All the latest MASC events

Workshop: The Evolution of the School Resource Officer

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Calling All School Committee, Superintendents, Police Chiefs and Principals to Attend:

The Evolution of the School Resource Officer
Presented by Division III

We are pleased to introduce Michelle Palladini’s unique and incredibly innovative L.E.A.P. Program Model. Michelle will open with an overview of police presence and purpose in schools, and how this position can support positive youth development. She will offer ways in which school districts can select the right Officer for their school, how a well-trained Officer can benefit school districts, and ways the Officer can assist in developing a safe and supportive environment for children. Attendees will be provided with an overview the training for SRO’s, and will walk away with tools, tips, and action steps such as:

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Day on the Hill

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Day on the Hill, MASC's legislative advocacy day, brings school committee members, superintendents and student leaders to the State House in Boston to meet with the executive and legislative leadership as well as local senators and representatives. This annual event is an increasingly critical moment for MASC members to advance the message of the value of public education and ensure that legislators and other key decision/policy makers understand the issues and challenges that you confront and that they can support.

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March 6: Promoting Effective SEL in Your Community (via SEL4MA)

MASC members are invited to join social and emotional learning proponents from across your region and discover approaches for developing an effective SEL plan for your school, district, or community. Whether your community has been implementing SEL for some time or is just getting started, there are concrete steps that you can take to improve your effectiveness and results.

Come join other Massachusetts SEL advocates for a stimulating day of professional learning and personal renewal.

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Annual Legislative Breakfast

An Interactive Forum Regarding Educational Issues

Hosted by MASC Division VII and the Cape Cod Collaborative

Event Details:
Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 9:30AM
Location: 418 Bumps River Rd, Osterville, MA (directions)

Agenda:
9:30am - 10:00am:
Coffee & Discussion

10:00am - 12:30pm
Legislative Panel Discussion


Attachments:
DESE Next Generation Accountability System Presentation

RSVP:
RSVP to Geoff Swett at swettgw@comcast.net

Don't Miss the LearnLaunch Across Boundaries 2018 Conference

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Interested in understanding more about educational innovation, and hearing about this from many of our own educators in our Massachusetts districts? You are invited to The LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference, on Feb 1-2, 2018 at the Boston, Hynes Convention Center. This conference, now in its 6th year, brings together the edtech community – from New England and beyond – interested in driving innovation to transform learning and increase achievement using digital technologies. Educators, administrators, entrepreneurs, tech innovators and more are coming together to authentically learn, educate others, and discuss the burning questions of the day.

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2nd Annual MA Summit on Poverty - March 9, 2018

MASC 2018 Massachusetts Poverty Summit Want to close the achievement gap? First—close the effects of the poverty gap!

Poverty in Massachusetts:

  • It’s reality for over 25% of children and families in the state.
  • It’s the 800-pound gorilla stalking the best efforts to close the student achievement gap.
  • It’s the great, grey smoldering issue that too many policy makers, community leaders and folks at the local coffee club have been reluctant (or unwilling) to acknowledge for too long.

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Workshop: Cyber-Attacks and Policies to Deal With Them

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On Wednesday, January 31, MASC's Divisions IV (Central MA) and VIII (Voc-Tech Districts) will host a discussion regarding Cyber Attacks, the impact on Massachusetts school districts and policies to help districts deal with them.

All school committee members, Superintendents, Technology Administrators and others who are interested are invited to join with Division IV and Division VIII at this meeting to participate in the discussion of these important issues. There is no charge to attend this meeting.

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