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May 3, 2016
CUE Debuts BOLD Symposium

Update: On pause for 2016,

COMING - Summer 2017

 

A Premiere Lesson Design Event for the West Coast

 

CUE is thrilled to announce its new Blended Online Lesson Design (BOLD) Symposium, taking place June 22- 23, 2016 at Burton Valley Elementary School, in Lafayette, California. Registration for the event begins at $199 for CUE members at www.cue.org/BOLD.

 

The event is a reboot of the eLearning Strategies Symposium, an event first launched four years ago. The BOLD Symposium was created to enhance both the skills and visions of District Office, County Level, and Site Level Administrators, TOSAs, Tech Coaches and classroom educators. The Symposium will present best practices for blended lesson design, learning platforms, and even physical learning spaces! The event will feature three unique strands: the Lesson Maker's Faire, the Classroom Simulator and the first-ever Classroom Cribs design showcase.

 

Twenty of CUE’s Lead Learners will be sharing their most innovative 1:1 and blended lessons in the CUE Lesson Maker’s Faire -- where attendees will have access to all the project-oriented and highly digital lesson plans via supporting web pages. This will be a valuable opportunity for districts and educators seeking to move their classrooms to the cloud and to leverage best practices in their districts, schools and classrooms.

 

All major learning platforms, including Apple, Google and Microsoft will be presenting their solutions in the Classroom Simulator sessions, allowing district personnel and innovative teachers to compare the best tools available in the context of a classroom experience. 

 

The Classroom Cribs design showcase, featuring equipment from HP, furniture from Bretford, and whiteboards from Diversitrack will feature two renowned educators -- Erin Klein (@kleinerin) and Ed Campos Jr (@EdCamposJr) -- who will redesign two REAL classrooms using additional video screens, flexible seating and classroom enhancements that will be affordable for any district to emulate. Erin Klein is a co-founder of ClassroomCribs.com, a web page that seeks to create learning environments that maximize student learning by escaping the classroom cliche of lined-up desks.

 

Longtime partner iNACOL will continue its support for the reinvented Symposium, with the organization’s COO, Bruce Friend, kicking off the June event.

 

For Symposium details and registration, visit www.cue.org/BOLD.  

 

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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

 



May 2, 2016
Dave Burgess to Keynote CUE 2016 Fall Conference

Educators will Learn to Teach Like a PIRATE

 

CUE is thrilled to announce that Dave Burgess will bring his innovative “Teach Like a PIRATE” presentation to the CUE 2016 Fall Conference, October 28-29 at American Canyon High School in Napa Valley.

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Dave Burgess will deliver the opening keynote on Friday, October 28 at 8:30 a.m. Burgess is the New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE and co-author of P Is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators. He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity. His message is dynamic and inspirational and has transformed classrooms and sparked an educational revolution.

 

Burgess received national recognition as the recipient of the 2014 BAMMY award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. He has also received honors in his own district in San Diego, California where he was recognized as Teacher of the Year, a Golden Apple recipient, and a faculty standout for 17 consecutive years in categories such as Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic.

 

Burgess’s keynote address will combine both magic and humor to illustrate how each educator can make school an amazing place that has students wanting to learn. The presentation is a one-of-a-kind experience of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy.

 

The CUE 2016 Fall Conference sells out quickly. 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. 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

 

April 23, 2016
CUE Board Election Results - "Class of 2016"

The 2016 CUE Board of Directors election ended Thursday, April 21 at 5:00pm. All candidate information, including their statements and an interview with CUE member John Ittelson, can be found online. 

The top three vote-getters are:

Kim Harrison

 

Kim Harrison

Affiliate Nominated: Capitol CUE (CapCUE)
Director of Technology
Washington Unified School District
Sacramento, CA

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Diane Main

 

Diane Main

Affiliate Nominated: Silicon Valley CUE (SVCUE)
Director of Learning, Innovation and Design
The Harker School
Campbell, CA

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Andrew Schwab

 

Andrew Schwab

Incumbent
Chief Technology Officer
Union School District
San Jose, CA

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All three candidates will begin their term on July 1. CUE thanks all five candidates for their willingness to serve. Six-year board veteran Kyle Brumbaugh and three-year board member David Malone will cycle off the board at this time. The three candidates will join continuing members: Jason Borgen, Ray Chavez, Tim Green, Suzanne Mitchell, Lainie Rowell, and Roger Wagner.

