The CUE Conference is the largest and oldest education technology conference in California, and among the largest in the United States. For over 35 years, it has been the best value.
Who Should Attend?
Educators, technology coordinators, TOSAs, administrators and those who are looking to see how technology can support student achievement. Many sessions and exhibits will be of special value to those involved in Title I, School Improvement Program, Data and Assessment, Future Ready, English Language Development (ELD), Special Needs, and GATE.
Thousands of teachers, administrators, students and parents, and other professionals will attend the three-day conference.
Concurrent sessions are one-hour, presentations that address all areas of the curriculum and appeal to a variety of teachers. Sessions may be given by a single speaker, team or panel who can address the needs of the novice user of educational technology as well as the more experienced professional. Full list of concurrent sessions will be available via CUE Guide in January 2016.
A Poster Session advertises research. CUE will simultaneously offer various two-hour poster sessions during each of the poster session timeslots throughout the conference. All poster stations will include access to power and Internet connectivity. They will also include a counter-height presentation table and an LCD screen. Full list of poster sessions will be available via CUE Guide in January2016.
These quick, 20-minute presentations focus on emerging and existing innovations to enhance learning, productivity, or understanding. They should be noncommercial, brief, and focus on one or two tips, techniques, or resources. Full list of CUE Tips will be available via CUE Guide in January2016.
Information Literacy Summit
Information literacy - the ability to assess the need for information, access information sources effectively and efficiently, evaluate information for accuracy and quality, and use it appropriately - is a cross-disciplinary skill
crucial for college and career readiness and a foundation for lifelong learning. This summit, led by teacher librarians from the California School Library Association (CSLA), will hone your information literacy skills with which you can empower your students.
Diverse Learners Symposium
Sessions devoted to the needs of our diverse learners! The Diverse Learners Symposium will expand the outreach of CUE to the Assistive Technology Community and to those seeking to increase their knowledge of Universal Design for Learning and implementation of Assistive Technology supports that expand the world of language and access to learning for students with disabilities.
CUE provides spaces for selected vendors to present sessions. Full list of corporate sessions will be available via CUE Guide in January 2016.
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Keynote and Spotlight speakers are sought from both inside and outside California and bring a national perspective to CUE. Full list of featured speakers session will be available via CUE Guide in January2016.
Nearly 200 vendor displays featuring the latest in education technology resources. The Exhibit Hall is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Exhibits are open to all attendees and do not require an additional fee. Exhibit Hall Only passes available. Children under 16 are not allowed in the hall. Click here
for information on exhibiting at the CUE 2016 Conference.
Academies / Summits / Workshops
For an additional fee, you may attend one of our Academies
/ Summits / Workshops
held throughout the three-day conference. Acadmenies hold 20-30 registrants. Academies / Summits / Workshops are a full day or three hours of hands-on training to compliment your regular conference registration. Sign up early!
CUE Rock Star Jam Sessions
All Jam Sessions are purposely designed, focused, small group events that have three items in common:
- Hands-On Learning - All sessions consist of 90 min sessions allowing attendees to "dig in deep" and really get to know their topic and build resources to use next year.
- Small Presenter to Attendee Ratios - CUE Rock Star Jam Sessions are built so that there is one presenter for every 15 attendees. This allows participants to get hands-on support and learn directly from knowledgeable educators.
- Ice Cream will be provided after each session.
Top STEAM teachers will lead on-going, hands-on sessions featuring tools like: robots and flying drones, Minecraft, 3d printing coding and programming as well as giving away "quick start" lesson plans that work at grade levels from Kindergarten through college. Stop by to see the future of teaching that you can join right now at the CUE STEAMpunk Playground. Learn by doing! Learn by building!Open Thursday & Friday during the National Conference.
CUE Minecraft Playground
Have you been hearing about Minecraft and want a chance to play it yourself? Are you excited about gaming in the classroom with Minecraft, but have some questions? Come check out our MinecraftEdu lab! (You can bring your own laptop too, if it’s up-to-date with Java.) We will have awesome CUE volunteers ready to help you get started and answer your questions. The Minecraft Playground hours are Thursday & Friday 10:00 - 11:00 am & 12:30 - 4:30 pm in the Grand rooms at the Hyatt Hotel. To get to the Hyatt use a shuttle from the PSCC or walk to 285 North Palm Canyon Drive
Since 2001, students have participated at the CUE Conference, sharing their technology-integrated curriculum projects with conference attendees. Over the years, projects have explored how technology has made a difference for California students. The Showcase has been re-imagined for 2016 to reflect today’s focus on STEAM, the Maker Movement and Common Core. Along with these changes, comes a new title – CUE Student-Powered Showcase (SPS). Students will undertake activities that challenge their minds, and perhaps, their bodies. Get interactive with students on Saturday, March 19, 2016, creating and learning together!
Shuttle service is available between the Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC) to the Hilton Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Saguaro Hotel, Ace Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, Hard Rock Hotel and Riviera Hotel. Shuttle pick up is located at the front of each hotel and the PSCC. If you are staying at the Comfort Inn or the Marquee Villas please walk over to the Hilton to pick up the shuttle. If you are staying at the Palm Mountain Resort please walk over to the Hyatt Hotel to pick up the shuttle. There is no shuttle service from the Palm Canyon Resort, Desert Princess or any other hotels. The shuttle will arrive about every 15 minutes during the conference hours.
Affiliate & Learning Network Meetings
CUE supports many regional Affiliates
and several Learning Networks
(formerly Special Interest Groups). With CUE membership, you have the opportunity to attend local meetings and events, and belong to a network of local professionals.
Fresno Pacific University is pleased to be able to offer professional growth credit for attendance at the CUE Conference. Onsite registration will be available. Tuition fee is $75 for each unit. Please call the School of Professional Studies at Fresno Pacific University at (800)372-5505 for more information.
CUE Gear Store
Stock up on CUE Gear!
The store is located in the Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center.Open during badge pickup hours.
Karaoke brought to you by CUE members passionate about performance and technology. Stop by to become a soloist,back up singer or just enjoy the fun. Friday 8:00 - 10:00 pm in the Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel.
Celebrate Student Media!
Join CUE as we celebrate the best of the student media festivals from across California and Nevada. See winners from the California Student Media Festival and many others. Learn tips from the winning student filmmakers, their teachers and festival organizers. Get curriculum ideas for your next student masterpiece! CUE Festival will be on Thursday, 5:00- 6:00 pm, Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel.
CaliforniaStreaming Photo Contest Winners
Need to recharge between sessions? Stroll through the gallery and take in the inspiring student and teacher-produced winning photos from the CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest. Learn about future contests and pick up FREE posters highlighting the breathtaking winning images from previous years--compliments of the CaliforniaStreaming.org community. Gallery available for viewing Wednesday - Friday.
CUE Live! is the conference’s live interview show, recorded at CUE’s National Conference in Palm Springs. Through an engaging talk show format, CUE Communications Committee volunteers interview leading education and technology experts on the ways that innovative uses of technology are making a positive impact on education across the world. View these at www.youtube.com/cueinc after the conference and don’t forget to subscribe!
Students over the age of 16 are welcome to register. Children not meeting the age requirement will not be allowed to attend or accompany parents or teachers into sessions or exhibits.
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