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September 22, 2016
CUE Announces Cathy Hunt Will Provide Closing Keynote at 2017 National Conference

Cathy HuntWalnut Creek, Calif., September 22, 2016 -- CUE is excited to announce that Cathy Hunt will be the Closing Keynote speaker for the CUE 2017 National Conference to be held March 15-18, in Palm Springs, California. Hunt’s keynote, The Art and Soul of Education, will be presented at an earlier time, 12:00 - 1:15 pm, on Saturday, March 18 in the Oasis 4 ballroom of the Palm Springs Convention Center.

 

With her irrepressible energy and dynamic presentation style, Cathy Hunt will provide educators with a new perspective on creative technology integration. As she states, "A redefinition of creativity is required for the contemporary student, but when we look beyond the buzzwords and catchphrases, what does ‘being creative' really mean? Have you considered that every moment in teaching is a creative act? Or that to be creative is to be fully human?” Hunt, a well-known advocate for the creative integration of technology in education, has developed ground-breaking programs for students around the world that combine hands-on, tactile, and collaborative ways of working with mobile devices.

 

As an award- winning educational consultant, presenter, author, and experienced Arts Educator at St. Hilda’s School on Australia’s Gold Coast, she has worked with tens of thousands of teachers globally to connect creative technology and cutting-edge pedagogical approaches with diverse learners. Hunt is probably best known for her work on iPadartroom.com, a home base for educators to engage with innovative ideas, resources, and technology for learning that combines paint and pixels.

 

Hunt is an Apple Distinguished Educator currently serving on the Advisory Board for the Asia-Pacific region. Recent accolades include the 2016 ISTE Mobile Learning Innovation Award, two Digital Innovation in Learning Award honourable mentions from Edsurge/Digital Promise, and 21st Century Learning International’s Teacher of the Year finalist. Cathy’s iBook, More iPad Art also won Best Non-Fiction and Best Reference title at the iBA Awards in Nashville, TN. Registration for the CUE 2017 National Conference is now open. For more information or to register, visit www.cue17.org.

 

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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 National Conference

The CUE National Conference is the largest 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.cue17.org | #cue17

September 13, 2016
CUE Seeking Up-Tempo & Tech-Savvy Professional Learning Assistant

Love technology?

Are you a details-oriented person?

Do you like working in a mission-driven environment?

CUE wants YOU!

Be the logistics person behind the edu-awesome CUE Professional Learning experiences...

 


Be Our Professional Learning Assistant!

  • Deadline to apply: September 30
  • Required Application Materials: CV/Resumé, (optional: letters of recommendation)
  • Position: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly (subject to overtime) 
  • Location: CUE's Walnut Creek Office
  • Interviews: October 3-14
  • Projected start date: November 7
  • Compensation: Nonprofit Competitive, including benefits package 
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Note:  The CUE PL Assistant serves in a non-instructional role.

 

Position summary: This non-exempt, hourly position supports all of CUE’s Professional Learning program activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: being an engaging, positive first point of contact for members, attendees, volunteers, lead learners and vendors for the CUE professional learning programs; providing a variety of skilled administrative and clerical duties directly related to CUE’s professional learning programs; supporting the CUE professional learning staff in all aspects of administrative duties with accounts payable/receivable, communicating with Independent Contractors, maintaining data, data entry and preparing reports.


Qualifications:  No educational experience is required. Minimum of AA required; excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, data entry, Google Drive; High proficiency in using office productivity (e.g.: Word, Filemaker, Excel, intermediate web editing, Gmail) software; skilled in database management; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to work effectively in high-stress environment during peak seasons.

 

Principal Tasks

  • Answering and dispatching the CUE Professional Learning (PL) phone line and email.
  • Assist and maintain with logistics and planning for the PL programs and partnered events such as but not limited to templates, calendars, evaluations, records, handbooks, online schedules, databases, catering, travel and scouting hotels.
  • Assist with PL consultants such as lead learners, volunteer faculty and event sites.
  • Assist with PL income and expenses such as check requests and invoices.
  • Process and maintain PL event registrations.
  • Order and keep an inventory of CUE PL materials, including shipping to events.
  • Prepare word processing, spreadsheet, and database projects.
  • Researches and prepares reports as assigned, including PL Partner metrics.
  • Assists with CUE National and Fall conference set-up onsite.
  • 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 especially before conferences. May be required to drive to client or vendor sites. Will be required to travel for National and Fall conferences and overnight time away.

