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MASS/METAtechED 2020 Spring Conference
March 23-24, 2020
Delta by Marriott, Helena, MT

PLATINUM Sponsor - Newline Interactive
Monday, March 23 - Joint Morning Conference

7:30-8:15                     Hot Breakfast & Registration - 
Sponsored by Gaggle
8:15-8:25                     Welcome and Program Overview - Brian Norwood, President, META
8:25-9:25                     Leading K-12 Innovation in the 4th Industrial Revolution
                                       Tom Ryan, Past Chair, CoSN, President, eMMERSION Learning

What do K-12 education global leaders, practitioners, and change makers identify as major themes in driving, hindering, and enabling teaching and learning innovation? Many experts believe we are entering the 4th Industrial Revolution due to the significant changes impacting our culture, economy and society because of technology advancement in robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, and The Internet of Things (IoT).  This presentation will address:

  • How could these societal changes impact how we prepare students for their future? 
  • What does the Driving K-12 Innovation series of Hurdles, Accelerators, and Tech Enablers tell us about education trends
  • What is the 4th Industrial Revolution and the possible impact on our education systems?

9:25-9:50                     Break and Visit with Exhibitors - Sponsored by
9:50-10:30                   Celebration of Broadband Access in Montana Schools
                                       Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway and  Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana
10:35–11:25                 Update from OPI – Jule Walker
11:30-11:50                  Break and Visit with Exhibitors - 
12:00-1:00                   MASS/META Luncheon  - Sponsored by First Call Computer Solutions
                                     WORKING SESSION with MASS and META 
on Student Data Privacy
1:15-2:15                      School Safety Keynote – Tim Johnson, Superintendent, Corvallis
2:15-2:30                     Break and Visit with Exhibitors
2:30-3:30                     MASS Business Meeting
3:30-4:30                    MASS Awards Ceremony
6:00-11:00                 META Palooza - Lewis and Clark Brewery - Sponsored by:
                                   ByteSpeed, FileWave, Gabbart, Ruckus and Trinity3
                                   Music Provided by: The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins

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PLATINUM Sponsor - Newline Interactive
Tuesday, March 24 - MASS Conference

7:00-7:45                      MASS Hot Breakfast & Registration
7:45-8:00                      Welcome and Program Overview - Dr. Mike Perry, President, MASS
8:00-8:50                     Legislative & Federal Update - Kirk Miler, SAM Executive Director
                                         and Rick Duncan, Federal Relations Coordinator
8:50-9:15                       Break and Visit with Exhibitors - Sponsored by Newline Interactive
9:15-10:15                      Bea Kaleva - Negotiating Superintendent and Administrator Contracts
10:20–11:35                   Breakout Sessions – School Size

                                         AA/A Schools - Facilitated by Rex Weltz, Polson
                                         B Schools - Facilitated by Les Meyer, Fairfield
                                         C Schools - Facilitated by Loren Dunk, Power
                                         K-8 Schools - Facilitated by Dale Olinger, Lolo
                                         Native American School Leaders - Facilitated by

11:45-12:00                    Wrap up MASS Spring Conference & Prize Drawings

Please click HERE to Register as an Attendee 



AASA National Conference on Education 2019

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The Montana Team at NCE!

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Great job Dr. Rob Watson, representing Montana in this great honor being
our Superintendent of the Year at the National Conference on

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SAM President, Laurie Barron, at NCE19 with her colleagues on the
Horace Mann League Board of Directors. Laurie serves as the
President-Elect of the Horace Mann League!

Click HERE to view past conference materials.