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MassCUE Elections: This spring MassCUE Members will elect four (4) at-large members to the MassCUE Board. If you are interested in running, please submit the materials listed here (under the Nomination Procedure tab) to elections@masscue.org by Friday, April 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

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 MassCUE News                   April 2022

In this issue

  1. Congratulations to the 2022 MassCUE Classroom Grant recipients
  2. The MassCUE Fall Conference is back in person! Save the date: October 19-20, 2022
  3. CUEups are back! 
  4. DESE Fireside Chat
  5. Corporate Partner Showcase for ed tech decision makers at Gillette Stadium
  6. MassCUE Annual Meeting, June 8, 2022
  7. Featured Educator: Michael Tinker, Pembroke Public Schools 
  8. Corporate Partner Spotlight: Unified Networking Solutions and Teq
  9. Tech & Learning Leadership Summit: No charge for district administrators! 
  10. Influence and Advocacy Update
  11. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update
  12. SIG News: Learn more about the Makerspace & STEM SIG and the Technology Integration SIG
  13. What's Your Story? MassCUE wants to hear from you
  14. MassCUE's Digital Educator Recognition Program
  15. Infobase Learning Cloud- free with MassCUE Membership
  16. Big Deal Media Newsletter



1. Congratulations to our 2022 MassCUE Grant Recipients

From robots to wearable tech to makerspaces, this year's grant recipients will be bringing innovative ideas to life in classrooms throughout the Commonwealth.

Thank you to all who submitted proposals in this very competitive year. To learn more about the MassCUE Grant program, visit our website.





2. SAVE THE DATE! The MassCUE Fall Conference 2022 will be held October 19th and 20th at Gillette Stadium. Watch our website for more details to come!

If you are an educator interested in presenting at our conference or a vendor interested in being an exhibitor, visit our website for important dates.


3. In person CUEups are back! Join us at the Castle Island Brewery in Norwood on May 10th for an evening of food, drinks and networking with other educators.

 This event is sponsored by our Corporate Partner, Ockers. Visit our website for details. 





4. DESE Fireside Chat

All You Ever Wanted to Know
About DLCS Licensure

April 4, 2022, 4:30-5:30 pm

Register for this Free Virtual Fireside Chat with the
Massachusetts Department
of Elementary and Secondary Education 
for the opportunity 
to answer all your questions
about the licensure requirements for
Digital Literacy/Computer Science.



5. Corporate Partner Showcase

Experience a day filled with learning and collaborating. Meet with our Corporate Partners, talk about the future, learn what they have to offer, and be a part of a special day.  

This FREE day of learning will feature sessions by our Corporate Partners. Complimentary coffee and lunch, ending with an ice cream social and raffle. 





6. Annual General Meeting on June 8, 2022 at 5:00pm at Gillette Stadium. All MassCUE members are invited to join us to celebrate past accomplishments and plan new and exciting things to come.



Michael Tinker

Michael Tinker
Pembroke Public Schools

       7. April Featured Educator

Read all about how Michael Tinker has transformed technology integration in the district as a positive force for change.               

Do you know an educator who is doing inspiring things in their school or district? Consider nominating that educator as one of our Featured Educators.

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8. Corporate Partners Spotlight: Unified Networking Solutions and Teq

Premier Partner

ICS and Unified join forces to expand their Northeast footprint strategically. With the acquisition, all Unified employees have transitioned to ICS. President of Unified Networking Solutions, Brian McDonald, has been appointed as the ICS Director of the Raynham location. Unified Vice President Howard Cathcart will remain in Raynham and take on a senior engineering role within the ICS group.

“After getting to know the team at ICS, it became clear that they were the perfect partner to bring expanded products, services and resources to Unified clients. This will allow us to meet the changing needs of our customers,” said Brian McDonald.

ICS is a leading managed service provider with world-class expertise and comprehensive IT systems meant to bring modern solutions to your ever-changing technology landscape.

To find out more about the merger between Unified Networking Solutions and ICS, please view the announcement article.

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Learning solutions for every environment. Explore the technology, tools, and instructional solutions that bring all of the dynamic moving parts of education together into a complete thought.

Transform your classroom with STEM Technology and revolutionize the way your students learn by creating solutions with real-world applications; enrich student experiences and cultivate collaborative learning with the latest interactive displays and classroom audio systems; learn educational technology skills with pd designed around your needs, with options for on-site, online, or a blended learning model; interactive learning through play and movement with our active learning spaces.

The face of education is rapidly changing, and Teq can help you evolve to meet these challenges. Technology integration is at the center of what we do, and our approach is about helping you find the right resources, get the right support, and then pull it all together into a complete thought.

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9. Tech & Learning Leadership Summit
May 6, 2022 8:30 AM to 5:00 pm

Tech & Learning is hosting a Leadership Summit at the Connors Center in Dover, MA. District administrators are invited to apply to attend at no charge. This is an intimate, invitation-only event for district leaders and includes interactive workshops and panel discussions designed to support school planning during this challenging time. 

Find information about this event here and apply for the free event here.


10. Influence and Advocacy Committee Update 

EdTech Virtual Fly-in: On March 9, 2022 four members of the Influence and Advocacy Committee attended an afternoon of meetings to discuss current federal initiatives in educational technology. Colleen Terrill, Heidi MacGregor, Jenn Judkins and Karen Winsper met with representatives from Senator Ed Markey's and Senator Elizabeth Warren's offices. Later in the afternoon, our team participated in a roundtable discussion with the Department of Education. The primary issues discussed were Student Data Privacy and K-12 Cybersecurity. This event was organized by CoSN, SETDA, ISTE, and SIIA and was attended by educators and administrators from 34 states.

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.


11.  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Update  

MassCUE DEI Committee would like to share the following resources to our learning community:

Join Flipgrid Live and #1 New York Times best-selling author and educator Dr. Ibram X. Kendi for an honest and accessible conversation about Stamped (For Kids) and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Dr. Kendi will share the inspiration behind his work, give an overview of what his book has to offer to young readers, and take questions from students. Through Flipgrid Live Events you can connect your students with experts, and they can ask their questions live via a fully moderated chat.

Visit Flipgrid Live for more information and to register.

We look forward to connecting!

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


12. MassCUE Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are a great way to connect and share ideas with other educators in an area of interest or region.

Join the MassCUE Makerspace and STEM SIG for an in-person meetup on April 12, 2022 at the Littleton High School Library. The group will discuss Rube Goldberg machines with partner Teq, followed by ice cream at Kimball Farm. 

Learn more about the Makerspace and STEM SIG and how the group brings members together around creative ideas in this SIG Spotlight

Technology Integration SIG meetings are jam-packed with information on technology and opportunities to ask questions. Learn more in this SIG Spotlight.  

Our current active SIG Groups include: 

Coaching in Schools
Makerspace & STEM
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 meeting schedule tab of each SIG's webpage for meeting dates for 2021-2022 school year.


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13. What's Your Story? MassCUE wants to hear from you! Have you learned something from a workshop that has changed your approach in the classroom? Connected with someone new in a Twitter chat? Share your story with MassCUE.

Learn how you can share and read stories by other educators on our website. 


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14. Digital Educator Recognition Program                 

MassCUE has updated its badging program for 2022 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


15. 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.


16. 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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