CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM (EST)Opening & Welcome  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

 
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)KEYNOTE: 🎤👨🏾‍🎓 Lessons Learned From My Hip Hop Heroes [Sponsored by Blackboard]

Join our Keynote Speaker, Educational Technologist and Equity Enthusiast, Dee Lanier for 🎤👨🏾‍🎓 Lessons Learned From My Hip Hop Heroes and what they can teach us all about culturally responsive education. AKA, parasailing past the pitfalls of poor pedagogical practices

PRESENTATION DECK

       SPONSORED BY:

Dee Lanier Richard Culatta
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

 
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EST)Valley Communications Systems - Hybrid Classrooms - When Good Enough is Not Enough

VCS will share their successes with what has worked when the good-enough approach is not working. Most school districts are moving towards hybrid learning. This hybrid approach varies greatly, as schools realize they need to be flexible. Includes several video bar demos.

James Tremble
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EST)Verkada - Best Practices in Campus Security with Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School

Joseph Marino, Director of Technology at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School, shares how he uses modern video security to improve visibility across the entire campus and simplifies incident resolution by using powerful filters for motion, clothing color, and people/vehicle analytics.

Alex Gibbs Joseph Marino
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EST)Apple - Increasing Student Engagement with Creativity in Hybrid and At-Home Learning Environments

When educators and learners aren’t in the same room, great strategies for communication and keeping students engaged is essential for continuing the learning process and collaborating with colleagues. Learn how built-in features on iPad allow you to design creative, interactive, and compelling lessons to keep students engaged. Hear about best practices to stay connected, collaborate, and coach your students remotely with tools like Clips, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Notes, Screen Recording, and Voice Memos.

Matt Brooks
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (EST)TECedge - Building your K-12 Cybersecurity Blueprint!

Are you confident your district’s technology is secure? Build confidence with our K-12 cybersecurity assessment process! We use NIST cybersecurity standards to assess your district’s vulnerability and develop a K-12 cybersecurity blueprint that identifies priorities to safeguard your technology.

Stephen Kelley Jeff Bajgot Marcia Kaplan
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (EST)Clear Touch - Engaging students, in and out of the classroom!

In this session learn how to connect with students in and out of the classroom with interactive content that includes opportunities for enrichment and differentiation! Participants will learn how to access the Nuiteq Snowflake Community with thousands of pre-created interactive student activities that can be used for any learning environment. We will explore how these can be edited and individualized to meet the needs of different learners. Additionally, we will develop ways to enhance learning by incorporating extended learning options, project-based assignments, websites, & instructional videos. This will be an interactive virtual session allowing participants to share their questions and insights about lesson design, pedagogy, and ways to create a student-centered learning environment in and out of the classroom. During the session, participants will be engaged in interactive polling to deepen understanding and drive discussion. The session will begin with demonstrating the array of ready-made content designed to engage students in hands-on learning. Next, the content will be taken into edit mode to demonstrate how it can easily be customized to meet individual instructional needs. This will include the option to add extension activities and projects, leading to a discussion on the importance of providing extended learning opportunities that are student-centered and personalized. The session will conclude with a demonstration of how these activities can be sent to students providing a method for teachers to monitor progress and use data to drive instruction, differentiate, and scaffold learning for students. ***participants will be engaged in polling throughout the session***

Sarah Lowey
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (EST)Alma - Seeing is believing! Future-proof your district with Alma

Come meet Alma, the only future-proof SIS that significantly improves school operations, promotes progressive educational practices, and empowers educators to foster better student outcomes. If you see it, you'll want it – so enter at your own risk!

Anna Logan Theresa Schneiderheinze
12:00 PM - 12:40 PM (EST)ProAV - The Connected Classroom

The past year has brought unprecedented times for educators and administration, bringing about new models of teaching and learning decades earlier than expected. As an AV integration specialist, we have taken the time to understand the challenges and pitfalls encountered with this new normal, whether it be remote learning, in-person or hybrid models. We bring technology into the classroom to create a more seamless environment for teachers and students, keeping the learning curve simple and able to fit in with current pedagogy. The experience that a student receives from their home should be as close to the experience they receive in the classroom – that is what we will show you in this demonstration and discussion.

David Bishop Adrienne Blasioli
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (EST)Spaces - Creating a Virtual Community Your Students Actually Want to Engage In

How do you create a community in 2021 that YOU and your students actually want to engage in? A community that allows you to differentiate instruction. A community that empowers students to reflect on their growth. A community that encourages family participation. Join this session to learn how.

Damian Matheson
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (EST)White Rock Cybersecurity - ESET - Cybersecurity in Education

ESET® REMOTE WORKFORCE OFFER: Advanced ransomware & business data protection to include Cloud-based Management, Endpoint Protection Platform, Cloud Sandbox Analysis and Full Disk Encryption

Odessa Criales-Smith Ryan Treague
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Powerschool - Improve Student Performance with Schoology Learning

Learn more about how an enterprise LMS can enhance your student’s and teacher’s performance in a digital, hybrid, or in-person environment. Topics we’ll touch on include:
- Designing Engaging Courses and Lesson that Support Personalized Instruction
- Delivering Third-Party Content (like Florida Virtual)
- Collaboration and Communication across Teachers, Teams, and Departments
- Evaluating Success and Gathering Insights

Daniel Davis Ryan Adams
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)HUB - Expect, Prepare For, and Defend Against Today’s Most Insidious Threats. Phishing & Ransomware. Education is Critical!

Transitioning your users from “most vulnerable target” to “becoming human firewalls” is one of the smartest things you can do to improve your IT security posture. We will provide helpful tips surrounding cyber security awareness and ensure that your users know how to look for suspicious messaging and understand the potential ramifications.

Paul Shiff
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Teach Less, Learn More: Feedback Tools That Motivate Learners

This breakout session will focus on the best tech for feedback success. Google add-ons and extensions like Kaizena and Screencastify, as well as creative solutions like digital stickers and badges will be explored. Tools that teach students how to receive and process feedback will be discussed.

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Mary Lou Buell
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)WANTED: more EMPOWERED student voices! #FlipgridForAll

Join Jennifer to learn how she uses Flipgrid to amplify student voices in and out of school. Leave this session with ideas on how to create opportunities for students to show their thinking and ideas, to speak and share their voices and to be heard by their peers and beyond!

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Jennifer Saarinen Sponsored By
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST) Ockers Company and TouchView Interactive Demo

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the essential skills to teach through Structured Literacy and how this approach is informed by the Science of Reading—the only research-proven way to ensure all students become successful readers and confident learners.

Kaitlyn Hickey Jason Hurlock
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Maker Projects with Vinyl/Craft Cutters

Vinyl/craft cutters are the new workhorses of a creative classroom. The student experience includes graphic design, process, creativity, and problem solving. The products are professional looking. The machines and materials are relatively low cost. See a variety of projects and how they were made.

Diane Brancazio Leilani Roser
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Visual Poetry: Social Justice, Diversity and Healing

This session will highlight the ways in which the library can be a safe space for academic as well as social and emotional learning while focusing on inclusion. Co-presented by students, participants will learn about the social and emotional benefits and the creative process of visual poetry.

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Anita Cellucci
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)ClassLink - Beam Me Up, One Portal Access In a Remote or Hybrid Learning World!

ClassLink provides student and staff with access to all their online tools and material on day one with Single Sign On, Rostering and Account Creation Come see how this has helped districts! Classlink empowers students and teachers with instant access to 6,000+ single sign-on (SSO) and remote file access. ClassLink’s Rostering easily delivers class rosters to any publisher using open standards. ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers essential utilization data and the power to make powerful decisions. With ClassLink’s OneSync, account creation the circle is complete.

Bob Chappell Joanne Najarian
2:00 PM - 2:35 PM (EST)Whalley Computer Associates (WCA) - Can Cloud Solutions Resolve your Academic Institutions IT Issues while improving security?

Brian McCarthy, Sr. Cloud Specialist from Whalley Computer Associates will host a session focused on moving workloads to the cloud and the security solutions to protect and managed them. WCA was founded by John Whalley, a high school math teacher and IT administrator and the company continues to play a significant role in helping schools of all sizes implement and support technology. Cloud isn’t for everyone; it certainly isn’t one size fit’s all either. Come find out how school systems are leveraging cloud technologies to solve IT problems. This discussion will revolve around School District (K-12) customer success stories who had real IT and compliancy issues and leveraged the cloud to resolve them while “improving” security.

Brian McCarthy Bill Suarez
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Electronic PLC Using LMS

Session will begin with an overview of best practices and SAMR theory, followed by a walkthrough of the resource and its effectiveness in practice. Then, participants will engage in an activity that lays the groundwork for implementation in their building.

Sean Coffron
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Unified Networking Solutions - Threat Hunter: The Fastest Way to Response and Resolution

The massive push for virtual learning has led to an unprecedented increase in threats. See how partners Unified Networking Solutions and Sophos undertake 24/7 threat hunting, detection, and response, all while being delivered by an expert team as a fully-managed service.

Brian McDonald Stephanie Luangraj
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Drawing As a Thinking Process - It's More Than Sketchnoting

Discover how simple drawings can be leveraged beyond capturing information and staying focused during lectures. We'll demonstrate how sketchnoting is used by students to create and refine mental models, make thinking visible and problem solve. You'll leave with simple techniques and examples to employ tomorrow that enhance learning.

Manuel Herrera
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Renaissance - Expand your core with the world of literacy.

Learn how you can build students’ subject-area knowledge by integrating nonfiction reading into assignments and strengthen curriculum with books and articles for all content areas (math, science, social studies, art, music) with myON Reader. You’ll see how myON works to enhance your skills instruction.

Stacy Blair Diane Houle
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)State Reporting Best Practices

In this workshop, you will learn best practices for newly hired and veteran state reporting specialists from area schools in conjunction with representatives from DESE. As a state reporting specialist myself since 2013, the state reporting practices have changed and the complexity of the reporting.

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Natalie Croteau Melissa Marino
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Renaissance - Are you a Freckler?

Join us for an overview how Freckle gives educators a complete suite of tools to differentiate practice for Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science and reach every student at their own level. From motivating students with engaging content, to monitoring student performance with detailed activity reports.

Diane Houle Melissa Brinn
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)The Perfect Blend: Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences

Are you ready to build on what you have learned about online and blended learning to improve the learning experiences for your students? In this session, we will focus on strategies to improve our digital instruction, regardless of the environment in which students are learning. We will learn and share tips and tricks for facilitating blended learning through the lens of student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and student-to-content interaction.

Sponsored By:

 

Michele Eaton
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Curriculum Associates - i-Ready Overview Session for New Users

In this session, you will learn how i-Ready Assessment and i-Ready Online Instruction promote student growth as well as see important connections to Ready Classroom Mathematics. We will explore i-Ready’s thoughtfully designed assessments, new and improved reports, and updated online instruction.

Brian O'Mara
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Making "No Place for Hate" a Reality

When students feel valued as individuals, engagement and empowerment are limitless. Come join us as we share how our school is making “No Place for Hate” a reality. Walk away with ideas to decrease bias and bullying and leave inspired to begin your “No Place for Hate” story.

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Nili Bartley
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Creating School Climate & Community In A Distance Learning Environment

Creating a positive atmosphere for students to feel protected and connected is essential to cultivating an environment for growth and development. With the rise of distance learning, discover how to focus efforts on fostering meaningful connections and continue to support school engagement.

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Lindsey Kucich
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Level Up Your Classroom: Strategies to Promote Student Engagement

Learn how a librarian and teacher collaborated to increase student engagement. Activities included escape rooms, comics, board games, picture books, films, and 3D printing. Students used Google apps, makerspaces, video production, and more! These projects can even be used during remote learning.

Alice Johnson Michael Medeiros
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Interactive Lessons: Tailor-Made for Distance Learning

Carolyn will be joined by MA teachers and GBH Educator Ambassadors, Jenny Finnie, Westhampton Public Schools, jfinnie@hr-k12.org; Cara Pekarcik, Quincy Public Schools, CARAPEKARCIK@quincypublicschools.com; and Paula Halligan, Worcester Public Schools, paulaphalligan@gmail.com. Interactive Lessons (ILs) are tailor-made for engaging students in rigorous, standards-based distance learning. Join us for a quick tutorial on how to effectively use ILs with your students, across the grades and curriculum, whether you're face-to-face or virtual. Find ILs free on PBS LearningMedia.

Carolyn Jacobs
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Adventures in Autocrat

Join this workshop to create stunning products from Google Sheets! Autocrat is a multi-purpose tool that allows you to take data from a spreadsheet and merge it into a document via a template. During this workshop, you will see examples of the creative ways you can use this in the classroom.

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Kristin Daley Conti
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)CDW-G - Hybrid and Remote Learning

CDW commitment to our K12 education customers has continued and expanded during this time of uncertainty through our Hybrid Classroom strategies. Working with our K12 customers, CDW has advised on best practices for hybrid education: From audio visual enhancements for remote instruction to social distancing solutions for in-person instruction, CDW’s hybrid classroom solutions are changing the way K12 schools deliver instruction in these unprecedented times.

Cale LaSalata David Andrade
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Microsoft - Anytime, Anywhere: Social Learning with Flipgrid!

This session will explore the benefits that Flipgrid's social learning platform offers students and educators alike. From improving speaking and listening skills, to active listening between students, Flipgrid covers the best of getting conversations started in fun and engaging ways. The session will cover how to get started with Flipgrid, but also how to get the most out of this free platform.

Kimberly Engel
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Curriculum Integration at its Best

Witness a class of fifth-graders learning about Bones, Muscles, Joints and Cells in Science, Technology, Reading, Library Skill, Art, and even Music! Students had a chance to collaborate, create, and reflect over a 10-12 week period that went from 2 1/2 hours in class to 45 min. Zoom for 6 weeks!

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Dorothy Corbiere Sue Fisher
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Learning Without Tears - Create Confident Communicators for the 21st Century with Learning Without Tears

In this session, we'll discover the digital teaching tools and student applications that prepare your students to communicate with confidence in every classroom environment. We will discuss the methods and resources that build students' skills on paper and on the computer screen in just a few minutes each day. Join us to learn how easy and engaging it can be to equip your K-5 students with the critical skills of today and tomorrow.

Liz Brown Jenny Slobodian
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Whalley Computer Associates (WCA) - Adapting to Today’s needs and Managing a Hybrid Learning Environment

WCA will host a session on adapting the deploying and managing a Hybrid classroom and creative software and hardware technology behind remote learning. This session will cover wired and wireless infrastructure concerns as well as tools and techniques to monitor your remote students and faculty. Dean will also talk about how schools are adapting their current environment to solve problems

Dean Leclerc
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)SEL with Betsy O'Neill-Sheehan

Where do you see social-emotional learning? Come join the discussion about embedded SEL and innovative strategies to get students excited and engaged in the process. 

https://www.betsyoneillsheehan.com/

 Sponsored By:

 

Elizabeth O'Neill-Sheehan
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Three Key Elements for Engaging Students with Online Learning

Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School (GCVS) is a fully virtual public school in Massachusetts that has been providing online learning for 11 years. In this session, participants will learn best practices in 3 key areas that are essential to engage students with online learning.

Sponsored By:

Nancy Oliveira Greg Runyan
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Virtual Circles with Meet and Jamboard

How can we help students feel safe and connected via remote learning? Online Restorative Circles build relationships and elevate student voices to help create a sense of well-being. Learn how we used Meet and Jamboard for fun morning check-ins and meaningful online circles.

Bram Moreinis
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)PBLT: Enhancing Project Based Learning with Tech

This workshop focuses on strategies and techniques to develop a dynamic PBL that integrates core content areas, the arts, and tech. Participants will learn to enhance key elements of PBL with G-Suite, Chrome Ext, AR/VR, and greenscreen to create engaging learning experiences for all learners.

Barbara Deeley Catie Nasser
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

 
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)Transforming a Video into an Interactive Asynchronous Lesson

Creating a video or screencast is just the first step to creating a digital asynchronous lesson. In this session, explore platforms that can be used to deliver instruction to students at their own pace--both in the classroom and remotely--including Edpuzzle, Padlet, & Google Forms.

Laura Hubert
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)ExploreLearning - Remote-Ready STEM Labs—Be a Scientist!

Create more “ah-ha!” moments with ExploreLearning Gizmos virtual labs and simulations. Highly interactive and visual, they are as fun as they are effective. Students learn by doing (just like real scientists) as they use Gizmos to explore, discover and apply new concepts in STEM.

Thom OBrien
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)The first day of MassCue my true love gave to me: A Gimkit in a Pear..Deck?

School isn’t all fun and games - or is it? In this session, we’ll learn how to jazz up your current Google Slides lessons with PearDeck’s interactive features and increase student engagement! Then, we’ll finish up with a competitive round of Gimkit and shift your views of ‘gamification’ forever!

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Deb Handfield Keri Thivierge
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)Using Digital Tools to Streamline Feedback

This workshop will give an overview of the use of digital tools to streamline the feedback process for teachers. We must focus on using digital tools to give students feedback that is timely, actionable, and engaging especially during times of remote learning.

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Amy Gregory
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)Insuring Equity In Challenging Times

Join Joel Richards, Tracy Sockolosky, and Andy Marcinek for “Insuring Equity In Challenging Times.”  

Sponsored By:

Tracy Sockalosky Joel Richards
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)I See, I Say, I Hear - Literacy Tools for the Elementary Classroom

Come experience how Popplet, Flipgrid, and Edpuzzle are used for english literacy in an elementary classroom. See how these tools provide visual, verbal, and listening cues and instructions to acquire literacy. Tackle the challenges of language and learning styles with these tools in your toolbox!

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Meghan St. Jean Anna Yuen
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Power Up Your Classroom: Building Relationships Through Gameplay

Ready to have FUN and leverage the power of gameplay to increase motivation, student engagement, and strengthen your classroom community? Explore game-based learning and foundational mindsets and frameworks that empower teachers as designers despite distance and devices. Let's press play!

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Cate Tolnai
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Sketchnoters’ Cafe

Welcome to the Sketchnoters’ Cafe! Join us as we think, draw, and share our ideas with one another and with MassCUE. In our virtual cafe you’ll learn a few warm up activities that will help build your confidence in putting pencil to paper. Then we’ll build more confidence by helping you use drawing to show your thinking. You’ll learn and practice a new visual thinking strategy that you can use tomorrow with students and colleagues. Finally, we’ll ask you to share what you’ve learned to encourage others to use drawing as a thinking process!

Resource: www.manueldraws.com

 Sponsored By:

Manuel Herrera Kim Zajac
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Extra! Extra! Tools to Use the News

Using sources like digital newspapers, sites like NewsELA & Newseum, & online tools like Read&Write, we can help students learn to read the news critically, respond verbally, and write persuasively. Come find fun new resources and tools for all levels!

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Tammi Miller
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Make Math Googley

Technology in the math classroom can be so much more than just calculators and Desmos. This session provides many, many ideas, examples, and templates to create engaging math lessons for face to face, blended, and virtual learning. You will not only leave this session with a buffet of resources but

Mandi Tolen
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Maximizing Tech to Eradicating Racism in the Schools

Join Marlena Gross-Taylor for "Maximizing Tech to Eradicating Racism in Schools" and Henry Turner for "Why Tech Leadership Must Be Antiracist Leadership" in our CUEBytes Presentation, then join them both individually later for a Fireside Chat

  Sponsored By:

Marlena Gross-Taylor Henry Turner
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)Fireside Chat with Keynote Speaker Dee Lanier

Join our Keynote Speaker Dee Lanier for this Special Live Fireside Chat Session. This special session will be fully live and not recorded.

Dee Lanier
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)Self-Care: Mindful by Design

Caitlin Krause leads investigations of how we can use mindfulness, curiosity and care to find better inspiration, connection and quality of life in these disrupted times. Come share and learn practices for self-care, imagination, wellbeing and wonder in these two online talks on February 10 and 11 at 8-8:50pm EST. Join the following talks, and make sure to bring your book!

February 10, 8-8:50pm EST: Mindful by Design talk about mindfulness and self-care. Find the link to the book page and community discussion here, and the Corwin Press bookstore here.
On Feb. 10, we will also be referencing Ruth Henry’s 2020 mindfulness book Can We Rise as an interactive art and meditation journal.

 Sponsored By:

Caitlin Krause
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)Fireside Chat with AJ Melanson, Milton PS: Journey with Otus

Join us for a fireside chat where AJ Melanson, Milton Public School's Education Technology Director, shares the Ed Tech tool they adopted to eliminate redundant chaotic systems and have ONE system for data analytics, assessment management, and LMS. AJ will share his journey with Otus during a pandemics - the pros and cons.

Laura Spezio AJ Melanson
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)5 Strategies for Integrating Social Emotional Learning into Any Setting

In this webinar Dr. Lyn connects 5 key strategies for integrating SEL competencies into teaching and learning. Drawing on 20 years of experience coaching, mentoring, and training educators in SEL, Dr. Lyn shares a wide range of examples for expanding educators' emotional intelligence and cultivating students' social emotional development whether onsite, online, or remote.

Amy Lyn
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Learning: Reopening Schools Safely During a Pandemic

Even with the promise of a vaccine, schools are having to make the tough decision of whether or not they will reopen buildings this school year. The Parabola Project brings together public health expertise (Harvard Public School of Health) and education expertise (The Learning Accelerator) to offer education leaders actionable guidance, tools, and strategies to understand and minimize risks while maximizing learning and wellness during COVID-19. This past fall, numerous MA districts reopened safely using the Parabola Project resources, such as a reopening readiness guide for leaders and a step-by-step toolkit for keeping classrooms sanitized for teachers. Join us for an interactive conversation to learn more about these impactful resources and hear about what other school leaders have done to reopen safely

Roshni Lakhi Jin-Soo Huh
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

 
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EST)ProAV - The Connected Classroom

The past year has brought unprecedented times for educators and administration, bringing about new models of teaching and learning decades earlier than expected. As an AV integration specialist, we have taken the time to understand the challenges and pitfalls encountered with this new normal, whether it be remote learning, in-person or hybrid models. We bring technology into the classroom to create a more seamless environment for teachers and students, keeping the learning curve simple and able to fit in with current pedagogy. The experience that a student receives from their home should be as close to the experience they receive in the classroom – that is what we will show you in this demonstration and discussion.

David Bishop Adrienne Blasioli
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EST)Valley Communications Systems- VoIP Telephone System Solutions

VoIP Telephone System solutions for the K-12 environment including the benefits of districtwide voice connectivity, centralized system administration, emergency 911 onsite & offsite notifications, SIP Trunking, and Unified Messaging.

VoIP Telephone System Solutions
MA State Contract ITT50 or Valley Communications Systems Inc. Website www.valleycommunications.com

Charles Tremble Bob Triscari
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EST)Curriculum Associates - i-Ready Overview Session for New Users

In this session, you will learn how i-Ready Assessment and i-Ready Online Instruction promote student growth as well as see important connections to Ready Classroom Mathematics. We will explore i-Ready’s thoughtfully designed assessments, new and improved reports, and updated online instruction.

Brian O'Mara
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (EST)Catch On - Are Your Students Engaged?

The shift to varied modalities of learning has introduced new questions and concerns regarding the lack of visibility school technology leaders have into their virtual learning environments. Discover how some districts are leveraging usage data and digital engagement analytics to support their students virtually and make data-informed decisions regarding the online tools and resources they are purchasing and/or supporting.

Leo Brehm Lindsey Davis
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (EST)White Rock Cybersecurity - KnowBe4 Fortifying Your Organization’s Last Layer of Security

Cyber security threats continue to proliferate and become more costly to businesses that suffer a data breach.When it comes to combating these growing risks, most organizations continue to place more trust in technology-based solutions than on training their employees to be more aware of the threat landscape and able to recognize the red flags in cyber breach attempts.Join Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, as he explains the emerging threats, the strengths and weaknesses that users bring to an organization's security culture, and strategies to fortify your organizations last layer of security, your users.
In this on-demand webinar you will learn:
- Current and emerging attack landscape and how organizations are coping
- Right and wrong approaches to changing employee behavior
- How to build a successful Security Awareness Training Program

Odessa Criales-Smith Erich Kron
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (EST)Apple - Empowering Emerging Readers

Join us to explore how students can become readers with iPad. We’ll unpack teacher-created templates that explore intentional ways to embed iPad’s built-in apps and multimodal features to support and empower emerging readers. Participants can download the free Apple Distinguished Educator books to spark inspiration for supporting students with decoding skills, print and phonics concepts.

Matt Brooks
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (EST)Discovery Ed - Culturally Response Resources for All Learners

As learning leaders, ensuring that instruction is culturally responsive is not one more thing to do, it is the thing to do. Meeting the learning needs of our students begins with using culturally responsive content and strategies that speak to the diversity of our world. Discovery Education Experience is the resource to support your teachers with the effective implementation of culturally responsive instruction. Join us to learn how Discovery Education can support your work to provide equitable access to content and resources for your diverse learners.

Brad Fountain John David Son
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (EST)Whalley Computer Associates (WCA) - Closing the Digital Divide with Private LTE

In February 2020 the FCC released public access to the “Innovation Band”. This newly available wireless spectrum coupled with LTE technology enables organizations to build their own private LTE network. WCA will present on how schools can deploy your own private LTE network giving them the ability to provide a school to home network via publicly available spectrum without the use of carriers like Verizon, Comcast, etc. We will also provide information on our demonstration private LTE project in a Massachusetts school district.

Jeff Bajgot
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (EST)Overdrive - How digital reading empowers the TikTok generation

Today's readers rely on their digital devices to help them control how they navigate information and relationships. It's not passive—kids curate their own experiences. This discussion looks at the similarities between the engagement students enjoy with social media platforms such as TikTok and the kind of engagement they derive from reading digital ebooks and audiobooks. Attendees will learn how specific features built into reading platforms like Sora, the student reading app, empower students to control their reading experience in ways that print can't emulate.

Devin Kelly Katie Santoli
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Clear Touch - Engaging students, in and out of the classroom!

In this session you will participate as a "Remote Learner" engaging through live polls. Obviously with students joining your class remotely it adds additional challenges to know if students are engaged in the learning process. During this session we will focus on the creation and use of live online polls to be used during your synchronous instruction in conjunction with video conferencing such as Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.

Sarah Lowey
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST) Ockers Company and TouchView Interactive Demo

TouchView’s Interactive displays bring an improved experience to the classroom by modernizing the learning environment.  Intentionally designed for the classroom, our interactive touch displays allow the teacher to create and demonstrate any content on the display to the class from their computer.

  Attend our session and Q&A for your district’s chance to be entered to win a 55” TouchView Interactive panel.  The winner will be notified 2/16 via Facebook Live (Ockers FB page)

Kaitlyn Hickey Jason Hurlock
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Building an Elementary DLCS Course

Learn how the Worcester Public Schools created a comprehensive, standards-based, K-5, DLCS course for 12,000 students from the ground-up! Using our digital goals for all WPS graduates, the ISTE, and MA Standards we designed a high quality course for all students. Hear about our process and progress!

Laura Cahill Bethany Emery
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)ClassLink - “Game Changer” - Automated Rostering and Directory Creation/ID Management - that feeds into one portal access and analytics!

• Think – automated ID management (AD, Google, Azure, etc.) • Think - automated rostering. • Combined that with single sign on, data analytics and more. • Access, security, and automation – digital day one! • Classlink provide this all and more!

Bob Chappell Joanne Najarian
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Why We Need Coaching More Now Than Ever

No matter your role, this session will help each participant consider how the skills and mindset of coaching can help make your work and life in schools more impactful, effective, and proactive. Drawing on the collective wisdom of MassCUE’s Coaching in Schools Special Interest Group, this session will work to convince you that, as one of our members put it, “If there was ever a time for coaching, it’s now.” Colleen will make the urgent “why” of coaching concrete by addressing the following five themes: Dignity, Equity, Resilience, Leadership, and Connection. You will leave the session with practical skills that align with each theme as well as with ideas and inspiration for ways you can leverage the power of coaching to make a positive difference in your school community.

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Colleen Worrell Sponsored By
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)The Online Inclusive Classroom: Co-Teaching in a Virtual World

Looking to learn how to provide inclusive instruction in a virtual setting? Join us to examine how teachers can work as a team to provide online lessons to meet the needs of all learners. We will look at the benefits/challenges and how to find a balance between synchronous/ asynchronous lessons.

Liz Colantuonio Joanna Flynn
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Apple - A Day in the Life of iPad

Join us to experience a day in the life of secondary students as they harness the power of iPad. More than ever, teachers are using iPad to create interactive and engaging learning experiences, no matter where students are learning. Hear about new features that help students and teachers be even more productive and creative.

Matt Brooks
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)5 Questions Unstick Us in STEM, SEL & Staff Meetings: Free On+Offline Tool

See a free 5-question MIT/IDEO/Olin-created design thinking in action from STEM to SEL to staff meetings. Then use it online with peers on a pressing problem: how to advance equitable education in these volatile, often-virtual times using technology (and otherwise). innovatorscompass.org, innovatorscompass.org/kids

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Ela Ben-Ur Manjula Karamcheti
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)We’ve got 99 problems, but solving a STEM Case is not one!

It's hard to provide HS students with in-depth, practical, concepts and practices. Interactive STEM Cases will empower our students to jump into the role of a real STEM professional tasked to solve real-world problems. So let's view interactive case studies, form and test ideas and find solutions.

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Jill Graham Jenna Mercury
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)What have you learned so far? Share your best ideas!

Come join the MassCUE Tech Integration SIG members (all are welcome) to network and share the best practices seen so far in the virtual conference. Get tips for your classrooms!

Kathleen Reardon
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Google Drawing + A Process = Creativity

One of the most underutilized tools in GSuite for K12 is Google Drawing. Pair this tool with a creative process and you end up with amazing opportunities for students. In this session, participants will learn about how combining a creative process with Google Drawing can be used to create killer graphics, detailed digital prototypes, and fantastic social media filters that can be added to other GSuite apps like slides and forms.

Manuel Herrera
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Unified Networking Solutions - Threat Hunter: The Fastest Way to Response and Resolution

The massive push for virtual learning has led to an unprecedented increase in threats. See how partners Unified Networking Solutions and Sophos undertake 24/7 threat hunting, detection, and response, all while being delivered by an expert team as a fully-managed service.

Brian McDonald Stephanie Luangraj
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Filewave - Managing All OS-Types From Any Location Within ONE Platform

The need to manage devices outside the schools walls and network has become a necessity FileWave will share how district staff can manage all OS types from the outside to ensure student, admins and all other staff continue to receive the support they need while ensuring they remain secure.

Andrew Mcilwaine Stephen Mirante
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Edgenuity - Social and Emotional Learning: Our Students Need Us Now More Than Ever!

Students, educators, and parents face anxiety and stress on a daily basis; 2020 exacerbated these emotions. This session will marry neuroscience research and best pedagogical practices to highlight the connection between emotional and academic learning and how Social emotional learning, such as Edgenuity’s Purpose Prep, can teach successful strategies to help us all, grades Kindergarten – Adult emotionally navigate the months and years to come.

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Karen DeSchryver Greg Moore
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Catch the Magic

Discover exciting and unique ways to combine the power of technology with the creativity of hands-on Makerspace strategies that will unleash deeper thinking from your students. We will share activities that motivate students to work to their full potential when asked to explain their thinking.

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Jen Bassett Christy Callahan
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)EdPuzzle: Each piece will help you TEACH!

Do you want students to be more engaged as they watch assigned videos? EdPuzzle ensures students stay engaged while teachers assess their learning and gather data. EdPuzzle is a digital tool that lets you create interactive online videos by editing, adding comments and including comprehension questions. Students can preview content not only at school but also at home.

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Sandra Beck
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Lexia - Essential Elements for Remote & Hybrid Learning to Scale Positive Outcomes

As the landscape of school continues to shift, it is critical to stick to solid instruction principles and proven approaches. This panel discussion will explore the essential elements to ensure that digital content engages teachers, students, and families in order to scale positive outcomes.

Brian Lepire Kimberly Stockton
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)CDW-G - Visioning the Future of Teaching & Learning

2020 has accelerated technology adoption in our workplaces, homes, and schools. District Leadership and Network Administrators will review current national and global research on EdTech adoption trends, stakeholder expectations, and emerging job market skills. CDW-G's Education Experience 2030 research project showcases emergent EdTech innovation and includes resources to ensure that your district can effectively capitalize on the investments made today while building the vision and skills of your team to ensure readiness for tomorrow. Topics:

David Andrade Cale LaSalata
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)PBL and Podcasting in the Humanities Classroom

Learn how to design and implement a PBL experience where students direct and produce a podcast. In this interactive workshop, participants will function as both teacher and student as they explore sample podcasts, participate in listening activities, and engage in authentic assessment.

Caroline Berz Paige Graves
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Teleservices in Pandemic Times

Are you an educational service provider who has had to reinvent the way you meet the needs of students due to COVID19?
You are in the right place! Join the conversation to share pandemic teleservice experiences ranging from challenges to unexpected victories! We will touch on topics ranging from flex structure & models to establishing access & equity. Collaborative co-teaching, lesson and service design with tips for apps and platforms will make it onto the playlist as well!

Download the presentation here

 Sponsored By:

Karen Rocco Kim Zajac
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Game Based Learning and Gamification LvL 1

Participants will discover an alternate mechanism of teaching by applying game mechanics and dynamics to the classroom to increase students' motivation.

Kyle Manuel
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Learning Smackdown with...

Come join us to share and talk about the latest and greatest ideas, tools, tips or even something you’ve just learned about at this conference that excites you. This session will be fast paced and lots of fun, like an EdCamp Smackdown, but virtual. Let’s amplify our learning together!

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Erin Fisher
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Newsela - ICivics & Newsela: News & Media Literacy Today-Keys to Authentic Civic Engagement

Racial Injustice. Protests for Change. Living through a Global Pandemic. Bot Posts. Misleading Videos. Fake News. Young people become journalists every day in the ways that they share news or channel social media for a cause. Now, more than ever, news and media literacy are critical to the development of informed, engaged civic participants who can enact lasting change. Join iCivics and Newsela to explore how you can help your students become discerning consumers- and producers-of media in a time when it is needed most! During this 50-minute session, you will gain knowledge on how you can approach this important work in the classroom (virtual or face to face) for students at all grade levels!

David Buchanan Ashley Hart
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Creating School Wide Engagement and Success Through Innovative Programming

Winter School builds intrinsic motivation and preserves classroom integrity by taking a software assisted mastery approach for long term success. The Summer Read Smackdown increases student literacy engagement by implementing a March Madness style debate to decide the all school read for the summer.

Christopher Jones
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Microsoft - Accommodating Learning Differences with Microsoft Learning Tools

This session will highlight the various Learning Tools Microsoft offers that enable educators to support all learners, regardless of their learning styles, needs, ability levels or preferences. The session will focus on Reading, Writing, Math and Communication tools available across the M365 platform that can make a difference in every students' learning.

Kimberly Engel Kevin Zhu
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)HUB Tech with Eduscape - Remote Learning – Engaging Hybrid and Remote Learning

How can we support staff during remote learning with effective instruction and PD? Learn why digitizing lesson plans, creating assessments, and developing professional learning communities are important elements to consider. 

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Machele Clark
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Whalley Computer Associates (WCA) - AI with EQ: Rethinking Artificial Intelligence and its Role in Students’ Digital Well-being

Cries for help often start with a whisper. Students are growing up in unprecedented times, and it’s more important than ever for them to receive support early on. But how do you know if a student’s struggling? It’s tough for many to open up, but in today’s digital world, the data’s out there. Students leave digital footprints that traverse the internet; from Facebook to Google Drive to Search, small signs can lead to major findings when all the pieces of a puzzle are put together. Today, many schools use AI to flag students who need immediate help. AI plays a critical role here -- but it can do more. As a student’s bad day becomes a student’s bad month, AI can correlate concerning activities and alert a student’s support network, giving them invaluable insight into a student’s well-being and allowing for early action. Join our discussion to learn more about how AI can empower educators with the ability to assess the well-being of their students and get them early support. Purpose & Objectives As a result of attending this session, participants will: 1. Learn the latest trends in how students are coping in a world that was turned upside down by a global pandemic 2. Review how AI’s been used to assess students’ digital well-being to date 3. Reflect on new ways that AI can empower educators to be more proactive in ensuring the health of their students 4. Leave with ideas on how AI can be implemented at their school to ensure students’ digital well-being

Marissa Angel Michael P Smith
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Top 20 Google Apps Shortcuts

This workshop is for Intermediate to Advanced users who want to have a quick list of time-saving shortcuts in the various Google Apps. This class will save you time - guaranteed. I have been teaching this for years, and you will save time immediately!

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Christine Donoghue
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Teach Like a Human (Remote Learning or Not)

In this workshop, participants will explore the importance of being real in their relationship building, instruction and feedback. Remote learning has provided us an opportunity to consider and explore new methods of meeting the needs of our students - emotionally and academically.

Beth Hughes Chris Gosselin
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

 
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)Get Started with Google Sites

This workshop will guide you in creating a functional site that has multiple pages, embedded links and documents. You will learn how to create a site that is accessible to ALL viewers. I will share examples of high-quality sites, and give instruction while you follow along to create your site.

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Kerri O'Donnell Lytania Mackey - Knowles
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)Fireside Chat with Marlena Gross Taylor

Join Marlena Gross Taylor for this Special Live Fireside Chat Session. This special session will be fully live and not recorded.

Marlena Gross-Taylor
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)Digitizing Class Community

A strong class community increases trust, encourages risk taking, and supports engagement but how do you build community outside the classroom? Come learn about methods of growing class community in both synchronous and asynchronous digital settings.

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Annie Cohn
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)Creating Safe Spaces For Difficult Conversations

Join Andy Marcinek, Tracy Sockolosky, and Joel Richards for “Creating Safe Spaces For Difficult Conversations.”

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Tracy Sockalosky Andrew Marcinek
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)The Hybrid Teacher

Emma Pass teaches at an established hybrid school and offers her top tips and key take-aways for teaching in a hybrid or remote model based on her book The Hybrid Teacher: Survival Guide. Teaching online can be fun, enraging, equitable, and it doesn't always mean being in front of a computer!

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Emma Pass
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)Collaboration in the Inclusion Classroom using Technology

Different opportunities for inclusion in the classroom can encourage and improve students’ attitude towards learning and collaborating with one another. This session will focus on being able to collaboration with various sub-groups and improve the classroom for all.

Jessica Reed
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Fireside Chat with Henry Turner

Join Henry Turner for this Special Live Fireside Chat Session. This special session will be fully live and not recorded.

Henry Turner
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Plan the Perfect Week

Harness the power of EduProtocols, lesson frame templates, while you plan the perfect week! Streamline planning and learning for you and your students. Package the week in a simple format for student independence success.

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Kimberly Voge
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Edpuzzle: Transform Classroom Instruction Through Video Learning

Are you looking to make your lessons more connected, accessible, and engaging? What’s more engaging than learning through interactive videos?! Learn how to embed voice-overs, audio comments, assessment, and other resources directly into your videos and gather student performance data in the process.