 

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.


  • Deadline to apply: September 30
  • Required Application Materials: CV/Resumé, (optional: letters of recommendation)
  • Position: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly (subject to overtime) 
  • Location: CUE's Walnut Creek Office
  • Interviews: October 3-14
  • Projected start date: November 7
  • Compensation: Nonprofit Competitive, including benefits package

 

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September 7, 2016
CUE STEAMpunk Playground Will Be Part of CUE 2016 Fall Conference



 

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Walnut Creek, Calif., Wednesday, September7, 2016 -- After a successful launch in Palm Springs and a stop at ISTE 2016 in Denver, the CUE STEAMpunk playground will be part of the CUE 2016 Fall Conference, to be held October 28-29 at American Canyon High School in Napa Valley. Brought to you by CUE, with support from Apple, the CUE STEAMpunk playground will be open on Friday, October 28, only, and access to the space is included with registration. More info at fall.cue.org.

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The CUE STEAMpunk playground allows conference attendees to engage in hands-on sessions featuring tools like robots and flying drones, Minecraft, 3D printing, coding and programming as well as give-away, “quick start” lesson plans that work for all grade levels from Kindergarten through college. Attendees will learn alongside Apple Distinguished Educators and CUE STEAMpunks.

 

Jon Corippo, CUE Director of Academic Innovation, explains the draw of the playground: “Educators know the value of the STEAM subjects -- Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math -- but they seldom get to experience all the innovations and cool things that are available in these areas. Having a space for educators to get in and do some hands-on work alongside top STEAM leaders means that they will take that enthusiasm and knowledge back to their classrooms to inspire and reach their students.”

 

The CUE 2016 Fall Conference does sell out quickly. To find out more information or to register, visit www.fallcue.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 | #fallcue

 

 

August 24, 2016
CUE Announces George Couros Will Keynote 2017 National Conference

CUE is excited to announce that George Couros will be the General Session Keynote speaker for the CUE 2017 National Conference to be held March 15-18, in Palm Springs, California. 

 

george_couros_headshot_03.jpgGeorge Couros is a top educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school -- from Kindergarten through 12th grade --  as a teacher and technology facilitator and both a school and district administrator. He is the author of the book The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity. He speaks on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. Couros is also the creator of Connected Principals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.  

 

Although Couros is a leader in the area of educational innovation, his focus is always on developing leadership skills in people and knowing what is best for learners. His belief is that meaningful change happens when you connect to people’s hearts, and this is modelled in his writing and speaking. Gear up for his #CUE17 talk at The Principal of Change (georgecouros.ca) or follow him on Twitter (@gcouros).  

 

Couros will be speaking on Friday, March 17, during the General Session, which takes place from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. in Oasis 4 of the Palm Springs Convention Center. Following the Keynote, Couros will have a book signing from 10:00 - 11:00 am at the CUE Gear store. Registration for the CUE 2017 National Conference is now open. For more information or to register, visit www.cue17.org.

 

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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 National Conference

The CUE National Conference is the largest 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.cue17.org | #cue17

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August 11, 2016
CUE Announces Taylor Mali Will Keynote 2017 National Conference

CUE is excited to announce that Taylor Mali, the teacher-turned-poet will be the Welcome Session Keynote speaker for the CUE 2017 National Conference that will be held March 15-18, in Palm Springs, California. Mali will be speaking on Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Oasis 4 of the Palm Springs Convention Center.

 

Mali.jpgTaylor Mali is a former teacher who now makes his living as a professional poet. Through poetry, passion and perseverance, he wants to encourage 1,000 people to pursue teaching as a profession. He is considered the most successful poetry slam strategist of all time, having led six of his eight national poetry slam teams to the finals stage and having won the championship itself a record four times. A native of New York City, Mali was one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. He is a vocal advocate of teachers, having performed and presented for education professionals all over the world. 


His talks are described as the “inspiring, inventive, playful, musical, eloquent, and figurative words of one who has been in the trenches. Taylor Mali may not have all the answers all of the time, but at least he can make the questions rhyme.”

 

Registration for the National Conference is now open. For more information or to register, visit  www.cue17.org.

