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June 25, 2015
CUE CEO Gives TED Talk, Heads to White House

 

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Walnut Creek, Calif., June 25, 2015 -- Mike Lawrence, CUE’s CEO was invited to present at TEDxUCIrvine for its 50th Anniversary celebration: Limitless -- 50 Years of Vitality. Speakers at the event included professors, students, lawyers, business professionals, and many others. Lawrence’s talk “Reclaim the Teachers’ Lounge” focused on how educators could transform the teachers’ lounge into a positive, collaborative environment that embraces the “Yes, and” philosophy of lifelong learning. He issued a challenge that “educators, community members and students #reclaimthelounge on their campuses around the world.” Watch his complete talk at youtube.com/tedxucirvine.


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In addition, Lawrence and CUE Director of Academic Innovation, Jon Corippo, head to the White House this week for a Future Ready Schools planning meeting. Corippo also brings his perspective as a past Future Ready honoree. 


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The meeting will bring CUE and other Coalition Partners together to allow collaboration on the program’s next phase while providing an opportunity to engage with senior administration officials including guests Roberto J. Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President, and Richard Culatta, Director of the Office of Educational Technology.


For more information about the Future Ready Schools initiative, visit the website at www.futurereadyschools.org.


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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 local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org


About Future Ready

Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. The effort provides districts with resources and support to ensure that local technology and digital learning plans align with instructional best practices, are implemented by highly trained teachers, and lead to personalized learning experiences for all students, particularly those from traditionally under-served communities. | www.futurereadyschools.org

June 23, 2015
CUE Selects Doug Robertson as Blog Editor and Social Media Champion

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CUE Selects Doug Robertson as Blog Editor and Social Media Champion

 

 

CUE is excited to announce that Doug Robertson, aka “The Weird Teacher,” will be joining CUE as its Social Media Champion and Blog Editor.

 

Robertson will be responsible for writing, soliciting and editing content for CUE, including the CUE Blog, social media assets, its Internet TV Show -- the Infinite Thinking Machine (ITM), and the “CUEtube” video channel. He also will work with the CEO, CUE Communications Committee, and the Director of Marketing on social media platforms, as well as future distribution channels with the goal being integrating all of CUE’s published content.

 

“I am thrilled that Doug has joined the team and look forward to the voices he brings into the conversation,” said Mike Lawrence, CUE’s CEO.

 

Robertson is best known for his books He’s The Weird Teacher, THE Teaching Text (You’re Welcome) and for The Weird Teacher's Classcast, a semi-regular YouTube series that deals with various educational topics. He is a frequent presenter at education conferences including ISTE, Southern Oregon EdTech Summit, and CUE Rock Star camps.

 

“I'm very excited to be the new @cueinc blog editor. Mine shall be a benevolent reign...mostly,” said Robertson, who will begin his new position in July. For more on Doug Robertson, please visit his website hestheweirdteacher.blogspot.com, follow him on twitter @TheWeirdTeacher, and look for his curation of blog.cue.org and everywhere CUE’s mission takes him.

 

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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 local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org

 

June 17, 2015
CUE Seeking OnCUE Journal Editor

CUE Seeking OnCUE Journal Editor

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Deadline to apply: July 2
Interviews: July 6-9  
(held via virtual online meeting software)
Start date: July 13

Title: OnCUE Journal Editor
Status: Consultant, initial 12 month term

Supervisor: CUE CEO,  (to transition to Director of Marketing in 2016)

Position Type: Virtual, must reside in Pacific Time Zone

To Apply: Send a resume/CV, at least two reference letters, link(s) to sample writing and letter of interest to: jobs@cue.org by July 2.


Position Summary

The OnCUE Journal Editor will coordinate and edit the quarterly OnCUE Journal, and the digital version of the journal, OnCUE+. They will also collaborate with CUE Blog Editor. They will solicit contributors and collaborators for the publication, review and edit their written and visual work, and write copy when needed.


Principal Tasks:

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  • Edit four issues of the OnCUE Journal/OnCUE+ (24-32 pages each) per year.

  • Collaborate with CUE staff to create an annual editorial calendar and adhere to these deadlines.

  • Plan and assign, including coordinating deadlines and assignments for freelance or contracted writers across all publications.

