Our mission is to unite Massachusetts PK-12 Educational Technology Administrators – public, private, independent, charter, parochial – into one professional association for the purpose of advocating for and supporting the vision, policies, practices, and funding for historical, current, and cutting edge technology within all aspects of teaching, learning, and professional productivity.
METAA began when a group of Massachusetts Technology Directors, meeting as a special interest group of MassCUE, decided it was worthwhile and important to have a professional organization whose advocacy efforts, goals, and professional development activities were all in support of the school technology leader – Technology Director or CIO or CTO. From that original, small special interest group METAA has grown to be a statewide organization.
The primary challenge we face in using technology effectively is human.
Technology is a critical tool to personalize learning and overcome barriers of time and space for each learner.
Equitable and ubiquitous access to technology is a necessity.
The effective use of technology for the systemic transformation of learning cannot occur without strong organization, leadership, and vision.
Technological fluency allows our children to be prepared for the world of today and tomorrow.
Technology enables innovation in our educational systems, resulting in greater efficiencies and productivity.
To maximize the benefits of technology solutions the district technology leader should be part of the executive leadership team (CTO, CIO, etc.) of the education organization.
Global connections are vital to transforming the education process and improving learning.