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James Sgroi
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Sketchnoters’ Cafe

Welcome to the Sketchnoters’ Cafe! Join us as we think, draw, and share our ideas with one another and with MassCUE. In our virtual cafe you’ll learn a few warm up activities that will help build your confidence in putting pencil to paper. Then we’ll build more confidence by helping you use drawing to show your thinking. You’ll learn and practice a new visual thinking strategy that you can use tomorrow with students and colleagues. Finally, we’ll ask you to share what you’ve learned to encourage others to use drawing as a thinking process!

Resource: www.manueldraws.com

 Sponsored By:

Manuel Herrera Kim Zajac
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Build It! Using LEGOs and Chatterpix To Up Your Engagement

Do you want a fun, playful way to engage students? I have combined LEGO building with science and Chatterpix to make for some amazing presentations along with learning!

Christen Foote
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Show what they know!

Are your students proud of their learning? Do you want to give options for sharing their expertise? Let's dive into some choices available that will allow for voice and choice in students showing what they know digitally!

Anne Valluzzi
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)How Do You Eat An (Equity) Elephant

How Do You Eat An (Equity) Elephant? Racism has long been the elephant in the room but where do we begin? How can we read the books, visit webinars, do PDs, research anti-racist materials, all at once, on top of everything else? In this workshop you will learn to make small changes with 

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Hedreich Nichols
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)Google Forms + Data Studio = A Match Made in Heaven!

Collecting and sharing information in an efficient and easy to use manner is always important, and even more so in a remote learning environment. Data Studio is a free data visualization tool from Google which allows users to create interactive dashboards for exploring all types of data. The data that results from a Google Form is a perfect match for creating a searchable, sortable Data Studio dashboard of survey data, teacher resources, learning tools, student work, or whatever! We will explore a ton of cool examples, get tips on setting up Google Forms to "play nice" with Data Studio, and get started building a sample dashboard.

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Laura Tilton
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)It’s OK to Say THEY: Creating Gender-Friendly Schools Where All Can Thrive

Transgender and nonbinary students face constant challenges as they navigate educational systems that were not designed to accommodate their genders. This session will offer educators practical tools to use as they strive to foster safe, equitable, inclusive environments for students of all genders.

Christy Whittlesey
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)An Augmented Reality Check: Beyond the Wow Factor

A fast-paced, lighthearted overview of augmented reality that will amaze and inspire you. See promising apps and constructivist curriculum examples for online or f2f. Early childhood through adult examples in a variety of content areas. No experience necessary, just curiosity and an open mind.

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Maureen Yoder
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)Self-Care: Designing Wonder

Caitlin Krause leads investigations of how we can use mindfulness, curiosity and care to find better inspiration, connection and quality of life in these disrupted times. Come share and learn practices for self-care, imagination, wellbeing and wonder in these two online talks on February 10 and 11 at 8-8:50pm EST.
Join the following talks, and make sure to bring your book!

February 11, 8-8:50pm EST: Designing Wonder talk about wonder, tech and wellbeing, and self-care. Find the book discussion page here, and the link to the bookstore for Designing Wonder here. This is a digital-only book; a print version is in the works!

 Sponsored By:

Caitlin Krause
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)Teaching Writing in the 21st Century

BANISH THE RED PEN! Traditional writing instruction and assessment tools have become background noise for today's 21st Century learner. Come learn how to use various web, audio, and video tools to improve writing instruction across the curriculum.

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Tom Varnum
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

 
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EST)Whalley Computer Associates (WCA) - E-Rate Services Strategy 2021

E-Rate has evolved and in 2021 new rules apply. We will explore E-Rate focused on services and how Category 2 can used to provide managed services and support for your network and infrastructure. With the recent changes district-wide Category-2 budgets create opportunity and eliminate complexity and management burdens on the use of these funds. Specifically we will look at how Managed Internal Broadband Services (MIBS) and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections (BMIC) can be leveraged to bring Active and Infrastructure Monitoring, Operations, Management, Maintenance, and Break-Fix support to your organization, even including options for Wi-Fi as a Service. We will also review how the unlimited Category-1 E-Rate can be used to include basic firewall support with your Internet access preserving your Category-2 budget for other critical needs.

Jeff Bajgot
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EST)Journey Ed - Save money and understand how to license Adobe and Microsoft products

Journeyed offers special savings to MassCue members on Adobe and Microsoft. Not only can we help save you money, we can explain the best and most economical way to license these products. This session will include presentations by our Adobe and Microsoft experts.

Leo Brehm Shelly Poole Marcy Rodriguez
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EST)Acer - Building Student STEAM Skills with Acer Repair Certification eLearning Program

Learn more from the Acer Technical Support team on how to engage your students in a STEAM based CTE program with valuable Techspert certification awarded to students on successful completion of the online course.
Acer developed the Repair Certification eLearning Program so students can learn to perform basic hardware repairs on Acer devices deployed in their school. With this self-paced online program, students develop foundational and transferable skills for employment and may consider secondary education goals for a career after high school.
 

Lynne Edgehill Bekie Wesson
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (EST)Filewave - Image, Deploy, Manage, Secure, & Maintain all OS-Types Within ONE Platform

The need to manage devices outside the schools walls and network has become a necessity FileWave will share how district staff can manage all OS types from the outside to ensure student, admins and all other staff continue to receive the support they need while ensuring they remain secure.

Andrew Mcilwaine Stephen Mirante
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (EST)Clear Touch - Differentiate and Enrich Student Learning through online resources!

In this session learn how to connect with students with interactive content including opportunities for enrichment and differentiation! This will be an interactive session allowing participants to share their questions and insights about lesson design, pedagogy, and ways to create student-centered learning environments in and out of the classroom.

Sarah Lowey
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (EST)LinkIt - LinkIt! DESE Approved Benchmarks and Virtual Data and Assessment

LinkIt! is excited to have been recently selected by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as an approved vendor to provide all Massachusetts districts with free screeners and diagnostic assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. Participants will learn how districts can deliver LinkIt's Massachusetts standard aligned benchmark assessments, both virtually and in person, to measure student performance following distance learning. Learn how Massachusetts school districts are using LinkIt! to assess students throughout the 2020-2021 school year, to measure predicted MCAS performance and to determine students' standard and skill growth between assessments. Participants will also learn how LinkIt! can help support districts collection of SEL and performance based data, how LinkIt! can support districts' RTI processes and how staff can use LinkIt to create actionable student performance reports following the administration of formative classroom assessments. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/yyjeo9lw for more information.

Matthew Wilson
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (EST)White Rock Cybersecurity - Mimecast - Cloud Cybersecurity Services for Email, Data and Web

The email threat landscape has changed dramatically, now requiring security professionals to evolve from a perimeter-based discipline to a pervasive discipline. Mimecast’s Email Security 3.0 strategy helps security professionals & businesses achieve a new and more comprehensive form of protection.

Odessa Criales-Smith
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (EST)Edlio - 3 ways schools stay connected during COVID-19

Your community relies on your school or district website for important information. In a crisis, it’s even more important to have consistent communication with a consistent message. In working with over 16,000 schools, we’ve seen the right ways and the wrong ways to communicate at this critical time. Join us to see how educators use the Edlio platform as their central hub to inform and connect with families.

Emily Ziemann Gordon Duff
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (EST)FrontRow - Unmask Your Voice!

Whether it’s remote/hybrid learning, social distancing in the classroom, or having to teach with a mask, schools are finding that implementing Juno, an all-in-one turnkey classroom amplification system with smart mic, is a big part of their success plan.

Curt Brautigan
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Valley Communications Systems - IP Paging, Intercom, Clocks & Bells

Software based IP Paging, Intercom, Clocks & Bells Solutions for the K-12 Environment including the benefits of districtwide connectivity, centralized system administration, addressing security concerns, and compatibility with legacy intercom infrastructure including reuse of existing speakers, call switches, and cabling.


IP Paging, Intercom, Clocks & Bells
MA State Contract OFF40 or Valley Communications Systems Inc. Website www.valleycommunications.com

Matt Ransom Charles Tremble
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Harbor Networks - A Better Remote Learning Experience

Discover how Harbor Networks is using years of technology experience to help schools adapt to the new "learn from anywhere" classroom. We are working with many districts to provide Wi-Fi and network support along with a "better than Zoom" online classroom meeting experience. www.harbornetworks.com

We will be giving away Dunkin Donuts gift cards to everyone who attends our presentation!

Jeremy Vignaux Dan Holleran
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)I Need a Hygge!

Ever wondered about Hygge + Mindfulness? This workshop focuses on supporting our students' varying needs in the wake of Coronavirus. We need to look to SEL for evidence-based practices to help us. It’s especially critical for students + teachers to feel comfortable during this time of uncertainty.

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Beth Barra
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Using Digital Images to for Literacy Instruction

Come learn how images can be used as a tool to drive your literacy instruction. Get resources for teaching a variety of literacy standards and skills through image studies. Get students questioning, wondering, comparing, predicting, writing, and so many more -ings.

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Lindsey Cawood
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Verkada - Best Practices in School Security with Duxbury Public Schools

Michael Woodford, Network Administrator at Duxbury Public Schools, shares how he uses modern video security to improve visibility across the entire district and how he simplifies incident resolution by using powerful filters for motion, clothing color, and people/vehicle analytics.

Alex Gibbs Michael Woodford
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)HUB - COVID-19 TESTING; WHAT IS BEST FOR YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT

HUB Tech has partnered with a COVID-19 Response Consulting team which has engaged with various school districts. This workshop will provide K-12 school administrators with an understanding of end-to-end delivery of testing and how they can improve widespread adoption which will support the broader community’s public health effort. Key take-aways will be provided for school administrators.

Constantine Leotsakos Wlliam Adler
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Whalley Computer Associates (WCA) - Can Cloud Solutions Resolve your Academic Institutions IT Issues while improving security?

Brian McCarthy, Sr. Cloud Specialist from Whalley Computer Associates will host a session focused on moving workloads to the cloud and the security solutions to protect and managed them. WCA was founded by John Whalley, a high school math teacher and IT administrator and the company continues to play a significant role in helping schools of all sizes implement and support technology. Cloud isn’t for everyone; it certainly isn’t one size fit’s all either. Come find out how school systems are leveraging cloud technologies to solve IT problems. This discussion will revolve around School District (K-12) customer success stories who had real IT and compliancy issues and leveraged the cloud to resolve them while “improving” security.

Brian McCarthy Bill Suarez
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)Creating the Change You Wish To See in the Library Media Center

Join me as I explain how I opened a library media center designed with Michael Fullan’s Deep Learning Competencies in mind, and provided middle school students and faculty with an updated vision of the value of collaboration.

Melanie Roy Sponsored By
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Edgenuity - Learn and Share: Things I wish I new in September!

2020 changed the way we instruct, and the influences will be felt for years to come. However, there are positive lessons within this year of challenges. As Districts transition from crisis-managing the fall of 2020 to accepting and planning for 2021 we will highlight many of the best practices and have invited guests to share their Fall 2020 experiences and their 2021 promising plans.

Karen DeSchryver Greg Moore
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Be a Caption Captain! Using Captions for ALL in Video Content

Creating Inclusive Video Content with Closed Captions is easier than ever with Assistive and Inclusive technology tools! Join Hillary Goldthwait- Fowles, PhD, ATP as we learn about the who, what, where, when, why and how of captioning in video content.

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Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Step Back. Step Forward. A White Educator's Steps To Antiracist Teaching

There is work to be done. This moment presents opportunities for us to re-envision teaching as we dismantle implicit systemic racism. In this workshop, we call each other in. We will examine tools to help us have safe and honest conversations about equity work with our students and colleagues.

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Maura Egan
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)PBL in the Inclusive Classroom: Year 2

Come see how our inclusion team (consisting of a general education teacher, special education teacher, and math specialist) has expanded our repertoire of strategies in our second year of personalized and blended learning in an elementary inclusion classroom.

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Molly Cotter Jill Milton
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Lexia - Structured Literacy: Applying the Science of Reading in the Classroom

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the essential skills to teach through Structured Literacy and how this approach is informed by the Science of Reading—the only research-proven way to ensure all students become successful readers and confident learners.

Brian Lepire Suzanne Carreker
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Bring Your Bitmoji to Work- Creating an Interactive Virtual Classroom

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Paula Boylan
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Cultivate Compassion Through Creativity... Using Video & Green Screens!

In order to teach and cultivate compassion in your students, you must give them opportunities to practice it! Video production provides so many powerful and creative ways to accomplish this. Have you found a curiosity on how to assign video lessons or use a Green Screen? If YES, join this session!

Erika Sandstrom
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EST)Blackboard - Reach Parents Where They Are

Let's discuss the latest research regarding school-to-parent communications, and how a global pandemic heightened the need for more solid, equitable family engagement. Blackboard will share data from Project Tomorrow’s research and how we have shifted priorities to help educators in this new era.

Kaitlin Ford Chris ONeal
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Valley Communications Systems- Security & Surveillance

Valley Communications Video Surveillance, Card Access state of the art solutions paired with our Design and Specialized Integration Team work with Educational Leaders to provide the confidence that their campuses are safe and secure.

Jason Boutet Jim Page
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Shifting Practice: Maximizing Student Achievement Through Collaboration, PBL, & Skill Development

This workshop focuses on project-based learning and collaboration to maximize student achievement. Through their story of risk-taking, project-based learning, and collaboration, the presenters aim to help attendees collaborate more effectively while shifting instruction from content to skills.

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Jessica Brittingham Jen Thomas
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Vivacity - IT Asset Management Made Easy: How Our Proprietary Tool Is Changing Asset Management

Join us as we present Customer Central - our FREE proprietary and customizable asset management software in which districts can manage IT assets, submit device repair requests, help operate a student-led repair center for 1:1 deployments, train technicians and view the repair process every step of the way.

Megan Lokuta Garrison Hoffbeck
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Clear Touch - Use OER's to Create Interactive Learning Experiences

In this session, we will take a look at some Open Educator Resources and discuss ways in which these can be embedded into interactive lesson activities for students. Using the Nuiteq Snow.Live online platform, educators can create engaging learning experiences that incorporate text, video, audio, websites, pictures, PDFs, and other online content into a robust lesson activity or project that fosters student engagement while providing opportunities for enrichment.

Sarah Lowey
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Rediscover your Voice and enhance your Teaching practice with Podcasting

Rediscover your voice and enhance your teaching practice with podcasting. Chey and Pav share the details of how to make your own podcast and share how their own teaching pedogogies and practice have been enhanced through their podcast experience.

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Chey Cheney Pawan Wander
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Care to share Mindfulness techniques, breathe & possibly do some chair yoga together?

Let's chat all things SEL and Mindfulness and how to incorporate into any class or school through the use of creativity! Of course chatting Green Screen anything is encouraged as well! Hope to see you there!

 Sponsored By:

Erika Sandstrom
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)Fortinet - Protection Against Ransomware

Please join us for an informative session on how Ransomware is gaining access and what you can do to protect yourself.This session will be led by Pedro Santos, Regional Sales Director, Northeast, Advanced Endpoint Technology and William Guillotte, Systems Engineer, Endpoint Detection and Response

Pedro Santos William Guillotte
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Texthelp - Taking Back Your Time-Rapid Reviewer for Scoring Math Assignments in EquatIO

Join our session and enter to win a $100 amazon gift card!

It is clear that digital learning is here to stay. EquatIO has proven be an invaluable tool for math and STEM in this environment. At Texthelp, we seek to add value to our product by saving you time, something that is like gold dust in your profession. It’s all about hitting the sweet spot between the time consuming task of providing grades and feedback, and the impact that immediate, meaningful feedback has on student performance and engagement. There have been many different articles published about feedback and the importance of making sure that it’s meaningful. They all agree that effective feedback involves: -Making sure the feedback is very specific -The sooner the feedback arrives for the student, the better -Present the feedback in a careful manner (This can help build student confidence when it's presented positively) -Give students time to process the feedback and revise their work to show better understanding of learning outcomes -Involving your learners in the process During this session, you will learn how to check all of these boxes and do it in less time than ever before possible with EquatIO mathspace.

