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 MassCUE News                   August 2022

In this issue

  1. Celebrate excellence in education. Nominate an educator for Featured Educator 
  2. Corporate Partner news: Announcing 2022-23 Corporate Partners 
  3. Fall Conference: New on-demand option
  4. MassCUE Grant funding in action: Capping it Off and Innovation Lab
  5. What's Your MassCUE Story? Board members share theirs
  6. EdTech Systems Guide Introduction
  7. Influence and Advocacy Update
  8. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committe update
  9. SIG News
  10. Infobase Learning Cloud- free with MassCUE Membership
  11. Big Deal Media Newsletter


1. Nominate Someone for Featured Educator

Let's set the tone for the 2022-23 school year by celebrating and learning from each other. Consider nominating an educator for MassCUE Featured Educator. This is a great way to get tips on new things to try in the classroom and celebrate excellence in education.


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2. Corporate Partner News

MassCUE is proud to announce our Corporate Partners for 2022-2023:

Our PREMIER Partners
CDW-G, ClassLink, Imagine Learning, Ockers, ProAV, Renaissance, Trafera, and Unified/ICS

Our GOLD Partners
Lenovo/Lan School, Microsoft, Newsela, Teq, and Whalley Computer Associates.

Our Corporate Partners help ensure that MassCUE continues to grow and offers high-quality learning opportunities for the MassCUE community. We are very grateful for the support of our Partners throughout the year.

To learn more about our Corporate Partners, please visit our Corporate Partners page on our website.

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3. Fall Conference

On-demand access: In honor of MassCUE’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, we will be offering an additional benefit to all attendees of the Fall Conference at Gillette — on-demand access to the Keynote, CUEBytes, and thirty-two workshops that represent the various strands, topics and themes of the conference.

Educators who are not able to attend in person have flexibility to purchase the "On-Demand Only" package.

Learn more on our website.

Rates now available: Visit our website for information on Fall Conference 2022 pricing. Registration opens soon! 



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4. MassCUE Grants in Action!

Capping it Off
It was the perfect blend of library, technology & SEL skills! Read about this MassCUE Grant-funded project in the North Attleborough Schools featuring ipads, green screen & the DoInk app.

Innovation Lab
From engines for elephant toothpaste rockets to "things they would have carried," Students and teachers at Pembroke High School are finding creative ways to incorporate 3D printing into learning. Read more about this MassCUE Grant-funded project on our website. 

Learn more about how you can bring your idea to life with a MassCUE grant. 


5. What is Your MassCUE Story?
Members of the MassCUE Board of Directors have been sharing their MassCUE stories this summer. Watch their stories, then share yours!

What's Your Story (newsletter)  

6. EdTech Systems Guide Video Introduction

MassCUE's Chris Gosselin sat down with representatives from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to get an introduction to the Ed Tech Systems Guide. This new resource offers support to schools in developing and strengthening systems for edtech selection, implementation, and evaluation. Visit our website to watch the interview and learn more about the guide. 

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7. Influence and Advocacy Committee Update 

Internet for All: The Federal Government has published a streamlined location for all internet access related initiatives. Visit this site to learn more about:

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD)
Digital Equity Act Programs

 To learn more about the Influence and Advocacy Committee, visit our website.

Email Heidi MacGregor or Colleen Terrill for information on how to share your voice 
in advocacy and get involved with the MassCUE I&A Committee.



8. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee Update

The MassCUE DEI Committee would like to share the following inclusive learning resource to our learning community:

This ISTE Learning Unleased Podcast was recorded at #ISTELive22 by podcast host, Carl Hooker and the authors of Inclusive Learning 365, Chris Bugaj, Karen Janowski, Mike Marotta, Beth Poss. 

Email Andrew Marcinek to learn more about our DEI initiative and committee.


9. MassCUE Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

We are excited to announce a NEW MassCUE Special Interest Group (SIG) for Principals and Assistant Principals. This SIG will provide opportunities for MassCUE Members in these roles to gather for learning, collaboration and camaraderie. Watch our website or follow us on social media for information on meeting dates (TBD) and how you can get involved.

Our current active SIG Groups include: 

Coaching in Schools
Makerspace & STEM
Inclusive Learning
Principals/Assistant Principals
Southeast, Cape & Islands Tech Team (SCITT)
Southeastern MA (SEMSIG)
Tech Integration SIG

Are you interested in starting a SIG? If so, please contact SIG Coordinator Sarah Boyle at sboyle@masscue.org 


10. Infobase Learning Cloud

Free Access Available with MassCUE Membership!

Receive PDPs and fulfill MA re-certification requirements for FREE with your MassCUE Membership using Infobase Learning Cloud

Infobase Learning Cloud is an online professional learning system designed to meet the needs of today’s schools. Infobase’s resources help ensure educators have the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to provide engaging, meaningful learning experiences. The resources include short videos as well as self-paced workshops. 

All learning can be done on your own time from anywhere, and you receive your certificate upon completion of the Infobase Learning Cloud module.  Infobase offers a wide range of training webinars.  Be sure to check their library of archived webinars.

Please note new members are added to Infobase the first week of each month. New MassCUE members will receive an email with information on accessing and setting up your account.


11. Big Deal Media Newsletter

 Virtual Expeditions, Extended Reality Tools, Climate Text Sets & More

MassCUE partners with Big Deal Media to bring you the Big Deal Book of Technology Newsletter, featuring contests, resources, and information designed to bring the power of the web to your classroom.

The Big Deal Book newsletter will give you great ideas for your classroom.

Learn more

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