 

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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 National Conference

The CUE National 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.cue17.org | #cue17

 

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July 20, 2016
CUE CEO Heads to Beijing to Participate in UNESCO Project

Mike Lawrence, CUE’s CEO, will join other educational experts from around the world in China later this week to take part in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) project provisionally titled “Best Practices for School-Based Mobile Learning.” The worldwide initiative will take place in Beijing from July 25-27 where foundations will be laid for the two-and-a-half-year project. Lawrence was tapped to join the project because of CUE’s expertise providing professional development opportunities to educators in North America and elsewhere as well as CUE’s status as an Official Coalition Partner of Future Ready Schools. Lawrence will speak to the assemblage on the topic of “Future Ready Schools of the U.S.” 

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Many schools throughout the world are grappling with how to introduce mobile technology both effectively and seamlessly into their curriculum. Most are beginning from scratch as they work to integrate these devices. Teachers and school leaders often have only a vague sense of what constitutes best practices and are seldom aware of lessons that have been learned by other schools, especially those in other countries.

 

UNESCO is committed to “filling this knowledge gap by identifying, documenting and sharing practices that facilitate successful mobile learning in schools.” At the conclusion of the three-day event, information will be gathered, analyzed and eventually shared on a dedicated website as well as a dedicated publication that can be easily used by school leaders and teachers. As event organizers stated, “The overarching purpose of the project is to illuminate a nascent set of best practices for mobile learning at the school level with a focus on secondary schools, including technical and vocational schools.” More information on UNESCO’s Mobile Learning efforts can be found on their website: www.unesco.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

June 15, 2016
CUE 2016 Fall Conference Attendees Will Be Enthralled by a High School CEO and Walt Disney’s Innovative Legacy

CUE is thrilled to announce that Rachel Gardner, youth inventor and CEO, will be the keynote at the closing session at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference. Two educators from The Walt Disney Family Museum will also be featured within the conference closing session, to be held October 29 at American Canyon High School in Napa Valley.


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Rachel Gardner is a graduating high school senior from Austin, TX. This Fall, she will begin studying computer science and entrepreneurship at Stanford University while preparing for a career launched by her unique experience as the founding CEO of Chap Research. Gardner has been developing the program since age 15, when she was the team lead and programmer for the original project: a wireless robotics controller called the Chap Remote. Gardner is lead inventor on US Patent #9043031 for the ChapR, and led the manufacture, marketing and shipment of more than 150 units to FIRST Robotics teams around the world.

 

She then assigned her patent rights to Westlake High School and created Chap Research to give other students the same opportunities. Since its inception, the program has completed a total of 13 projects and published three research papers. 

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The closing session will also feature educators from The Walt Disney Family Museum, which is recognized nationally for its offering of STEAM curriculum and resources for teachers and students alike. The Walt Disney Family Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit museum located in the scenic San Francisco Presidio and offers educational experiences for students, educators, and adults. Katherine Coogan and Antonia Dapena-Tretter will highlight The museum’s most recent technology-based learning developments and will illustrate how simple technological tools in the classroom can increase problem-solving skills for students of all ages.

 

With special attention paid to the museum’s signature Multiplane Camera Classroom Kit, Coogan and Dapena-Tretter will demonstrate how Walt Disney’s 1937 innovation in animation introduced depth of field into movies such as Snow White (1937) and Pinocchio (1940). During this participatory part of the closing session, select volunteers from the audience will help bring characters and backgrounds to life when invited on stage to try stop-motion animation first-hand.

 

The CUE 2016 Fall Conference is two days of learning spread across October 28-29, 2016 and sells out quickly. To find out more information or to register, visit  http://cue.org/fall.

 

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About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. As a nonprofit educational organization, 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

 




May 25, 2016
CUE Student-Powered Showcase to Debut at CUE 2016 Fall Conference

 

CUE is thrilled to announce that the CUE Student-Powered Showcase will be part of the CUE 2016 Fall Conference, to be held October 28-29 at American Canyon High School in Napa Valley. This addition marks the return of having students featured in the Fall Conference lineup.

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Since 2003, the Student Technology Showcase has been a much anticipated part of CUE’s national conference in Palm Springs. The Showcase was originally sponsored by the California Department of Education and supported by California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) and featured student technology-integrated projects that aligned with California state standards.

 

With the introduction of the Common Core State Standards and the focus on STEAM and the Maker Movement, CUE aligned the 2016 Showcase to reflect how students are learning by doing. The CUE Student-Powered Showcase (SPS) will invite conference attendees to participate actively with students in creating, problem solving, and learning. Attendees might collaborate with students on a robotics or 3D-printing project, or they might get down on the floor to figure out how a Sphero works. The SPS will be guided by a Task Force of innovative CUE members and is produced in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education.