  • Work in collaboration with layout designer and CUE staff throughout all phases of production.

  • Edit and proof journal at all production phases, including approval of final proof from printer and on tablets.

  • Serve as an advisor to the CUE Communications Committee.

  • Coordinate and curate annual ‘best’ list to be featured in Spring issue annually.

  • Work with regular contributors to form an Editorial Board

  • Collaborate with CUE Blog Editor/Social Media Champion to integrate the publications, Infinite Thinking Machine, CUEtube and other CUE publications/productions.


Required Qualifications:

CUE is seeking someone who has their finger on the pulse of current trends, debates and future directions of education. They know who the thought leaders are and aren’t afraid to reach out to them. They should have 4-5 years experience in writing and editing educational publications.


The ideal candidate should have superior organizational skills, a professional demeanor and poise, fanatical attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and exemplary written, verbal and visual communication abilities. Strong familiarity with Office, email, calendar, collaborative, cloud-based office productivity document, spreadsheet and database solutions (specifically Mac OS, iOS, and Google) is required. Must be a resident of the Pacific Time Zone, possess a mobile phone, laptop and have access to a home office with Internet access.

 

Desired Qualities:

  • Basic photo editing skills

  • Basic understanding of Acrobat, InDesign, Drupal, Mag+ (or similar tools) and digital publishing

  • Flexible schedule.

  • Sense of humor.

 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should reference "OnCUE Journal Editor" in the subject line and send a resume/CV, at least two reference letters, link(s) to sample writing and letter of interest to jobs@cue.org by July 2, 2015. Ideal applicants are CUE members in good standing. Successful applicant will begin work the week of July 13. 

 

June 16, 2015
CUE Is Premier Partner in Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit



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CUE Is Premier Partner in Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit


CUE is proud to be a Premier Partner in the Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit to be held on June 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT. This exciting event will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air. The event will be free for all to attend and to watch the recordings.


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Keynote speakers and breakout sessions will be aligned to the Future Ready School's framework and will encourage school leaders and administrators to learn more about the initiative. Admin20.org is the online community- of-practice network for TICAL and the Summit. Networking and conversation will continue on that site as well as individual connecting between attendees and presenters.This is truly a collaborative event made possible by the leading organization and event partners.


For more information and to register, please go to http://www.futureready.education.  


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Future Ready highlights the critical role of district leaders in setting a vision and creating the environment where educators and students access the tools, content, and expertise necessary to thrive in a connected world. The Future Ready Pledge and Regional Summits are an important step to realizing the goals of the ConnectED Initiative announced by President Obama in 2013 to connect 99% of students to high speed Internet and empower teachers with the technology they need to transform teaching and learning. | www.futurereadyschools.org


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 local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org


 

June 11, 2015
CUE Announces 2015-2016 Board Officers

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CUE Announces 2015-2016 Board Officers

 

CUE is proud to announce its 2015-2016 Board officers. The new officers were elected at the June 3, 2015 board meeting, held at Skywalker Ranch at Big Rock. Officers for the 2015-2016 year are as follows:

 

President:                              Ray Chavez

Vice President/Treasurer:     Andrew Schwab

Secretary:                             Jason Borgen

Assistant Treasurer:              Suzanne Mitchell

Member-at-large:                  TBD in July

 

The rest of the nine-member board includes Kyle Brumbaugh, David Malone, Roger Wagner, Lainie Rowell, and Tim Green. The new board year begins July 1, and their annual retreat will be held July 22-24 in Irvine, California. CUE thanks departing board member Robert Craven for his six years of board service, the final three of which he served as president.

 

The call for Board of Directors’ nominations is open August through the third Thursday of December of each year. All submitted nominations are reviewed by the Nominations Committee, and candidates are approved by the CUE Board in January. An online ballot is made available to all current CUE members from the Saturday of the Annual Conference through the fifth Thursday following the National Conference. Election results are announced on Twitter and at cue.org.

 

For more information about nominating a CUE member to the CUE board of directors, check out cue.org/nomination.