April 5, 2016
The Internet For All Now is the Current State and National Priority

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

Prepared by John Cradler, CUE Legislative Policy Consultant

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CUE 2016 Advocacy FoIMG_3418.jpgcus: A major CUE 2016 National Conference focus was on various initiatives and legislation related to connecting all schools and homes to the high-speed Internet. This was evidenced by: a presentation by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner, Jessica Rosenworcel, on home access to the Internet; State Superintendent Tom Torlakson’s opening speech referencing leaving no child off-line; the Legislative Advocacy Award given to Sunne McPeak for establishing the Internet for All Now initiative; a CTO Forum to inform Superintendent Torlakson on school district connectivity needs; and the focus of the Legislative Advocacy Session on Internet access related legislation. Even Closing Keynote Pearl Arredondo’s message included a plea for improved home access! The following summarizes the current Federal and State initiatives relating to the emphasis on Internet For All Now

 

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: In an address to the CUE 2016 National Conference attendees, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel focused on bridging the Homework Gap. She stated that, “Today, roughly seven in ten teachers assign homework that requires access to broadband. But FCC data suggest that as many as one in three households do not subscribe to broadband services at any speed—due to lack of affordability and lack of interest.” A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that more than half of teachers in low-income communities said that their students’ lack of access to online resources at home presented a major challenge to integrating technology into their teaching.

 

The Commissioner emphasized that the FCC-supported E-rate and Lifeline updates will help close the homework gap by promoting appropriate Lifeline-supported mobile devices with Wi-Fi functionality. She also discussed the new E-Rate 2.0, which supports more Wi-Fi connections in our libraries. She urged the FCC to go further by freeing up more of our airwaves for unlicensed spectrum use making additional Wi-Fi connectivity possible in more places which would help bring more broadband to low-income households with school-aged children. For more details and the full text of Commissioner Rosenworcel’s statements go to http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db0321/DOC-338474A1.pdf  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.



California EmergiIMG_8716.jpgng Technology Fund (CETF): At CUE 2016 National Conference, the Legislative Advocacy Award went to Sunne McPeak, President and CEO of CETF for her long-term and intensive efforts to help enable access to the high-speed Internet by all persons in all locations and by linking schools to homes. CUE is expanding its alliance with CETF to include collaboration on State and National policy and legislation Internet access to schools and homes. CETF is a non-profit corporation established pursuant to requirements from the California Public Utilities Commission for the purpose of providing leadership statewide to close the "Digital Divide" by accelerating the deployment and adoption of broadband to unserved and underserved communities and population and to advocate for Federal and State policies related to affordable Internet access. 

 

CETF is creator of the Internet for All Now campaign, and supports policy decisions and cross-sector collaborations that promote affordable broadband and digital literacy for low-income Americans.  CETF has filed comments at the FCC to extend the federal Lifeline Program to include broadband. CUE has joined CETF by signing on to the CETF statement to the FCC providing the reasons they should support Internet for All and Net Neutrality initiatives. For details about CETF go to http://www.cetfund.org.

 

State and Federal Internet-related Initiatives

 

1. Net Neutrality: On November 10, 2014, President Obama called on the FCC to take up the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality–the principle that says Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all Internet traffic equally. On February 26, 2015, The FCC voted in favor of a strong net neutrality rule to keep the Internet open and free. CETF initiated a campaign joined by CUE and many others urging the FCC to support Net Neutrality. For details and information about support from President Obama on this initiative go to https://www.whitehouse.gov/net-neutrality.

