The LeRoy Finkel Fellowship is intended to promote leadership in the field of educational technology. CUE "Fellows" will
In 1978, LeRoy Finkel joined a group of dedicated educators to create CUE, now nationally recognized for its leadership in the promoting technology integration across the curriculum.
LeRoy recognized that technology would become a major factor in the educational process. He maintained an informed perspective and appreciation of the long view that he always eagerly and generously shared as coach and mentor in his books and articles where he praised good products, sniped at bad ones, and scrutinized every aspect of educational computing constantly reminding us to stay focused on the kids and the classroom, on teaching and learning, and on never being satisfied with anything but meeting the highest standards of excellence.
This fellowship honors those efforts and the inspirational spirit of the man.
Please note, the Fellowship Award is subject to appropriate federal & state taxes.
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 or Nevada public or private school. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to effective curriculum-based integration 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. 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:
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How Do I Submit my Application?
Submit your completed packet to the CUE via the online submission form by midnight on the published deadline. The online form will provide potential candidates with the opportunity to upload nomination letters, photos and all other required materials. Please do not begin the process until you have all documents digitized and ready to be uploaded.
If you have questions regarding the nomination submission process, please contact the CUE Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925.478.3460.
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.
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 about project progress.
Recipient may expect to produce, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:
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