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About the CUE Board of Directors

CUE is guided by a nine-member volunteer Board of Directors, one third of whom are elected by the membership each year. The board is made up of active or retired K12 educators, University and Higher-Ed professors, members of the educational IT community and representatives of Educational Technology businesses or other non-profit organizations.
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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 local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org



June 10, 2015
CUE Seeking Volunteer Leadership Coordinator

Now Hiring Job Description


Title: Volunteer Leadership Coordinator

Status: Part-Time Exempt (not subject to overtime)

Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer

Dates: June 21, Interview on June 30, Start on July 8


Position summary:  This exempt, salaried part-time position reports to the CEO. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: being a point of contact and support for organizational units within CUE, recognition programs and preparing reports. The organization units would include Affiliates, Associates and Learning Networks.


Qualifications: Must have a current, valid teaching credential, be a member of college faculty, or have requisite K-20 experience within the past 5 years. Past leadership within one or more affiliates and/or learning networks essential. School or district administration experience is a plus. Excellent computer skills; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to work effectively in high-stress environment during peak seasons.


Principal Tasks

  • Communication with the local affiliates (chapters) and learning networks (affinity groups).

  • Support the local affiliates and learning networks with items such as events, joint membership programs and other activities as they arise.

  • Assist with records, handbooks and databases for affiliates and learning networks.

  • Support Awards and Board Nominations submissions from these groups.

  • Serve as a staff liaison to the Affiliate and Learning Network Leadership Committee.

  • Coordinate with the Affiliate and Learning Network Leadership Committee and staff to plan the Leadership Development Institute.

  • Researches and prepares reports as assigned

  • Other duties as assigned.


Other Essential Functions: Regular and punctual attendance and dependability in meeting commitments and deadlines are essential functions of this position. Must be available and willing to work overtime when needed and on occasion, a flexible schedule. May be required to drive to event or member sites. Will be required to travel for CUE conferences, LDI and overnight time away. Sense of humor appreciated.


Physical and Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, including but not limited to: ability to sit for prolonged periods, operate a computer and telephone, work effectively when working in isolation, work effectively as a part of a virtual team and concentrate on a variety of details when faced with interruptions and changing work priorities. Specific physical abilities include: the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and occasionally is required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  

 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should reference "Leadership Development Coordinator" and send resume and letter of interest to jobs@cue.org by June 21, 2015. Interviews will take on June 30. The successful candidate will begin work on July 8. 

June 9, 2015
Super Symposium at Hearst Castle for 20 Deserving Superintendents Submit your Future Ready Ideas Now!



Super Symposium at Hearst Castle for 20 Deserving Superintendents

Submit your Future Ready Ideas Now!


CUE is partnering with California State Parks, Discovery Education and Future

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the sole purpose of sharing effective practices that have worked to get their districts Future Ready. Only 20 County/District Superintendents will be invited based on their submissions of the best, actionable ideas that can be shared worldwide. The 20 selected Superintendents will be video captured, and their individual work will be shared via CUE’s YouTube Channel.


The event will be held July 30-31, 2015 at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center, arranged through a special agreement with the California State Parks. July 30 will feature a gala evening reception on the grounds of Hearst Castle. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. on July 30 with keynote presentations and breakout sessions. The event concludes at 3:00 p.m. on July 31.


Selected Superintendents will need to cover only their individual travel expenses as all meals and on-site transportation will be provided by CUE and Discovery Education who are underwriting the additional costs of the event.


To take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, County/District Superintendents must apply by by June 22, and selected Superintendents will be notified by July 6. Complete the application at the link below before the June 22 deadline.


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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 local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org


June 3, 2015
California Student Media Festival Celebrates Student Creativity

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California Student Media Festival Celebrates Student Creativity


CUE, in conjunction with PBS SoCaL, is hosting the 49th Annual California Student Media Festival this Saturday, June 6. The festival, the nation’s oldest, is dedicated to honoring student achievement and highlighting student creativity through media.


The Student Media Festival exists to celebrate media and multimedia projects produced by California’s students and teachers — rewarding and acknowledging their successful classroom work. The Festival showcases what can be accomplished when talented students and dedicated teachers work together integrating media and multimedia into education.


“Media is among the most powerful learning tools, and the Festival provides a way to showcase learning in a fun and engaging way,“ said Mike Lawrence, the Festival’s Director.