Gary Rubin Louis Shanafelt
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Learning Smackdown

Come join us to share and talk about the latest and greatest ideas, tools, tips or even something you’ve just learned about at this conference that excites you. This session will be fast paced and lots of fun, like an EdCamp Smackdown, but virtual. Let’s amplify our learning together!

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Randie Groden Diane Horvath
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Connection Public Sector Solutions - Interruption and Innovation: Building and funding effective PD programs that support learning anytime, anywhere

Teaching and learning has been forever disrupted. As schools and districts navigate through challenging times, teachers are learning to adapt to new ways of teaching that challenge traditional methods. In this session, we will discuss how teachers can re-structure lessons to support technology rich environments, why professional development is critical to teacher success now more than ever, and how the new round of CARES funding can support robust and sustainable PD programs.

Pam Aulakh
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Game On! A Blended or Remote Learning Approach to Engage Students

This workshop will explore how to use various tools to create a digital scavenger game for all grade levels and content areas. The specific tools will meet the needs of the 2020-2021 school year model, whether it be remote, in-person, or hybrid learning.

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Erin Foley
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Fostering Connectedness and Promoting SEL

Providing ways to help students feel comfortable sharing ideas and opinions can be challenging. Learn how to create a learning environment where students can build confidence, communicate, and collaborate with peers regardless of where learning takes place.

Rachelle Dene Poth
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Going 1:1 in Pandemic Times: Successes, Challenges and Considerations

Many districts have found themselved unexpectedly going 1:1 as a result of the pandemic. Although providing each student a device has many benefits, it also presents new challenges in uncharted territory for many school districts. Come join me to hear about what we considered before beginning our 1:1 program this school year at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School followed by a discussion of the successes and challenges we have faced after going 1:1.

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Christina Foley
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Apple - A Day in the Life of Mac

Join us to experience a day in the life of secondary students as they leverage the power of Mac. Hear how teachers are using Mac to create interactive and engaging learning experiences, no matter where students are learning. Learn how teachers and students can use their existing Google and Microsoft workflows on Mac. Discover new features that help students and teachers be even more productive and creative.

Matt Brooks
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)HUB Tech with Aruba Networks - K-12 Education Today: What is Next for Schools and School Districts?

Learn how schools can stay flexible to meet the hybrid learning challenges of today. We will provide information on contact tracing, the Cares Act, and more.

Anne Virtue Brad Wach
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EST)Intrado - The Future of School Safety is Now: Help Make Your School Safer Steve Anderson
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the virtual exhibit hall to connect with leading companies and organizations showcasing their resources and products to support your work with students.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

 
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)Creating Windows & Mirrors in Curriculum

Join Joel Richards, Andy Marcinek, and Tracy Sockolosky for “Creating Windows & Mirrors in Curriculum.”

 Sponsored By:

Joel Richards Andrew Marcinek
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)The Future, Perfect: Redesigning Your School

The future is now. Listen to one school share how they attempt to answer the question: "How might we, as educators, students, families, and community members, design a school that is equitable and joyful, as well as adaptable and flexible to constant changes in our world?"

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Nicole Hart Jennifer Sarmiento
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)Engaging Young Learners With Interactive Slide Decks

Learn how to engage your youngest learners by creating interactive slide decks. Participants will learn how to use Google slides to create activities using animation, embedded videos, hyperlinks, and interactive activities such as picture sorts. Participants will leave with their own slide deck.

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Michelle Pollock
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)Get on the Jamboard Train

Jamboard is an awesome platform that can be used as a whiteboard during face to face teaching or remote learning. In this session, I will go over the basics, explain how it supports the 5c's of education, provide practical examples, and how it can be used with other apps, such as Google Classroom.

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Kim Mattina
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (EST)Digital Community Leaders: Empower students to take racism on social media

This presentation seeks to push our digital citizenship curriculum beyond acceptable use policies in the wake of the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and others. This presentation will help schools fight hate on social media and demonstrate that black lives matter.

Henry Turner Kerry Gallagher
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Sketchnoters’ Cafe

Welcome to the Sketchnoters’ Cafe! Join us as we think, draw, and share our ideas with one another and with MassCUE. In our virtual cafe you’ll learn a few warm up activities that will help build your confidence in putting pencil to paper. Then we’ll build more confidence by helping you use drawing to show your thinking. You’ll learn and practice a new visual thinking strategy that you can use tomorrow with students and colleagues. Finally, we’ll ask you to share what you’ve learned to encourage others to use drawing as a thinking process!

Resource: www.manueldraws.com

 Sponsored By:

Manuel Herrera Kim Zajac
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Pandemic Digital Leadership: Lessons Learned and Mountains to be Conquered

Come learn with one of the nation's NASSP Digital Principals in successes, failures, and works-in-progress from last spring's school hiatus. Attendees will walk away with resources and strategies of how to use newsletters, video, graphic design tools, and GSuite tools.

Brian McCann
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Creating a Personalized Learning Cohort for Any Environment

Teachers and administrators will travel with us as we recount our journey in a teacher directed PLC. Learn how we started, worked throughout remote learning and ended our year with a virtual conference to inspire our colleagues to travel this path with us no matter what next year looks like.

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Melanie Acevedo Josh Cristiano
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)Stop, Drop, and Animate with Google Slides

Using Google Slides and things you probably already have around the house, Brandon will teach you how to create stop motion animation to show change over time or animate inanimate objects! A new presentation method for students and teachers, attendees will create their own by the end of the session.

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Brandon Hall
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM (EST)G Suite Sweets - The Sequel

Do you constantly crave creative, new ideas? Whether you're new to G Suite or you're a Google guru, this session will have something for you. Building off of the session presented last year under the title "G Suite Sweets," this presentation will have even more great tips and ideas for educators!

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Christina Scilingo
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)Emergency Remote Teaching for COVID-19: Lessons Learned & Recommendations

During the COVID-19 outbreak, hundreds of educators across the country shared their experiences, insights, lessons learned, and advice in an online survey. How can we better prepare and support educators in times of need? We’ll share the results and brainstorm ways to improve teacher education.

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Torrey Trust Jeromie Whalen
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)Wake Up! Top 10 Ways to Boost Productivity and Creativity with Wakelet

Work smarter, not harder, by curating, communicating, creating, and collaborating with Wakelet. From social media archives to digital stories, collaborative research to portfolios, class discussions to newsletters, Wakelet has you covered. Learn ways to save time and share information.

Leticia Citizen Amy Storer
8:00 PM - 8:50 PM (EST)LifeSchool Program: Redefining Self-Care for Teachers; a Gold Mine for Students

While COVID-19 has exponentially heightened the stress of teachers, cutting edge science is redefining self-care beyond eating more vegetables and parking on the far side of the lot. Participants will learn how to cultivate all aspects of well-being, while simultaneously fostering the social emotional learning of their students.

 Sponsored By:

Susan Lord Amy Lyn
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM (EST)Esports Welcome Joe McAllister
10:15 AM - 10:50 AM (EST)Coaches Panel

Join Joseph McAllister, Shaun Cardone, Margaret McNamara & Kyle Magoffin for this Coaches Panel

Shaun Cardone Margaret McNamara Kyle Magoffin Joe McAllister
10:50 AM - 11:15 AM (EST)Games with Shoutcasting

Brought to you by PlayVS

Joe McAllister
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM (EST)Student Panel

Join Kyle Magoffin for this Student Panel

Kyle Magoffin
11:45 AM - 11:50 AM (EST)Closing Joe McAllister
11:50 AM - 12:40 PM (EST)Breakout Room 2: Unruly Studios Lauren Watkins Deb Dixon
11:50 AM - 12:40 PM (EST)Breakout Room 1: PlayVs  
12:40 PM - 1:15 PM (EST)Added Bonus Session with Unruly Studios

Join us after the breakout to play a quick coding game, Jeopardy style!

Lauren Watkins
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