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The purpose of the Fellowship is to promote leadership in the field of educational technology. CUE "Fellows" will strengthen professional skills, develop a technology-based curriculum project, and share their ideas and strategies through OnCUE and Conferences.
Every new endeavor needs a leader. In 1978, LeRoy Finkel was just such a leader as he joined a group of dedicated educators to create Computer-Using Educators, now a vibrant organization with a national reputation for its knowledgeable members, excellent conferences, and leadership in the use of technology in the classroom.
The success of CUE is directly related to LeRoy's leadership efforts. This fellowship honors those efforts and the inspirational spirit of the man.
Above all, LeRoy was an educator who recognized what many did not - that technology would become a major factor in the educational process. From CUE's very beginning, he showed the way, cajoling, nudging, encouraging, criticizing, as teachers struggled to integrate computers into their classrooms, and their lives. But through it all, he maintained an informed perspective and appreciation of the long view that he always eagerly and generously shared as coach and mentor with all of us.
He wrote books and articles, praised good products, sniped at bad ones, and scrutinized every aspect of educational computing for the benefit of all. He was unafraid to be "feisty, irascible, and opinionated."
His death silenced a voice that constantly reminded us to stay focused on the kids and the classroom, on teaching and learning, and never be satisfied with anything but meeting the highest standards of excellence, his standards.
Who Should Apply?
Applicant must be a CUE member that is a currently practicing classroom teacher, technology coordinator, media librarian, school administrator, or college faculty member from a California public or private school. All applicants must be committed to curriculum-based uses of technology.
What Should Be Included in My Fellowship Proposal?
Your proposal must describe you and the educational environment in which you work and a proposed project in some detail but not to exceed five word-processed pages in length. Your proposal should contain: a title, objectives, a summary of a curriculum-based project, what it is intended to do, how it will be done, who will be involved and who will benefit, and how its results will be evaluated.
The project may address any subject or combination of subjects, any grade level or combination of grade levels, or an administrative application in which technology provides an appropriate and effective aspect to your work. A statement of your project's impact on the curriculum is critical.
The following criteria will be considered in evaluating your proposal:
How Do I Submit my Application?
The application must be received via the CUE website no later than the published deadline.
If you have questions regarding the nomination submission process, please contact the CUE Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925.478.3460.
What Will CUE Expect of the Successful Applicant?
The Fellowship Committee and the successful applicant will develop a suitable work plan for communication with CUE, Inc. about project progress. Recipient may expect to produce, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:
How Will My Proposal Be Evaluated?
As noted in the criteria section (under What Should Be Included in My Proposal?), the Fellowship Committee will evaluate your proposal in the following areas using a rubric (click to view) and, if one candidate qualifies, select one successful Fellow each year.
If Selected, What Will I Receive?
Recommended donation levels: