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Common Core and Educational Innovation to be Focus of Core Leadership Summit

July 1, 2013

Costa Mesa, CA. - Computer-Using Educators, Inc. (CUE) and the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) are proud to offer an exclusive, one-day conference for educational leaders dedicated to the new Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. The emphasis for this event is on blended and personalized learning, with Dr. Eric Mazur, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, giving the keynote address on that topic.


“OCDE is delighted to partner with CUE to bring together a dynamic lineup of thought-provoking educators who will stimulate conversations around 21st Century Learning for our Orange County Leaders,” said Christine Olmstead, Administrator, Office of Academic Content, OCDE Instructional Services.


In addition to Dr. Mazur, featured speakers at the summit will include Dr. Barbara Nemko, Superintendent, Napa County Office of Education; Alan November, Educational Innovator, Senior Partner and Founder of November Learning; Catlin Tucker, Author and Teacher, Windsor High School Sonoma County; and Dr. Beverly Young, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, CSU and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Executive Committee.


"With California poised to implement computer-based adaptive assessments statewide in the next year, it is essential to provide the best possible preparation for school leaders" said Mike Lawrence, CUE's Executive Director, continuing, "partnering with OCDE, given their deep knowledge and expertise on Common Core, will give educators an excellent way to start the year off with their eyes open to the challenges ahead." 

The event will be held at the Costa Mesa Hilton, in Costa Mesa, CA. Registration for CUE members is $199 for the August 15, 2013 summit. Non-CUE members are $249, and new CUE members are $239. Lunch wil be provided for all registered attendees. More information about the summit can be found at: www.core13.org.

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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

About the OCDE Instructional Services Department
The Orange County Department of Education strives to make a difference in Orange County Classrooms through World-Class resources, services and opportunities for parents, educators, students, and community members. The Instructional Services Division is dedicated to support professional development and student learning in Orange County school districts. Our purpose is to build the knowledge base and instructional expertise so that all students meet or exceed California Standards. We believe that change in practice only happens when educators learn and practice over time. Leadership Development, Instructional Technology, Teacher Development, Curriculum and Standards and Learning Support in prevention and intervention are the focus areas of our work. | www.ocde.us/InstructionalServices