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CUE and Partners Announce 10th Annual Leadership 3.0 Symposium -- LeVar Burton and Candace Singh to Keynote --

November 17, 2016

UPDATE: March 2017 -
The conversation with LeVar Burton is now Thursday, April 20 and Candace Singh will provide the keynote on Friday, April 21 .


CUE will once again co-produce the Lead 3 Symposium in collaboration with ACSA and TICAL, to take place April 20-22, 2017 in Redondo Beach, California. Lead 3 is the only educational innovation event designed for administrators by administrators. LeVar Burton, Literacy Advocate, and Dr. Candace Singh will be featured at the event’s two keynotes.

This year’s theme is Transform the Way You Lead, and sessions will focus on keeping student data safe in the cloud, creating successful blended learning and makerspace programs, the need for digital citizenship, Future Ready Schools, common core and smarter balanced assessment strategies, G Suite in education, iOS deployment, leading edge certification and more. In addition to participating in the sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from other administrators and to talk through some of today’s educational challenges and connect with others facing similar challenges and opportunities.


LeVar Burton has been capturing the admiring attention of both audiences and his industry peers for three decades. Launching his acting career in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series ROOTS, Burton found himself on the cover of Time Magazine at the age of 19. Shortly thereafter, Burton achieved further global acclaim as Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series and in feature films. From 1983 until 2009, Burton was the host and producer of the beloved Peabody Award winning PBS children’s series, Reading Rainbow. The honored recipient of 12 Emmy Awards, a Grammy and five NAACP awards, Burton has demonstrated in his career that he can do it all, whether acting, directing, producing or writing. No greater proof of his enduring appeal and deep personal connection with his audience is the fact that Burton has more than 1.9M Twitter followers across the world. The event will feature a live, facilitated conversation with LeVar Burton, including a Q&A with attendees on Thursday, April 20.


Dr. Candace Singh will deliver her keynote on Friday, April 21. She has served as the Superintendent of the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District since 2011. She began her career in public education in 1985, serving as an instructional assistant, elementary and middle level teacher, assistant principal, principal, district curriculum leader, and now, superintendent of schools. Dr. Singh also continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member at California State University San Marcos, inspiring and preparing future school leaders to develop cultures and systems that contribute to higher levels of achievement for all students.

Under the leadership of Dr. Candace Singh, FUESD has undergone an academic and cultural transformation that has resulted in unprecedented growth in student achievement, dramatically improved school cultures that inspire leadership, and the effective integration of innovative technology to support personalized learning for students and adults.

Nearly 400 leaders attended last year’s event, and organizers aim to have 500 attend this year.  “Lead 3 continues to provide a safe environment in which top school and district administrators, CTOs, TOSAs and curriculum leaders can transform the way they lead,” said Mike Lawrence, CUE’s CEO.

Lead 3 is produced through the collaboration of three organizations: the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL), and CUE. The Lead 3 mission is “three organizations, one mission -- educational leadership for the 21st century.”  

Registration is open now and will be available on site. Discounted team rates are available for groups of three or more and for those interested in attending Saturday. Additional information on the event, including hotel and registration details can be found at www.lead3.org.

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About the Leadership 3.0 Symposium

Since 2008, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), CUE, and the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) have joined forces to produce an annual two and a half day symposium focused on educational leadership for the 21st century. | www.lead3.org

More info at: @lead3 #lead3

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