our children learn in an entirely different environment when preparing for the professional world? Openly licensed educational resources have become more prevalent in school districts in the past year. Learn why and how one classroom teacher cut out textbooks, tests, and paper to transform her students’ learning experiences every day.

Participants will:

  • See classroom examples from the middle and upper elementary levels.
  • Experience a lesson custom-built with OERs at their own pace.
  • Explore OERs that fit the content and skills they teach.
  • Design a lesson to bring to their students in the fall.

Trainer: Robin Tucceri

Makerspace Playground

Whether you are just getting started or you have a makerspace up and running this session is for you! Teachers, librarians, and technology integration specialists will have the opportunity to explore literature and resources that can transform any space into a creative makerspace designed to get students and teachers thinking and creating. This is a hands-on session with plenty of time devoted to exploring tools from low-tech to high-tech, from recyclables to electronics.

Trainer: Laura Beals D’Elia

Learning to Learn Through Inquiry-Based Research Projects (K-8)

Using an inquiry-based research process to teach content allows students to activate their curiosity, develop their own questions, organize their thinking, identify and evaluate reliable sources of information, apply new knowledge, and reflect on the process–to learn how to learn. You will be introduced to the steps of inquiry-based research, learn how to incorporate it into your teaching, and explore the various forms of technology that support the process regardless of the device your students use.


9:15-11:15 am  Morning Session

Workshops Room
Project Based Learning with iPads for the K-7 Classroom (Lemon) TBA
Intro to Seesaw: Using Digital Portfolios to Transform your K-6 Classroom (Magee) TBA
Teaching Students to create Infographics for Deeper Learning with Piktochart in the Grades 4-8 Classroom (Knapik-Cloutier) TBA
Blended Learning in the Content Areas K-5 Classroom (Dalheimer) TBA
Make your Classroom a Maker Classroom! (Stefanowicz) TBA


11:30 am-1:00 pm Lunch and Tip Sharing


1:15-3:15 Afternoon Session

Workshops Room
ABRA-CODE-ABRA! (Stefanowicz) TBA
Get Interactive! Go Green! Promoting Active Learning with Touchcast (Gardner) TBA
Design Personalized Learning with OERs (Gallagher) TBA
Makerspace Playground (Tucceri) TBA
Learning to Learn Through Inquiry-Based Research Projects (K-8) (Beals D’Elia) TBA

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are looking for three (3) sponsors for this one-day event at $750 each. Sponsorships are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Banquet table for materials
  • Two complimentary registrations
  • Recognition before the morning session
  • Logo on Summer Camp webpage 3 months prior and up to event
  • 2-minute time slot to address the participants during lunch and opportunity to set up device bar.

Expected Demographics

We expect 110 educators (Integration Specialists, Classroom Teachers, Content Coordinators, etc.) for this event.

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

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