Facebook TwitterLinkedIn Google Plus EdmodoInstagram

Login

JOIN CUE TODAY!

Join CUE and find out how you can inspire innovative learners in the classroom.

CUE Member Benefits

BECOME A CUE MEMBER

home cue

Future Ready Coalition

CUE News

March 24, 2015
JON CORIPPO JOINS CUE AS FIRST-EVER DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC INNOVATION

Jon CorippoCUE announced at its Annual Conference last week that Jon Corippo will begin as CUE’s first-ever Director of Academic Innovation on April 1. Corippo will be responsible for CUE’s school and district support projects, development and grant partnerships, and the Rock Star Teacher Camps. more

March 18, 2015
CUE Will Honor 12 Education Heroes at Annual Conference

Palm Springs, California, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – CUE will honor 12 outstanding Ed Tech professionals during its annual conference in Palm Springs, March 19-21, 2015. These individuals are being recognized for infusing curriculum with technology, for leading through innovation, and for continually finding creative ways to help students succeed. The 2015 award recipients are as follows:

 

GOLD DISK

The Gold Disk is CUE's oldest recognition program. Since 1983, recipients who have received this honor have been recognized for their contributions to CUE and to technology in education. Gold Disks are intended to celebrate member contributions of time and talent to CUE.


GoldDisk_Main_Headshot.jpg

Diane Main | Director of Learning, Innovation and Design at The Harker SchoolGoldAward_JKosako_picture.jpg

“The @SVCUE President, Communication Committee leader and high school director of learning, Diane Main has been crucial to CUE for 2 decades”

 

James Kosako | K-12 computer and staff development coordinator for Hillcrest Christian School, Thousand Oaks, CA

“A founding member of @SGVCUE, James Kosako is a staff development coordinator and CUE’s unofficial ‘Raffle Coordinator’”

 

 

TILL – TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING LEADERSHIP*

TILL Awards recognize local, state and national leaders in educational technology. Members of the broader educational technology community (not necessarily members of CUE) are eligible for recognition in this category for their contributions to advancing the mission of the organization.

 TILL_2015_Hayden_Headshot.jpg

Dr. Katherine Hayden | Associate Professor of Educational Technology at California State University San Marcos                   

 

“Teacher, administrator, board president, author, consultant, grant writer & evaluator, Dr. Katherine Hayden is a passionate ed tech role model”

 

 

PLATINUM DISK

CUE's Platinum Disks are presented to members of the educational technology community who have made significant ongoing contributions to the advancement of technology in education. CUE members (and others in extraordinary circumstances) who have made outstanding and continuing contributions to CUE and help to accomplish its mission and goals can be nominated to receive the Platinum Disk. Platinum Disks are awarded rarely and only in recognition of career-long contributions to educational technology, CUE, its affiliates and mission.Platinum_Larsen_headshot_0.jpg

  • Kurt Larsen | Senior Research Associate, WestEd

While accepting in absentia, Kurt Larsen is humbled by his nomination, which he received for his 20 years service in furthering CUE’s vision”

Brian Bridges | Director, eLearning Strategies SymposiumPlatinum-Bridges-Headshot.jpg

“Since 1983, Brian Bridges has presented, written standards, and founded the California eLearning Census & the eLearning Strategies Symposium”PlatDisk_Carey.jpg

Mac Carey | Chief Technology Officer at Contra Costa County Office of Education    

“Sending his regrets, Mac Carey is CTO at the Contra Costa County Office of Education and a pillar of tech support for CUE”

 

 

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY*

The Legislative Advocacy Award is presented to any members of the state and/or federal legislature and/or their staffs or other designated persons who have made sustained and/or extraordinary efforts to promote the educational use of technology to advance student achievement through legislation.

