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We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2015 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.). Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  We will be providing educators from across the Commonwealth with exciting and innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.

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Thursday, October 22 • 10:15am - 11:10am
Project-Based Learning, Digital Storytelling and the Common Core

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In this workshop, we will begin by reviewing project-based learning and digital storytelling concepts. Next, we will get hands-on with an exercise to learn how to help students find their passions and create projects related to their passions. To better understand the value of passion, we will look at some stories of entrepreneurs who followed their heart to create successful companies. We will identify how projects can align to specific subjects and grades and how 21st Century Skills, Bloom's Taxonomy and Common Core Standards align to digital storytelling activities. Finally, we will get hands-on to create a digital storytelling activity. Learning Goals: • Understand PBL and Digital Storytelling • At a high level, understand how to help students find their passions, create projects aligned with their passions and form teams • Create a digital story • At a high level, understand how to map the curriculum goals of a course to a project • At a high level, understand how to map digital storytelling activities to a project • At a high level, understand how to map Common Core Standards to a course

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Carmen Ferrara

Co-Founder/CTO, 30hands Learning
A technologist and entrepreneur, Carmen is Co-Founder/CTO of 30hands Learning and is responsible for driving all web and mobile product development for the company. A strong advocate for teaching STEM based curriculum, particularly computer science concepts in schools, Carmen has created professional development courses and curriculum for teaching intro to programming, robotics, and digital storytelling. | | Carmen is also an adjunct faculty... Read More →

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Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning / Tufts University
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams

Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 14