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Amy Burvall to Kickoff eLearning Strategies Symposium

June 18, 2014



Amy Burvall to Keynote 2014 eLearning Strategies Symposium


Costa Mesa, Calif., June 18, 2014 — Today, CUE and the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced that Amy Burvall, the teacher and YouTube personality, will provide the opening keynote for the third annual eLearning Strategies Symposium, a conference dedicated to highlighting and exploring effective strategies for online and blended education.

A Humanities teacher for more than 20 years, Amy is currently teaching Theory of Knowledge at Le Jardin Academy International Baccalaureate (IB) "world school" in Kailua, Hawaii. Her work in the History for Music Lovers YouTube channel (aka “Historyteachers”), which features history-based parody music videos with more than 10 million views, has appeared in Wired magazine, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Honolulu Magazine, CBC, NPR, and international blogs and media. She was privileged to present at TEDxHonolulu 2011 and served as co-curator for TEDxHonoluluED 2013.

In her keynote, “The Cafe, the Studio and the Stage: Re-Imagining Spaces for Blended and Online Learning”, Amy will re-imagine the environments in which our students learn, whether traditional, blended, or completely online. She will answer such questions as what are the essential elements of these “spaces” and what tools are useful in managing student learning, production, and amplification of student work.

"We are thrilled that Amy Burvall will be our kick-off keynote speaker at eSS,” said CUE’s Executive Director, Mike Lawrence. “Her energetic approach to learning and her willingness to explore all avenues of content delivery, up to and including Lady Gaga, will be an unforgettable addition to the symposium.”

Early Bird Symposium registration is now open until October 10th. Just $179, registration includes Friday and Saturday sessions, a keynote/lunch on Friday, and Ramsey Musallam’s closing keynote on Saturday. Groups of two or more who are from the same school, district, or organization may register for $165. San Mateo Marriott rooms for the symposium are just $139 per night.

For more information, visit the eLearning Strategies Symposium website, www.elearns.org.

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About eSS

The eLearning Strategies Symposium, a joint partnership of CUE and the Stanislaus County Office of Education, is designed to bring together K-12 teachers and administrators, policymakers, and industry around eLearning’s progress, direction, curriculum, policy, teaching and learning strategies, and professional development. The third annual eLearning Strategies Symposium will be held at the San Mateo Marriott on December 12th and 13th, 2014.| www.elearns.org

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

CONTACT: Brian Bridges CONTACT: Mike Lawrence

Director, eLearning Strategies Symposium Executive Director, CUE

209-345-2833, brian.bridges@elearns.org 925-478-3460, mlawrence@cue.org