 

 

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2. Lifeline and Linkup Reform and Modernization: On January 31, 2012 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Lifeline Internet, a major expansion of the popular government’s free cell phone program. On March 31, 2016 the FCC approved expansion of Lifeline to include, 1) Establishment of an affordable high-speed Internet service plan for all low-income households offered by and through all broadband providers in the $10/month range, 2) Capitalization of an independent fund to support community-based organizations, schools and libraries to assist in enrolling eligible low-income households and participate in true public-private partnerships, and 3) Appointment of an oversight advisory body to ensure transparency and accountability with a broad base of stakeholders and community leaders knowledgeable about broadband adoption. A major provision of the updated Lifeline plan sets up a new entity, called the National Eligibility Verifier, to act as a neutral party to determine electronically which households are eligible for Lifeline. CUE has joined CETF to sign the letter of support for Lifeline sent to the FCC. For more details and updates go to: https://www.fcc.gov  and  http://www.cetfund.org/node/8789 .  

 

3. The Internet For All Now Act  (AB1758): by Assemblymember Mark Stone, 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. The CUE Advocacy Committee is watching this bill as it progresses.

 

 

4. Parent Bonilla.jpegEngagement Legislation: (AB 2680) related to parent student learning and engagement was just introduced by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla. 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. The CUE Legislative Advocate is working with CETF and Assemblymember Bonilla to add amendments to this bill related to the use of the Internet to connect homes of underserved students to the high-speed Internet.

 

 

Related CUE Advocacy Activities:

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CTO Forum: At CUE 2016 National Conference, the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA), the California Department of Education (CDE), and CUE co-sponsored a Forum facilitated by State Superintendent Tom Torlakson and his staff to obtain input regarding local and regional district need related to Data Privacy, Equity of Access, and Infrastructure Investment and to continue building stronger relationships and learn how CDE can better support districts in deploying technology that supports learning and improved student outcomes. The major objective of the Forum was for the CDE to learn from district leaders about challenge, concerns, opportunities, and specific actions CDE can take to support their work and advancing the deployment of technology. For more details on the results and recommendations from the CTO Forum connect to CETPA at: cetpa.net

 

Action on the California Educational Technology Blueprint:  In 2014, Superintendent Torlakson established a Task Force of educators (most of which were CUE members) to develop a California Educational Technology Blueprint with specific recommendations to be referred to by both the CDE and the State Legislature as possible actions to take. Time has passed since the Blueprint was prepared so a process was established for educators to update and prioritize the 19 recommendations. Participants in both the CTO Forum and the Legislative Advocacy presentation at CUE 2016 National Conference were asked to rank each of the items on a 5-point scale from Very Important to Can Wait for Now. As a CUE member reading this update, you can also rank the Blueprint items by going to https://goo.gl/Vyxc9A and entering your level of importance rankings. You can also estimate how soon each item should be implemented, from 6-months to 2-years, by going to https://goo.gl/QvhJkC.

 

Collaboration with ISTE Advocacy Efforts: ISTE Chief External Relations Officer, Craig Thibaudeau, traveled from the Washington DC ISTE Office to Palm Springs to participate in the CUE 2016 National Conference. Craig facilitated FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel  speaking at CUE 2016 National Conference. The CUE Legislative Consultant and Craig established some strategies for ISTE to support California efforts to help enable the new Federal ESSA funding to support the use of technology in education. Also, CUE signed the letter prepared by ISTE to urge Congress and the US Department of Education to include technology as one of the resources to be included in the emerging guidelines to states related to planning and allocating ESSA funds. For more information about the ISTE Advocacy information and program go to: www.iste.org/advocacy/take-action.

 

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Updating the CUE Legislative Advocacy Platform: The CUE Legislative Advocacy Committee has re-formatted the Legislative Advocacy Platform with icons to designate five major categories addressed in the Platform. We will be updating the Platform as new priorities emerge and others are determined by the Advocacy Committee to no longer be relevant. The Platform and much more about CUE Advocacy can be found at: www.cue.org/advocacy.

 

Continued updating on emerging legislation: The quarterly CUE publication, OnCUE, provides more details on specific bills and initiatives such as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Local Control Funding Formula (LCAP) and others. All issues of OnCUE are archived and accessible at www.cue.org/oncue/archive. Also, at each CUE conference, there is a session providing updates on legislation as well as an opportunity for you to interact with the Advocacy co-chairs and CUE Legislative Consultant. As new legislation and initiatives relevant to priorities stated in the CUE Platform emerge, CUE will review, monitor, take positions, and suggest amendments as needed.

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. If you have questions about specific legislation and policy related to Educational Technology contact the CUE Legislative Policy Consultant at: cradler@earthlink.net 

 

March 16, 2016
CUE to Honor Education Heroes at 2016 National Conference

Palm Springs, California – CUE will honor 16 outstanding Ed Tech professionals during its National Conference in Palm Springs, March 17-19, 2016. These individuals are being recognized for infusing curriculum with technology, for leading through innovation, and for continually finding creative ways to help students succeed. Detailed award descriptions and history can be found at: www.cue.org/awards.

 

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Platinum Disks are CUE's highest award, awarded rarely and in recognition of career-long contributions.

Burt Lo

Director II, Digital Curriculum

Stanislaus County Office of Education

Vivian Goldschmidt

Project Specialist

Orange County Department of Education

 

 

GOLD DISK

Robert Craven | Senior Director, Technology at Tustin Unified School District.

Lisa DeLapo | Asst. Director of Technology, Lafayette School District

Genevieve Kahlweiss | Third Grade Teacher/ Digital Coach, Saint Columban School, Diocese of Orange

Donna Levy | Principal, Clark County School District - Las Vegas, Nevada  

Matt Miller | National CUE Conference Volunteer Chair, Grace Miller Elementary, Bonita Unified

Sharon Sutton | Consultant, 21st Century Learning

 

TILL – TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING LEADERSHIP*

Gay Krause | Executive Director, Krause Center for Innovation  

 

LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR/LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY AWARDS*

Sunne McPeak | President and CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund

Mark Takano | Congressman for the 41st District of California, House of Representatives

 

OUTSTANDING EMERGING TEACHER*

Andrea Kamradt | Teacher, San Andreas High School, SBCUSD

 

OUTSTANDING TEACHER*

Margaret Agbowo-Onyewuenyi | Career Technical Education (CTE) Instructor, Berkeley Technology Academy, Berkeley Unified  

 

SITE LEADER OF THE YEAR

Amy Fadeji | Principal, Penngrove Elementary School, Petaluma City School District

ISTE’S MAKING IT HAPPEN  

Tim Landeck | Director of Technology Services, Pajaro Valley Unified School District

Christine Olmstead | Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, Orange County Department of Education

 

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 Denver, CO June 26 - 29, 2016. ISTE will also honor both of CUE’s Making IT Happen recipients at the event.

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 about the awards, please go to www.cue.org/awards.

 

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



March 10, 2016
CUE Rock Star Specialty Camps Debut MATH Edition

Walnut Creek, Calif., -- CUE is excited to announce its second specialty Rock Star Teacher camp -- this one devoted entirely to mathematics from 6th grade and up. Rediscover how awesome teaching math can be with session titles like Assessment for the Win, Math Talks and Problem Solving, Visual Patterns and Problem Solving, 360 Math Classrooms and much more! CUE’s first CUE Rock Star MATH Edition will take place at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, CA on May 14-15, 2016.


CUE Rock Star MATH Edition will bring an awareness to and explore the convergence happening between math instruction and technology. Great tools like Google Sheets, Desmos, Bootstrap World and many more available on the web are taking math “off the worksheet.” This two-day math event will work to change how instruction is delivered to create a classroom workflow that moves well beyond algorithms and worksheets.

 

Led by classroom leaders who are directly involved in changing math instruction in their own classrooms, attendees will be thrilled, entertained and inspired. The faculty for this event has world-class credentials: Fawn Nguyen, John Stevens, Matt Vaudrey, Ed Campos Jr and Michael Fenton are all Rock Star Math Instructors and will deliver rich sessions that are Common Core-Ready, digital, exciting and innovative.


 

To register for the CUE Rock Star MATH Camp or to see what other camps are offered, check out www.cue.org/rsmath and the CUE Rock Star Teacher site on www.cue.org for locations and dates.

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About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in inspiring 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



March 9, 2016
CUE Rock Star Specialty Camps Open with STEAM Edition

Walnut Creek, Calif., Wednesday, March 9, 2016 -- For the past seven summers, CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps have changed the way thousands of teachers engage their students. Now, CUE is set to bring that teaching to a new and deeper level by offering specialized camps that focus on a narrow group of subjects and skills. The first offering will be the CUE Rock Star STEAM Edition that will take place at Orcutt Academy High School in Orcutt, CA on April 9-10, 2016.

 

CUE Rock Star STEAM Edition will focus on the tools and pedagogy of the STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). As most STEAM sessions tend to be an add-on or an “outlier” session at a PD event, CUE built this two-day camp to dig deep into these core subjects.

 

The faculty for the CUE Rock Star STEAM Camp is world-class, featuring leaders like Chris Scott (Minecraft), Fawn Nguyen (Math), Ed Campos (Math), Henry Danielson (MakerSpace), Scott Spector (NGSS) and Julie Goo (STEAM coach) leading hands-on, classroom-tested models for teachers looking to advance their classroom practice, max out on SAMR and more.


 

 

To register for the CUE Rock Star STEAM Camp or see what other camps are offered, check out cue.org/rssteam and the CUE Rock Star Teacher site on www.cue.org for locations and dates.

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About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in inspiring 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



March 8, 2016
CUE Announces California Schools Chief to Speak at 2016 National Conference

Walnut Creek, Calif., March 8, 2016 -- CUE confirmed today that the top education chief in the state of California will address attendees at the CUE 2016 National Conference. Tom Torlakson will be attending the conference on Thursday, March 17 in the afternoon and then speaking Friday, March 18, at the General session. His remarks will begin at 8:00 am in Oasis 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center before the General Keynote address given by Hadi Partovi.

“We are thrilled to have California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson again address the attendees of the CUE National Conference,” said Mike Lawrence, CUE’s CEO. “When our conference can provide a platform for the highest ranking education official in the state, we at CUE are both honored and humbled as this visit underscores the importance of professional learning opportunities like the CUE National Conference – as well as the importance of teaching, technology and innovation in California.” 

Torlakson, who has placed a top priority on making sure all students learn in 21st century classrooms equipped with a fast connection to the internet, said the conference will highlight technology in education. “This is a great opportunity not only for educators to share their success stories, but also for educators 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 Torlakson, featured speakers at the National Conference include keynote presentations from Hadi Partovi, entrepreneur, investor, and co-founder of Code.org; Pearl Arredondo, principal of San Fernando Institute for Applied Media (SFiAM); and Brad Montague, who along with Robby Novak are co-creators of Kid President. Spotlight speakers at the Conference include Hall Davidson, Leslie Fisher, Lisa Highfill, Cindy Moss, Thomas Murray, Luis Perez and Joyce Valenza.

 

All conference speaker sessions, detailed descriptions and times as well as in-depth bios on presenters can be found on the CUE Guide at 2016.cue.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 nearly 7,000 teachers and administrators attending annually. To register or for more information, visit www.cue2016.org.



March 7, 2016
CUE Director of Academic Innovation, Jon Corippo, Named as One of NSBA’s “20 to Watch” Educators

Walnut Creek, CA., March 7, 2016 -- CUE announced today that Jon Corippo, CUE’s Director of Academic Innovation, is among the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) “20 to Watch” educators for the 2015-2016 school year. Corippo joins an elite group of 180 educators previously named to this top 20 list. Corippo and his fellow finalists will be honored during the CoSN Conference in Washington, DC on Monday, April 4 at a series of activities.