 
LegAdvocacy_Baker_Headshot.jpgRowland Baker | Executive Director of the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL)

 

Rowland Baker is a tireless advocate for education technology and a cornerstone of the LEAD3 conference and Leading Edge Certification”

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING EMERGING TEACHER*

This award recognizes a classroom teacher who in the first seven years of his or her teaching career has already made a noteworthy contribution to educational technology in a classroom setting.OustandingEmergingTeacher_VanWilgen_Headshot.jpeg

 

Nichole Van Wilgen | Teacher, Union Middle

 

“Veteran presenter and 1:1 Chromebooks teacher Nicole Van Wilgen has become a model teacher for integrating technology in the classroom”

 

OUTSTANDING TEACHER*

This award recognizes a classroom teacher who has made a sustained and/or noteworthy contribution to educational technology in a classroom setting. Creating standards-based curriculum using technology is the key element in this award. Nominees must be classroom teachers and CUE members in good standing.

Outstanding Teacher_Pack_Headshot.jpg

Jessica Pack | 6th grade teacher, Palm Springs Unified

 

“2014 California Teacher of the Year & Palm Springs local Jessica Pack thanks her students whom she says are the heartbeat of Room 208”

 

 

 

 

SITE LEADER OF THE YEAR

Site Leader of the Year is CUE’s newest award and recognizes a school site principal or assistant principal (or equivalent) who has made a noteworthy contribution to promoting educational technology within his or her school. Recipients must demonstrate the following:

  • Strong support for the belief that all students will excel academically

  • Exceptional leadership in finding ways that technology benefits teaching and learning

  • Building staff morale or the learning environment

  • A commitment to educational quality and student achievement

  • A commitment to professional growth.

 

2014SiteLeaderofYear_Jenks_Headshot_0.jpg

Anne Jenks | Principal of McKinna Elementary School, Oxnard, CA

 

“Anne Jenks has transformed her Title I School’s tech use with mobile devices and helped turn students from digital consumers into creators”

 

 

 

MAKING IT HAPPEN  

Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation and is coordinated by the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).GM_0.jpg

 

Gerald McMullin  | Coordinator, Assessment, Intervention, Instructional Technology, Castro Valley Unified School District

 


  • eileen.JPG

Eileen Walters | Contra Costa County Instructional Technology Specialist

Those winners marked with an ‘*’ above have been submitted for consideration to the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) for similar awards. ISTE will announce its winners at its annual conference in Philadelphia, PA June 28 through July 1, 2015.

 

CUE thanks these educational heroes and their nominators for inspiring us with their innovations, their creativity and their integration of technology into curriculum and the educational process. For more information, please go to www.cue.org/awards.

 

# # #

 

About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org



March 17, 2015
CUE Announces U.S. Secretary of Education and California Schools Chief to Speak at 2015 Conference

Walnut Creek, Calif., March 17, 2015 - CUE confirmed today the top education official at the U.S. Department of Education and the top education chief in the state of California will address attendees at the CUE 2015 Annual Conference. Pre-recorded remarks will be given by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan just prior to the General Keynote Presentation by Sugata Mitra at 8:00 am on Friday, March 20th. Secretary Duncan’s remarks will be broadcast via videostreaming and will be available on CUE’s live stream at cue.org/live. California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson will personally welcome Conference attendees on Thursday, March 19th at 4:30 pm at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Oasis 4, just prior to kick-off Keynote Speaker Jennie Magiera’s presentation.

 

CUE 2015 Annual Conference logo small.jpg

Teaching and learning powered by technology will be a theme of Secretary Duncan’s remarks, as will the role of CUE as a hub for teachers to share ideas, practices and resources. “Thanks to all of you at the CUE Conference,” Duncan said, “more teachers are equipped with the tools, resources and information they need to help students prepare for success in college, career and in life itself.”

 

Nearly 6,000 teachers and administrators are expected to attend the CUE Annual Conference from March 19-21 in Palm Springs, California. Of particular note will be the presence of the state’s top education chief, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, who will signal the kick-off on the opening day with his welcome to Conference attendees just prior to the opening keynote presentation from Jennie Magiera.

 

“We are thrilled to have U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson address attendees of the CUE 2015 Annual Conference,” said Mike Lawrence, CUE’s CEO, adding “to bring to our Conference the highest ranking education officials at the state and national level is an honor for us at CUE and highlights the significance of professional learning opportunities like the CUE Annual Conference – as well as the importance of teaching, technology and innovation in California and beyond.”

