Spring Conference 2020



Friday, March 6, 2020

A Personalized Approach to School Change


MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) and MASCD (the 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. Both organizations believe in the importance of excellent leadership skills for teachers and administrators.

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. Please join us for this informative leadership day where we will be discussing how schools can take a personalized approach to teaching and learning.


College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610

Social Media Ambassadors


Tori Cameron

Tori is a STEAM Lab specialist teacher. After several years of focusing on teaching math and science as a classroom teacher, she transitioned into the role as specialist teacher for a new STEAM lab in East Bridgewater.Tori hosts a podcast called STEAM Up The Classroom, where she interviews guests about STEAM topics and education. Tori is a 2019 Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year Finalist and 2019 MassCUE Classroom Grant Winner for her Nintendo Labo programming. Connect with Tori on Twitter @steamuptheclsrm or Instagram @steamuptheclassroom or on her website www.steamuptheclassroom.com.


A Personalized Approach to School Change

Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, Highlander Institute

Shawn C. Rubin is chief education officer at Highlander Institute in Providence, Rhode Island. Shawn designs and manages the institute’s blended and personalized learning initiatives. He is a national thought leader around coaching and consulting approaches to personalized learning and has been an integral driver of personalized learning growth in Rhode Island. His ten years in the classroom have informed his insider’s view into the challenges and limitations teachers face on a daily basis. Shawn is the co-author of Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change, which was released in October of 2018 by Harvard Education Press. 

Shawn is the architect of the Highlander Institute’s Fuse program, which trains educators to become change agents for personalized learning in schools and districts. He is the co-founder of Rhode Island’s bi-monthly EdTechRI meetups, which brings educators together to share ideas about edtech products and how they can help improve learning for students. He is also the co-founder and CEO of a competency assessment startup called Metryx. 

Shawn earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and his master’s in Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Shawn co-founded an international non-profit called Longitude in 2006 to support grassroots human-rights efforts in Ghana and India. 

Shawn is the winner of iNACOL’s  Outstanding Individual Contribution to Personalized Learning award for 2017. Shawn has also won MassCue’s 2015 Pathfinder award and the Americorps Alums 2009 Eli Segal Entrepreneurship award.

Shawn lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife and two boys. He is the son of two career educators and an avid Detroit sports fan. Follow Shawn on twitter @ShawnCRubin.


To Be Announced November, 2019


To be announced



Call for Proposals Open October 15, 2019 – December 13, 2019

In connection to our major theme of the conference from keynote author Shawn Rubin, who co-authored with Cathy Sanford, the book “Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change,”  what might you be doing in your school or in your classroom that could be considered related to these primary areas:

  • Designing with the Community in Mind: All Voices at the Table
  • Piloting Initiatives through Continuous Improvement
  • Measuring Impact of School Redesign: What Does Success Look Like?
  • Sustainable Scaling of Best Practices
  • Personalizing Professional Learning for Educators


To be announced.



Registration is now open!




Early Bird February 27, 2020 $165.00
Regular February 27, 2020 $195.00
Group Districts that send 5 or more educators will receive a 10% discount that is applied to the Purchase Order

Cancellation fee of $75 will be applied for any cancellations on or after February 27, 2020. Note that if an attendee who cancels after February 27, 2020 substitutes with another colleague then a cancellation fee will not be charged.

Special Offer: Register by 2/20/20 and receive a complimentary copy of Shawn Rubin’s book: Pathways to Personalization

Vendor Opportunities

We are looking for five (5) sponsors and two (2) keynote sponsors (morning and afternoon keynotes) for our conference on March 6, 2020. Sponsorships are available on a first come, first serve basis.

$3,000 Sponsorship – 5 spaces remaining (Limit of 5 Spaces)* 
• Banquet table for materials
• Two complimentary registrations
• Recognition before the morning keynote
• Logo on Leadership Conference webpage 1 month prior and up to event

$3,500 Keynote Sponsorship – 2 spaces remaining (Limit to 2-one for morning and one for afternoon)* 
• 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 Shelley Chamberlain, Executive Director of MassCUE, by January 24, 2020.

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