 

The CUE SPS takes place on Saturday, October, 29, 2016 in the Cafeteria at American Canyon High School.

 

The CUE 2016 Fall Conference sells out quickly. To find out more information or to register, visit  http://cue.org/fall.

 

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About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. As a nonprofit educational organization, 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

May 17, 2016
Skywalker Ranch to Host Second Annual CUE Super Symposium

25 Innovative Superintendents To Share Their Future Ready Ideas

 

For a second year, CUE producing a symposium exclusively for circle.pngsuperintendents to share practices that have been effective in transforming their districts to become Future Ready. The CUE Super Symposium is a forum of forward-thinking education leaders who gather over Summer break to share their best and most innovative practices. Only 25 County/District Superintendents primarily from California and Nevada will be invited to attend based on their application, of the best, actionable ideas that can be shared worldwide. As a National Future Ready Coalition Partner, CUE is well-positioned to offer support to these catalyzing education leaders.


The 2016 CUE Super Symposium will be held July 21-22, 2016 at the pastoral Skywalker Ranch at Big Rock. Over the course of two days, the superintendents will share their successes, innovations, issues, and ideas during dynamic sessions and reflective conversations overlooking the Marin County hills. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. on July 21 with keynote presentations and breakout sessions. The evening of July 21 will include a formal dinner, and the event concludes at 3:00 p.m. on July 22.

 

The inaugural 2015 event was held at the world-famous Hearst Castle, with nearly 20 Future Ready leaders in attendance. Each of the superintendents shared best practices in short, insightful presentations that were filmed and shared online.

 

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

 

Interested superintendents may apply for the CUE Super Symposium by submitting their application and link to their videos at cue.org/supersymposium. The 25 selected Superintendents’ presentations will be recorded on site and shared via CUE’s YouTube Channel.

 

Submissions are now being accepted and are due by May 22. Selected Superintendents will be notified by June 1. www.cue.org/supersymposium

 

 

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About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. As a nonprofit educational organization, 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



May 6, 2016
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Moving Towards Implementation

Legislative Update for CUE Members - May 2016 | more leg updates

Prepared by John Cradler, CUE Legislative Policy Consultant

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Federal Update:

 

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) moving towards implementation

 

President Obama signed the new ESSA in December 2015 bringing an end to No Child Left Behind's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and high quality teacher standards, as well as federal penalties for failing schools, replacing them with state-driven standards and accountability systems and greater local control over K-12 education. ESSA also established a new program that can support technology purchases and technology professional development, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program. For details on SSAEG program read the ISTE ESSA Whitepaper:

 

Now that ESSA is approved by the Congress and signed by the President, the U.S Department of Education (ED) develops specific rules, interpretations, and related guidelines with specific instructions on how to plan and implement ESSA at the State and District levels. The ED conducted meetings in

Washington, D.C. to obtain input from education leaders to help them formulate the guidelines for States and Districts.

 

CUE provides input to ED on ESSA implementation: The Executive Director of Future Ready, Sara Hall and the ED Director of Educational Technology, Joseph South invited CUE along with national associations to include ISTE, CoSN, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSO), NEA, NSBA, State Educational Technology Directors (SETDA), and others to provide input to the preparation of the ESSA guidance documents which would include developing and coordinating State ESSA plans, district planning for ESSA, accountability process, and more. John Cradler, CUE Legislation and Policy Consultant represented CUE at the meeting on April 26th, which addressed: 1) aspects of the state’s role in implementation of ESSA, 2) definitions of ESSA terms to include: digital learning, personalized learning, blended learning and openly-licensed educational resources, 3) language in Title IVA that would be helpful to clarify, 4) others areas in ESSA Title IVA that should be highlighted, and 5) provide illustrative examples suggested State and District guidance. It was predicted by the ED that final guidance to States would be ready by September 2016. CUE COO/CFO Marisol Valles also represented CUE at a special hearing on ESSA with Secretary King on May 10.

