2024 Summer Technology Institute

From Engagement to Empowerment

August 6-8, 2024 •  Virtual Event

Please join us for this dynamic community event on August 6 – 8, 2024. 

This virtual conference will have thematic strands, workshops, plenary sessions, community building, networking, and learning.  We will be inspired by leaders in library science and educational technology from across the United States, researchers from the University of Maine, and experts across diverse disciplines. Come participate and share in this experience.

Participants will earn contact hours/CEUs through professional development or 3 graduate credits by enrolling in either EDT 580 or LMS 598.

For more information, contact Mia Morrison, Summer Technology Institute Coordinator, at mia.morrison@maine.edu.

Click session titles below for detailed information about presenters and their sessions. Text only/mobile versions are also included.

Plenary Speakers

Carl Hooker

Learning Evolution: The New Era of AI in the Classroom (PDF)

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Educator | Speaker | Author | Event Organizer | Consultant | Entrepreneur

View text/mobile version of plenary flyer

Order Hooker’s book online: Learning Evolution

A Classroom Without Tests

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Jodie Deinhammer

Science Educator

Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas




EmpowerED: Harnessing AI for Transformative Teaching and Learning (PDF)

Nadia Rioux

Social Studies/Science Teacher
Tripp Middle School
Turner, ME

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Neal Rioux

English Teacher
Yarmouth High School
Yarmouth, ME

Text Only/Mobile Version Rioux/Rioux Strand Flyer

Connecting, Collaborating, and Planning as Library Media Specialists (PDF)

Joyce Babbit

Joyce Babbitt

LMS & STEAM Teacher
Dothan Brook School
White River Jct, VT

Paula Boyce

Paula Boyce

Literacy Leader/Librarian
University of Maine
Orono, ME

Text Only/Mobile Version Babbitt/Boyce Strand Flyer

Generative Problem Solving: Design and Computational Thinking in an AI Age (PDF)

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Dan Ryder

Learning Facilitator
CRCS Overman
Skowhegan, ME

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Jeff Bailey

Technology Teacher
Mountain Valley HS
Rumford, ME

Text Only/Mobile Version Ryder/Bailey Strand Flyer

Exploring Justice and Equity through Culturally Sustaining Practices (PDF)

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Rebecca Buchanan

Associate Professor
University of Maine
Orono, ME

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Sarah Norsworthy

Independent Scholar,
Consultant and Collaborator
Portland, ME

Text Only/Mobile Version Buchanan/Norsworthy Strand Flyer

Workshop Leaders

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Bushra Amil

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Rebecca Bushby

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Brian Casto

A photo of Eddie Chen

Eddie Chen

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Liz Guillemette

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Vanessa Klein

A photo of Michael Mills

Michael Mills

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James Olson

A photo of Christal Villemaire

Christal Villemaire

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Tina Zita

Workshop Topics

Click the titles below to access individual webpages that cover each workshop topic.


Graduate Credit (includes 3-Day Institute)

Enroll in either EDT 580 or LMS 598 to earn 3 graduate credits

Graduate Course Dates: July 22 – August 16, 2024

Graduate Course Registration Deadline: July 26

Summer Technology Institute (3-Day Institute only)

Register for Summer Technology for 25 contact hours or 2.5 CEUs.

Institute Dates: August 6 – 8, 2024

Institute Registration Deadline: August 5

  • How to Register:
    Complete the Conference Registration Form
  • Costs (choose the rate that applies to you in the registration form):
    • $499 Regular Rate (AFTER May 15)
    • $429 Early Bird Discount (ON/BEFORE May 15)
    • $399 Group Discount (3 or more from same organization, school, or district)
    • $399 MassCUE Member Discount

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This event is sponsored by the collaborative Master of Education in Instructional Technology program, an effort between the University of Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine.