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December 14, 2012
Board Nomination Deadline EXTENDED

BODThe CUE Nominating Committee has voted to extend the deadline for accepting nominations for the 2013 CUE Board of Directors. Please review the requirements and submit your nomination by Dec. 20 at 11:59pm!



December 7, 2012
Educators to Receive Awards at eLearning Strategies Symposium

eLearning SymposiumCosta Mesa, Calif., December 7, 2012 — Today, Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc. and the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) will recognize Renee Citlau and Dr. Theresa Rouse for their work in the field of eLearning. The awards will be given at the inaugural eLearning Strategies Symposium, a new conference dedicated to highlighting and exploring effective strategies for online and blended education.

Renee Citlau is honored as the 2012 Online Teacher of the Year. This award is given to an online teacher who has made a significant or noteworthy contribution to eLearning in an online or blended setting. Ms. Citlau is working currently in the Anaheim Union High School District and was responsible for creating the district’s first online class in 2007. She teaches on line and in a traditional classroom and is highly effective in both. Ms. Citlau is also a Leading Edge Certification trainer through the Orange County Department of Education, training and supporting teachers in all aspects of online and blended teaching.

Dr. Theresa Rouse is honored as the 2012 eLearning Advocate. This award is presented to an individual or organization that has contributed significantly to promoting, advocating or implementing eLearning at the school, district, county or state level. Dr. Rouse is superintendent of the King City Union School District and formerly was Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. She worked on creating a framework for districts that addresses the online learning landscape, making sure that online courses are rigorous, that online course standards are in place, and that work in this area is supported. Dr. Rouse worked with other county offices of education curriculum and instruction to develop a regional online learning consortium, which resulted in the foundation of the new CLRN-UC collaboration. Dr. Rouse has a vision for education that includes using online, non-traditional or even emerging technology solutions to solve traditional problems. She understands the very core of eLearning advocacy and often says, “it isn’t about technology. It’s about opportunities and access.”

"As online and blended learning continues to evolve, California needs innovative teachers and education leaders who advocate for quality online instruction and learning opportunities for all students,” said Chris Bell, chair of the conference awards committee. "We're excited to recognize two of California's eLearning leaders for their contributions during our inaugural event. We're especially pleased that Ms.Citlau will go on to become the CUE/CLRN nominee for the National Online Teacher of the Year (NOTY) award sponsored by the International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).”

The honorees will receive their awards during the opening keynote and luncheon at today’s event, to be held at the Costa Mesa Hilton starting at 11:30 am. Nominations for the 2nd annual eLearning Strategies Symposium Awards will open in 2013, and the awards will be presented at next year’s event, currently slated for Dec. 6-7, 2013 at the same venue. More information can be found at www.elearns.org.

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CONTACT: Brian Bridges                            
Director, California Learning Resource Network (CLRN)          
209-238-1420, bbridges@clrn.org                      

Mike Lawrence
Executive Director, CUE   

925-478-3460, mlawrence@cue.org 

December 5, 2012
Infinite Thinking Machine Nominated for an Edublog Award as Best Podcast Series!

edublog awards

Edublogs included Infinite Thinking Machine among the nominees for the Best Podcast Series. 


VOTING is open until 11:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time on
Sunday, December the 9th!


November 29, 2012
CUE Board Nominations DUE Dec. 13 - Nominate Someone Today!

Visit the Board Nomination page for more information!

 Board of Directors

The nomination process is simple. CUE members can be nominated in either of two ways:

  • By your affiliate (a letter of nomination is required from your CUE affiliate's President).
  • By five current members of CUE (each must write a separate letter of nomination).


Nominees must complete their nominations by submitting all of the following:

  • A "letter of intent" which indicates a willingness to serve and include your contact information;
  • A 250-word statement which supports your candidacy (this statement will be used in the ballot sent to members);
  • A 50-100 word bio.
  • A digital print quality color photograph (hi-res digital version required).


More info

November 27, 2012
Digital Educator Certification Launched

LECLeading Edge Certification, an alliance of nonprofits of which CUE is a founding member, posted the following announcement today:


 -- Focus on Pedagogy and Technology-Rich Learning Opportunities  --

Calling All Classroom Teachers For

LEC’s Next Certification: The Digital Educator


WALNUT CREEK, CA (November 27, 2012) – Leading Edge Certification (LEC), a national Alliance of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies, today announced that Digital Educator will be the next certification program to be developed.  Leading Edge Certification for the Digital Educator is currently being developed under the leadership of Burt Lo, Chair. A pilot program is planned for early 2013, and the final certification program will be available in July 2013.


Full release

October 30, 2012
CUE Selects Alice Keeler as Professional Development Assistant

Walnut Creek, Calif., October 30, 2012 -- Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc. announced Friday at its Annual Fall CUE Conference that Alice Keeler will join CUE as part of its professional development team in November.

Alice Keeler will be in charge of specific programs within the professional development arm of CUE, called CUEtoYOU, which has been growing rapidly over the past few years. “I am really excited to have Alice on board,” said Danny Silva, CUE’s professional development coordinator. “She has been instrumental in heading up our new Advanced Studies Certificate program, and now several key projects will be under her direct supervision, which will make things easier for those members looking to increase their knowledge in all areas of technology and professional growth.”

