Live Tweet Highlights from #MassCUE15 CUEByte Speakers

Here are my aggregated live-tweet highlights from the day two CUEByte speakers at MassCUE “Dare to Innovate” fall conference, using Storify.

CUEBytes Highlights from #MassCUE15

Here are the live-tweeted highlights from the CUEByte speakers invited to present for the Dare to Innovate #MassCUE15 fall conference on day two.

  1. First speaker was Maxwell Surprenant , an 11-year-old fifth-grader at St. Joseph Elementary School in Needham, MA, an exceptionally impressive kid. Here is a video recording of his presentation.
  2. CUEByte speaker Maxwell Surprenant “I’m named after Max from ‘Where the Wild Things Are.'” good start #MassCUE15
  3. CUEByte speaker Maxwell Surprenant “I- EAT – Ideas, Entertain, take Action, use Technology” #MassCUE15
  4. Unfortunately, Max spoke pretty quickly at the top of his presentation and I was unable to catch the opening couple of parts to the I-EAT acronym.
  5. CUEByte speaker Maxwell Surprenant “Action – We must be willing to do the hard work…Quiet the negative voices.” #MassCUE15
  6. CUEByte speaker Maxwell Surprenant “When we have good ideas we can’t hide them under a rock.” #MassCUE15
  7. CUEByte speaker Maxwell Surprenant “I’m learning more and more to blog, make videos, to catch joy.” #MassCUE15
  8. CUEByte speaker Maxwell Surprenant “Once I saw the need I had to give.” One impressive kid read more:  http://bostonglobe.com/business/2015/  #MassCUE15
  9. Second speaker was Steve Vinter, engineering and site director for Google in Cambridge, MA, speaking about the need for more exposure to digital literacy but especially computer science.
  10. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “What did do deserve to get this place, following Maxwell Suprenant.” Good opening #MassCUE15
  11. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “Computer education is about… digital literacy and computer science.” Good opening #MassCUE15
  12. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “Computer education is really struggling all over the country but definitely in MA.” #MassCUE15
  13. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “What we [MassCAN] try to do is provide some organization and PD to support teachers.” #MassCUE15
  14. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “Anything we can do to help be a catalyst for computing in the classroom.” #MassCUE15
  15. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “We’re trying to change education in MA.” #MassCUE15
  16. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “What you see, looking around the state, is individual kids already interested taking a class.” #MassCUE15
  17. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “If you want to inspire you students, be an inspiring teacher.” #MassCUE15
  18. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “Introduce computing early. Introducing computing in high school doesn’t work.” #MassCUE15
  19. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “Buildling stuff is what you do in computing.” #MassCUE15
  20. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “Middle school is the key time to engage girls in computing. We start to lose them, if we don’t.” #MassCUE15
  21. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “Exploring Computer Science, a 9th grade class, is being inclusive for all students in MA.” #MassCUE15
  22. CueByte Speaker @stevevinter “Exploring Computer Science, a 9th grade class, is being inclusive for all students in MA.” #MassCUE15
  23. CueByte Spkr @stevevinter “What provides deep engagement & traction – school district buy in. How do we get every child exposed?” #MassCUE15
  24. Third speaker was Dr. Jennifer Price, former principal of Newton North High School (MA), now superintendent of North Andover Public Schools (MA), speaking about innovation in public schools.
  25. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “Change is a process not an event.” #MassCUE15
  26. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “What if all of our districts took 5-10% of our PD funding & focused it on innovation.” #MassCUE15
  27. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “Libraries as Learning commons – Challenge now is to create spaces where kids can innovate.” #MassCUE15
  28. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “Libraries are key to sustaining innovation.” #MassCUE15
  29. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “Find partnerships – find as many ways as you can to partner… to go above and beyond.” #MassCUE15
  30. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “If you are trying to innovate, you need to get out of your building.” #MassCUE15
  31. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “Ensure that you respect and bring along your mainstream teachers.” #MassCUE15
  32. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “If we are going to create a culture of innovation, we can’t think of it as an add-on.” #MassCUE15
  33. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “Innovation isn’t just about STEM. If you create it…it’s all over the school” #MassCUE15
  34. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “Once you start getting innovative, it can go way beyond STEM.” #MassCUE15
  35. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “Senior year project is something every school in MA can do.” #MassCUE15
  36. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “Senior year project – 4th term drop all classes and go deep on something they care about.” #MassCUE15
  37. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “Create a hub or center of innovation…Each time I went in was a different experience.” #MassCUE15
  38. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “Don’t be afraid to fail…By practicing and getting it wrong, we got it right.” #MassCUE15
  39. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “By making the mistake and really challenging situations we were abel to reform.” #MassCUE15
  40. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “By making the mistake and really challenging situations we were abel to reform.” #MassCUE15
  41. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “Follow the students. We create confines for them where we don’t let them lead.” #MassCUE15
  42. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “We may not need to go in with the answers. We go in with the processes.” #MassCUE15
  43. CueByte Speaker Dr. Jennifer Price “We absolutely have to get out of the way and follow the students.” #MassCUE15
  44. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “I’m both the book guy, tech guy, and PD guy…makes me a riveting person” #MassCUE15
  45. Fourth and final speaker Jonathan R. Werner librarian and instructional technology specialist at Cape Elizabeth Public School’s Library and Learning Commons (ME).
  46. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “I want to know how is this thing…student-centered?” #MassCUE15
  47. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “Teachers are adult students.” #MassCUE15
  48. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “One type of PD learner – Apathetic, Late, Openly Hostile Adopter.” #MassCUE15
  49. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “It’s not the technology that they are resisting. It’s the change.” #MassCUE15
  50. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “One type of PD learner – Rockstar that are way ahead of you.” #MassCUE15
  51. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “Can you come up with PD ways that are one to a few, not one to many.” #MassCUE15
  52. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “Shift to organic growth, not one to many…put teachers in driver seat.” #MassCUE15
  53. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “Teachers teaching teachers tech is incredible.” like @writingproject knows #MassCUE15
  54. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “If your PD doesn’t nurture and encourage, it’s a failure.” #MassCUE15
  55. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “I don’t want the technology to intervene.” #MassCUE15
  56. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “The term PD is ‘Yawning Gates of Hell’ for many. We need a new definition.” #MassCUE15
  57. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “What is that you can do tomorrow that is different?” #MassCUE15
  58. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “Pick something that you can really count on and put into practice tomorrow..” #MassCUE15
  59. CueByte Spkr Dr. Jonathan Werner @MaineSchoolTech “Pick something that you can really count on and put into practice tomorrow..” #MassCUE15

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