Join me at ACTEM 2020! Online, after school (no sub needed), 10 contact hours and only $20!

Hi, Blog Followers!
I'm hoping you'll consider joining myself and lots of other educators from across Maine next month on October 20-21 for ACTEM 2020. It's going to be held virtually this year and entirely after school hours so you don't need to find a sub to cover. For only $20, you'll join ACTEM, attend two days of awesome PD, get access to our FREE library of eBooks on Overdrive (worth way more than $20 in and of itself), and earn TEN contact hours! Let me know if you have any questions at all. If I can't answer them, I'll ask the folks who can. I've been attending ACTEM for years and it is certainly a highlight for me each fall. I hope you'll join me.


Come join your colleagues at ACTEM's 2020 fall conference.


ACTEM 2020

Fall Conference

Bought to you virtually with the

Hopin Event Platform

Tues. & Wed., Oct. 20-21, 2020

Dear Blog Followers,

ACTEM will be hosting our annual fall conference virtually this year on

October 20-21, 2020. 

This email contains important changes and information about this year's conference.


As we mentioned previously, the ACTEM Fall 2020 conference will be virtual online. ACTEM explored various platforms for hosting the conference and decided on the Hopin Virtual Event platform.

To get a quick 90-second overview of Hopin check out the following video:  



ACTEM is offering the conference for FREE to all current (2020-21) individual members.  If you are not a member of ACTEM you can join for the $20 annual individual membership fee.  We know school budgets are impacted in these difficult times, so we want to provide this valuable PD experience for a very modest cost (just membership).  Members are not automatically registered for the Fall conference you will need to go to the following and complete your  Registration for the conference.


We have adjusted the schedule to mid-afternoon/evening because of these uncertain times and varied status of districts plans for school this fall (in person, hybrid or totally online learning).  We have also adjusted the schedule to shorter 45-minute sessions.   The schedule is included in this email and runs from 2:30-8:00 PM on the conference days. Over 70 workshop sessions will be offered over the two days and details of the session offerings can be found at the links below:

Tuesday, Oct 20th Program

Wednesday Oct. 21st Program



2:30 PM             Login and Explore Hopin
3:00 - 3:45 PM  Session 1
4:00 - 4:45 PM   Session 2
5:00 - 5:45 PM   Session 3
6:00 - 6:30 PM   Expo Hall 
6:30 - 7:30 PM   Keynote
7:30 - 8:00 PM   Tues -  BrewCUE

7:30 - 8:00 PM   Wed -  Raffles & Wrap up


And finally…

As traditional for our ACTEM fall conference, we are bringing in some exciting and dynamic Keynote Speakers for ACTEM 2020.  More information on this year's keynotes is included in the next column.


    Registration is FREE

    for current ACTEM Members 

    Non-Members - $20 (Includes Membership)

    Out-of-State Educators - $30

    Click HERE to Register


    Keynote Speakers

    Oct 20th - Anthony Johnson, Jr.

    Anthony Johnson is not your regular educator who followed a traditional path in life. Early on, he had to endure a myriad of hardships, which caused him to drop out of school on several occasions. For Anthony Johnson, failure was the only option he had, however, it did not deter him from pursuing a life-long dream of becoming an educator. After obtaining a GED and working hard to provide for his family financially, Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor's degree in education. This was the impetus for the innovative educator he has become today. What makes Anthony Johnson a gem is that he cultivates and fosters a learning environment unlike any other seen in this country.

    Oct 21st Kerry Gallagher

    Kerry is the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at St. John's Prep in Danvers, MA. She is also the Director of K-12 Education for – internet safety non-profit in Palo Alto, California – a FutureReady Instructional Coach, ASCD Emerging Leader, Adobe Education Leader, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, and EdSurge Columnist.


    ACTEM, PO Box 187, Gorham, ME 03048 

    Phone: 207-222-4353    Fax: 207-222-2057    Email: [email protected]    Web:

    Susie Simmons

    Technology Coach for Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School
    Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education
    Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8)
    ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position
    Google Certified Trainer  |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher

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    Buxton - Hollis - Limington - Standish - Frye Island, Maine
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