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CUE Director of Academic Innovation, Jon Corippo, Named as One of NSBA’s “20 to Watch” Educators

March 7, 2016

Walnut Creek, CA., March 7, 2016 -- CUE announced today that Jon Corippo, CUE’s Director of Academic Innovation, is among the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) “20 to Watch” educators for the 2015-2016 school year. Corippo joins an elite group of 180 educators previously named to this top 20 list. Corippo and his fellow finalists will be honored during the CoSN Conference in Washington, DC on Monday, April 4 at a series of activities.


In 2009, while still in the classroom, Jon approached CUE with an idea for a new type of hands-on, participant-driven professional development. He called it "Teach Like a Rock Star Summer Camp." This idea eventually became the popular CUE Rock Star Teacher camps, which now impact more than 1,100 teachers -- and, in turn, impact more than 30,000 students -- per year across the United States.


“Jon is a passionate educator driven to inspire innovative learning in all students. As his nominator, I was thrilled that NSBA selected him, and I know that more amazing things will follow,” said CUE CEO Mike Lawrence, a former recipient of the recognition in 2011.



The “20 to Watch” program honors educators who are passionate, capable, curious, and always thinking about the next technology innovation for education. The educators identified in the 2015-2016 search range from classroom teachers and technology directors to superintendents and association leaders from across the country. Submissions were reviewed by a national panel of educators comprised of previous “20 to Watch” recipients.


Jon Corippo shared, “It’s been an amazing first year at CUE, extending our Professional Learning to Admins and TOSAs at our new Rock Star Admin and TOSA Camps, developing the CUE STEAMpunk Mobile Tech Labs and Playgrounds, rolling out our new Rock Star Teacher Specialty Camps in STEAM and Math areas, and tripling the number of teachers we serve in less than 12 months. It’s truly a team effort, and this honor is a direct reflection of the hard work and ingenuity of the entire CUE team.”


The “20 to Watch” program was launched in 2006 during the 20th anniversary celebration of NSBA’s Technology and Learning Conference as a way to identify emerging leaders who have the potential to impact and shape the world of education technology for the next 20 years.


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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


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About NSBA

Working with and through our state associations, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. We believe education is a civil right necessary to the dignity and freedom of the American people, and all children should have equal access to an education that maximizes his or her individual potential. | www.nsba.org