Last Meeting of the school year - May 16th at St. Marks School. Don't Miss it!

posted Apr 26, 2018, 8:51 AM by Grace Magley   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 8:55 AM ]

Hello BlendinMass members!

Here is the AGENDA and Signup for our last meeting for this school year on May 16th 2017. Our host is Colleen Worrell at St. Marks School in Southborough.   Lunch will be provided compliments of St. Marks School.  Thank You Colleen!

Check out the agenda and our exciting discussion topics. Please pass this invite on to anyone from your district, or another district, that might be interested in our active group. We are open to all who are passionate about personalizing student learning at scale in Massachusetts.

Hope to see you there!  -Grace

News! Our next meeting is January 18th!

posted Dec 19, 2017, 11:46 AM by Masscue Blsig

It has been quite a busy and exciting 2017!  Thanks to all of our active members who have shared their passion for teaching and learning at our meetings. conferences, learning tours and workshops this past year!

We already have a full 2018 Calendar of Events that promises to be as exciting!

On January 18th, Dr. Liz Homan from the Waltham Public Schools will be hosting our meeting from 10 AM - 1:30 PM.  She will be speaking to us about an opportunity to develop a Virtual New England Innovation Network from the work she has done in Waltham over the past three years.  See AGENDA for more info. 

Please read the agenda as it is very full and sign up if you are interested in attending either F2F or online by January 12th using the signup link in the agenda.  This will be a lunch meeting and we need folks to RSVP if they are coming so we can purchase the right amount of food.  If you have any diet restrictions please let me know.

Another reminder with more details will be sent out after the break.

I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy and peaceful winter holiday vacation and I look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year!

Warm Wishes for a Happy New Year!

2017-18 BlendinMass Calendar of Events

posted Aug 28, 2017, 5:24 AM by Masscue Blsig

Our 1st meeting of the year will be on Thursday, September 28th at the Natick Town Hall from 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM.  This will be a combination planning meeting for the year and update on what transpired over the summer. Many of our members attended conferences, workshops and trainings that will help guide our work this year.  We will also have an update from MAPLE about the results of the survey they implemented on Personalized Learning in Massachusetts this past spring.  

Please RSVP so I can get you a parking pass to avoid you having to pay the meters.  Also please forward this email as an invite to colleagues that you think may be interested in joining our SIG group.  All are welcome I just need them to RSVP me at so that I know who is coming.  We will provide breakfast for the meeting.

Here is our 2017-18 Calendar of Events:  (Marks your calendars with the meeting dates!)

September 28th - 1st meeting of the 2017-18 school year.  Sharing our summer experiences and planning topics of interest for the new school year

October 23-25th - iNACOL 2017 Symposium

October 25-26th - MassCUE Conference at Gillette.  We will have a space and time to talk about SIGs at conference both days for 20 minutes and give out info to those interested in joining us.

November 1-3rd EDSurge Fusion Conference in San Francisco on Personalizing Learning

November 27th Natick's Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summit and Wellness Conference, Monday November 27th. 
PBL and Design Thinking with Kathleen Fritz. in Natick Full day workshop MassCUE SIG Members and their teams are invited.  Julie and I saw Kathleen at ISTE.  MassCUE is very interested in having her be a feature speaker in 2018 at their Fall conference.  Limit of 20 educators who want to learn more about this method of PBL. Here is her company:  See video:

November 30th, Meeting, Topic: TBD

December 14th, Meeting, Topic: TBD

January 18th, Meeting, Topic: TBD

February 1-2, 2018 LearnLaunch Conference at the Hynes. This will definitely include a "Birds of a Feather" Personalizing Learning reception or dinner.

I hope you all have a great start to the school year and I look forward to seeing you all soon!


Last Meeting, May 25th - What We Learned this Year!

posted Apr 26, 2017, 5:15 PM by Masscue Blsig

Hello everyone,

Wow can't believe it is mid-April already.  This has been quite a busy year for our members and we have learned so much together! The launch of MAPLE, school Learning tours and conferences: MassCUE, iNACOL, LearnLaunch, Future Ready, METAA all contributed to our collective knowledge and growth this year.

Our last meeting of the year will be on Thursday, May 25th from 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM in Westford, MA.

