Our mission is to inspire leadership, collaboration, and professional learning that supports transformative, global, and engaged learning throughout New England.

Teacher Trends: Middle School Financial Education & Career Readiness
Jessica Donovan, New England Regional Director, EVERFI
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 7PM

College or a career might seem ages away to your middle schoolers, but it's closer than they think. Having the resources in your teacher toolkit to prepare them for what's coming is critical to their success.

We'll hear from educators who use EVERFI's FutureSmart resource to integrate financial education and career planning into their classrooms.

During this webinar, we'll discuss:
  • Why and how to bring financial education and careers to your students
  • How FutureSmart resonates and impacts students
  • Blended learning ideas for financial education and career lessons
Educators who attend will receive:
  • A 1-hour Professional Development Certificate from EVERFI
  • FutureSmart Career Day Activities

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Open Education Resources: From Curation to Creation
Dr. Torrey Trust, Assistant Professor of Learning Technology, UMass Amherst
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 7PM

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are increasingly being used by students and teachers at all educational levels. OERs are “any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license” (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2017).  To date, students have largely been consumers of OER materials. In this webinar, I will discuss how students can engage in self-directed learning through the design and curation of OERs. I will showcase a number of examples designed by college and graduate students, including a history wiki for teachers that has been viewed by more than 1.5 million individuals, open online courses for educators, interactive video maps, and a database of online tools for teaching and learning. Attendees will engage in a brainstorming activity to identify ways that OER design and curation activities can be incorporated into K-12 settings to help students build standards-based content knowledge. The webinar will touch upon important OER design topics such as digital design tools, websites for identifying multimedia sources to adapt and use in OER projects, resources for curating information for the project, and copyright, fair use, public domain, and Creative Commons. Participants will leave the webinar with ideas and strategies for incorporating OER design projects into any grade level and subject.

Dr. Torrey Trust is an Assistant Professor of Learning Technology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, her research, practice, and service revolve around the use of technology to enrich the learning experiences of educators and students alike. While technology might be considered “just a tool,” in the hands of a creative educator, technology can offer learning experiences that reach beyond our imagination and prepare us for the exciting, yet unpredictable, future.

Dr. Torrey Trust

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ISTE has challenged us to change the way we teach and talk about Digital Citizenship. If you want to present or want to suggest someone, contact us!

Invention Literacy Workshop and Certified Trainer Module
in Partnership with
Computer Science Teacher's Association of Western MA

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

Date:  Sunday, June 2, 2019

Time:   8:30 AM - 5:30 PM 

Cost: $150 per person - includes lunch and 1 Makey Makey

(Makey Makey kit valued at $49.95)


Space is limited. 

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ACTEM Spring Leadership Conference, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, ME
This is a vendor centered conference for Technology Directors and their staff from schools and districts in Maine.
Workshops topics will be focused around our theme and a listing of workshops will be posted at  www.actem.org  as more information becomes
Registration only $40
Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and parking!
Register Here:  http://www.actem.org/event-3241231

ACTEM - ACTEM Spring Leadership Conference, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, ME
New Hampshire CTO Clinic - Meredith, NH - Student Privacy
VITA-Learn - Dynamic Landscapes 2019, May 20-21 at Champlain College, Burlington Vermont
ACTEM 2019 - Oct. 10-11, 2019 Augusta Civic Center - Augusta, ME
CECA Conference - October 20-21, 2019 Connecticut Convention Center - Call for Proposals VITA-Learn Conference - Vermont Fest! -November 2019 at The Killington Resort NHSTE - Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference - 2019

Check the NEISTE Calendar and the calendars of each affiliate for more events...