 

Torlakson, who has placed a top priority on making sure all students learn in a 21st century classroom equipped with a fast connection to the internet, said the conference will highlight technology in education. “This is a great opportunity for educators to share their success stories, but also to learn from others about how to use technology in the classroom to prepare students for college and 21st century careers,” he said.

 

In addition to remarks from Duncan and Torlakson, featured speakers at the CUE Annual Conference include keynote presentations from Sugata Mitra, TED Prize Winner and world-renowned educational researcher, Adam Bellow, founder of eduTecher & eduClipper, and Jennie Magiera, a Digital Learning Coordinator with Chicago Public Schools and a White House Champion of Change. Spotlight speakers at the Conference include Jon Corippo, Hall Davidson, Leslie Fisher,  Kathy Schrock, and Joy Zabala. All conference speaker sessions, detailed descriptions and times as well as in-depth bios on presenters, can be found on the CUE Guide at 2015.cue.org.

 

# # #

 

About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We strive to inspire innovative learners. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org

 

About the CUE Annual Conference
The CUE Annual Conference is the largest and oldest education technology conference in California and among the largest in the United States with more than 6,000 teachers and administrators attending annually. To register or for more information, visit www.cue2015.org. | #CUE15

 




March 12, 2015
CUE 2015 Student Showcase Highlights Student Projects and Two Bit Circus STEAM Carnival

Walnut Creek, CA, Thursday, March 12, 2015 -- CUE is once again proud to feature innovative student curricular projects from schools and districts at its Student Showcase, held in conjunction with the CUE 2015 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, March 19-21, 2015 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The showcase opens Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. with an overview, announcements and awards. Student presentations take place from 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 Two Bit Circus.jpg

In addition to the student projects, attendees will get to view and experience exhibits from the Two Bit Circus “STEAM Carnival.” This innovative and highly creative company blends theatrics and spectacle with science and technology to spark imaginations and foster solutions. As Jennifer Jordan, Chief Communications Wrangler states: “We created STEAM Carnival to show kids of all ages the fun and wondrous possibilities of STEAM disciplines. Our playful, high-tech approach ignites interest that drives student achievement, and we're happy to be part of the 2015 CUE Conference where technology and student-driven learning are showcased in an important way.”

 OCDE-LogoBlueNoTagline.gif

The Student Showcase has been a feature of the CUE conference since 2003, when it was produced by the California Department of Education. Over the years, the showcase has been presided over by State, County, and District Superintendents as well as local legislators. This year’s showcase is coordinated through a partnership with the Orange County Department of Education’s Instructional Services Division. Over the years, the showcase has featured the work of thousands of students from across the western United States. The showcase is open to the community at no charge. 

 

 

About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We strive to inspire innovative learners. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org

 

About Two Bit Circus

Two Bit Circus lives at the intersection of technology and spectacle. We engineer entertainment that is imaginative and interactive, blurring the line between physical and digital playgrounds to create a new world of social amusement. Based in Los Angeles, our interdisciplinary team of artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs develops spectacular productions with the goal to inspire, engage, and reinvent the way people play. | www.twobitcircus.com

 

March 5, 2015
Watch the CUE Board Candidate Interviews LIVE!

CUE Board of DirectorsCUE is proud to announce that all Board Candidate interviews will be live on YouTube this year! We'll also archive them for later viewing at CUEtube. Listen to Candidates Interviewed by Nominating Committee Member John Ittelson (all times PST):

 

Wednesday, March 4, 5:10pm - Suzanne Mitchell

RESCHEDULED Thursday, March 5, 2:10pm - Roger Wagner

Thursday, March 5, 3:10pm - Darryl Adams

Thursday, March 5, 4:10pm - Tim Green

Thursday, March 5, 5:10pm - Shannon Brown

 

Watch the archived interviews below!