The Presentation Topic: “What We Learned This Year about Blended/Personalized Learning and What We Still Want to Know” This will give us an opportunity to share the best of what we learned with each other! Presenters have 15-20 minutes to share what they learned and what they applied in their school or district this year.  If you want to present please indicate on the signup what the topic is and what you will share out with the group.

Here is the link to the AGENDA, with the Signups to participate and/or present and Upcoming Calendar of Events:

Other News:

  1. The MassCUE Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Program  - Cohort 2 will run this summer in a new revised format!  The dates are July 11-13 and July 26-27 2017 from 8 AM - 3:30 PM each day  There will also be a 3 hour orientation on May 23rd.  Location for July classes will be Natick High School.  There is still some room if you are interested in bringing your school leadership team. Contact Grace: if you are interested in joining us!

  2. Join MAPLE as a member district.  Note: The first cohort of Catalyst Members is now closed, but MAPLE is accepting general members on a rolling admissions basis. There is no fee to join and this membership gives you access to MAPLE events.

  3. OETC and Friday Institute Leading Schools Summer Summit, August 1-3. This is an exciting follow up for schools who have taken the Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Program to get more support and PD from those who are engaged in this work in their schools. MAPLE districts and member schools are invited to attend.  This is an event for principals and assistant principals.

I hope to see as many of you as possible for our last meeting!


December 15th Meeting and other Upcoming Events

posted Nov 28, 2016, 2:37 PM by Grace Magley

BlendinMass.Org Members

Check out Upcoming Events HERE beginning on December 3rd!

See the  AGENDA and Signup for the December 15th Meeting - Don't Miss our topic this month >>> Moving from Pockets of Innovation to a Culture of Innovation!  St. Marks School, Southborough MA 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

Beyond Measure screening at MassCUE Conference on Wednesday, October 19th 2016 at 3 PM

posted Oct 18, 2016, 7:33 AM by Grace Magley

For those attending the MassCUE conference on Wednesday, October 19th 2016
Join MassCUE and Whalley Computer for a Special Screening of the film “Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation” from the makers of “Race to Nowhere".

Come see the film that everyone is talking about!  Imagine an education system that values personal growth over test scores. Inquiry over mimicry. Passion over rankings. What if we decide that the purpose of school is not the transmission of facts or formulas, but the transformation of every student? Meet the public schools that are daring to reimagine education.

Panel Discussion immediately after will address how local schools and communities are working together to maximize the potential of young people!

Pick up your free tickets at the Whalley Booth 409
Popcorn and drinks provided by Whalley

Watch the trailer here

Great Meeting Today!

posted Sep 15, 2016, 6:55 PM by Masscue Blsig

Hello members,

We had a great meeting and conversation today about Blended Learning to Power Personalized Learning!  Thanks to Ann Koufman-Frederick, Megan Smallidge and Roy Chan for leading us in a great discussion and updating us on the MAPLE Consortium.  Roy is a new member to our group and he shared what was happening in the Boston Public Schools around Personalized Learning.  Glad to have Roy join us!

All member please note the paragraph about the BLU Star Innovator Search website in the meeting notes. I did not get a chance to go over this at the meeting as we ran out of time.  Also check out the Calendar of Events. Start marking your calendar as it is going to be another great year for Innovation in Blended and Personalized Learning!

I will be at the #GoOpen Event in Cambridge on September 23rd.  Hope to see some of our members there!


Tour of Morten Middle School on Thursday, May 26th from 9 AM - 11:30 AM

posted May 18, 2016, 10:06 AM by Masscue Blsig

Next meeting of SIG Group

1. Tour of Morten Middle School in Fall River:
The tour of the Morten Middle School in Fall River, MA's Blended Learning Program will be on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 from 9 AM -11:30 AM.

There will be a brief overview to start and then about an hour for questions and other related business.  Department heads will stop in to be part of the conversation.

9:00-9:30 AM  Coffee and Overview
9:30-10:30 AM Classroom Tours
10:30 - 11:30 AM Debrief

For more information about the Morten Middle School Blended Learning Program:

If you are interested in visiting the school on May 26th >>>> SIGN UP HERE by Monday, May 23rd

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