 

In 2009, while still in the classroom, Jon approached CUE with an idea for a new type of hands-on, participant-driven professional development. He called it "Teach Like a Rock Star Summer Camp." This idea eventually became the popular CUE Rock Star Teacher camps, which now impact more than 1,100 teachers -- and, in turn, impact more than 30,000 students -- per year across the United States.

 

“Jon is a passionate educator driven to inspire innovative learning in all students. As his nominator, I was thrilled that NSBA selected him, and I know that more amazing things will follow,” said CUE CEO Mike Lawrence, a former recipient of the recognition in 2011.

 

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The “20 to Watch” program honors educators who are passionate, capable, curious, and always thinking about the next technology innovation for education. The educators identified in the 2015-2016 search range from classroom teachers and technology directors to superintendents and association leaders from across the country. Submissions were reviewed by a national panel of educators comprised of previous “20 to Watch” recipients.

 

Jon Corippo shared, “It’s been an amazing first year at CUE, extending our Professional Learning to Admins and TOSAs at our new Rock Star Admin and TOSA Camps, developing the CUE STEAMpunk Mobile Tech Labs and Playgrounds, rolling out our new Rock Star Teacher Specialty Camps in STEAM and Math areas, and tripling the number of teachers we serve in less than 12 months. It’s truly a team effort, and this honor is a direct reflection of the hard work and ingenuity of the entire CUE team.”

 

The “20 to Watch” program was launched in 2006 during the 20th anniversary celebration of NSBA’s Technology and Learning Conference as a way to identify emerging leaders who have the potential to impact and shape the world of education technology for the next 20 years.

 

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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

 

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About NSBA

Working with and through our state associations, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. We believe education is a civil right necessary to the dignity and freedom of the American people, and all children should have equal access to an education that maximizes his or her individual potential. | www.nsba.org



March 2, 2016
FCC Commissioner to Speak at CUE 2016 National Conference

Walnut Creek, Calif., March 2, 2016 - CUE announced today that FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will address attendees at the 2016 National Conference, March 17-19, 2016 in Palm Springs, California.  She will give a special presentation titled “Closing the Homework Gap” on Thursday, March 17 from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. in Oasis 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. 

 

Commissioner Rosenworcel was nominated for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by President Obama, and on May 7, 2012 she was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. Commissioner Rosenworcel brings a decade and a half of public sector and private sector communications law experience to her position at the FCC. This experience has shaped her belief that in the 21st century, strong communications markets can foster economic growth and security, enhance digital age opportunity, and enrich our civic life.

As Ms. Rosenworcel is a national leader and authority on the power of broadband and technology to modernize education and expand opportunity, she will address how to tackle the “Homework Gap,” a situation which leaves students without sufficient broadband access at risk of being left behind in the digital age.

 

“We are honored to have Commissioner Rosenworcel speak to our attendees on such an timely issue,” said CUE CEO Mike Lawrence. He added, “For all that this conference represents -- innovative teaching solutions, advancements in technology resources, cultivating student success through new and exciting platforms -- all of that is rendered moot if students are without basic Internet access at home.”

Nearly 7,000 educators and administrators are expected to attend the CUE 2016 National Conference. Of particular note will be the presence of the state’s top education chief, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, who will attend the conference on Thursday and Friday to welcome attendees Friday morning.

 

In addition to remarks from Rosenworcel and Torlakson, featured speakers at the National Conference include keynote presentations from Hadi Partovi, entrepreneur, investor, and co-founder of Code.org; Pearl Arredondo, principal of San Fernando Institute for Applied Media (SFiAM); and Brad Montague, who along with Robby Novak are co-creators of Kid President. Spotlight speakers at the Conference include Hall Davidson, Leslie Fisher, Lisa Highfill, Cindy Moss, Tom Murray, Luis Perez, and Joyce Valenza.

 

All conference speaker sessions, detailed descriptions and times as well as in-depth bios on presenters can be found on the CUE Guide at 2016.cue.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