Napa Valley, Calif., February 13, 2014 – Computer-Using Educators (CUE)’s Rock Star Teacher Camps are hitting the road! Building on the success of the CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps in California – the first of which debuts this weekend in Napa Valley – CUE will be launching camps throughout the country for hands-on learning and collaboration. CUE is announcing a partnership with fellow International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) affiliate Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) to reach savvy educators in and around the Wolverine State. The event, titled Best of MACUL Presents CUE Rock Star Teacher Camp, will be held in Saugatuck, Michigan July 23-25, 2014.
Saugatuck, nestled along the Lake Michigan shore two hours from Chicago, was recently named by Lonely Planet as America's #1 domestic travel destination. Often called "Martha's Vineyard of the Midwest," the area boasts a bustling arts scene, quaint shopping, dining, boating, sport fishing, and unspoiled wilderness areas of towering dunes and remote beaches. Now, it will have rock star teachers.
“We are so thrilled to be presenting this event for the teachers in our area,” said Andy Losik, Elementary Tech Teacher, Hamilton Community Schools. “Our teachers are passionate about finding new ways to connect with kids. This camp is going to provide some amazing insights and tools and has been a desire for Michigan teachers for a long time.”
CUE’s Rock Star Teacher Camps consist of hands-on, “make-it, take-it” sessions led by the award-winning CUE Rock Star faculty, many of whom are Apple Distinguished Educators, Google Certified Teachers and Microsoft Innovative Educators. The goal is to inspire educators who want to take their instruction to the next level by leveraging the latest and greatest tools, apps, and practical approaches. Each camp is kept to a limited number of attendees to maintain the 1:10 faculty to participant ratio, and the camps are designed for those with intermediate to advanced technical skills. To date, every camp offered has sold out, so it is clear that educators see value in these events.
To register for the Best of MACUL Presents CUE Rock Star Teacher Camp in Saugatuck, Michigan or any of the CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps, check out the CUE Rock Star Teacher site on www.cue. org for locations and dates.
Stay tuned for more non-California CUE Rock Star Teacher camps to be announced in the coming months.
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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
The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) is a dynamic organization whose members are actively engaged in the field of education technology. It was established in 1975 to provide teachers, administrators, technicians and support personnel with a forum for sharing knowledge about the many ways computers and technology are used to support education and ensure student success. | www.macul.org