 

ESSA does not guarantee more technology without local action: It is important for educators to know that while it is possible to use ESSA/SSAEG funding for educational technology and related professional development, the State and especially the district ESSA plans must include line items and budget to actually use these funds for educational technology. Educators must take the initiative to participate on local committees and influence their district leadership to make technology a priority for use of State and district ESSA funding. There will usually be other local priorities that will compete with educational technology. This is also the case for allocating State LCFF funding for technology by incorporating educational technology objectives and activities into the LCAP. This has been discussed in prior CUE Legislative Updates and emphasized in CUE Advocacy Sessions. It is anticipated that CUE will be producing guidelines and examples for educators to use for leveraging both ESSA and LCFF funding for technology.

 

The Internet Lifeline Program and closing the Homework Gap:

On March 31, the FCC voted 3-to-2 to expand the Lifeline program, which currently subsidizes telephone access for low-income Americans. Commissioner Rosenworcel was one of three of the five FCC Commissioners to vote “yes” on the expansion. This was considered a major breakthrough and was strongly supported by CUE, (see the last Update at www.cue.org/legupdate_4_16).

 

New legislation threatens FCC ruling and authority: H.R. 2666 (The No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act) passed the U.S. House 241-173 on April 15. It now heads to the U.S. Senate. The measure could:  1) Strip the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of authority to investigate consumer complaints about schemes used by big Cable/Internet companies to price-gouge consumers (data caps, overage fees, etc.), 2) Undermine historic net neutrality consumer protections that give the FCC the authority to defend Internet customers against unjust or unreasonable prices and business practices, 3) effectively strip the FCC of its ability to act on consumer complaints and protect Internet customers from price gouging and threats to net neutrality. CUE will oppose H.R. 2666 along with CETF, ISTE, and other entities that support expanded access to, and use of the Internet.

 

State Update

 

AB 1758, Stone, The Internet For All Now Act:  introduced in February 2016, sets a goal of 90% of all households online by 2023 and authorizes funding to assist low-income households get online so that our most disadvantaged residents can be included in the Digital Economy. This bill is now referred to as the Internet For All Act of 2016. Status: This bill died due to significant opposition from various industries who suggested that the bill went too far and extended Internet access more than was necessary.

 

AB 2680, Bonilla, Parent Engagement: This bill would fund locally developed plans submitted by school districts and county offices of education that offer potentially effective strategies for training parents and families of children birth to age 18 to become actively engaged in the education of their children. Requires LEAs that elect to receive funding for these purposes to notify the SPI no later than June 1, 2017 of their intent to participate. Requires adopted plans be posted on the LEA's website. Provides that the funds approved for these purposes will count toward Proposition 98. Amendments taken will:1) Include a focus on parent involvement activities that are more strongly associated with increased student achievement and to eliminate duplicative provisions, and 2) Clarify the allocation of funds will be distributed on the basis of an equal amount per average daily attendance among participating LEAs. Status: Referred to Assembly Appropriations Suspense file on 4/27/16.

 

AB 2329, Bonilla, Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan: This bill Establishes a computer science strategic implementation advisory board to develop a K-12 computer science strategic implementation plan. Amendments taken will: 1) Delay the board's establishment until July 1, 2017, 2) Delete the requirement that a CDE representative sit on the board, 3) Require that the SPI appoint a student representative to the board, 4) Authorize the advisory board to report on any other barriers LEAs face regarding computer science education. The bill requires the advisory board to make recommendations in increasing the participation from students traditionally and currently underrepresented in computer science education and professions. Status: Referred to Assembly Appropriations Suspense file on 4/20/16.

 

Local Control Funding vs. Categorical Funding: Focus for State Ed. Technology funding remains at the local level with LCFF being the major source of funding for Educational Technology. The Governor and the State Board of Education continue to be very committed to not funding any new categorical programs and continue block-granting all education funding directly to districts in order to maximize local control and decision-making. For this reason, there have not been opportunities to pursue State legislation that would set aside funds for any specific educational technology programs or projects. However, CUE intends to help districts with ideas and strategies for incorporating technology into the LCAP as a way to fund educational technology.

 

Input to prioritize Ed Tech Blueprint and the CUE Advocacy Platform topics: The CDE has not yet provided the data from the ranking of the Blueprint items by participants in the CTO Forum. We are gathering input from the Advocacy Committee to re-prioritize the CUE Advocacy Platform topics. We will report these results as they become available.

 

We will provide updates on these bills and initiatives as they are amended or passed as well as suggestions on how to support specific items and any legislation relevant to the CUE Advocacy Platform. If you have questions about legislation and policy related to Educational Technology contact the CUE Legislative Policy Consultant at: cradler@earthlink.net