#MALeads17: MassCUE/MASCD Spring Leadership Conference

Leveraging Technology to Empower the Whole Child


MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) and MASCD (Massachusetts Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) have joined forces to bring together classroom and educational leaders for a one-day event of powerful presentations, workshops, hands-on sessions, and informal gatherings to address the critical issues of education. Both organizations believe that each child, in each school, in each of our communities deserves to be Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged. Thus, this year we will focus on how leaders can leverage technology to reach the Whole Child.


Friday March 10, 2017
Schedule coming soon!

College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610

Early Bird ends Feb. 27, 2017 $165.00
Regular after Feb. 27, 2017 $195.00


Starr Sackstein


Starr Sackstein is a nationally board certified teacher who has taught in the NYC public school system for 15 years. Sackstein has written books about assessment reform and student empowerment as well as presenting a TEDx talk about her journey to give up grades.

Starr’s Presentation:

Empower Students by Engaging them in the Assessment Process

Every child has the right to engage in their learning starting from their mistakes straight through to their successes. We must give students the language they need to adequately co-construct and design learning opportunities and then express their own progress and growth in a meaningful way. Students certainly don’t need grades to communicate what they know and can do, they just need the opportunity to share in their own words in the language of the standards to express strengths and challenges.

Suzy Brooks


Suzy Brooks is now the Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools after 10 years as an elementary teacher. She provides professional development and hands-on workshops for educators at local, regional and national venues. Her work in blended learning, student engagement, and social media has been featured by EdWeek, NBC News’ Education Nation, Instructor Magazine, Intel, ASCD, and the NEA. Currently, Suzy is the President-Elect for the Massachusetts affiliate of ASCD and is a 2011 MassCUE Pathfinder.

Suzy’s Presentation:

Cultivating a Calling: Realistic Reflections

Teaching and leadership require constant self-reflection and adjustments to practice in order to achieve true growth. An educator’s ability to reach all students is dependent on the ability to look in the mirror and consider ways to improve what we see.  What is your your realistic reflection showing you?  How can you use that knowledge to bring the Whole Child to new heights?

Call for Proposals

MassCUE/MASCD Spring Leadership Conference 2017 Call for Proposals is open!

Educators are encouraged to apply to present at our spring leadership conference, Leveraging Technology to Empower the Whole Child. Workshops should focus on how technology supports development of children who are healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

Application Deadline: December 19, 2016