March 3, 2015
Member Referendum on By-Laws Change

Keep Calm and Power OnAs educational technology flourishes and CUE's membership and programs increase, the experience and skills needed on its Board of Directors changes. At times, very specific legal or financial expertise is needed, a hard-to-represent group needs a voice, or a well-placed strategic partner could support CUE's next steps. Often, candidates with these qualities are not available through the organization's normal electoral process, or, if nominated, fail to be elected by a popular vote. Many times, these potential board members wouldn't even think to run for office. 


To address this issue, CUE's Board of Directors has proposed a solution employed by many nonprofit organizations: limited board appointment. Limited board appointment would allow the board to appoint only one board member (out of the three open seats every year) with the skills, perspective or expertise needed by the board. The other two seats would be still elected by current members as we do every year. 

In any given year, the board may opt not to appoint anyone, instead having the members elect all three open seats. It would depend entirely on the assessed needs of the organization and the best potential board members to support those needs. Under no circumstances and at no time would this proposed bylaws change allow less than two-thirds of the board being elected by the membership. If passed, the new bylaws would require that member-elected representatives would always have a super-majority of two-thirds of the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee of CUE are asking the members of CUE to vote for an upcoming referendum on the ballot to allow the Board the flexibility to strategically appoint up to one board member a year to support CUE's mission. If approved, this bylaws change would take effect in the 2016-2017 election cycle at the earliest. While we will be conducting the referendum on the same ballot used for the 2015 Board election, it will not have any impact on outcome of this year's election. 

Here's the proposed language of the bylaws change - these two sections are additions to our current bylaws:

6.2a Up to, but no more than, one-third of the authorized number of directors may be designated by the Board of Directors (collectively, the “Designated Directors”). The Designated Directors shall each hold a term of approximately three years. Upon expiration of the term of a Designated Director, the Board of Directors, as designator, may designate a successor Designated Director. The Board of Directors, as designator, shall select Designated Directors by an affirmative vote of at least a majority of the number of directors then in office. No Designated Director may serve more than two consecutive terms; provided, however, that an unexpired term of one (1) year or less shall not count as a term for the purpose of this limitation.

6.2b At least two-thirds of the authorized number of directors shall be elected by the members (collectively, the “Elected Directors”). Approximately one-third of the Elected Directors shall be elected each year for a term of approximately three years and shall serve until successors shall have been elected. All Elected Directors, with the exception of directors appointed as described in Section 6.12, shall be elected at a regular or special meeting of the members or by written ballot of the members. Each such Elected Director, including a director elected or appointed to fill a vacancy, shall hold office until expiration of the term for which elected and until a successor has been elected and qualified. No Elected Director may serve more than two consecutive terms; provided, however, that an unexpired term of one (1) year or less shall not count as a term for the purpose of this limitation.

Thank you for your consideration - the CUE Board will be available at the hub@CUE during the CUE 2015 Annual Conference to answer any questions you may have about the referendum and the proposed limited board appointment. We've also set up a discussions on the topic on CUE's Facebook, LinkedIn and G+ sites. Please join the conversation (and follow us!). 

February 27, 2015
CUE Announces 2015 Board Candidates

CUE Board of DirectorsWalnut Creek, CA – Feb. 27, 2015 – CUE is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2015 CUE Board of Directors election. Three seats are open with five eligible candidates. Every current CUE member as of March 18 may vote for up to three candidates. Voting will begin at midnight on March 21, 2015 and end on April 23, 2015 at 5:01 pm. Candidates will be introduced at the General Session Keynote at the organization’s Annual Conference in Palm Springs on March 20. Candidates will be available to speak with registered conference attendees on Friday and Saturday of the conference in the HUB@CUE, before the raffle.

 

The candidates for the 2015 election are at cue.org/election.

February 24, 2015
Zach Yeskel Will Deliver Keynote at CUE West Coast Summit Featuring Google for Education

Zach YaskelWalnut Creek, CA, February 24, 2015 -- CUE is excited to announce that Zach Yeskel will deliver this year’s keynote address at the CUE 2015 West Coast Summit featuring Google for Education. The Summit will be held in Palm Springs, March 21-22, 2015, immediately following CUE’s Annual Conference.


Zach Yeskel is the Product Manager for Google Classroom. In his eight years at Google, he has had the opportunity to work on Gmail, Google Photos, Google+, Search, and Google Reader and has come a long way from his start as a temporary contractor. Before joining Google, Zach taught math at Castlemont High School in Oakland, California.

CUE 2015 Conference attendees can add the West Coast Summit to their existing conference registration by logging into their CUE accounts online here. Nearly thirty sessions, all led by Google Certified Teachers or actual Googlers will be presented across the two-day event. View the schedule here:http://2015wc.giesummit.org/schedule.

Registration to the West Coast Summit Featuring Google for Education includes access to Adam Bellow’s Keynote titled Crossroads, which will take place Saturday, March 21 from 2:45 to 3:45 pm. We live and teach in a remarkable time. But it is not without problems. This session looks back at the past, present, and future of education with a lens on technology’s role on how we can help to bring education forward. The keynote will be quick-paced and filled with humor and engaging videos.

More info at: www.giesummit.org - #giewc

About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We strive to inspire innovative learners. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org

February 19, 2015
CUE Announces 2015 Annual Conference Spotlight Speakers - Jon Corippo, Hall Davidson, Leslie Fisher, Kathy Schrock and Joy Zabala

Walnut Creek, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015 -- CUE is excited to announce the Spotlight Speakers for its annual conference to be held March 19-21, 2015 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. All conference speaker sessions, detailed descriptions and times as well as in-depth bios on presenters, including those below, are listed on the CUE Guide.

 

Jon CorippoJon Corippo

Jon Corippo is currently known for being the Chief Instigator of the CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps as well as being an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher. Click here for full bio

 

  • With-it-ness: Becoming a Media Master for Classroom Engagement
  • Future Ready Schools: Key elements to get your LEA on the right track

  • Rock Star Lesson Design for Common Core and 1:1

 

Davidson headshot.jpg

Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee; he has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, superintendents, and consortiums from across the world. Click here for full bio

  • Tricorders of the Brave New World

  • You Must Do This!

 

Leslie FisherFisher Picture lo_res.jpg

After graduating from USC with a Business and Marketing degree in 1989 and a quick stint as a Trainer, Leslie joined Apple Computer in 1992. When the Internet took off in 1994, Leslie was one of the first Apple employees assigned to study Internet growth and implementation. Click here for full bio

  • Augment Your Reality

  • Tools You Can Use Tomorrow

 

Kathy SchrockSchrock

Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, a middle school, academic, museum, and a public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor at two universities and an independent educational technologist. Click here for full bio

  • The Common Thread: Weaving Information Literacy Skills to Engage Learners (part of the Information Literacy Summit)

  • Telling the Story: Lessons Learned from the Outside World

  • Utilizing Mobile Devices for Activator and Summarizer Strategies

  • Academy: Creating with the Chromebook (requires an additional fee to attend)

 

Joy ZabalaJon Corippo

Joy Zabala, Ed.D. is the Director of Technical Assistance at CAST and the National AEM Center. She is a frequent presenter on AT decision-making, implementation, and evaluation of effectiveness. Click here for full bio

  • The SETT Framework: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

  • EVERY Day is a High Stakes Day!

  • UDL, AT and AEM: Complementary Supports for the Achievement of ALL Students

  • Accessible Educational Materials in the IEP: What are They? Where do They Fit?

 

# # #

 

About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We strive to inspire innovative learners. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org

 

About the CUE Annual Conference

The CUE Annual Conference is the largest and oldest education technology conference in California and among the largest in the United States with more than 5,500 teachers and administrators attending annually. To register or for more information, visit www.cue2015.org. | #CUE15

January 27, 2015
Bigger Conferences, Bigger Challenges

In an effort to ensure the best possible experience for increasingly large events, CUE unveiled today several initiatives to enhance the conference experience for all attendees of CUE 2015 and future events.

more...