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CUE Learning Tours

Learning Tours are one-day professional development opportunities that focus on just one of the innovative, relevant or hot topics in education. During a two- or three-day “tour,” the topic is repeated on back-to-back days so that everyone in the tour’s particular state gets a chance to attend a session. All Learning Tours will start in one local region of a state and move to one or two other regions over the course of two to three days.

The idea is to offer the same professional development opportunity to as many participants as want to attend. Because it’s a one-day, localized training, the overall costs will be lower than when traveling to a full conference event. Because each session is focused on one topic, the participants can gain a greater and more thorough understanding of that topic and then quickly implement that knowledge in their classrooms.  


CUE Learning Tours Presents: 

The Digital Classroom: Preparing Your Students for Success 

In partnership with Common Sense Media

Teaching students skills to be safe, responsible, and respectful digital citizens…we all know it’s important. But where do you start? What are some tips, tricks, and best practices? This CUE Learning Tour will introduce you to the essential skills students need for a successful digital classroom. You’ll learn about Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum. The curriculum was developed in partnership with Howard Gardner and the Good Play Project at Harvard, and offers authentic learning experiences with powerful videos for students to explore digital ethics. Join Common Sense Media Certified Trainers from CUE to learn about the following topics:

  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy and Security
  • Digital Footprint and Reputation
  • Self-Image and Identity
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Cyberbullying
  • Information Literacy
  • Creative Credit and Copyright


This will be a hands-on workshop involving discussion, sampling lesson plans and activities, and watching examples of digital citizenship lessons in action from classrooms around the country. You will also learn about how to engage parents to build a positive school community around digital citizenship. 

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to dig into Common Sense Media’s free resources.

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization based on San Francisco, is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.


When: May 18, 2013 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where: Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 in the San Jose Area

Register today: $99* includes a light breakfast and lunch. 

*$99 for CUE members - $139 for non-CUE members (includes CUE membership)



Missed a past CUE Learning Tour Topic or do you just want to bring the great information back to your school. Request a CUEtoYOU workshop today: cue.org/request


Past CUE Learning Tours:

The Common Core Learning Tour


Standards aren’t boring anymore! Technology and Common Core Standards work seamlessly together and CUE is here to support your journey in learning about the Standards and the role that technology plays in them. Whether you are a Common Core newbie or a pro, the CUE Learning Tour will help you in your journey as we get to the CORE of educational technology and explore how it will enhance your curriculum and instruction. This isn’t just about the tools; we will show you how to integrate technology and as a result, increase collaboration and curricular rigor just like the new standards expect. And more than that, we’re going to have fun learning it along the way! 

Be sure to bring your laptop to take part in the hands on learning. But leave your snacks at home because lunch and light breakfast will be provided.

This will be a highly-participatory workshop. This is not the traditional “sit & get” event, so come ready to dive right into the discussions, help create the agenda, and share your stories.


Hosted by Santa Cruz County Office of Education on September 28 and Orange County Department of Education on September 29.


Common Core Learning Tour Hosts

Common Core Learning Tour Flyer 

Administartors, want a to get a jump start on the Common Core Learning Tour? Join ACSA and TICAL on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 4-5 PM PDT for "Common Core? Ready, Set, Lead!" to discuss the importance of technology learning and leadership in the Common Core State Standards.  Learn more andregister today!


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The Flipped Learning Tour

by CUE and the Flipped Learning Network


Ready to learn more about flipped learning, come and join us for this exciting opportunity with a keynote and training by Jon Bergmann, one of the fathers of flipped learning and advisor for Ted-Ed. You will get six hours of professional development from some of the top educators using the flipped learning model. Be sure to bring your laptop to take part in the hands on learning.

What is Flipped Learning? 
Flipped learning happens when the teacher’s lecture is delivered outside of the traditional class time, via a video students view on their own. Class time is used for active problem solving by students and one-to-one or small group tutoring with the teacher. Students can watch the short lectures as many times as they wish to grasp the content and then come to class ready to jump into the lesson, answer questions, work on collaborative projects, and explore the content further. Teachers are embracing Flipped Learning in elementary and secondary schools for all disciplines. 

Brought to you by CUE and the Flipped Learning Network