Alice KeelerIn addition to overseeing the Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate program, Alice will be working on the YouTube curation project, amassing and organizing hundreds of videos into useable resources for members, as well as maintaining her role as a Lead Learner at CUEtoYOU events. She will also help develop and produce new workshops and programs.

“I am excited to be a part of the CUE team who are doing wonderful things that help educators impact student learning,” added Mrs. Keeler, who will begin her work on Nov. 14. For more on Alice Keeler, please visit her website at www.alicekeeler.com.

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October 20, 2012
NEW! CUE Blog post: Fall CUE Conference: Survival Guide Top 8 Tips

Going to Fall CUE? Be sure to check out the latest post to be fully prepared!


Read the post

September 25, 2012
CUE Announces Education Technology Professional Development Blog

Computer-Using Educators (CUE, Inc.) announces the addition of their blog to its suite of Educational Technology Professional Development tools.

Walnut Creek, CA - CUE, known for their innovation in sharing technology with teachers, educators and students, “follows their own lessons” by utilizing this knowledge to educate, stimulate and engage the educational community in ongoing professional development.

The CUE Blog is the newest addition to the educational technology professional development suite. The blog, found at http://blog.cue.org is intended as a lively platform for guest bloggers, staff and members to interact with more in-depth, indexed and permanent content. While social media platforms tend to be “live” for relatively brief periods, the CUE Blog content will be permanently available and searchable.

In addition to the new blog, CUE has a dynamic Twitter community (http://twitter.com/cueinc), a growing and engaged Facebook page (http://facebook.com/cueinc) and its own iPhone and Android apps for its quarterly members-only publication OnCUE Journal (http://www.cue.org/oncue), and digital version, OnCUE+. OnCUE has become a focal point for guest educators to share their successes and innovations.

CUE is committed to advancing Ed Tech Professional Development for teachers and educators. CUE’s new vibrant blogging platform will help advance this cause by creating a central resource center that highlights the best of CUE’s educational resources.


About Computer-Using Educators, (CUE, Inc.)
Education Technology 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.

Contact: Dana DuRee
Programs & Marketing Coordinator, CUE

925-478-3459, dduree@cue.org

September 10, 2012
Deadline Extended! CUE Seeking Grant Writer/Development Coordinator

Now Hiring!CUE is currently seeking an independent consultant to oversee grant writing and development for the organization. The position will require 12-15 hours per month depending on grant opportunities, October 1 - March 1, 2013. Contract may be extended depending on success of grant development efforts. Compensation is competitive and negotiable. Consultant will report to the CUE Executive Director.

Duties will include:

  1. Research grant opportunities related to several core CUE programs, including: Common Sense Media PD, Infinite Thinking Machine, Leading Edge Certification, Digital Publications, educational outreach and more.
  2. Work with CUE staff and volunteers to lead grant writing efforts.
  3. Assist in initial program and funding setup for successful grants.
  4. Assist in evaluation of funded programs.
  5. Produce quarterly report on activities.


Successful candidates should have expertise in:

  1. Grant development
  2. Educational trends
  3. Non-profit funding
  4. Social media and educational technology
  5. Writing, editing and data analysis 

Interested applicants should reference "Grant Writer/Developer" and send a resume/CV, reference letters and letter of interest to jobs@cue.org by Sept. 21, 2012. Successful applicant will begin work the week of Oct. 1. 

September 5, 2012
Susan Patrick to Deliver Closing Keynote at Inaugural eLearning Event

Walnut Creek, September 5, 2012 — Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc. and the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) are proud to announce that Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL (the International Association for K-12 Online Learning) will be delivering the closing address at the eLearning Strategies Symposium to take place December 7-8, 2012 in Costa Mesa, California.

eLearning SymposiumMs. Patrick will cap off the two-day event on Saturday, December 8 by speaking on the topic of Next Generation Learning & Competency Education: A Vision Toward the Future. Her talk will focus on the national and international efforts underway to change education and to use next-generation learning models, including competency-based learning. She will offer guidance and recommendations for prioritizing actions to accelerate the transformation of the nation’s K-12 educational system.  

“We are honored to have Susan as our closing speaker for this event,” said Brian Bridges, Director of CLRN. “Her work in the area of online and blended learning has been tremendous. She is a leader in competency-based learning, and our attendees will be amazed at both the breadth and depth of her knowledge as well as the hope and vision she brings for the future of education.”

The symposium will open Friday, December 7, 2012 featuring a panel keynote of online and blended learning leaders from across California who will share best practices, lessons learned and perhaps how the future of elearning will develop. Friday and Saturday sessions are filling up, so register now as organizers may need to close registration before the published deadline.

Early-bird registration, just $159, has been extended until October 24th. Regular registration, from October 25th until November 30, is $215. On-site registration, available only if space allows, will be $299. Register at http://elearns.org.

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About CLRN

CLRN provides educators with a "one-stop" resource to select online courses aligned to content standards and iNACOL’s Standards for Quality Online Courses. | www.clrn.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

About iNACOL
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning, is a non-profit organization that facilitates collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning. More at www.inacol.org. For more on Susan Patrick, visit www.inacol.org/about/president.php