Hall Davidson, the Festival’s emcee and former Director shared, “Every student knows that

somehow, somewhere, deep inside, he or she is a star. Students just need help discovering the moment. By tying the festival experience to learning, the festival makes the curriculum a path toward recognizing that inner stardom. The process works—and kids will work hard to be part of it.”


This year’s recipients will be honored from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm at the Harmony Gold Preview House on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. The event is free to attend and will air as a special on PBS SoCaL in September.


For a list of winners and for more information on the Festival, check out www.mediafestival.org. Submissions for next year’s Festival will open in January.


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About California Student Media Festival

The Festival strongly encourages project-based learning and meaningful student creations in media and multimedia and exists to acknowledge and reward successful classroom work.

The Festival believes that

  • students are capable of extremely high level work, beginning at very early grades

  • media and multimedia are excellent tools for students

  • video and multimedia should be integrated into the regular subject-area curriculum

  • rewarding exemplary work and good school programs encourages more of both. | www.mediafestival.org


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 local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org.

 


June 1, 2015
CUE Seeking Leading Edge Certification Program Coordinator

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CUE, fiscal sponsor for the Leading Edge Certification (LEC) program, is currently seeking an independent consultant to oversee the project as it enters its seventh year. The Program Coordinator will work 25-30 hours per month, July 1-June 30, 2016. Contract may be extended for up to two additional years, depending on continued funding of program. Compensation is competitive and negotiable. Consultant will report to the CUE CEO and is directed by the LEC Steering Committee. More information about the program.

Duties will include:

1. Regular communication with CUE staff on program progress.

2. Managing LEC workgroup activities, ensuring a productive and efficient curriculum development process.

3. Preparing regular reports for the LEC Steering Committee and CUE Board of Directors.

4. Monitoring and updating curriculum to coordinate the LEC educational certification program.

5. Working with developers to establish a tracking system for certificate holders.

6. Coordinating with CUE staff and consultants to organize training delivery.

7. Assisting program evaluators to produce quantitative evaluation data and case studies.

8. Assisting with marketing and press relations efforts.

9. Developing new approaches to better implement the LEC program such as digital badging, and other programs.

10. Working with stakeholders to establish district, county and state endorsements to encourage adoption.


Interested applicants should reference "LEC Coordinator" and send resume and letter of interest to jobs@cue.org by June 12, 2015. Interviews will take place the week of June 15. The successful candidate will begin work on July 1. 

June 1, 2015
Administrators Can Take Ultimate Hero’s Journey

 

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Administrators Can Take Ultimate Hero’s Journey

CUE Rock Star Admin Camps To Be Held at Skywalker Ranch at Big Rock and Soka University

 

CUE Rock Star Admin Hero's Journey Camps are purposely designed and focused on assisting administrators in leading the changes that are most pressing in K-12 education right now: deploying devices, changing classroom pedagogies, leading change, social media challenges and skills for leaders. CUE Rock Star Admin events are built so that there is one faculty member for every twenty attendees, and the events sell out at 80 attendees. This structure allows participants to get hands-on support and learn directly from knowledgeable educational leaders.

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WHO              Administrators (Principals, Curriculum Directors, CTOs and Superintendents) who

desire to lead their districts and sites in more agile and adaptable ways.

 

WHAT            A special camp for administrators only. The CUE Rock Star Admin Hero's

Journey is all about providing new, hands-on skills for administrators who desire to create a positive, disruptive process of change in their organizations.  We believe that constant change is here to stay, and the wise leader must master it. The venue, Skywalker Ranch at Big Rock, is world-class and will create an ideal mood for learning and collaboration.

 

WHEN           Skywalker Ranch: Nov. 19-21, 2015 (note: Sept. 24-26 dates are SOLD OUT)

Soka University: January (TBD)

       

WHERE         Skywalker Ranch at Big Rock

3838 Lucas Valley Road in Nicasio, California 94946

 

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1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

 

WHY              Administrators can learn about and share best practices in an effort to ensure

student success by using the most effective educational techniques, strategies and resources.

 

For additional information about the CUE Rock Star Admin Camps, visit CUE’s website here. For more information about the event, contact Jon Corippo, Director of Academic Innovation at 925-954-4816 or jcorippo@cue.org.

 

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