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A Message from Shelley Chamberlain, Executive Director

It does not seem possible that eleven years ago I started as MassCUE’s first Executive Director. I am so grateful to be part of an organization whose mission is to support educators in their teaching journeys -- using technology in ways that we could never have foreseen.  Although I will be retiring in June 2022, I will always cherish the friendships I have made with educators and vendors who have been such an integral part of the MassCUE Community.  The posting for a new Executive Director will be launched this coming week, and I look forward to following the next chapter of MassCUE’s growth.  

 MassCUE News                  February 2022

In this issue:

 1.  Last chance to register for our Feb. 1-3 Virtual Conference
 2.  Featured Educator: Jeromie Whalen

 3.  Corporate Partner Spotlight: Renaissance and Microsoft
 4.  Opportunity to serve on the MassCUE Board
 5.  Influence and Advocacy Update 
 6.  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update
 7.  SIG News
 8.  MassCUE's Digital Educator Recognition Program
 9.  Infobase Learning Cloud  - free with MassCUE Membership
10. Big Deal Media Newsletter

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 There is still time to register and join us for the
MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Virtual Conference.
The conference begins Tuesday evening at 7PM with an
inspirational keynote from Weston Kieschnick, creator of Bold School,
followed by 2 days of presentations by K - 12 educators and exhibitors.
All educational session will be live on Zoom as well as  recorded
for viewing through April 30, 2022.

Last chance to register!


2. Read about Jeromie Whalen, Northampton High School

Do you know an educator who has ideas and best practices for remote learning? 

Consider nominating that educator as one of our Featured Educators
 for the 2021-2022 school year.

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3. Corporate Partners Spotlight:  Renaissance and Microsoft

Premier Partner:  Renaissance

As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. We help students learn better, teachers teach better, and district leaders lead better. Renaissance solutions are individualized, reaching more than 40 percent of US schools and more than half a million students in other regions across the world. For more information, visit Renaissance.com.  

Twitter: @RenLearnUS 
Facebook: /RenLearnUS/ 

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Gold PartnerMicrosoft

 Microsoft is committed to ensuring that students are empowered and equipped for the workplace with custom professional development and technical skilling pathways, content and certifications for your students to develop 21st century skills.  

Check out the Educator Center Overview - Microsoft Learn Educator Center | Microsoft Docs to deep dive into learning with interactive lessons, earn professional development hours, acquire certifications and find programs that help meet your goals. Discover something new or build on your skills in our free interactive workshops and trainings via Virtual Workshops and Online Training from Microsoft StoreFeel free to reach out to Kate.Rushford@microsoft.com for customized professional development training or additional information. 

Visit Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education 

4. Apply to serve on the MassCUE Board of Directors

The MassCUE Board of Directors is excited to announce that we are seeking qualified applicants to apply to serve as Appointed Members of the Board of Directors. The Board is actively looking for applicants with diverse experiences and perspectives to support the work of our organization as we look forward to a return to more in-person programming and events.            

As a Member of the Board of Directors, you will join an energetic and innovative group of professionals committed to moving the mission of MassCUE forward. Responsibilities include:

  • Regular attendance at monthly Board of Directors Meetings
  • Provide advisement and leadership of a variety of functions within the organization, including communications, professional development, outreach and engagement, membership and programming (such as conferencing and special events) as well as eventually co-chairing a committee with another Board Members
  • Participate in the development and articulation of the strategic and operating plans of the organization
  • A positive, problem-solving attitude and work ethic as well as a growth mindset that is centered on the continuous improvement of the organization and it’s role in teaching and learning in Massachusetts.

If you are interested in applying for a board position, please fill out this form by February 18, 2022. Questions? for more information, please contact Chris Gosselin, President of the Board of Directors.


5. Influence and Advocacy Update: 

The MassCUE Influence & Advocacy Committee partnered with METAA to host a Fireside Chat with EducationSuperhighway (ESH) on January 19th. Karmin-tia Greer from ESH led us in a discussion about theiK-12 Bridge to Broadband program.  

A few highlights from the event: 


  • Districts need to sign a Data Privacy Agreement in order to participate. 

  • There is no cost to districts to participate. 

  • Data is not used by ISPs for any promotions or advertising. 

  • Individual district data is not shared with DESE. 

  • Once the data is uploaded, districts will be able to access in 4-8 weeks. 

  • Interested in signing up? Email info@educationsuperhighway.org for more information.

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


6.  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Update:  

If you are planning to attend the MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Virtual Conference this week, please join the MassCUE DEI Committee to extend the conversation on topics of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on Wednesday 2/2 from 6 - 7PM ET.

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


7. Our active SIG Groups include: 

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

Are you interested in starting an eSports SIG?  If so please contact Shelley Chamberlain.

Please check the SIG webpage for meeting dates for 2021-2022.

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            8. Digital Educator Recognition Program 
MassCUE has just updated its badging program with more 
current and relevant modules. 

MassCUE would like to recognize educators as lifelong learners 
with our new micro-credentialing program. Earn up to four 
badge levels, along with added benefits to your MassCUE membership! 
Display badges earned proudly on your website, social media 
and other forms of digital communication! 

More information


9. 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.


10. Big Deal Media Newsletters

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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